Piers Gaveston Society

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Edward II. and his Favourite, Piers Gaveston, Marcus Stone, 1872.

The Piers Gaveston Society is a dining club founded in 1977 at the University of Oxford. It is named in honour of Piers Gaveston, favourite and supposed lover of King Edward II of England.

Motto[edit]

The club's motto is Latin: "(Sane) non memini ne audisse unum alterum ita dilixisse" which translates roughly as "Truly, none remember hearing of a man enjoying another so much".[1]

Activities[edit]

While some have described it as an extreme club that hosts secret events which include drug use and promiscuous sex,[2] others have said that the society's events – at least during the 1990s – were not as debauched or scandalous as the media portrayed.[1]

Membership[edit]

Membership is limited to 12 undergraduates.[1] Non-members are invited to some events such as the summer ball where each member may invite 20 guests.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Nadia Khomami (21 September 2015). "David Cameron and the Piers Gaveston: what we know of Oxford 'secret society'". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Slater, Sasha (23 December 2010). "New hedonists beat decadence of my youth". London Evening Standard. 

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