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. We also organise and participate in many events around and outside of Oxford, such as the termly Geek Quiz, trips to filming locations, and the Varsity Quiz.


Everyone is welcome to come along to 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 covering the running costs of the society, 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!


Our latest termcard can be found here.
Details and directions of the locations used for society meetings can be found here.


If you would like to be added to our mailing list or become a member of the society, please contact us through our Facebook page or Twitter, or send us an email at whosoc@nexus.ox.ac.uk.


We also have a Discord server, which you can register an interest in joining here! This form can also be used to subscribe to our newsletter, where you’ll receive updates on our events this term. We ask you to fill in this form so that we can ensure the server isn’t filled with Daleks or any other bad actors! (All your information is treated strictly according to privacy concerns.)



The society is managed by the Committee, which is chosen by the body of the society in elections each Hilary Term. Any member of the society is invited (and encouraged) to stand in these elections. Members may also be interested in the brief history of our society and our Constitution.


The Society Library, maintained by the Keeper of the Scrolls, currently inhabits a shoebox which sometimes made an appearance at meetings. Members who are interested in borrowing any books is advised to contact 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.



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 with annotations is available here.


We also have a backup website which can be found here.



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Doctor Who and any associated images are © BBC 1963-2021. 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