The New College Diversity Club held an exciting evening of Go last week.

The Chinese board game is a two-player game of strategy, involving black and white counters that are used to ‘encircle’ each other. The aim of the game is to surround more territory than the opposing player and therefore claim spaces. The winner is the player at the end of the game who 'owns' the most spaces.

Maths teacher, Michael Smith, taught the students how to play before leaving them to their own devices and letting them battle each other. The club owns two Go boards of differing levels of difficulty so both beginners and the more experienced were able to play, and plenty of free food and drink was available for everyone to enjoy.

Charlotte Kennedy, NCDC’s Coordinator, said of the event, “Go is a great game, which isn’t too difficult to play. The Go event was a fun night for all. I can’t believe how quickly our NCDC students picked up the rules of the game! I want to encourage other students in NCDC to come along to Go evenings in the future”.

The night was a real success, with all students keen to attend another Go event soon.

If you’d like to get involved with NCDC, please contact Charlotte at or find her in the Study Centre.

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