General Meeting Minutes | 11th February 2014

1700, 11th February 2014

The New Amphion, Teviot

In attendance

Adarsh, Claire, Ellie, Harriet, Jamie, Lucy, Mike

Apologies: Rory

Agenda

  1. Socials
  2. Debate and Talks
  3. LefTea
  4. Strikes

Socials

  • Our 130th birthday is in Mid-March (Wed 12/19th?). Possibility of a social, maybe at Malones (building where first meeting was held). Cake needed.

  • Between 4-8 socials before the end of the semester. We could host a movie outing or flat crawl.

  • The next film is a documentary about Stuart Hall. Ask Hamish for details.

  • There is demand for an educational/academic social. Any ideas?

Debate and Talks

  • Independence Debate

    • We have 4 confirmed speakers including Cat Boyd and Jiim Sillars.

    • The venue is still to be confirmed due to room booking complications. Jamie to sort this on Wednesday.

    • Ellie will create FB event. Extensive advertising to other political societies. Also need posters and flyers once venue is confirmed (Mike).

    • The event will be QT-style with each speaker given a short presentation, followed by responses and questions. Attendees can submit questions in advance.

    • Rory will be chair.

    • The event will be “The Big Red Independence Debate”

  • We need to check Tom Slater’s availability. Hamish.

  • Lack of interest in the FemSoc joint event. We could do a LefTea on feminism for International Women’s Day instead.

  • Organise an event with staff/postgraduate tutors discussing their experience of strike action on campus.

  • Music and Socialism event. Adarsh/Hamish ideas?

Leaftea

  • LefTea is now every Wednesday. There is no event planned for this week.

  • Future topics could include Women and Socialism and Industrial Action. We should think about some more different topics to bring some original discussion, such as “Robots and the Left” (Adarsh).

Strikes

  • We have no details about any future strike action. We need to ensure good communication about future strikes.

AOCB

None. Meeting closed.

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