Taruithorn Termcard, Trinity Term 2010


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


1st week - Friday 30th April - Saturday 1st May - May Morning


Christ Church Bayne Room - 8pm


The Oxford tradition of May Morning involves staying up all night to hear choristers sing from the top of Magdalen Tower at dawn. Spend the night in the company of Taruithorn, beginning in the comfortable Bayne Room.

2nd Week - Friday 7th May - Wide Games


Location & Time TBA


An evening of outdoor games, weather permitting, in some leafy glade not far from the dreaming spires. What's not to like?

3rd Week - Friday 14th May - Cloak Preparation


Christ Church LR2 - 8pm


Interested in making your own cloak? Several members of the society already have, and this evening will provide tips and advice on how to do so, as well as the opportunity to look at cloaks already made.

3rd Week - Saturday 15th May - Punt Practice


Location & Time TBA


"he went out boating on the Brandywine River; and he and his wife were drownded,"


Practise your punting skills with us, so you don't end up like poor old Drogo! If people can book out college punts and bring them along, that would be much appreciated.

4th Week - Thursday 20th May - Film: Born of Hope


Christ Church Bayne Room - 8pm


Born of Hope is the positively-reviewed fan film of the story of Aragorn's parents, Arathorn II and Gilraen, come along to watch with like-minded Tolkien fans.

4th Week - Friday 21st May - Golfimbul


Location & Time TBA


"He charged the ranks of the goblins of Mount Gram in the Battle of the Green Fields, and knocked their king Golfimbul's head clean off with a wooden club. It sailed a hundred yards through the air and went down a rabbit hole, and in this way the battle was won and the game of Golf invented at the same moment."


This evening we'll be honouring this epic moment in Middle-Earth's sporting history with - likely as not - much hilarity and silliness. And maybe a little golf... but probably just something resembling a generic ball-game.

5th Week - Thursday 27th May - Photographic Walk around Oxford


Location & Time TBA


Enjoy the beauty of Oxford in the summer sun, with the opportunity to take photos.

5th Week - Friday 28th May - Readings in the Gardens


Location & Time TBA


Enjoy the late evenings summer brings by sharing your favourite passages of Tolkien's works with others in the beautiful setting of an Oxford garden

6th Week - Friday 4th June - Filking


Christ Church Bayne Room - 8pm


Once upon a time songs were sacred and untouchable. Join us as we butcher our way through classics both recent and modern in an attempt to be funny.

6th Week - Saturday 5th June - Strawberry Party


Location: TBA - Time: Afternoon onwards


Strawberries, Pimms, and Croquet abound in the annual Tolkien Society Strawberry Party. An afternoon of merry-making and strawberries.

7th Week - Friday 11th June - Sil and Card Games


Christ Church LR2 - 8pm


An evening of discussion of good and interesting card games, as well as an introduction to a Rogue-like computer game with a Tolkien theme, being developed by a member of the society.

8th Week - Friday 18th June - Drogo Memorial Punt Party


Location: TBA - Time: Early Evening onwards


Commemorate Drogo by being drownded as we go punting on this most inauspicious of dates.