Document ReferenceUU 22
TitlePhotographs and ephemera relating to the University of Nottingham student Gothic Society; 1997-1998
Extent1 folder (includes 19 photographs)
AbstractMaterial collected by the secretary of Gothsoc, a University of Nottingham student society
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers, but see our Access Policy for details of exceptions.
Admin HistoryThe University of Nottingham's Gothic Society only existed for one year from 1997-1998 (students from previous or subsequent intakes may have set up their own but no evidence has been found to date). The President was David Scruton, President of Vice was Cassandra Andrews-Kemp and Secretary was Anja Rohde. The Society was aimed at gathering together students interested in gothic music and fashion, arranging events such as film screenings, gigs, and parties in the cave next to the Highfields Lake. They also co-ordinated attendance at gigs and club nights in the region and beyond. Some of the events mentioned in the newsletter include a film screening at Broadgate Park of 'Event Horizon', 'Plan 9 from Outer Space' and 'Elvira, Mistress of Darkness' on Friday 13th March 1998. Also mentioned are cave parties (one of which features in the photographs), which involved gathering around a campfire listening to music. Plans for future events mentioned in the newsletter include a trip to Newstead Abbey, a Nottingham ghost walk, and a formal dinner. Regular club nights Spook and X are also promoted, along with the Whitby Easter weekend goth festival on the 24th April. Gigs of possible interest to Gothsoc members are listed, including Dream Disciples vs. Interia at Sam Fays, Nottingham, on 15th March, Leechwoman and Global Noise Attack at Sam Fays on 5th April, Faith and the Muse at Nottingham's Rock City on 20th April, New Model Army at Rock City on 25th May and The Damned in Derby on 24th April.
Custodial HistoryThe Secretary of the Society took the photographs and saved the flyer and newsletter. Another Gothsoc flyer can be seen in the background of one of the photographs taken in her flat at Broadgate Park (self catering accommodation for students in Beeston). Other members of the Society have been contacted and encouraged to add any photographs or memorabilia to the collection.
DescriptionThere is a small collection of ephemera comprising of: a poster advertising the Society's presence at Freshers Fair (UU 22/1); issue four of the newsletter of the Nottingham University Gothic Society 'Last exit for the lost' (UU 22/2).

The photographs are all 6 inch by 4 inch colour prints and have first names, dates and name of the event written on the back (UU 22/3):
Photographs of the bedroom at Broadgate Park of the Secretary of the Society; another promotional poster produced by the Society can be seen in the background of one of the photos, which reads 'Are you miserable? Do you wear black? Enjoyed The Crow? Then join Gothsoc!' (UU 22/3/1).
Photographs from a Gothsoc Cave Party on 3 May 1998 showing members of the Society in the cave with a campfire (UU 22/3/2)
Photographs from a party at Broadgate Function Room, organised by the Secretary of the Society for her 21st birthday. The photos show bands playing at the event: 'Noisy Sluts from Helll' and support band 'Quincy'. (UU 22/3/3)
MgtGroupUniversity archives
MgtSubGroupUniversity related
ArrangementArranged by type and date.
Termmusic scene, Nottingham
universities, Nottingham, student life
clubs and societies, Gothic society
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright in the description belongs to The University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
DS/UK/86102Gothic Society of the University of Nottingham; 1997-1998; A student society for those interested in Gothic music and fashion1997-1998
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