About

Welcome to the home of the University of York Douglas Adams Society, the society of excitement, adventure, and really wild things!

Trailing at the end of the unfashionable spiral arm of the Milky Way Galaxy is a small yellow sun that is orbited by several masses variously known as ‘asteroids’, ‘planets’, and ‘still a planet, fight me’*. One of these masses was known by its inhabitants as Earth. On this Earth, there once lived a man called Douglas Adams.

Elsewhere on this Earth, there was the University of York, and a small group called the Douglas Adams Society, who claimed that the best way to celebrate the life and achievements of Douglas Adams was to run around the university campus covered in cardboard, carrying inflatables, searching for abstract concepts, holding competitions with highly original prizes, warning people to be careful of the kraken that lives in the lake***, playing boardgames, discussing proper brewing techniques for tea and other pop culture, and reading a weekly newsletter called the ‘DougInfo’, rather than hosting lectures or seminars on his life works or something.

This is that Society.

*Views on planetary status within the Society vary, and you will find people who may agree or disagree with you, I do not speak for all Douglings**
**So you should join so you can meet kindred spirits, and so you can fight me.
***His name is Bob and you should be nice to him

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