Taruithorn Termcard, Michaelmas Term 2009


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


Those events marked with ** are open to all comers, except where otherwise noted. If you'd like to continue coming to our events after this, we ask that you join the society; membership is a very reasonable £8 per year for new members (£10 for existing members) and includes food and drink at many events.


** 1st week - Friday 16th October - Freshers' Moot **


Christ Church Bayne Room - 8 PM


Fun and frivolity as we begin the first meeting of term with nibbles and games. Come along and meet members old and new in the pleasant surroundings of Tom Quad.

** 2nd Week - Sunday 19th October - Tolkien's Oxford **


Details TBA


Get your bearings and become wise in the way of Tolkienian triviata as we take a stroll around Oxford. Email confirmation will agree meeting time and place.

** 2nd Week - Friday 23rd October - Dramatic Readings **


Christ Church LR2 - 8pm


Appealing to the thespian in each of us, we practice and perform various scenes, in a suitable ir/reverant fashion. Participation is non-compulsory, but encouraged (and fun!).

** 3rd Week - Friday 30th October - Whose Ring Is It Anyway? **


Christ Church LR2 - 8 PM


Frantic improvisation is the name of the day, with some, little or no relation to Tolkien according to taste.

** 4th Week - Friday 6th November - The Trial of Bilbo & Thorin **


Christ Church LR2- 8pm


For their actions detailed in The Hobbit, our mock trial charges Bilbo & Thorin with Conspiracy to Steal, Conspiracy to Murder, Trespassing, and Breaking & Entering. Join us as witnesses and jury.

4th Week - Saturday 7th November - Gandalf's Fireworks


Magdalen Bridge - 6pm


Celebrate the season of frosty nights and clear night skies with a fireworks party fit to rival those of Gandalf himself! Hot baked potatoes, mulled wine, and an assortment of cakes to ward off the winter chills. There is a supplementary charge of £2 to help cover costs.

5th Week - Friday 13th November - Film Viewing: The Colour of Magic


Christ Church Bayne Room - 8pm prompt


A foray out to the Discworld in the comfortable surroundings of the Bayne Room.

6th Week - Friday 20th November - Banquet Planning


Christ Church LR2 - 8pm


Come and give and discuss ideas on how to decorate for, and what to serve at, this year's annual Society Banquet! There may be prototype foodstuffs to taste!

7th Week - Thursday 26th November - Poetry Evening


Christ Church Bayne Room - 8pm


"It ain't what I call proper poetry, if you understand me: just a bit of nonsense."


Nonsense or sense, bring your favourite bit of poetry along (Tolkienian or otherwise), and enjoy an evening of delight in the spoken word. (Speaking in rhyme is non-compulsory.)

7th Week - Friday 27th November - Mathom Party


Christ Church Bayne Room - 8pm


"...for anything that Hobbits had no immediate use for, but were unwilling to throw away, they called a mathom..."


A party with a twist. Bring along your least wanted possession. You will leave with someone else's. It can get competitive!

8th Week - Friday 4th December - Games Evening


Christ Church Bayne Room - 8pm


A chance to relax at the end of term over board games and other diversions. Feel free to bring your own favourites along, and take the time to bid friends au revoir before the vacation.