Taruithorn Termcard, Hilary Term 1996


All meetings are on Fridays at 8.00pm in Mansfield college unless specified otherwise. If you wish to dine with one of the speakers, contact Sarah Mackie (St Catz) in advance. All members are welcome to turn up to committee meetings. Ask a member of the committee for details.


First week - Friday 19th January - Beorn's Pancakes
Again we start Hilary term with a pancake party on the wrong day. Please bring a topping. The party will be in Rob's house (11a Botley Rd). We will meet outside Dillon's at 7.30.
Second week - Friday 26th January - Debate
We will be debating the subject that "Aragorn was a Silly Idiot". Bring an opinion, as comments from the floor will be welcome after the main speeches.
Third Week - Friday 2nd February - Joseph of the Many Colours
We have tickets for "Joseph and the Amazing Techni-colour Dreamcoat" at the Apollo. Anyone wishing to come should return the form that will shortly be distributed, or contact Nick Battam at Mansfield College by Monday 3rd week.
Fourth Week - Friday 9th February - Speaker Meeting - John Ellison
John Ellison will be talking about connections between Tolkien's writing and Sherlock Holmes. John Ellison edits the national Tolkien Society's journal Mallorn.
Fifth Week - Friday 16th February - Speaker Meeting - Richard Crawshaw
Richard Crawshaw is a regular visitor to Taruithorn Banquets, and will give a talk about something to do with Hobbits.
Sixth Week - Friday 23rd February - Pubmoot
Meet at the Bird and Baby (The Eagle and Child on St Giles) at 7.30. The gathering will be probably move elsewhere later on. Practise for the next evening...
Sixth Week - Saturday 24th February - THE BANQUET
The Annual Taruithorn Banquet this year has a Gondorian theme. Come in costume as a character who could have been seen in Gondor during the 2nd, 3rd or 4th ages of Middle-earth. More details will be sent out with a booking form soon.
Seventh Week - Friday 1st March - Annual General Meeting
At our AGM we will elect the committee for the next year, and make alterations to the constitution. We have plenty of posts to be filled of varying degrees of commitment, from nominal to executive!
Eighth Week - Friday 8th March - Long Awaited Party
The old committee celebrates its departure (It's not that bad really!) and welcomes the new committee. Bets will be taken on how many of the old committee actually do manage to leave Oxford this Summer. More details later.