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If you're feeling low
And your spirits are done
If you've got the blues
Because of everyone
Then you need to get out
And have some fun
With our club the IVC
It's got something for everyone

There's the energy we have
Whether slow or fast
The chance to commune
And to speak of things past
The buzz you get just
From being around like minds
That nice sense of warmth
And a chance to unwind

There's the activities we do
In their breadth and variety
The chance to try new things
Both to do and to see
With people friendly and
Open and honest and true
Who will all do their best
To greet and to welcome you

There's the scenery we explore
On days out new
A brand new experience
Or an alternate view
On life in general with
The chances we offer
For all kinds of experience
And the chances we proffer

There's the chance for new friends
And to build relationships
With us and our support
You're in those up to your hips
With the chance for both thoughts
And debates galore to share
You'll be able to laugh at life
And muse on why it's not fair

So if you're needing new things
Feeling as though you're in a rut
Or if you're starting to think
That the door on life has shut
Then get in touch with IVC
Before your life goes "phut"
We'll give you a jump start
To run the full gamut

Jonathan Robert Muirhead
28th January 1978 ~ 18th August 2020

Dear all,

We have, as a committee, been considering our position given the government statement and the need to reduce social contact. We have been reluctant to make a decision about our regular meetings, not least because we are concerned about the fate of small business, such as the Runner.

However, we are not sure that this is now a choice, but more a mandate. We should be mindful that we do not want to expose our own members to unnecessary contact.

In the circumstances, we have decided that our weekly meets at the Runner should be suspended for the foreseeable future. We hope that these can be resumed quickly, but we simply have to wait and see what happens. We have informed the staff at the Runner.

It is likely that other planned events will have to be cancelled or postponed in these uncertain times. Could anyone organising an event please think carefully about whether it should go ahead? Or you may want to consider other events that we can take part in that do not involve social gatherings.

If anyone needs extra help at this time, including help with shopping or supplies, please let the group know and there will always be someone able to help. It can also be a lonely time and we would encourage phone and messaging contact for us all to keep in touch and keep up morale!

Let's hope that things soon improve and normal behaviour can resume!


Colin (Chairman) on behalf of the Committee.
17th March 2020

Make this the year to zest up your social life! Swindon IVC (Inter Varsity Club) is a lively social activity club, begun in 1980, run by and for its members. This keeps the cost low and the fun high! We've around 50 members - singles and couples - of all ages. Our common interests range from book club, meals out, cinema, films, music, pub-nights, quiz nights, theatre trips, walking the great outdoors and beyond.

But most of all, we like to meet people, make friends and do the things we enjoy in good company. Sounds like you? Then, whether you're new in Swindon or just want to expand your social circle, then click here to go to the Joining page and discover more.

Images of Members enjoying some of the many events