Taruithorn Termcard, Michaelmas Term 2005


Venues for meetings:


Christ Church College, Lecture Room 2, 8pm, unless otherwise advertised


Please note: The majority of events are now taking place on Fridays


***1st week - Friday 14th October - INTRODUCTION AND DRINKS


Christ Church Bayne Room - 8pm


Including some light-hearted party games. Beware the Ring-Bearer Aptitude Test!

***2nd Week - Friday 21st October - THE TRIAL OF MORGOTH


Christ Church LR2 - 7.45 for 8 PM


Come along and be the jury at the trial of Sauron's master. The verdict is no foregone conclusion: at a previous trial, one of our star lawyers got Sauron himself acquitted!

***2nd Week - Saturday 22nd October - TOLKIEN'S OXFORD WALK


Meet at Christ Church lodge - 3 PM


A guided walk round Oxford, pointing out Tolkien-related and other landmarks, and finishing at the Eagle & Child, meeting place of the Inklings.

***3rd Week - Thursday 27th October - DRAMATIC READINGS


Christ Church LR2 - 8 PM


Our own versions of some favourite scenes from The Hobbit, rehearsed and read aloud on the night. All are invited to participate!

3rd Week - Friday 28 th October - GANDALF'S FIREWORKS PARTY


Meet at Christ Church lodge - 7 PM


A fireworks party taking place in Middle Earth. Watch out for the Surprise! Only £3 to members.

4th Week - Thursday 3rd November - PRATCHETT NIGHT


Christ Church LR2 - 8 PM


What does everybody think of Thud!? Followed by a balloon debate: who are the Discworld's most important characters?

4th Week - Friday 4th November - CREATIVE WRITING


Christ Church LR2 - 8 PM


Can you write like Tolkien? OK, so can you write fantasy? One of our members who is a published author leads some quick-fire exercises. Previous sessions have produced astonishing results!

4th Week - Saturday or Sunday - GLASTONBURY VISIT


Departure time/place to be announced


A minibus excursion to the extraordinary site which has inspired Britain's greatest myth-makers!

5th Week - Thursday 10th November - VIDEO NIGHT


Christ Church Bayne Room - 8 PM


Classic TV comedy. Could the Great and the Wise learn from 'Yes Minister'?

5th Week - Friday 11th November - SPEAKER MEETING


Christ Church LR2 - 8 PM


Mike Scott Rohan, a famous Oxford-educated author explains why Oxford produces great fantasy writers.

6th Week - Thursday 17th November - Whose Ring Is It Anyway?


Christ Church LR2 - 8 PM


Tolkieny versions of some classic TV games

6th Week - Friday 18th November - THREE WIZARDS DEBATE


Christ Church LR2 - 8 PM


Who is the greatest: Gandalf, Dumbledore or Rincewind?

7th Week - Thursday 24th November - HISTORY NIGHT


Christ Church LR2 - 8 PM


The Oxford Tolkien Society is about to celebrate its 15th birthday. Hear the heroic story, told absolutely without exaggeration and interspersed with songs.

7th Week - Friday 25th November - THE MATHOM PARTY


Christ Church Bayne Room - 8 PM


It's a Christmas party with a Tolkien-inspired twist. Bring along your most unwanted possession. You will win somebody else's. It gets competitive!

8th Week - Friday 2nd December - VIDEO NIGHT


Christ Church Bayne Room - 8 PM


The Trouble Of The Rings It puts Peter Jackson's efforts to shame!

*** = Free To Freshers!


We always plan additional meetings as the term progresses, so you may want to keep checking this page for updates once in a while.