That's us. Well, us and some other societies. We're all fairly new, and all trying to work out how we're even meant to function.
We were actually ratified over a month ago now (that's mid-March for our on-demand viewers) but it's taken us a while to get everything ready. A couple of days ago we found out that the Nouse is publishing an article about the new societies and so we figured that there's actually a chance people might end up on our website now. That's great for us and I really appreciate that they've written this article, but it also came as a bit of a surprise. A lot of internal activity happened in the last few days to make this work and not everything is quite perfect yet.
Who are you though!?
I'm Harry — the chemtrail flight planner (or secretary, in more common usage) for the society 👋
The Flat Earth Society (or YUFES for short) is a YUSU ratified society new for 2019-20. We're here to discuss, debate, learn about and generally take part in events related to conspiracy theories. Yup, not just flat earth theories, but conspiracy theories as a whole.
So you're not a flat earth society?
We are, but perhaps not in the traditional sense. Flat earth theories are just one set of theories we cover. There's lots of other conspiracy theories out there, and we wanted to give them an opportunity to have coverage too. Given that flat earth theories are probably one of the better known theories, it made sense for us to have our name reflect this.
What are "events related to conspiracy theories"? Will I be abducted by aliens?
In all seriousness, it probably depends on what you believe. If you believe in one of the alien conspiracy theories and it turns out to be true then you might be abducted by them during our events. But the intention is that "events related to conspiracy theories" covers all the different ideas we've had so far. I really hope that everyone who attends an event can take something away from it that they hadn't considered before, but at the very least our events will promote engagement with conspiracy theories — something we think is very important.
Wait, so I don't have to believe in any to join?
Nope! Regardless of your views you're eligible to join the society as a member and stand as a committee member.
We'll be working on some more posts over the coming year to bring you more information about what we're doing and more juicy information about conspiracy theories!
Want to join for free? You can do that from our YUSU page!