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UK Student SF Societies Directory

Note: This list was originally maintained by Gareth Rees but he did that student thing and moved on. I am helping by providing a tiny bit of web space - which hopefully shall not move within the next few years. I promise to update this list with all modifications received, but it is up to you to send them to me. Some of you will know that I am no longer a student - but was ChairThing of ICSF back in 1992. (Gosh was it that long ago?).

Name: Alex McLintock
E-mail: (home) alex@arcfan.demon.co.uk

Please try the form http://www.arcfan.demon.co.uk/sf/clubs/student/submit.htm for changing or submitting new information.

1. Introduction

Welcome to the UK student SF societies directory. This is a repository for information about Science Fiction societies attached to universities and other institutions of higher education in the UK.

Currently it is posted very occaisionally to the NSSFA mailing list (nssfa@smof.demon.co.uk), and it is available on the World Wide Web at:

OLD! http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/gdr11/uk-sf-societies.html

NEW! http://www.arcfan.demon.co.uk/sf/clubs/student/index.htm

The NSSFA (National Student Science Fiction Association) mailing list was set up to promote communication between student sf societies. To subscribe, send a request to nssfa-request@smof.demon.co.uk.

David Langford used to maintain a general list of SF societies on the Internet, but I've lost track of it. What happened to it?

There is a general list of student societies at

http://www.uea.ac.uk/menu/student_union/links/clubs.htm

and a general list of sf societies at:

http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/scifi/websites/scifi.html

2. Directory

Aberdeen | Aberystwyth | Belfast | Birmingham | Brighton | Bournemouth | Cambridge 1 2 3 | Coventry | Dublin 1 2 | Dundee | Durham | Edinburgh | Exeter | Glasgow | Heriot-Watt | Hertfordshire | Imperial College | Ireland | Keele | Leeds | Liverpool | London 1 2 | Manchester | Middlesex | Newcastle | Nottingham 2 | Oxford 1 2 3 4 5 6 | Shefield | St Andrews | Southampton | Stirling | Strathclyde | Sunderland | Sussex | Warwick 1 2 | York 1 2

