Michaelmas Term 2012

1st Week Thursday 11th October, 8pm

Old Law Library, Magdalen
The Ninth Doctor
Freshers' Drinks featuring Rose
A chance to meet all the other wonderful members of DocSoc and have a friendly chat plus free drinks and snacks can all be found at Freshers' Drinks. What more could you ask for? Then we kick off the term and the year with the first episode of new Who and the ninth Doctor's debut. In this episode, we follow Rose Tyler who meets a mysterious man called the Doctor in the department store where she works while fleeing the attacking window mannequins. They soon uncover an alien plot by the Nestene Consciousness to take over the Earth and Rose's life is changed forever.
2nd Week Thursday 18th October, 8pm

Lecture Room 2, Christ Church
The Third Doctor
Spearhead from Space
For this week we have the first story with Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor and the late Caroline John as his companion, Liz Shaw. Exiled to Earth in the late 20th Century and forbidden to continue travelling by his own people, the Time Lords, the newly regenerated Doctor arrives in Oxley Woods accompanied by a shower of mysterious meteorites. Investigating these unusual occurrences is the newly-formed United Nations Intelligence Taskforce (UNIT). Led by The Brigadier, UNIT are soon called into action when people and meteorites start going missing.
3rd Week Thursday 25th October, 8pm

Lecture Room 2, Christ Church
The First Doctor
An Unearthly Child Episode One & Planet of Giants
Our first episode theme continues with the very first Doctor Who story. Schoolteachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright are concerned about one of their pupils, Susan Foreman, and so decide to investigate, following her to a police call box left in a junkyard... Next, we will be watching the first serial of the second season of Doctor Who, Planet of Giants. This episode will be shown with the info-text and Matthew narrating; who says that DocSoc never does anything ducational?
4th Week Thursday 1st November, 8pm

Lecture Room 2, Christ Church
The Fifth Doctor
The Caves of Androzani
Time for a regeneration story. It's the fifth Doctor and Peri this week in a story voted the single best televised Doctor Who story in 2009. After landing on the planet Androzani Minor, the Doctor and Peri develop lethal spectrox toxaemia poisoning. As they search for a cure, they become enmeshed in a decades-old feud between the disfigured roboticist Sharaz Jek and businessman Morgus. Join us for magma beasts, gun runners, celery, and the delight that is Peri's wandering accent.
5th Week Thursday 8th November, 8pm

North Quad Lecture Room, St. John's
The Geek Quiz
In the legendary Geek Quiz, members of Oxford's geekiest societies get together in order to battle it out for the crown of "team who won that term". If you can write a round not entirely related to Doctor Who, then bring it along. Be there and not feel square for once (unless your round foxes everyone).
6th Week Thursday 15th November, 8pm

Lecture Room 2, Christ Church
The Fourth Doctor
The Seeds of Doom
Back to the fourth Doctor this week for a classic episode, noted for its gothic horror influences. The Seeds Of Doom sees alien seed pods discovered in Antarctic ice. The scientific team there thaw the first one out but it breaks open and infects one of the crew. The Doctor, played by Tom Baker, and Sarah Jane, Elisabeth Sladen, are called in by UNIT to investigate. Can the Doctor stop the spread of the galactic weed before all of England is infected and transformed?
7th Week Thursday 22nd November, 8pm

Pizza Express, 8 Golden Cross, Cornmarkey Street
DocSoc Meal
For this term, we shall be descending upon Pizza Express just off Cornmarket for our termly meal. Come for food, drink and Who-themed fun.
Saturday 24th November, 12pm

Old Law Library, Magdalen
The Eleventh Doctor The Tenth Doctor
The Christmas Specials Marathon
An entire day of Doctor Who will this term be featuring: The Christmas Invasion, The Runaway Bride, Voyage of the Damned, The Next Doctor, The End of Time Part 1, The End of Time Part 2, A Christmas Carol, and The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe. And yes, that is a lot of Christmas Who! Or perhaps I should say Oxmas? Traditionally, pizza will be ordered, drink consumed and many hours of fun had. A marathon not to be missed.
8th Week Thursday 29th November, 8pm

Lecture Room 2, Christ Church
The Sixth Doctor
The Mark of the Rani
Eighth week is Eighties week which this term means Colin Baker is introduced to a great Who villain, the Rani. And oh joy, more Peri. In 19th century England, the Doctor finds himself facing two competing enemies: his old adversary, the Master, and the Rani, another Time Lord with a sinister plan. The local population is turning violent and unpredictable. With a major meeting of the brains of the Industrial Revolution due to happen in the village soon, the Doctor must work out what exactly is causing all the problems. Only the Doctor can stop the Master and the Rani's evil plans.

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