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Freshers' Fair

October 6th, 2005 (09:08 pm)

Well, not a bad first day at Freshers' Fair for DSoc. We had about forty names by the end of the day, I think, despite being in a poky room off the main circuit. SSG's positive spin was that this meant that we wouldn't have to waste time on people who hadn't wanted to find us, but I have plenty of anecdotal evidence that lots of people have great difficulty in navigating Freshers' Fair.

The remarkable thing, for this old fan, was that about half the signatories were women; and most of the women were enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the programme. It wasn't like this when I was eighteen.


Posted by: Penny Paperbrain (pennypaperbrain)
Posted at: October 6th, 2005 08:35 pm (UTC)

When you were 18 a little lumpy man in a flasher's raincoat was playing the doctor, and while the official female identification figure did have a baseball bat, she just couldn't keep the elocution down.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 6th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)

I don't think Sylvester ever wore a flasher's raincoat!

Posted by: hack (overconvergent)
Posted at: October 7th, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC)
Anecdotal Evidence

I found it hard to get to Room 12 (even some of the staff didn't know where it was).

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 7th, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Anecdotal Evidence

At least one person arrived in the room assuming it was the way out, for some reason. I think we did suffer from being at the far side of a cul-de-sac.

Posted by: Polly (jane_somebody)
Posted at: October 12th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)

It certainly wasn't like this! *remembers being one of 2-3ish regular female attendees in very full room in ChCh* Interesting demographical shift.