Aberdeen
Name: Aberdeen University Science Fiction and Fantasy Society
President: Gareth Clifford
Contact: Aberdeen University Science Fiction and Fantasy Society, Luthuli House, SRC Building, College Bounds, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen
E-mail: ausff@abdn.ac.uk
E-mail: src010@abdn.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~src010/index.htmi
Fanzine: Terminal (1995: Knight Space)
Secretary: Joeseph Gauci
Last update: 3rd Oct 1998
Aberystwyth
Name: FSFSOC - Fantasy and Science Fiction Society
President: Nigel Mably, President
Contact:Fantasy and Science Fiction Society, c/o Guild of Students, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Dyfed SY23 3DX
E-mail: club02@aber.ac.uk
WWW: http://users.aber.ac.uk/club02/
Fanzine:Infinitas (available online from main site)
Last update: May 2000
Belfast
Name:QUB Scifi and Fantasy Society
Chairman:Glenn Davidson (was Stuart Palin)
Contact:QUB Scifi and Fantasy Soc, c/o Students Union, Queen's Uni Belfast
E-mail:panloaf@ntlworld.com
E-mail:aldarragh@ntlworld.com (Contact for convention details)
WWW: http://quis.qub.ac.uk/fantasy/
Fanzine:Sector 14
Last update: Oct 2001
Birmingham
Name: Birmingham University Science Fiction and Fantasy Society
Chairbeing: Vicky Cook (Chair)
Contact: Birmingham University SF Society, 20 Bullace Croft, Edgbaston, B15 2SS
WWW: http://www.guild.bham.ac.uk/sci-fi
E-mail: sci-fi@guild.bham.ac.uk
E-mail: SciFi@phymat.bham.ac.uk
Updated: April 2001
Brighton
President: Dan Laufer
Contact: Final Frontier, Students' Union, Cockcroft Building, Moulsecoomb Site, Brighton University, Brighton
Updated: pre Oct 1996
Bournemouth
Name: USS Excalibur (Bournemouth University Star Trek Club
President: Rick Stakounis
Contact: 8 Hillside Road, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5DY
WWW:http://www.sfc-q2.freeserve.co.uk/excal/
Fanzine: Warped Factor
E-mail: rickstakounis@usa.net
Updated: Feb 2000
Cambridge
Name: Cambridge University Science Fiction Society (CUSFS)
Chairbeing: Duncan Richer (Chairbeing)
Contact: c/o CUSU, 11/12 Trumpington Street, Cambridge
E-mail: soc-cusfs@lists.cam.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/cusfs/
Fanzine: TTBA (Title To Be Announced)
Updated: Nov 1999
Cambridge
Name: Enterprise - The CU Star Trek Society
President:Sagar R. Shah
Contact:CU Star Trek Society, C/O CUSU, 11/12 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA
E-mail: soc-custs-request@lists.cam.ac.uk
WWW: http://surf.to/custs/
Fanzine:N/A
Last update: Feb 2000
Cambridge
Name: Cambridge Tolkien Society
Steward: Matthew Vernon
Contact: Matthew Vernon, Selwyn College, Cambridge CB3 9DQ
E-mail: soc-tolkien-committee@lists.cam.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.cam.ac.uk/CambUniv/Societies/tolkien
Fanzine: Anor
Last update: Sept 1998
Coventry
Name: SFX Society Closed down
President:
Contact: Society Pigeonholes, Coventry University Students Union, Priory Road, Coventry
E-mail:
Updated: Jan 1999
Dublin
Name: Dublin City University Star Trek Society
Chairman: Carl Fleming
Contact: Dublin City University Star Trek Society, c/o Students Union, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland
E-mail: startrek@dcu.ie
Fanzine: Farpoint
WWW: http://www.eeng.dcu.ie/~stdcu/home.html
Updated: pre Oct 1996
Trinity College Dublin
Name: Dublin University Science Fiction Society (DUSFS)
Treasurer: Duncan Healey
Contact: Box 6, Regent House, TCD, Dublin 2, Ireland
E-mail: sfsoc@maths.tcd.ie
Fanzine:
WWW: http://www.csc.tcd.ie/~sfsoc/
Updated: 11 Dec 1996
Durham
Name: Durham University Science Fiction and Fantasy
President:Stu Teasdale
Contact: Science Fiction and Fantasy Society, Dunelm House, Durham
E-mail: SF+F.Society@durham.ac.uk
Fanzine: Star 69
WWW: http://www.dur.ac.uk/~dds8sff
Updated: Nov 1998
Dundee
Name: Dundee Science Fiction and Fantasy Society [DUSF]
President:
Contact:
E-mail:
Fanzine:
WWW: http://subnet.virtual-pc.com/~lo386500/
Updated: Jan 1997
Edinburgh
Name: University of Edinburgh Science Fiction and Fantasy Society
President: Andrew Hogg
Contact: Edinburgh University SF Society, Societies center, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
E-mail: sfsoc@ed.ac.uk, a.hogg@sms.ed.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.ed.ac.uk/~sesoc
Updated: Feb 2001
Exeter
Name: Exeter University Science Fiction Society
President: Richard Lindsay
Contact: Exeter University Science Fiction Society, Society Mail Racks, Devonshire House, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter
E-mail: M.Wilshin@exeter.ac.uk
