Social Life

Goodenough is much more than just a place to live, and the social and cultural side of life at Goodenough College is one of our major strengths, and something our Members always enjoy and remember.

One of the greatest benefits of living at the College is the vast number of opportunities to socialise. There are both formal and informal opportunities to make friends from all over the world. You can meet and chat over meals, in the quads or while relaxing in the Garden or the rooftop terrace of London House.

There are also a wide range of activities each week, many of them organised by our Members themselves. Some involve clubs which regularly meet and schedule activities, others arise spontaneously and include charity fundraising events, concerts and barbecues.

We encourage all Members to participate in the social life of the College and administrative and financial support may be available for some activities.

Social Clubs & Societies

We have over 70 different Member run Social Clubs and Societies, which are funded by the College. If there is not a Club which you would like to join, we will help you create your own.

Winter & Spring Balls

Every Winter and Spring the College throws a themed Ball which gives Members a chance to get together and attend. Past themes have included “The Oscars”, “A Night at the Races” and “Alice In Wonderland”.

Events

There are so many events to enjoy as part of the Goodenough experience. From fun parties, to academic talks, events to learn about different cultures, trips to museums and jazz concerts every Sunday - there really is something for everyone. As well as official College organised events, all Members are encouraged to help put on events, which really lets the diversity of interests and community at the College shine through.

Orientation Period

We have a full programme of orientation events to help welcome you to life at the College and London. As well as Orientation evenings, Clubs and Societies Fair and Welcome Drinks, you will also be able to enjoy social events, such as a boat party trip down the Thames, bonding events for you and your new neighbours and many tours of London institutions, such as the Courtauld Institute and Houses of Parliament.

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