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Society Spotlight: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Quickly gaining traction as one of the most effective styles of fighting, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu stands apart from its counterparts due to its emphasis on technique that allows participants of all shapes and sizes to compete as equals. Society editor Mary Lumley sat down with Sean Maguinness, president of the … Read More

Society Gave It A Go: Sign Language

1 year ago / 0 comments

While an estimated 77,000 people in the UK are native speakers of British Sign Language, ability to sign amongst those who are not deaf or hard of hearing remains low. While Sign Language interpretators are experiencing increased visibility at events such as music festivals, with artists Chance The Rapper and … Read More

Society Gave It A Go: Yoga Soc

1 year ago / 0 comments

First term of the academic year marks a brilliant opportunity to get stuck in with all the Give It A Go events taking place in and around the union, and hopefully find something – be it sport, art or activity – that you really love. This week, Eleanor Smith tries … Read More

Athleisure: Beneficial or damaging to society?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ellie Tattam gives us  an  insight  into the growing Athleisure trend and its  increasing impact on society.  Who could doubt the latest fashion fads positive impact on society? Athleisure strikes most as one of the best trends to infiltrate the fashion industry, encouraging a healthy, balanced lifestyle in aspiration to the trends. Eat clean, … Read More

Clubbing with a Conscience

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Leeds nightlife scene caters for far more than just its attendees, with many events donating large quantities of money to charity. Editor-In-Chief Reece Parker gives us the run-down on such events. The morning after any enjoyable night out, you could be forgiven for thinking that clubbing never did anyone … Read More

Hi Society

1 year ago / 0 comments

Welcome back to, or welcome to, the Gryphon Society pages! We are committed to showcasing the many different clubs and societies that are home to Leeds, helping you discover what’s on offer and helping our readers find more about what they can get involved with. With over 300 societies to … Read More

Rebellious Fashion: A History

2 years ago / 0 comments

Over the year’s, fashion has played a major part in shaping and reflecting the social climate. From the flapper dresses of the 20s to the power suits of the 80s, clothes are a powerful weapon for challenging the norm. Style Editors Beatrice Rae and Ashleigh Stern take a look at … Read More

Launch of the ‘Women in Leadership Society’

2 years ago / 3 comments

On Monday a new Society was born; the “Women in Leadership Society”. Launched is more appropriate as the society members explained that this had been in the making for quite a lot longer than just a couple of weeks. And the work seems to have paid off. A little disclaimer: … Read More

Something More? LUU Christian Society hosts week of evangelical talks outside the Union

2 years ago / 0 comments

This week, the Leeds University Christian Union hosted an event to encourage students to contemplate Christianity with daily talks, entertainment and free lunches. Their marquee, which stood opposite the Student Union, attracted hungry and curious students for the daily gatherings and pay as you feel cafe. The students were invited … Read More

Photo stunt for forgotten Yemen crisis

2 years ago / 0 comments

On Tuesday the LUU Oxfam Society staged a brief “photo stunt” outside the Union building as part of a campaign which hopes to raise awareness of the ongoing Yemen crisis. Members of the society posed with a banner asking “Who Cares About Yemen” to show their solidarity with a country … Read More