http://gosh.ex.ac.uk/society/scifi/ WWW: http://gosh.ex.ac.uk/society/scifi/
Updated: pre Apr 1997
Glasgow
Name: Io
President: Katherine Wilson Alistair Baxter
Contact: 'Io' c/o Queen Margaret Union, University Gardens, Glasgow
E-mail: io@gla.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.gla.ac.uk/Clubs/Io/
Updated: 12th March 1999
Heriot-Watt
Name: Heriot-Watt University Science Fiction and Fantasy Society
Chairman:Malcolm J. Hutchison
Contact: Heriot-Watt University Science Fiction and Fantasy Society, c/o Student Association, Heriot Watt Uni, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS
E-mail: exusoc14@bonaly.hw.ac.uk
Fanzine: DarkLight
WWW: http://www.hw.ac.uk/exuWWW/socs/sci-fi
Updated: Oct 1998
Hertfordshire
Name: Polytechnic Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (PSIFA)
President: Phill Hill
Contact: PSIFA, Students' Union, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB
E-mail: D.A.Whyte@herts.ac.uk (Davey Whyte)
Fanzine: Hypo-Space
Updated: pre Oct 1996 CORRECTION NEEDED
Imperial College
Name: Imperial College Science Fiction Society (ICSF)
Chairthing: Michael Wright
Contact: Imperial College Science Fiction Society, Imperial College Union, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2BB
E-mail: icsf@ic.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.su.ic.ac.uk/clubsocs/scc/icsf/index.html except the union wont update it.
Updated: 19 Oct 1998
Ireland
Name: Irish Science Fiction Association
Chairman: NO DETAILS
Contact: I think this shut down.
Updated: 2001
Note: Disbanded 1997/1998 due to lack of members Note: A New Irish SF Society has since been created...
Keele
Contact: Paul Wilder, The Boathouse, Longport Marina, Station Street, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST6 3RR
E-mail: ksc02@ksoc.keele.ac.uk (was s.f.society@keele.ac.uk)
WWW: http://www.keele.ac.uk/socs/ks02/home.html
Updated: Oct 1999
Leeds
Name: Leeds University Union Science Fiction Society (LUUSFS)
President: Matt Michael (was Bryony Pointon)
Contact: Leeds Universiy Science Fiction Society, Leeds University Union, PO Box 157, Leeds LS1 1UH
E-mail: sf@union.leeds.ac.uk
Fanzine: Black Hole (Editor: Janet Campbell)
WWW: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/union/socs/sci-fi/
OLD_WWW: http://www.stantonp.freeserve.co.uk/sci-fi/
Updated: July 1999 by Will Howells
Liverpool
Name: Liverpool University Science Fiction, Fantasy and Film Society (LUSF3)
President: Dave Dickinson
Contact: Dave Dickinson, Room F701, Cypress House, Mulbery Court, Liverpool.
E-mail: daoloth@unix.liv.ac.uk
Updated: pre Oct 1996 CORRECTION NEEDED
London
Name: ULU SFA: University of London Science Fiction Association (was Starfleet)
President: Kasia Middleton (was Carrie Griffiths)
Contact: SFA, University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1E
WWW: N/A
E-mail: yahoo group: ULUSFA
Fanzine: N/A
Updated: Oct 2001
Manchester
Name: Warped
President: Davo (Officially: David Smith) - Prez (Officially: Chair)
Contact: Warped (Manchester University Science Fiction and Fantasy Society), Manchester University Union Building, Oxford Road, Manchester
E-mail: warped@compsoc.man.ac.uk
WWW: www.warped.man.ac.uk
Fanzine: Digital Aubergine
Updated: 6 Aug 1999
Middlesex
Contact: Bill Ray, 24 Tash Place, New Southgate M61 1PA
E-mail: bill1@cluster.mx.ac.uk
Updated: pre Oct 1996
Newcastle
Name: Sci-Fi Soc (was Psi-Phi)
President: Tony Bolton
Contact: Newcastle University Science Fiction Society (Psi-Phi), 140 Brighton Grove, Fenham, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 5NT NE1 8QB
WWW: http://www.societies.ncl.ac.uk/scifi/
E-mail: scifi@ncl.ac.uk
Updated: Dec 1999
Nottingham Trent University
Name: The "Cult Fiction" Society
President: Lee Thacker
Contact: The "Cult Fiction" Society, Byron House, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham
E-mail: ec401200@ntu.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.yi.com/home/CultFiction/
Fanzine: --
updated: 12 March 1997 CORRECTION NEEDED
University of Nottingham
Name: The Science Fiction Society (The Nexus)
President: Clare Vennard
Contact: Science Fiction Society, Clubs and Societites Office, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham
E-mail: osy1rp@osn1.nottingham.ac.uk
WWW: http://banks.su.nottingham.ac.uk/~SciFi/
Fanzine: --
updated: Dec 1997
Oxford
Name: Oxford Speculative Fiction Group
President: Alex Williams
Contact:
E-mail: cen@ecs.ox.ac.uk or t.j.adye@rl.ac.uk
WWW: http://www-pnp.physics.ox.ac.uk/SF/OUSFG.html
Fanzine: Sfinx
WWW: http://www-pnp.physics.ox.ac.uk/SF/Sfinx.html

