Taruithorn Termcard, Trinity Term 2021


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Venues for meetings:


2021 special venue: online, with links to the call shared over e-mail


LR2 - Christ Church Lecture Room 2, right hand door in rear (East) side of Tom (front) Quad, ground floor


Bayne Room - Christ Church Bayne Room, door about one-third along right (South) side of Tom (front) Quad, ground floor


Blue Boar Room - Christ Church Blue Boar Exhibition Space. Top left (North) exit from Tom (front) Quad, then first door on the left, then it's at the far end (West) of Blue Boar Quad.


Map of Christ Church


Those events marked with ** are open to all comers, except where otherwise noted. The events will be held online due to the ongoing pandemic and will be open to everyone. If you'd like to continue coming to our events in next terms, we ask that you join the Society; membership is a very reasonable £3 per year for new members (£5 for existing members).



Friday 1st Week (30th April) – ** An Evening of Poetry and Songs **

Online, see e-mail for details - 8pm

Join us for an evening of poetry and songs!


Friday 2nd Week (7th May) – ** The Eagle Debate **

Online, see e-mail for details - 8pm

On the trans-Arda express, Gwaihir is rapidly losing height. He can only carry one of you, so who’s bailing out? Come and decide who stays and who goes in our own twist on the Balloon debate / Survivor game, where Middle Earth passengers will try and persuade you not to throw them from the eagle in a classic blend of democracy and tragic deaths. Everyone can participate, no prep needed!


Saturday 3rd Week (15th May) – ** Tolkien Tour of Oxford **

To be confirmed

Get your bearings and enjoy a relaxed guided tour full of triviata about the Professor’s city. Around two hours, after which we will retire to a pub. Final details dependent on weather and pandemic - so check your email!


Friday 4th Week (21st May) – ** Reading in the Gardens **

To be confirmed

An evening of readings (dramatic or otherwise) in Christ Church gardens. Bring books, and speaking voices silly or serious! Final details dependent on weather and pandemic - so check your email!


Thursday 5th Week (27th May) – ** Geek Quiz (Joint Societies)**

Online, see e-mail for details – 8pm

Join other geeky societies from across the university, and compete in obscure trivia from various fandoms.


Friday 6th Week (4th June) – ** Speaker Evening with Volante Opera**

Online, see e-mail for details - 8pm

Volante Opera Productions, a company that performs at Welsh National Opera, have been working on recordings of Paul Corfield Godfrey’s operas of The Silmarillion, written with permission of the Tolkien Estate nearly 30 years ago and never performed. They will be update on their forthcoming projects, play us some music and have some Q&A.


Saturday 7th Week (12th June) – ** Strawberry Party **

To be confirmed

Join us for the glorious Taruithorn picnic! A highlight event of the year where salted pork will be swapped for strawberries, cream, and Pimms at your leisure! Final details dependent on weather and pandemic - so check your email!


Friday 8th Week (18th June) – ** Committee Meeting and Board Games **

Online, see e-mail for details - 8pm

The traditional Taruithorn end-of-term board games session, after the committee meeting. All members welcome to the meeting, whether on committee or not! Either a chance to relax and kick back with friends, or a bloodthirsty and ruthless struggle for victory, depending on who you ask. Let us find out if boardgames are fun to play online, too.


Event calendar


Our event calendar is also available in iCalendar format.