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The Holdsworth Club holds a diverse range of events throughout the year to get members together for those well deserved breaks!

These events include trips to the West End, and infamous bar crawls. In addition every year the Holdsworth club take on a European city for their winter break, with past ventures to Amsterdam, Barcelona and most recently, Paris. The highlight of the Holdsworth calendar is the annual ball; this is attended by members, teaching staff and sponsors.

Many events in the first term are for first year students aimed to help them get to know each other. During welcome week the Holdsworth Club hold a barbeque for first year students for them get to know the committee and each other; and later on in the year a freshers meal is held.

These events are organised by 2 elected events officers who work together throughout the year. The first year representative organises events and services for first year students, mainly in the first term.

For a short taster of what to expect from the Holdsworth Club this year, watch: Birmingham University Law Freshers 2010/11 Intro Film

Molly Whitehouse and Lucy Williams (Events Officers)

The Law Ball 2011

The most prestigious and anticipated event of the year is upon us: The Law Ball 2011

The Holdsworth Club proudly invites you to join us in our very own Great Hall for a Chicago themed evening of fun!

Tickets include a champagne reception, three course meal, table wine, a complimentary photograph and entertainment.

Price: £50 members, £60 non-members.

Each member can buy up to 3 tickets, however membership cards must be produced for all those wanting membership price (if you do not have a membership card, please bring a passport sized photo to the Holdsworth Office before Tuesday and we can make your card)

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 15th February at 1pm in the Holdsworth Office.

The evening is kindly sponsored by Herbert Smith and the College of Law.

Christmas LAW BAR!

The last Law Bar of 2010 is back this Monday 13th December, 9pm!

Cosmos – £1.99
Becks – £1.99
Bottle Blossom Hill – £5.99

£1 drinks

VIP Area

There will be T-shirts for the first 50 people so be quick!

Members – £5.50
Non Members – £7.50

Tickets available 1-2pm from the Holdsworth Office

Let’s end the term in style!

Post-grad Meal, Tuesday 9th November

I would like to invite you to a meal exclusively for post-grads. This event is kindly sponsored by the College of Law.

Tuesday 9th November, 7:30pm, Sundarbon Restaurant (590 Bristol Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands B29 6BQ)

Its a great chance to socialise with others on your course who you may not see everyday, meet representatives from the College of Law and get some career advice – and if nothing else grab dinner at one of the best selly oak curry houses for the bargain price of:

£5 (members)
£9 (non-members)

Come and have a curry and a bevy with people on your course!

Tickets available 1-2pm every week day in the Holdsworth Office, would be really great to see you there!

Law Staff Supporting Cancer Research UK, RESULTS…

A group of the Law Teaching Staff (Dr Stephen Smith, Professor Rob Cryer, Mr Martin George, Dr Gavin Byrne, and PTAs Yue Ang, Theresa Lynch and Rachel Slater) have all dyed their hair in outlandish and embarrassing colours to support Cancer Research UK. And the results are:

(From left) Cryer, Byrne, George, Smith, Ang, Slater, Lynch
(From left) Cryer, Byrne, Smith, George

It is still possible to donate, any contribution would be greatly appreciated:

The First Year Meal, Wednesday 3rd November

The First Year Meal is kindly sponsored by Allen & Overy.

This event is strictly first years only!

Meet us at 7.30 in Bluu Bar (B3 1JH; it is close to Mechu) for a lovely 3 course meal (with a choice of menu! MENU) and then some drinks.

Tickets are on sale NOW for only £10 members, £15 non-members. Please take a look at the menu (link above) and come to the office with your selection of starter, main and dessert. Also please bring your membership card along when you buy!

Baker & McKenzie: Autumn Dinner, Wednesday 20th October

Baker & McKenzie are visiting Birmingham University on Wednesday 20th October 2010.

We would be delighted to invite you to register for a place at an informal three course meal at Malmaison, The Mailbox.  This will be an excellent opportunity for you to meet the Firm’s fee earners and members of the Graduate Recruitment Team.

A limited number of places are available. To register your interest in attending this event, please email with your contact details, A’ level results, degree subject and first year results plus a paragraph (50 words max) explaining your interest in the firm and why you would like to attend.

We are currently recruiting for training contracts to commence in September 2013 and March 2014 London and International summer placements and open days.

To find out more about training contracts and vacation schemes at Baker & McKenzie, please visit

LAW BAR IS BACK! Friday 22nd October

The next event will be on FRIDAY 22nd this month. That is this Friday coming, for those without a calendar.

The event shall see the return of the LAW BAR!!!! But, seeing as it’s the first one, and we’ve missed it, we’re making it a little special and giving it a full on night out!!

For freshers, this was an event that ran a couple of years ago as a regular night for lawyers to get together and play hard. Now it’s back!!!!!

To kick it off this year, the first LAW BAR event shall see us go upmarket, to the Pitcher & Piano, in Brindley Place (B1 2HP), which is off Broad Street, opposite Walkabout. Failing this, ask a taxi driver…

We have been able to get drinks deals off them, being their ‘out of office hours’ drinks deals:

****2-4-1 house COCKTAILS and £2.50 selected PINTS and 2-4-1 selected BOTTLES, and WINE at £2.50******
There’s something there for everyone so don’t say we don’t look after you. They also do £1.50 shots on the night, so should be a good time all round.

We will be there at 7.30. Don’t be late!!!!

Following this, we may pop in at Vodka Revolutions for a few cheeky shots, should we need to if they can give us anything free, TBC.

We will end the night at Supersonic Vague, VIP styley of course, where Plan B will be performing.
Apparently, Plan B said he won’t perform his live set if the Holdsworth Club aren’t there in force. So be there.

Tickets for all this will only be £4, collectable from the Holdsworth Club office 1-2pm. Get there early, as Gatecrasher will sell out and we only have a set number before we start buying up with all the riff raff.

2nd, 3rd & 4th years — For this to run as a regular event you need to get yourself there for the first one, and I know you all want it to run as you keep on telling me. Freshers — Its a really good night and a chance to get involved with Holdsworth, and know more lawyers.

So, to summarise, this Friday, 7.30pm, Pitcher & Piano, then Revs, then Supersonic Vague with Plan B.