Taruithorn Termcard, Trinity Term 2016


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Venues for meetings:


LR2 - Christ Church Lecture Room 2, right hand door in rear (East) side of Tom (front) Quad, ground floor


Bayne Room - Christ Church Bayne Room, door about one-third along right (South) side of Tom (front) Quad, ground floor



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 (£13 for existing members) and includes food and drink at many events.



1st Week - Friday 29th April - Fanworks evening: The Silmarillion


Christ Church - Lecture Room 2 - 8pm


We'll be spending this evening considering and sharing various adaptations of the Silmarillion and Lost Tales - whether it's fanfiction, artwork, or something else entirely. Bring something along if you'd like it to be seen/read/used/discussed!

1st Week - Saturday 30th April - May Morning movie marathon


Speedwell Street - St. Aldates House - 8pm


Want to be awake for the magnificent May morning festivities? Stay up for the night with few fellow hardy Tolkien fans, marathon-ing the films of our choosing!

2nd Week - Sunday 1st May - May Morning celebrations


Meet at Carfax Tower – 5:30am sharp


Not sure you’ll make it through the night? Join the remaining hardy souls at dawn to hear the Magdalen College Choir singing Hymnus Eucharisticus from the Great Tower, then navigate around the perilous shoals of Morris dancers to reach a café for (first) breakfast.

2nd Week - Friday 6th May - Debate (subject TBA)


Christ Church – LR2 – 8pm


Join us for one of our infamous debates […]

2nd Week - Saturday 7th May - Port Meadow walk and visit to the Professor’s grave


St. Giles - Martyrs’ Memorial 1pm


We’ll be tramping up to Wolvercote cemetery via Port Meadow, stopping off at pubs as necessary for replenishment, with the intention of visiting the Professor’s grave. Return journey will be via bus for those of less-than-rangerish constitution.

3rd Week - Thursday 12th May - Pub moot


Location TBA – 8pm


"Oh you can search far and wide / you can drink the whole town dry!" A pub, friends, beer. What more need be said?!

3rd Week - Friday 13th May - Board games


Christ Church – LR2 – 8pm


A chance to relax in the midst of a hectic term over board games and other diversions of your choosing. Bring along your own favourites!!

4th Week - Thursday 19th May - Stuart Lee: "Tolkien in Oxford – the 1968 BBC film"


Christ Church - LR2 - 8pm


"In 1968 a BBC camera crew turned up to interview Professor Tolkien for a short 30 minute television show. Although it only contained about 7 minutes of interview with Tolkien the production unit had been in Oxford for several days and had interviewed Professor Tolkien for over two days. This talk will give further details on the filming of the programme, and its afterlife. And ask (and answer) how much remained on the cutting room floor and does any of it survive?"

4th Week - Friday 20th May - Middle-Earth Election Primaries


Christ Church - LR2 - 8pm


Reviving an old Society tradition, we’ll be kick-starting the campaigns for the candidates to become the party nominees for the Free Peoples of Middle Earth (Freeps) and the Enslaved People of Middle Earth (Creeps). This will allow plenty of time for the candidates to run their campaigns and smear tactics before the election itself in Michaelmas term

5th Week - Thursday 26th May - The Geek Quiz


Location TBA – 8pm


In the legendary Geek Quiz, members of Oxford's geekiest societies get together in teams in order to battle it out for the crown of "team who won that term". A really fun evening, and who knows, we might even get an answer right occasionally!

5th Week - Friday 27th May - Dramatical (audio) renditions


Location TBA – 8pm


Bring your speaking voices, because we’re going to be recording audio performances of our favourite sections from the Legendarium. If we’re really organised, we might even add finger puppets, in the style of potter pals!

5th Week - Saturday 28th May - Punt Party practice session and Strawberry Party


Punting meeting location TBA / Christ Church – Master’s Gardens – 12am/4pm


For the first time ever, we combine two of our favourite Trinity events into one! Join us for our practice-session for the punting party (12am), after which we will retire to ChCh Master’s Garden for our annual picnic (4pm). Note: to cover food costs, strawberry party is £2 members, £4 non-members.

6th Week - Friday 3rd June - Readings in the Gardens


Christ Church – Master’s Gardens - 6pm


An evening of readings (dramatic or otherwise) in Christ Church gardens. Bring books, and speaking voices silly or serious!

6th Week - Saturday 4th June - Visit to Chipping Norton and the Rollright Stones


Gloucester Green – time 9-10am


Chipping Norton’s Rollright Stones are a (putative) inspiration for the Barrow Downs. We’ll be bussing up to Chipping Norton then taking a leisurely stroll to the stones, with a country pub lunch worked in there somewhere. Note: the Rollright Trust asks that all visitors leave £1 at the collection box, so please bring change!

7th Week - Friday 10th June - Golfimbul


Oatlands Road Recreation Ground – 6pm


A barbecue in the park, with silly games! Note: to cover food costs, the barbecue is £2 members, £4 non-members. Attendance will need to be notified in advance, so we can plan food quantities.

8th Week- Friday 17th June - Drogo and Primula Baggins memorial Punting Party


Location TBA – 6pm


A party. On punts! In memory of Frodo's beloved parents Drogo and Primula Baggins, who drowned in the Brandywine in SR 1380. Note: could everybody with the ability to book college punts please do so - the more punts, the merrier!