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Virtual Quiz Night
August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Due to the ongoing Covid situation and the restrictions around meeting up in groups, we will be kicking off the club’s social programme with a Zoom quiz. The format will be familiar to those who have attended the Christmas quizzes, with a mixture of written, photo and music questions. Climbing, walking and mountaineering will be represented, and the written questions will be in a multi-choice format so there will always be a one in three chance of getting those right! Expect some surprises on the music front; rock and pop will dominate, but to cater for broader tastes there will be guest appearances from opera, jazz and classical music.
Zoom has a break-out room facility which we will employ to allow people to work in small teams, so it’s more sociable than just doing a quiz on your own. Team selection will be random, so you may get the chance to “meet” members that you may not otherwise come across.
Having tested this format we have identified a few limitations with Zoom, but have found ways to work around them. However, to participate you will need two devices; either a computer or tablet to run Zoom, and a smart phone to take pictures of written question screen shares, and also to receive the photo questions via WhatsApp. This might sound a bit Heath Robinson, but it works pretty well in practise. There may also be an issue with the music sound quality when using a tablet for Zoom, so if earphones or a Bluetooth speaker are available it would be worth checking this out in advance. Don’t be put off if this all seems a bit techy; I’m definitely a non-techy myself and I’m coping with it reasonably well, plus you might get a techy teammate who will help you out!
The quiz will take place on Wednesday 5th August at 7.30 pm and should take betwee 1 ½ to 2 hours. I will need advance notice of your wish to participate so that I can distribute the Zoom meeting invitation. Also, not everyone ‘s mobile number is listed on the website, so if yours isn’t and you want to participate in the photo round, you’ll need to let me have your number at least 24 hours before the start of the quiz so I can include you in the dedicated WhatsApp group.
If you’ve got any questions, give me a call (number in members list), but I’m confident that it will be alright on the night. Alternatively, I may enjoy the shortest tenure of anyone who’s taken on the role of Social Secretary!
- August 5
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
- Event Category:
- John Brayshaw
- See members list