Taruithorn Termcard, Michaelmas Term 2006


Venues for meetings:


LR2 - Christ Church Lecture Room 2, right hand door in rear side of front quad, ground floor


Bayne Room - Christ Church Bayne Room, door about one-third along right side of front quad, ground floor


Lee Building - Christ Church Lee Building, reached though arch about two-thirds along right side of front quad


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


1st week - Friday 13th October - Freshers' Drinks


Christ Church Bayne Room - 8 PM


Brief talks by the present committee members followed by chat and topical party games. Beware the Ring-Bearer Aptitude Test!

1st Week - Saturday 21st October - Tolkien's Oxford Walk


Christ Church Lodge, 2 PM


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

2nd Week - Sunday 22nd October - Tolkien's Oxford Walk


Christ Church Lodge, 2 PM


A guided walk round Oxford, pointing out Tolkien-related and other landmarks, finishing at the Eagle & Child pub, meeting place of the Inklings. Repeated for those who are too busy matriculating, or for whom Sunday is better. Or just those who liked it so much they want to come again...

2nd Week - Friday 20th October - Dramatic Readings


Christ Church LR2, 8 PM


Our own versions of some favourite Tolkien scenes, rehearsed and read aloud on the night. All are invited to participate! A small prize for the best group...

3rd Week - Friday 27th October - Pratchett Trial


Christ Church Lee Building - 8 PM


Sam Vimes is not the first policeman to stretch the law. But has he gone too far? His trial is presided over by DEATH himself. The jury is... you!

4th Week - Friday 3rd November - Creative Writing


Christ Church LR2, 8 PM


Some fun writing exercises led by one of our members who is a published author. Can we go from limbering-up exercises to competing with Tolkien? You never know...

4th Week - Saturday 4th November - Gandalf's Fireworks Party


Meet at Magdalen Bridge, 6PM


A fireworks party taking place in Middle Earth. Watch out for the Surprise!

5th Week - Thursday 9th November - Whose Ring is it Anyway?


Christ Church LR2, 8 PM


Some hilarious TV-panel-style games you won't have seen or played before!

5th Week - Friday 10th November - The Great Debate


Christ Church LR2, 8 PM


Has Tolkien's still-dominant influence helped or hindered the quality of today's fantasy writing? Come along and make your feelings known.

6th Week - Thursday 16th November - Breakfast at Tiffany's


Christ Church LR2, 8 PM


A discussion of Terry Pratchett's Tiffany trilogy. Is it the best thing he's produced for ages? Where would we like him to take Discworld now?

6th Week - Friday 17th November - Speaker Meeting


Christ Church LR2, 8 PM


We hear from an outside speaker with a special insight on Tolkien and his life's work.

7th Week - Friday 24th November - Mathom Party


Christ Church Bayne Room - 8 PM


It's a party with a Tolkienesque twist. Bring along your most unwanted possession. You will be leaving with somebody else's. It can get competitive!

8th Week - Friday 1st December - Video Night


Christ Church Bayne Room - 8 PM


There is life beyond Peter Jackson. We are going to surprise you!