Quiz Society

QuizSoc is a society devoted to Quizbowl-style buzzer quizzing, providing training for Edinburgh's prospective University Challenge contestants. We also host regular informal socials and pub quizzes!


  • Quiz Society Non Student Membership£0.00
  • Quiz Society Student Membership£0.00
  • Live Risk Assessment 2020 2021

    25 Jun 2020

    This is the Live Risk Assessment form for the Edinburgh University Quiz Society; this form is subject to modifications throughout the year based on changes to the society's events and the potential hazards related to them.

  • Quiz Society Constitution

    09 May 2016

    The most recently approved constitution of Quiz Society

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QuizSoc is a society devoted to quizzing in all of its forms, with particular emphasis on the team buzzer (Quizbowl) style that may be familiar to you from the BBC's University Challenge.


We run weekly novice and experienced buzzer sessions, with new members always welcome to join either or both. During lockdown and the summer break, we have moved these sessions online and anyone wishing to join can contact the committee either on Facebook or via email to obtain the link to the Discord server. During 'ordinary' semester time we run these sessions in the Central Campus area. Again, check out Facebook or send us an email for more details.


If you wish to enrich your academic knowledge, enhance your recall skills and have a lot of fun in the process, this is the society for you!


Our members write the questions for our monthly pub quiz in which everyone (member or not) is welcome to take part. The themes of the rounds vary from month to month but a typical selection might be: Science and Nature, History, Music, Literature, and the ever-present Picture Round. Watch our social media and newsletters for details of upcoming quizzes and to sign up to write a round!


We regularly send teams to QuizBowl tournaments around the UK, including to the annual British Student Quiz Championships in London.


In mid-October, the society organises the University's University Challenge trials giving interested students the chance pit their wits against some hard questions to try get on TV. Our buzzer sessions are ideal training for prospective contestants and many of our members have gone on to compete in the televised show.


The society is free to join. To take part in our events, all you need do is come along ready to quiz. For more information, contact us on Facebook or by email.



We hope to see you soon!

Buzzer Quiz Officer
Ben Russell Jones
Niamh Clarke
Hakim Faizal
Social Secretary
Charlotte Cole-Hossain
Tournament Director
Rishi Sundar
Emily Thomas