The Committee

The President

Peter Lewin-Jones, Mansfield

Peter Lewin-Jones

Peter is a third year undergraduate mathematician at Mansfield College. He is a fan of early Doctor Who, and recommends The Massacre in particular, even though the video no longer exists. Alongside Who, he is also a fan of many things, including Robot Wars, The Thick of It and Rubik's Cubes. He also loves silly comedies, and as such, lists The Curse of Fatal Death amongst his favourite Who stories.

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

Collector of the Six Suns of Pluto (Treasurer) and Editor

James Ashworth, Worcester

James Ashworth

James is a third year biologist at Worcester College. When not looking at pictures of animals, he is also a keen saxophonist and quizzer, and will probably unleash some trivia on you at some point. He is also a big fan of film, fantasy and sci-fi in particular, and this love even extends to his passion for Doctor Who, with his first Doctor being Peter Cushing.

As Treasurer of the Society, James 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.

The Castellan (Secretary)

Philip Holdridge, Mansfield

Philip Holdridge

Philip is a second year mathematician at Mansfield College. It was his love of space and science fiction that first got him into Doctor Who at the age of 7. It’s always been the crazy aliens and technology that has captured his imagination. He also loves Doctor Who for its ability to be funny, thought provoking, or to just tell a great story! He also has an interest in wildlife and creative writing, having written some fan fictions of his own.

As Secretary, Philip 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.

The Operator of the Mind Probe (Publicity Officer)

Francis Stojsavljevic, Worcester

Francis Stojsavljevic

Francis is a third year at Worcester College studying English, and mainly looks after the society’s beloved life-size Christopher Eccleston cut-out. Two society members found him tattered and bruised in a dark corner of Cardiff’s Forbidden Planet and brought him back to life, and he has since overseen many WhoSoc meetings and events. The same goes, coincidentally, for our life-size Christopher Eccleston cut-out.

As Publicity Officer, Francis is responsible for promoting the society. He writes the weekly publicity emails, compiles the termly term card, and runs our Facebook and Twitter accounts. He also monitors the society’s email account for communication relevant to the society.

Lord Nimon (Social Secretary)

Peter Lewin-Jones, Mansfield

Peter Lewin-Jones

Peter is a third year undergraduate mathematician at Mansfield College. He is a fan of early Doctor Who, and recommends The Massacre in particular, even though the video no longer exists. Alongside Who, he is also a fan of many things, including Robot Wars, The Thick of It and Rubik's Cubes. He also loves silly comedies, and as such, lists The Curse of Fatal Death amongst his favourite Who stories.

As Social Secretary, Peter works with other societies in and out of Oxford to organise the termly geek quiz, crewdates, and other joint events. He also organises the termly society meal, and society trips out of Oxford, including the annual varsity quiz with Cambridge.

Unit Recruitment Officer (Membership Secretary)

Rogan Clark, St Catherine's

Rogan Clark

Rogan is a third year at St Catherine’s College, studying Physics in between watching science-fiction, singing in the college choir, and complaining about Physics. His experience with Doctor Who began with Christopher Eccleston, and he is now too far gone to consider not being obsessed with the show. Outside of this, he also enjoys a wide variety of sci-fi, and pointing out the differences between Oxford and his northern home.

As Membership Secretary, Rogan 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.

Lord Chancellor (Vice-President)

Ian Bayley

Ian Bayley

Ian is life-long Whovian whose first memory is of the cliffhanger from Episode 2 of Castrovalva. A Balliol graduate who earned a DPhil in Computation and founded the university's Quiz Society while he was there, he is now a senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes, one who was overjoyed that his favourite New Who Doctor followed him into his chosen profession for Series 10 and made the phrase "pudding brains" cool. He is usually to be found at committee meetings arguing that Eighth Week does not have to be 80s Week and that 80s Week does not have to mean Sylvester McCoy, as that brings back painful childhood trauma.

Ian is more successful in his official duty of enforcing the Three Year Rule, which is designed to ensure that no undergraduate will watch the same story more than once at our Thursday meetings.

Keeper of the Matrix (Webmaster)

Adam Kendrick

Adam Kendrick

Adam is a Chemistry graduate from St Catherine's who, after studying Computing at Oxford Brookes University, eventually became so accustomed to Oxford that he never left. Having watched Doctor Who since 2005, he lists Heaven Sent, Midnight, and Inferno amongst his favourites. In his spare time, he enjoys writing code, knitting, practicing the guitar, ukulele and drums, solving jigsaw puzzles, helping out at his local charity shop, and playing Hearthstone badly. He also enjoys listening to podcasts and highly recommends The Adventure Zone and Welcome to Night Vale.

As Webmaster, Adam has been chiefly responsible for keeping the website up-to-date with information on the termcard, the committee, library, and locations since Trinity 2016. He has also rewritten significant parts of the markup so that it adheres to modern web standards.

Regulator of the Hypercubes (IT Officer)

Alfred Ye, Pembroke

Alfred Ye

Alfred is a graduate student reading Sanskrit at Pembroke College. His first Doctor is Christopher Eccleston, but recently he has been arguing in his mind why Peter Capaldi is the best Doctor for him instead of counting sheep when he can't get to sleep. When he is not too busy solving intricate Sanskrit grammatical structures, you can find him watching various sci-fi and a number of BBC or ITV shows, enjoying a drink in the pub while having a philosophical debate, and going too far in order to make a good "gone too far"-related joke, as per tradition set by the previous society members.

As IT Officer, Alfred 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 send an email if you need to be added to one of the mailing lists.

Keeper of the Black Scrolls of Rassilon (Librarian)

Katrin Thier

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.

Editor-in-Chief and Society Historian

Matthew Kilburn

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, has worked in both staff and freelance positions on several major humanities research projects, but still finds time to write about Doctor Who for both professional and fan publications.

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 new issues and back issues of the society's fanzine alike. New issues are published on an irregular basis, whenever Matthew can put together enough material for an issue. He is therefore always glad to receive contributions - please get in contact at if you have any ideas for an article.

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