Having had a fantastic evening at the Biology ball on Friday evening, I thought that for this blog I would talk about University balls. At Warwick, Term 2 is the ball season, a time when societies organise these events for students of all years. You often see photos on Facebook and Instagram of friends looking elegant in their dresses or smart in their tuxedos. It is a chance to celebrate being a student, because when else will you get an opportunity to go to a ball?
The Biology Society Ball was held on Friday in The Greenhouse in Leamington Spa’s Jephson Gardens. It was a perfect venue-especially for us Biological Sciences students with interests in plants! Having struggled to the venue in our heels, my friends and I were very relieved to see the lit-up building, and welcomed the reception drinks and cute fairy cakes. The University’s own string quartet group performed during the reception and whilst we settled into our seats for the meal. The restaurant area was beautifully decorated with fairy lights which was a nice backdrop for photos.
Our 3 course meal consisted of a starter of tomato and mozzarella, main of chicken wrapped in prosciutto, and a mouth-watering dessert of chocolate torte with espresso cream. Then everything was cleared away, and the DJ began playing for the remainder of the event. Included in the price of our ticket was the after-party where we went to The Assembly also in Leamington Spa. This is an event venue and that evening it was a hip-hop theme.
In my first-year, I also attended a ball with the Music Centre because I belong to the University of Warwick Wind Orchestra. That ball was held inthe Royal Court Hotel in Coventry, and was also a superb occasion. Lots of societies hold balls, but in Term 3 there are the sports club balls and the Graduation Ball. I would definitely say to attend a ball during your university life- it is a memorable occasion, with plenty of photo opportunities, and a great way to spend an evening with your friends.