OUSFG Michaelmas Termcard 2011

Sunday Library Meetings (from 2nd Week, 16th October) are held from 8pm till late in Wadham (map).
Go in the main entrance. Turn 90 degrees right and go straight leaving the quad through the door ahead. Go up the bridge over the scaffolding. At the bottom on the other side, walk forward into the concrete covered-walkway and turn left. Walk a couple of paces and there is a very short corridor turning off to the left with a door at the end. This is the library - the door is marked "1".
These evenings are an opportunity to socialise, and chat about life, the universe and everything, whilst also perusing and borrowing from OUSFG's library of over 1,400 books.

Wednesday discussion and video meetings are held at 8pm (except 9pm in 2nd Week) in either Balliol or the Holywell Annexe of Merton (see termcard below for the location each week).
In Balliol (map), we are in Lecture Room 23 (this is down the steps at the far right corner of Garden Quad, see Balliol map).
Merton's Holywell Annexe is at 7 Holywell Street, almost opposite to the New College main entrance (map). It is nowhere near Merton itself, so don't go there! Meet outside the wooden gates, as the OUSFG Secretary has to let people into the quad. We are in the Music Room in the basement of Block A.

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9 Oct  Sunday 1st Week Freshers' Drinks Drop in for obligation-free drinks and nibbles, introductions, and conversation! 3–5:30pm in Balliol College (map) Massey Room. There should be directions from the Balliol lodge — or turn left into the second quad. Walk forwards to the building in front of you, then turn right and go to the back left hand corner. Go through the small passageway here (marked XIX), and the Massey room is on your right.
12 Oct  Wednesday 1st Week Discussion Desert Planet Books (or 10 books to read before you die) in Balliol Lecture Room 23 (this is down the steps at the far right corner of Garden Quad, see Balliol map). Our Michaelmas term kicks off, as is traditional, with a our annual discussion of the best books of all time. An excellent place to find out about the best books that you have not yet come across, and hopefully introduce the society to hidden gems that we have not heard of.
19 Oct  Wednesday 2nd Week Discussion Balliol Lecture Room 23 at 9pm. Zombie Apocolypse Survival corporate training seminar. Did you know that 95% of Oxford colleges and departments do not have a coordinated emergency plan for dealing with an uprising of the living dead? Following the shocking news in June that many local councils do not have any contingency plans for such circumstances, this is cause for some concern. Happily we at OUSFG are well ahead of the crowd having first started advising our members of these risks over 5 years ago and you will be pleased to know we have invited our ex-president, Alex, to give another of his highly practical workshop evenings in order to help you stay safe from the lurching hordes both at home and at university.
26 Oct  Wednesday 3rd Week Video in the Holywell Annexe. In Dark City. A world where the night never ends. Where man has no past. And humanity has no future.
2 Nov  Wednesday 4th Week Discussion in the Holywell Annexe. Cutting edge science to sci-fi concepts — or possibly the other way around? Published author, inventor and (most importantly surely?) namesake of the society's elephant mascot, Colin will be leading a discussion about writing good SF based on the forefront of modern science. This will be an opportunity to look at some of the most advanced and weirdest concepts in science, consider what the future might hold for them, and then discuss how to successfully create an SF future-world or (hopefully "and") a narrative around them.
9 Nov  Wednesday 5th Week Video in the Holywell Annexe. Inception. Your mind is the scene of the crime.
10 Nov  Thursday 5th Week Quiz Oxford Geek Quiz — battle of wits and knowledge against Docsoc, Tolksoc, RPGsoc, et al. Bring your own round of questions if you like (don't tell anyone the answers). 8pm, St John's College, North Quad Lecture Room.
16 Nov  Wednesday 6th Week Author Philip Reeve, author of the Mortal Engines Quadrilogy. In Balliol, Lecture Room 23 (down the steps at the far right corner of Garden Quad). In Balliol LR23.
23 Nov  Wednesday 7th Week Video in Balliol LR23. The Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, has his eye on another holiday.
26 Nov  Saturday 7th Week Christmas Party in the Holywell Annexe music room.
30 Nov  Wednesday 8th Week Discussion Silly Games in the Holywell Annexe music room.

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