All of us on HUMsoc Committee hope that you've all been keeping well during what's been a challenging and strange term. We have a talk coming up this Wednesday being given by our very own Secretary Aditya, and we've also opened up applications for next year's committee! Please do consider applying, and contact anyone currently on Committee (or messaage the Facebook page) if you have any questions about the various roles.
We wish a very warm welcome to all the freshers joining us this year - and of course welcome back to our returning students.
Despite the lockdown measures, we're working hard to make sure you can still meet other Desis in Oxford! So make sure to sign up for our Freshers Dinner at Chutneys TOMORROW EVENING!
Of course, we'll be having more events through term - including socially distanced and virtual ones - so keep checking Facebook and our emails for more info. As usual the OCHS (Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies) online Gita class will be running every Tuesday! Unfortunately we won't be able to run any regular in person aartis this term (but we're planning something special instead!)
We hope you've all had a manageable Trinity term, and that you've found our Speaker Series enjoyable these past few weeks. This Friday will see us hosting our final guest, Jay Lakhani. Mr Lakhani is a distinguished speaker on spiritual humanism and Hinduism, as well as the relationship between science and religion. Having contributed to the discourse surrounding Hinduism on big media platforms including the BBC and ITV, it promises to be an interesting and insightful talk. Gita classes are also continuing as usual.
We hope you've had a great Trinity so far! Over the past few weeks the Committee has worked hard to bring an inaugural speaker series to you guys, which you can take a look at below. We're really delighted to be hosting these influential figures (pretty sure getting Ravi Shastri is a first in Oxford history), and hope you'll join us on the journey. As always, weekly Gita classes are on too.
All of us on HUMSoc Committee wish you and your family the best during these challenging times. Over the coming weeks we hope to host quizzes host and promote the types of mindfulness Hinduism has to offer through a variety of online talks and sessions. This week marks the start of Gita study classes being hosted on Zoom, which will take place each Tuesday. A reminder that no background knowledge is necessary, and that hopefully the class will offer some respite as we all navigate the coming weeks and months.
Well done on making it through another term and we hope you all enjoyed last week's events!
HUMSoc have a really chilled way to end the term! As usual we have the Gita classes and Aarti - but also our delicious post-aarti meal at nearby Indian restaurant, 4500 Miles from Delhi!
We've got another great week of desi events for you all!
Don't miss out on another South Asian social this term - our third mulakaat of the year - this time in Balliol - followed by the final Bollywood BOP of the term.
And check out the UTSAV Showcase - brought to you by the Oxford South Asian Arts Society. It promises to be a unique and memorable display of the artistic talents of Oxford students and members of the local community.
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances we've had to delay our cricket event. It'll be be on in the near future and we're looking to replace this with an event later this week - more on that soon! Fret not though, for our weekly Aarti and Gita classes are on as always, so come by for those!
We've got another chill event for you tomorrow evening; our first Bollywood movie night with the Oxford South Asian Arts Society - watching Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani - so come along and beat the 5th week blues!
Where: Dorfman Centre, St Peter's College
When: 8pm-11pm, Sunday 16th Feb (TOMORROW)
Hope to see you many of there!
Check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/506203296990983/
This week we have another special event coming up, with a joint chai & movie night with the South Asian Arts Society (OxSAAS) to take place near the end of this week. On top of that, our weekly Aarti and Gita classes are on as always, so do come by for those as well!
We have an exciting week coming up for all of you!
This coming Wednesday (5th February) drop by Christ Church bar at 8pm for our first mulakaat (social) of the term! There will be free samosas and assorted Indian snacks, with banging Bollywood music playing! Be sure to bring your friends along!
The new 2020 HUMSoc committee are planning an exciting Hilary term for all of you, including some great social events, as well as weekly aartis and Gita classes. See below what we have planned for you this week 2!
Thank you to everyone who made it to our Diwali Ball 2019, you all managed to raise over £7000 for charity!!!
On behalf of the committee, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has made it to a HUMSoc event this year - we hope you have enjoyed this year's events as much as we have, and that you will consider applying to be on Committee for 2020!
With Diwali ball coming up tomorrow, we hope you're all ready for a great night!
Hope you had a good Diwali last week! Here are the notices for this week :)
Hope you've had a good first week, here are the notices for week 2!
Firstly, we'd like to say a huge welcome to our new freshers - it was great to see so many of you at the freshers fair this week, and we hope to see you at loads of the amazing events that HUMSoc has to offer!
We've been busy planning a great Michaelmas term for you all, so see below for all the things you can get involved in! Don't forget to like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/oxfordhumsoc/ so you can keep in touch!
Happy Navratri and Durgashtami ki shubhkamnaye!
We hope you've had a great Summer, and are excited for the events we've planned for the term ahead! Diwali Ball tickets are still on sale, so remember to get your tickets and avoid the FOMO!