Every Sunday of term (except 1st week (10 Oct) and 8th week (28 Nov)): Library Meetings are now 8:30 - 11.30pm in Laura's room, the Weston Buildings, House 2, Room 3. This nice map from Laura should get you to the Weston Buildings (just along the road from Sebastian's room in Holywell Manor, where we had the fresher's drinks and 2nd Week meeting). Go past the lodge and down the first set of steps, then along to the house with 2 on the door. Laura's buzzer is the 3rd from the bottom.
Wednesday discussion meetings (except 3rd week, see below), speaker meeting, and silly games (see below for topics) are held at 8pm in Jesus College in Seminar Room A. From the entrance to Jesus, go straight across first quad, through an archway into second quad and turn right. Go through another archway and turn left. Staircase XVIII is the modern block straight ahead. Go up the steps and through the door.
Wednesday video meetings (see below for programme) usually start at 8pm in in St John's College (on St Giles; see map) JCR video room.
|10 Oct||Sunday||1st Week||Freshers' Drinks||4-6pm in the bar of Holywell Manor (just below the library). It would probably be a bad idea to include a link to descriptions of previous Freshers' Drinks on the Wiki.|
|13 Oct||Wednesday||1st Week||Discussion||SF Books to films: Examples of good and bad ones, why they are good/bad, and how adaptations should be handled to produce a good one. The term's video meetings will also be linked to this meeting, showing some examples of good films based on books.|
|20 Oct||Wednesday||2nd Week||Video||A Clockwork Orange.|
|27 Oct||Wednesday||3rd Week||Discussion||
Story Synthesis led by Nick Clarke -
in St Hilda's Lady Brodie Room.|
The room is in the Hall Building, which is the first one you see directly opposite you as you go through the gates, and it's signposted as soon as you go into hall. There'll be someone waiting at the entrance before the meeting to wave people in the general direction.
Working within the constraints of a few required plot elements can we come up with ideas and plot for a book or film? Previous stories have involved teleporting Swiss plane crash victims (or are they?) biotech (somehow involving the Great God Cthulhu and a naked cloned murderer played by SM Gellar), alien contact (superintelligent bears rescue space station survivors), time travel, and cloning.
|3 Nov||Wednesday||4th Week||Video||
Millennium (that's the time travel film based
on a John Varley novel, not the X-Files clone).|
Unfortunately The Handmaid's Tale turned out to be difficult to obtain, but Millennium should prove a fine replacement.
|10 Nov||Wednesday||5th Week||Discussion||OUSFG Awards Discussion.|
|13 Nov||Saturday||5th Week||Bonus Videos||Dune (the TV series): afternoon/evening at Angharad's house.|
|17 Nov||Wednesday||6th Week||Video||Forbidden Planet|
|24 Nov||Wednesday||7th Week||Speaker Meeting||Juliet E McKenna in Jesus College, Seminar Room A (as for discussion meetings). "That was then and this is now - Thoughts on five years as a professional SF&F writer."|
|27 Nov||Saturday||7th Week||Christmas Party||New Music Room, Corpus Christi. Contact Mike Froggatt by Wednesday.|
|1 Dec||Wednesday||8th Week||Silly Games||in Jesus College, Seminar Room A (as for discussion meetings).|
There will also be a Christmas Party and two bonus video meetings: Dune (the TV series) and Babylon 5 (3rd and 4th seasons, with introduction for newcomers).