Michaelmas Term 2017

1st Week Thursday 12th October, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi
The Tenth Doctor
Freshers Drinks with The Fires of Pompeii
It’s the first meeting of a new year, and that means Freshers Drinks! Come along to meet your fellow Whovians, and watch an episode that was strangely good at guessing future actors for the show, especially concerning a soon-to-be-gone Doctor. The Doctor takes new companion Donna to a major event of the past - the eruption of Vesuvius. Can Donna convince him to spare anyone from the tragedy?
2nd Week Thursday 19th October, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi
The Fifth Doctor
The Caves of Androzani
For our second week, we dive back into Classic Who, with the most beloved story of the 1980s. The Fifth Doctor and Peri land on Androzani Minor, among a group of disgruntled miners. But, somewhere in the mines, in amongst the poisonous Spectrox, lies a villain determined to wrestle control of "the most powerful substance in the world" from a corrupt government. Can Five save his new companion from the clutches of Sharaz Jek?
3rd Week Thursday 26th October, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi
The Third DoctorThe Second DoctorThe First Doctor
The Three Doctors
What better episode for third week than The Three Doctors? When Gallifrey is affected by a mysterious power drain, the Time Lords call upon the Doctor to help- but not just one, all three! It features the holy trinity of UNIT-era Who - bickering, bad science, and the Brigadier. It’s a great watch, especially as we change to the 13th Doctor, to see how the character can change, no matter who plays the role.
Saturday 28th October, 6pm

Worcester College JCR
The Thirteenth Doctor
Jodie Whittaker Marathon
To celebrate the newest Doctor, we watch a selection of the best of her filmography! From Broadchurch to Black Mirror, we see just what Jodie Whittaker can bring to a role as we prepare for her spectacular debut at Christmas. Feel free to bring snacks and drop in at any time!
4th Week Thursday 2nd November, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi
The Ninth Doctor
The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
The first official Who episode by leaving showrunner Steven Moffat, he debuts fantastically with this Blitz-set piece, introducing future spin-off star Captain Jack Harkness! The Ninth Doctor and Rose follow a crashing time ship to World War II England, where a strange child is haunting the destroyed streets. Can the group save the day, or will they be left asking "Are you my mummy?"
5th Week Thursday 9th November, 8pm

Nazrin Shah Auditorium, Worcester College
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, bring it along. Cosplay is always welcome!
6th Week Thursday 16th November, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi
The Eleventh Doctor
Amy's Choice and The God Complex
This week, we celebrate Matt Smith’s era, with two top episodes from his time. In Amy’s Choice, the Doctor, Amy and Rory are trapped between worlds by the Dream Lord, each with its own threat. But is either world safe? In The God Complex, the group is also trapped somewhere - this time, a hotel, where each room hides someone’s darkest fear, and a minotaur preying on the guests.
7th Week Thursday 23rd November, 6pm

Corpus Christi Auditorium
The First Doctor
An Unearthly Child and Society Meal
This week, Whosoc traditionally journeys out for food in one of Oxford’s many eateries. Join us to watch the first ever episode on its 54th anniversary and see how it compares to the first pilot for the show, before going out for a well-prepared meal!
Saturday 25th November, 12pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi
The Second DoctorThe First Doctor
Cybermen: The Early Years
Fresh from their latest/earliest appearance (isn’t continuity fun?) at the end of Series 10, we celebrate the early history of the Cybermen, from their debut at the South Pole to their assault on London and their attack on the moon. Feel free to drop in at any time and bring snacks!
8th Week Thursday 30th November, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi
The Fourth Doctor
The Horns of Nimon (and Committee Meeting)
8th Week is 80s Week! This week features the second appearance of Minotaurs and a labyrinth, but this one is distinctly more... camp. When the Doctor and Romana face off against the wonderfully-acted Soldeed, they must race to save the planet from the evil Nimon! Enjoy the campness and hilarity and don’t forget your jelly babies! Join us afterwards for the committee meeting to have your say in what we do next term.

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