The Committee



Graham Cooper
The President

Graham Cooper, Magdalen College

A final year doctoral student in Physical 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.

Georgia Harper
The Treasurer

Georgia Harper, Hertford College

Georgia studies Law with French at Hertford, and remains in denial about being in her final year. Aside from that, she is also involved with WomCam, gets way too enthusiastic about old television idents, and apologise a lot (although what exactly she's sorry for is a mystery yet to be solved).


As Treasurer of the Society, Georgia 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 third 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.

Alexandra Koyfman
The Operator of the Mind Probe (Publicity Officer)

Alexandra Koyfman, St. Anne's College

Alexandra is an undergraduate visiting student at St. Anne's College, from Indiana University. She studies Psychology along with Jewish Studies and, back in the States, she served as her university's Doctor Who Society President for a year and a half. When not reading research articles or running participants in the lab, she spends her spare free time trying to participate in life as an Oxonian, exploring the city, enjoying science fiction, watching cheesy movies on Netflix, and sinking deeper into an ever-growing video game addiction.


As the Publicity Officer, Alexandra is responsible for promoting the society. This amounts to writing the descriptions on the termcard once a term, sending out the weekly publicity emails, and helping to organise the termly geek quiz as well as the termly society meal. She also monitors the Society email account for communication relevant to the society.

Hannah Taylor
Membership Secretary

Hannah Taylor, Corpus Christi College

Hannah is a first year undergraduate studying Chemsitry at Corpus Christi College. As well as Doctor Who, she is a fan of enough shows, films and books that she often loses track, though the list includes Sherlock, Firefly and Tolkien-related media. In the rest of her free time she enjoys singing in her college choir, playing the flute and reading vast quantities of fanfiction.


As Membership Secretary, Hannah 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.

Adam Povey
Lord Chancellor (Vice-President)

Adam Povey

As the Vice-President, Adam is responsible for assisting the committee and ensuring that meetings as laid out in 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.


When not tending constitutional practices, Adam makes a computer do physics for him. As he now gets paid to do this, he often buys the first round to make up for years as a scrounger. He thinks The Web Planet is highly underrated.

Daniel Alford
Magazine Editor

Daniel Alford, St. Peter's College

Daniel is a third 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.

Will Frankish
IT Officer (Regulator of the Hypercubes)

William Frankish, Keble College

William is a fourth year computer scientist at Keble College, and has been a fan of Doctor Who since it restarted in 2005.


As IT Officer, Will 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

A final year doctoral student in Physical 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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