The Atkin Society is Magdalen’s law society and contributes to the closeness of Magdalen’s lawyers. The Society puts on regular informal social events throughout the year, including our legendary curry nights, which often end up with the whole Society going out together!
The Society also puts on three annual formal events. First is the Atkin Christmas Dinner, a black-tie event where each year group has a different role, from cooking to decorating to singing (and clearing up…), and the tutors attend – we’re one of only two subjects permitted to hold an event like this. In Hilary Term, there is the annual Atkin Moot, a full mock case on a point of law in front of a senior – often Supreme Court – judge, followed by a black-tie dinner. Finally, there is the Trinity Term Garden Party in the President’s Garden, to finish the year and say goodbye to the finalists.