Category: Educational Meeting

“If life is a book. There are a thousand stories I have not yet read.” People are made up of stories. Stories that we have lived through. Stories that we have heard or read. Stories that we borrowed from others and made our own. Any such story can be included in public speaking, and through […]
“Gavelier Chandula had 9 uhs 3 uhms and used the filler word ‘and’ repetitively.” That was my Ah Counter report on my first ever table topic. My speech was 1 min and 30 seconds long with 12 filler sounds and repetitive words. That’s one “UM” every 10 seconds and who knows how many ANDs in […]
In the early months of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic stormed the world and put everyone in their homes without even giving them time to make any arrangements. This affected Gavel UOC too. Everything that was planned for the upcoming year of 2020 had to be halted for some weeks until online platforms came to help. […]
– Oh, how I wish I was talking about the alcoholic beverage. – This past week has been Ada Derana news alerts one after the other, confusing us about whether Monday is a holiday for everyone, shutting down everything from cinemas to museums and reporting on Coronavirus patients being found at quarantine centres. This past […]
On the 26th of February 2019, five of our Gaveliers saw what it’s like to be a school student and be enthusiastic about the art of public speaking – something we hadn’t witnessed since we left our schools – by taking part in a joint meeting with the Gavel Club of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia. […]
Alice: How long is forever? White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second A moment can last forever if it’s experienced whole heartedly and at the same time it may take years for us to realize that we’ve spent our time in the worst way possible. The best use we can make of it is to live in the present, […]
The meeting on the 9th of May was no ordinary meeting for the Gaveliers of the University of Colombo as the Gaveliers of College of Chemical Sciences teamed up with them for their 122nd meeting, under the theme “Teamwork”. Old friends from the Gavel Club of CCS were warmly welcomed by the UOC Gaveliers with greetings and hugs. […]
Breaking the norm for the second time, Gavel UOC held its 118th educational meeting on the 21st of March at the Independence Square due to the ongoing nonacademic strike. Rather than being confined within four walls it was so exciting to have a meeting outside in a more open space with a gentle breeze. It was more […]
It was the 22nd of February and the Gavel Club of UOC was impatiently awaiting the presence of their honored guests for the week’s meeting – the members of the Gavel Club of University of Moratuwa. After a supposedly, interesting yet tiring journey all the way from Moratuwa to Colombo 7, they arrived, very enthusiastically […]
The Gavel Club of the University of Colombo experienced what it means to be ‘dead’ last Thursday.  The 106th Gavel meeting held on 26th of October, as a joint meeting with the ‘Spectrum’ Institute, celebrated Halloween by naming the meeting “Galloween”. By 4.00p.m. , the Faculty of Arts area of the university was invaded by vampires, zombies, […]