Welcome to the Oxford Doctor Who Society website!



We are a University Society formed in 1989, shortly before the original run of Doctor Who ended, to meet regularly and appreciate the best (and worst) of the fondly-remembered show, usually watching video tapes gathered around small televisions. Nowadays, in much the same spirit, we meet regularly to appreciate the best (and worst) of the now enormously successful show, usually watching DVDs gathered around larger televisions, with varying degrees of mild-mannered heckling, followed by a communal trip to the pub.


Anybody is welcome to come along to one of our meetings, although those coming on a regular basis are encouraged to pay our membership fee - £5 for a year, £15 for life, payable to our Treasurer. This goes towards paying for the running costs of the society, notably including free drinks at the subsequent year's Fresher's Drinks, so come along and enjoy a cocktail for your contribution to the Society's continued existence!


If you would like to be added to our society's mailing list or are interested in becoming a member, send us an email at whosoc@nexus.ox.ac.uk.


The full list of society meetings, with dates, times and locations, can be found on our Termcard page. Details of the various locations used for meetings are found here.


We also organise and participate in many events outside of Oxford, such as trips to filming location and the Varsity Quiz, the results of which can be found here.


The society is managed by the Committee, chosen by the body of the society in (vaguely) democratic elections each Hilary Term. Any member of the society is invited (and encouraged) to stand in these elections. A full list of the current committee, with names, colleges, brief biographies and pictures can be found here.


The Society Library, maintained by the Keeper of the Scrolls, currently inhabits a shoebox which sometimes makes an appearance at meetings. Any society member is allowed to borrow or request books by contacting the Keeper.


We also publish a magazine at irregular intervals called The Tides of Time, which contains a variety of articles related to the society or Doctor Who in general. The archives of the magazine can be found on this external website. Submissions for future issues can be sent to outidesoftime@gmail.com.


Members of the Society may be interested in the brief history of our society and our Constitution, including the many in-jokes contained therein.


This site underwent a major revision in Easter 2012 - the previous version up to Hilary Term 2012 can be found archived here.

A number of banners have been created for the website over time: a full gallery of these, with annotations, is available here.



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Doctor Who and any associated images are ©BBC 1963-2016. This page and the Oxford Doctor Who Society are not affiliated with the BBC in any way. We are a non-commercial society for the appreciation of the world's longest running sci-fi show. To contact the society email whosoc@nexus.ox.ac.uk