Wednesday meetings are held at 8pm in one of the Pembroke College (map) meeting rooms. See below for details. We meet in front of the Pembroke main entrance to walk in together. (Location for meetings later in the term still to be confirmed.)
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|8 Oct||Sunday||1st Week||Somerville||Freshers' Cakes||
Drop in for obligation-free CAKE (not a lie!), drinks, nibbles, introductions, and conversation!|
3–6pm in Somerville College room Maitland 19 (centre of college map)
|11 Oct||Wednesday||1st Week||Pembroke||Discussion||
Desert Planet Books (or 10 books to read before you die).
8pm in the Littlegate Room, Pembroke College.
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 books that you have not yet come across, and
hopefully introduce the society to hidden gems that we have not heard of.|
|18 Oct||Wednesday||2nd Week||Pembroke||Discussion||Oxford in SF. 8pm in the Littlegate Room, Pembroke College. In which we discuss the many fine examples of speculative fiction set in our great city and university, and provide inspiring examples of Oxford authors, some from OUSFG, who wrote great SF. Destroying Oxford is optional.|
|22 Oct||Sunday||3rd Week||OUSFG Library||Library||An opportunity to socialise, and chat about life, the universe and everything, whilst also perusing and borrowing from OUSFG's library of around 600 books. 8pm till late. Directions to follow.|
|25 Oct||Wednesday||3rd Week||Pembroke||Discussion||Tentacular Vikings. 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 biotech (somehow involving the Great God Cthulhu and a cloned murderer played by SM Gellar), the use of a time machine to establish academic priority, and bears who poop in spaaaaace. Oh yes, and tentacular Vikings. (Discussion led by Tim.)|
|1 Nov||Wednesday||4th Week||Pembroke||Film||Little Shop of Horrors. "I'm just a mean green mother from outer space and I'm bad!"|
|8 Nov||Wednesday||5th Week||Discussion||Arts & Crafts, with extra bonus colouring in.|
|9 Nov||Thursday||5th Week||Worcester||Quiz||
Oxford Geek Quiz — battle of wits and knowledge against Docsoc, Tolksoc, HPsoc et al.
Bring your own round of questions if you like (don't tell anyone the answers).|
8pm, Nazrin Shah auditorium in Worcester College (map; Details from Docsoc).
|15 Nov||Wednesday||6th Week||Discussion||
An evening dedicated to playing Werewolf, a game in which everyone is an ordinary villager, and no one saw anyone die.
|22 Nov||Wednesday||7th Week||Discussion||Introduction to Filk. Write your own filk and sing along (led by Miriam).|
|29 Nov||Wednesday||8th Week||Party||Chirstmas party.|