The Committee



Graham Cooper
The President

Graham Cooper, Magdalen College

Heading into his sixth year at Magdalen doing a DPhil in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Graham has spent his time at Oxford participating in some of the geekier societies in Oxford, being on the committees of both the Oxford Doctor Who Society and Taruithorn, the Tolkien Society. Besides the obvious, he is a fan of Red Dwarf, Battlestar Galactica, and numerous comedy programmes.


As President of the Society, Graham is responsible for presiding over Committee and General Meetings, upholding the Constitution and, ultimately, for the Society as a whole.

Daniel Webb
The Treasurer

Daniel Webb, Magdalen College

Dan is in his third year studying Classics at Magdalen College. When he's not reading Aristophanes or trying to work out why he doesn't know any Greek, he's usually writing poetry or playing video games/the organ/rugby fives, and is nearing the end of his quest to visit every pub on his Oxford pub map.


As Treasurer of the Society, Dan is responsible for keeping track of the state of the Society's finances, paying in membership fees and writing cheques for expenditure in the cause of the Society, and furnishing a copy of the accounts once a term for the Castellan to pass on to the Proctors.

Daniel Alford
The Castellan (Secretary)

Daniel Alford, St. Peter's College

Daniel is a first year History undergraduate at St Peter's. Outside the society he is rarely seen, and spends most of his time reading and even more of his time procrastinating. Outside of Doctor Who, Daniel is a comics and cartoon enthusiast and a regular member of both the Wargaming and Anime society. Of all his achievements, he is proudest of his ability to write in circular Gallifreyan, a language which takes about thirty minutes per sentence and has been useful to someone a grand total of never.


As the Castellan, Daniel is responsible for keeping the Proctors happy by giving them termly notices of the state of the committee, the Society's finances, and the meetings of the Society. He is also responsible for drawing up agendae for the committee meetings and writing down the minutes. Should you turn up to one of the society's committee meetings, he'll be the one immortalising your suggestions in print for future society members to look back upon and marvel at.

Alex Baugh
The Operator of the Mind Probe (Publicity Officer)

Alex Baugh, Jesus College

Alex is a History and Politics undergraduate, heading into his third year at Jesus. When not entombed under history books in the Gladstone Link, he may be found watching, commenting and reporting on films and TV, playing euphonium, making entirely accidental innuendoes, spending valuable time and money on video games and arguing with people who are wrong on the internet. Any attempts by Alex to leverage the Mind Probe as a vehicle for world domination should probably be ignored.


As the Publicity Officer, Alex is responsible for promoting the society. This amounts to writing the descriptions on the termcard once a term, and sending out the weekly publicity emails. He also monitors the Society email account for communication relevant to the society.

Adam Povey
Membership Secretary

Adam Povey, St. John's College

Adam maintains the society membership lists. This takes him about ten minutes each term. With the remainder of his time he has been known to make a computer do physics for him, go to the cinema a lot so he can complain about modern cinema from a position of authority, win money playing cards in exotic locations like Manchester, and drink. As he now gets paid, he feels he should probably start buying people drinks to make up for his years of being a scrounger.


As Membership Secretary, Adam is responsible for maintaining a register of the members of the society, with membership status and contact details. This involves liaising with the Treasurer when they collect membership fees, and the IT Officer to keep the mailing lists up-to-date.

Glyn Kennington
Lord Chancellor (Vice-President)

Glyn Kennington

Glyn is a heavy-metal-tshirt-wearing, real-ale-swilling whitehat hacker and Oxford hanger-on. He can usually be found pointing and laughing at people being wrong on the internet.


As the Vice-President, Glyn is responsible for assisting the committee and ensuring, as far as possible, that meetings take place in accordance with the termcard. This mostly consists of keeping track of, and upholding, the Three-Year-Rule: that no story should be shown more frequently than once every three years without good reason. The post of Lord Chancellor is typically held by a non-student (associate) member of the Society.

Daniel Alford
Magazine Editor

Daniel Alford, St. Peter's College

Daniel is a first year History undergraduate at St Peter's. Outside the society he is rarely seen, and spends most of his time reading and even more of his time procrastinating. Outside of Doctor Who, Daniel is a comics and cartoon enthusiast and a regular member of both the Wargaming and Anime society. Of all his achievements, he is proudest of his ability to write in circular Gallifreyan, a language which takes about thirty minutes per sentence and has been useful to someone a grand total of never.


The Tides of Time is published on an irregular basis, whenever Daniel can put together enough material for an issue. He is therefore always glad to receive contributions - contact him if you have any ideas for an article. Daniel edits, produces and prints the magazine, and sends it on to old members of the society who wish to receive a copy, as well as handing them out to all current members of the society in the subsequent term.

Daniel Webb
IT Officer (Regulator of the Hypercubes)

Daniel Webb, Magdalen College

Dan is in his third year studying Classics at Magdalen College. When he's not reading Aristophanes or trying to work out why he doesn't know any Greek, he's usually writing poetry or playing video games/the organ/rugby fives, and is nearing the end of his quest to visit every pub on his Oxford pub map. Though he finds IT Officer sufficiently militaristic, he also accepts Regulator of the Hypercubes.


As IT Officer, Dan is responsible for liaising with the University about use of their computing resources when necessary, but his primary duty is to keep the mailing lists up-to-date with new members and removing temporary members at the end of their year. Just email him if you need to be added to one of the mailing lists.

Graham Cooper
Keeper of the Matrix (Web Officer)

Graham Cooper, Magdalen College

Heading into his sixth year at Magdalen doing a DPhil in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Graham has spent his time at Oxford participating in some of the geekier societies in Oxford, being on the committees of both the Oxford Doctor Who Society and Taruithorn, the Tolkien Society. Besides the obvious, he is a fan of Red Dwarf, Battlestar Galactica, and numerous comedy programmes. Anybody who has read to this point again may have noticed that this is copy-pasted from above. Sorry for not having much else to say.


As Web Officer, Graham is chiefly responsible for keeping the website up-to-date with information on the termcard, committee, locations and the like. He also wrote this site in the last major revision in March 2012, so if you don't like the site layout it's his fault. Sorry.

Katrin Thier
Keeper of the Black Scrolls of Rassilon (Librarian)

Katrin Thier

Katrin has spent more time than is good for her in libraries and seems to attract books. As a result, she is currently trying to look after this society's boxful. In between reading novels and doing humanities research, she sometimes finds time to watch decent telly such as Babylon 5, Firefly, assorted crime dramas, and of course Doctor Who.


As the Society's Librarian, Katrin is responsible for maintaining the Society's library, ensuring that all the books therein are kept in a reasonable condition and catalogued. She also keeps track of loans of books, to ensure that no books have been eaten by the borrower's pet robot dog. With the publication of the catalogue on the website, she also liaises with the Web Officer to keep it up-to-date.

Matthew Kilburn
Society Historian

Matthew Kilburn

Matthew read History at St John's, but this was a long time ago, before many of the committee were even Time Tots, as he realised when The Oxford Student attributed quotes from him to 'An Older Gentleman'. He's affiliated to the History Faculty but after many years on the staff of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and then as a freelance writer and editor, is now working full-time on a major historical research project based in London, but still finds time to occasionally write about Doctor Who.


Matthew is a long-standing member of the society and fount of useful information about it. He also maintains the Tides of Time archive, uploading back issues and new issues alike.



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