- Eton College societies
Societies at Eton College are meetings presided over by a Master (teacher) which students attend to discuss particular issues/topics. Most societies invite well-known speakers to come to meetings to speak to the Eton College community, although in some cases, meetings consist of a discussion amongst Etonians or a speech by an Etonian or Master. Among past guest speakers are Andrew Lloyd Webber, JK Rowling, Vivienne Westwood, Ian McKellen, Boris Johnson, Rowan Atkinson, Terry Wogan, Paddy Ashdown, King Constantine II of Greece and Thomas Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde.
List of societies
The following is by no means the full list of societies, of which there are over 100.
- Astronomy Society
- Cheese Society
- Classical Society
- Debating Society
- Entrepreneurship Society
- Film Society
- Fine Dining Society
- History Society
- History of Art Society
- Hispanic Society
- International Society
- Infusion Society (Tea Society)
- Keynes (Economic) Society
- Law Society
- Literature Society
- Modern Languages Society
- Mathematical Society
- Macmillan Society (Charity Society)
- Oriental Society
- Orwell Society (Communist Society)
- Parry Society (Classical Music)
- Political Society
- Salisbury Diplomatic Society
- Shelley Society (Centre-Left Wing Political Society)
- Simeon Society (Christian meeting)
- Slavonic Society
- Wine Society
- Wotton's Society (Philosophy)
- ^ Hilton College Notes.
- ^ Ian McKellen's Website - Notes on the Eton visit.
- ^ Eton College Society Timetable.
- ^ Eton College Society roundup.
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