Trinity Term 2019

1st Week Thursday 2nd May, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi
The Tenth Doctor
The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit
Get ready to be stranded in the future, accompanied by an epic music score and one terrifying CGI "Satan". First week back and we’re straight in with the Tenth Doctor and Rose, some seriously odd Ood, and some dubious face tattoos.
2nd Week Thursday 9th May, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi
The Second Doctor
Recon Week: The Macra Terror
One of the many serials of Classic Who that was lost in the great purge... This Troughton four-parter, which introduces the titular giant crabs (last seen under the motorway of New New York) has now been reanimated – literally. This Thursday, we will be watching the newly animated edition (paired with the original audio) of The Macra Terror.
Saturday 11th May, Time TBC

Location TBC
Varsity Quiz
Also in Second week is the Doctor Who Varsity Quiz for those of you who’ve signed up, where Oxford WhoSoc faces down their Cambridge counterparts – clearly the ultimate way to establish which university is best (Oxford, obviously!). As the great date approaches, watch out for emails with more details about how we’re getting to Cambridge and the finer timings. Some lucky souls will even hopefully get to experience a formal hall at Cambridge’s Emmanuel College.
Sunday 12th May, 7pm

Sebright Arms, Coate St., London
Quiz of Rassilon
For those serious quiz fans of you, there’s also the monthly Quiz of Rassilon this weekend. This monthly quiz, based in a London pub, is usually centred around a few particular Doctor Who episodes, which WhoSoc members marathon in the lead-up to it before travelling up to London (with life-size Eccleston in tow) to battle it out with other Doctor Who fans in the quiz. The marathon - this time based around this month’s quiz topics of the Macra Terror, The Time Warrior, Series 4, Donna Noble and The Waters of Mars - will probably begin at 10am, though you’re welcome to skip the first few if you’ve watched them recently, then at around 4pm those going to the quiz will take the coach up to London. We’ve already won twice this year, so it would be great to see some more of you for the May quiz (or even just for the preceding marathon)!
3rd Week Thursday 16th May, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi
"The Daleks" Randomiser
For this term’s randomiser, we’ve chosen to pick a random story with "The Daleks" in the title (e.g. The Power of The Daleks). This will therefore include both classic serials and a few from New Who – a real mixed bunch! An excellent opportunity to refresh in your mind what are quite possibly the Doctor’s greatest enemies. Exterminate!
4th Week Thursday 23rd May, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi
The Fourth Doctor
The Pirate Planet
Space pirates!!! The Pirate Planet is a Fourth Doctor story, written by the celebrated sci-fi author (and many time Doctor Who script writer) Douglas Adams. The Doctor, Romana and K9 are looking for segments of The Key of Time. They learn that the next segment is on a planet called Calufrax. Unfortunately, Calufrax has been pirated by the planet-ship Zanak, somewhat confusing things...
5th Week Thursday 30th February, 8pm

Location TBC
The Geek Quiz
In the legendary Geek Quiz, members of Oxford's geekiest societies get together 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. Please ensure your round is visual – make a PowerPoint with each question displayed on a different slide. Our society usually divides up into a few different teams – come along and help us beat those pesky TrekSoc-ers!
6th Week Thursday 6th June, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi
The Sixth Doctor
This story is part of the Sixth Doctor’s "Trial of a Time Lord" arc, and while there is some reference to it here and there, luckily this episode can still be enjoyed without having to marathon the entire trial. In Mindwarp, the Doctor and Peri spot Sil, who they have come up against before, and are understandably suspicious. As they poke around, they ultimately discover a plot involving a brain transplant to save the life of his master, Kiv, which will have awful consequences!
7th Week Thursday 13th June, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi
The Fifth Doctor
The King's Demons and Society Meal
Along with our termly meal, which will be held in one of Oxford’s various restaurants, we will be watching the rare historical Fifth Doctor serial, The King’s Demons. In an English castle some 8 centuries ago, the Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough have a devious plot to foil. The perpetrator? The Master, of course, who is controlling an android that is pretending to be the King of England. However, what could the Master possibly hope to achieve with this ploy (other than getting to wear a shiny crown, of course)!?!
8th Week Thursday 20th June, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi
The Ninth Doctor The Eleventh Doctor
Cold War and Father's Day (plus Committee Meeting)
In honour of 80s week, we're watching two episodes which were not, in fact, aired in the 80s, but rather set in that wonderful decade. Cold War is an Eleventh Doctor episode in which the Doctor and Clara find themselves trapped in a Russian submarine with a frosty alien from the Doctor’s past. Father’s Day, meanwhile, is from the Ninth Doctor’s reign and follows the depressing consequences of the Doctor letting his companion Rose see her father on the day he died.

You are then welcomed to join us for our committee meeting where we will discuss what to watch next term.

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