Group winter social, 7th December 2016

Fun law badges sold at Avizandum

Held at Avizandum Law Bookshop in Edinburgh, an evening of informal networking with a mulled festive flavour was enjoyed by members last week. It drew our group’s 2016 events to a close in no little style.

Many thanks to Elizabeth, owner of Avizandum and member of the SLLG, for her generous hospitality once again.

This free, pop-in, event is well established in the SLLG schedule. It is always good to see “weel kenn’d” and new members (or new to this event) alike coming along for law librarian fellowship in this welcoming environment.

Conversations tend to flow in all directions and this year was no different. Information profession news was shared as well as topics discussed far removed from work, with much laughter included.

The 15 members attending were treated to an array of refreshments including tasty home bakes (thanks to Faye and Colin’s wife), mince pies, and Elizabeth’s fine mulled wine skillz.

We look forward to seeing you all next time!

Table set Avizandum December 2016

A most marvellous setting for a law librarian social evening. That is bottled water, not gin.


Group winter social, 3rd December 2015

Remember a simpler time. A time when Kanye West wasn’t having a Twitter row with Wiz Khalifa. A time before January. A time when the SLLG had their Winter Social at Avizandum Book shop.


It was the minutes before our festive social and all was quite, not even a mouse. Which was a shame because it would have really liked the cheese board.


The Avizandum Autumn social has been a fixed event in the SLLG calendar for a while now but we decided to shake things up by making it a festive winter event in 2015! So on Thursday 3rd December, we all congregated in Avizandum Law Bookshop to enjoy the usual wine and cheese and conversation, but with added festive treats.

There was a wintery chill in the air, but this was more or less unnoticed in light of the equally wintery torrential downpour. Fortunately, several SLLG members were prepared to brave the weather in exchange for a glass of mulled wine (or two) and a chocolate shiny gold coin!

The evening was filled with professional networking and socialising, plus some poorly-made Christmas crackers.

The SLLG would like to thank Elizabeth and the staff at Avizandum for their hospitality, and providing the food for the event. We look forward to seeing you all next year!


Thanks to Lissie for this report and also for her own excellent hosting and decorating skills at the event.



Avizandum autumn social: 6th November, 2014

Several members of the SLLG braved the outside evening chill to be rewarded with a warm welcome inside at Avizandum Law Bookshop.

We would like to once again thank Elizabeth and her staff at Avizandum for supplying the delicious food and for their excellent hosting of us.

Wine, cheese, fruit juice, savoury bites and chocolate biscuits complemented the professional networking and informal chatter throughout the evening. The event is special in the group calendar as it provides a purely social occasion for members to meet. The ‘pop-in’ style of the event, too, lends itself to flexibly fit in with member’s plans: allowing members to both come along when, and stay for as long as, they like. Happily, this is a semi-annual fixture of the SLLG year and we are already looking forward to the Spring version in 2015.

Refreshments at the Avizandum Autumn social event 2014

Refreshments at the Avizandum Autumn social event 2014