updated: 31 Aug 1998

Oxford
Name: Oxford University Douglas Adams Society
President: Victoria "Sock" Mackworth, LMH
Contact: Colin Batchelor, Merton, Oxford
E-mail: crb@celery.robots.ox.ac.uk (WAS pag.teaching@physics.oxford.ac.uk)
WWW: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~dougsoc/
Fanzine: Zarking Fardwarks
Updated: Aug 1999 by Stuart Jenkins
NOTE: May have been an SF club once, but doesn't describe itself thus anymore
Oxford
Name: Oxford University Star Trek Society
President: Peter Weir
Contact: James Matthews, Wadham Ken Ho, LMH
E-mail: startrek@sable.ox.ac.uk
WWW: (http://users.ox.ac.uk/~startrek/ OLD) http://users.ox.ac.uk/~startrek/index.html
Fanzine: Captain's Log (produced termly)
Updated: Dec 1999 (by Peter Weir)
Oxford
Name: Dreamland Society
President: Steve Smith, Jesus College
Contact: Andrew Piper, Brasenose College, Oxford
E-mail: andrew.piper@brasenose.oxford.ac.uk
WWW: http://www-atm.atm.ox.ac.uk/~smiths/resources/scifi/dreamland.html
Updated: pre Oct 1996
Oxford
Name: OU Doctor Who Society
Name: OU Who - The Oxford Society of Cult Television'
President: Matthew Peacock
Contact: St. Hugh's College, St. Margaret's Rd., Oxford, OX2 6LE
E-mail: whosoc@sable.ox.ac.uk
WWW: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~whosoc
Fanzine: The Tides of Time
Updated: Aug 1999 by Stuart Jenkins
Oxford
Name: OU Babylon 5 Society
President: Lyndsey Pickup
Contact: Keble College, Oxford
E-mail: babsoc@sable.ox.ac.uk
WWW: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~babsoc/
Fanzine: No fanzine, just the occasional odd email
Updated: 27th June 1999 Lyndsey Pickup
Note: A society dedicated to the greatest SF show of all time.
Our official colour is Green. No Purple. No Green. PURPLE
Paisley
Name: The Landing Party (but we are in the process of re-naming it The Omega Corp) (University of Paisley)
President:
Contact:
E-mail: landing.party@pobox.com (Any club e-mails should be addressed to Claire Anderson, Dave le Blond
or Rosie Hendry)
WWW:
Fanzine:
Updated: Sept 1998
Shefield
Name: SubOrbital (University of Sheffield)
President: Nora Black
Contact: Science Fiction and Fantasy Society
c/o University of Sheffield Union of Students
Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TG
E-mail: scifi@shef.ac.uk
WWW: www.shef.ac.uk/~sff
Fanzine: T'LAS (Turn left at Sirius)
Updated: 17 Aug 1998
St Andrews
Name: University of St Andrews Science Fiction and Fantasy Society
President: Sian Mather
Contact: University of St Andrews Science Fiction and Fantasy Society, c/o Students Association, St Mary's Place, St Andrews, Fife
E-mail: sff-soc@st-and.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~www_sa/socs/sff-soc/
Fanzine: Sirius Moonlight
Updated: 22 Mar 1997
Southampton
Name: Southampton University Science Fiction Society
President: None
Contact: None. Club closed down
E-mail: None
WWW: http://www.soton.ac.uk/~scifi
Updated: 2001
Stirling
Name: The Dark Side
President: Scott Corr
Contact: Stirling University Fantasy, Horror & Science Fiction
Society, Students Union, Stirling FK9 4LA
E-mail: hugh.armour@stir.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.stir.ac.uk/~ha1/dark-side/dark-side.html
Updated: pre Oct 1996
Strathclyde
E-mail: acu95155@ccsun.strath.ac.uk
Contact:Ed Stuart
Updated: Jan 1998
Sunderland
Name: Sunderland Sci-Fi Society
President: Chris Neale
Contact: The Final Frontier, c/o Falmer House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex
E-mail: ra5sfc@zen.sunderland.ac.uk
WWW: http://zen.sunderland.ac.uk/~ra5sfc
Fanzine: Button Moon
Updated: Nov 1999
Sussex
Name: The Final Frontier
President: Richard Salter
Contact: The Final Frontier, c/o Falmer House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex
E-mail: richs@cogs.sussex.ac.uk
Updated: pre Oct 1996 CORRECTION NEEDED
Warwick
Name: University of Warwick Science Fiction and Fantasy Society (UWSFFS)
Contact: UWSFFS, Arts Fed Pigeonholes, Students' Union, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry CV4 7AL
E-mail: suaae@csv.warwick.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.csv.warwick.ac.uk/~suaae/
Updated: pre Oct 1996
Warwick
Name: University of Warwick Science Fiction and Fantasy Society (UWSFFS)
Contact: Modern Sci-fi society, Students Union, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
PResident: Colin Trump E-mail: suaap@csv.warwick.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.csv.warwick.ac.uk/~suaap/
Updated: Oct 1999
York
Name: University of York MultiMedia Society
Contact: MultiMedia Society, Student's Union, University of York, York, YO1 5DD
E-mail: socs107@york.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.york.ac.uk/~socs107/
Updated: pre Oct 1996
York
Name: University of York SF & F Society (aka Freaksoc)
President: Trevor Burbridge
Contact:Student's center, Goodricke College, University of York, Helsington, York
E-mail: socs10@york.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.york.ac.uk/~socs10/
Source: Chris Rudram (csr100@york.ac.uk)
Updated: 18th Nov 1996

Aberdeen | Aberystwyth | Belfast | Birmingham | Brighton | Bournemouth | Cambridge 1 2 3 | Coventry | Dublin 1 2 | Dundee | Durham | Edinburgh | Exeter | Glasgow | Heriot-Watt | Hertfordshire | Imperial College | Ireland | Keele | Leeds | Liverpool | London 1 2 | Manchester | Middlesex | Newcastle | Nottingham 2 | Oxford 1 2 3 4 5 6 | Shefield | St Andrews | Southampton | Stirling | Strathclyde | Sunderland Sussex | Warwick 1 2 | York 1 2

3. Maintainer

This file is maintained by

Name: Alex McLintock
E-mail: (home) alex@arcfan.demon.co.uk

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