The Committee


Lord High President of Gallifrey (President)

Harry Dearlove Still, St Hugh's

Harry Dearlove Still

In the spring of 2005, Harry’s world was invaded by a strange, newly-resurrected entity. He may study Classics as a second year undergraduate at St Hugh’s nowadays but, even at first glance, it’s evident — if only from his dress sense — that the love of Doctor Who never left him. He has a particular liking for those Doctors often considered the more ‘serious’ incarnations of the Time Lord, such as Jon Pertwee and Christopher Eccleston; the same goes for his favourite adventures, which include The Tomb of the Cybermen, Inferno, The Caves of Androzani and Dalek. When not engaged in Whovian activities, Harry can be found reading graphic novels, discussing detective fiction or playing the guitar.


As President of the Society, Harry is responsible for presiding over Committee and General Meetings, upholding the Constitution, and ultimately for the Society as a whole.

Collector of the Six Suns of Pluto (Treasurer)

Sam Flower, Trinity

Sam Flower

Sam is a second year mathematician at Trinity College, and the proud owner of a fez. He first got into Doctor Who when his grandparents bought him an issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine when Sainsbury’s was out of stock of Action Man comics one week. Outside of WhoSoc, he plays the trumpet in his college orchestra, reads maths books, and on Tuesdays wears a tweed jacket (there’s a reason).


As Treasurer of the Society, Sam is responsible for keeping track of the state of the Society's finances, paying in membership fees and writing cheques for expenditure in the cause of the Society, and furnishing a copy of the accounts once a term for the Castellan to pass on to the Proctors.

The Castellan (Secretary)

Thomas Barker, Regent's Park

Thomas Barker

Thomas is a second year History and English student at Regent’s Park College. He has been a Doctor Who fan for as long as he can remember and has journeyed through all things Who on screen and in the expanded universe, particularly enjoying any historical stories and the many audio productions of Big Finish. As well as his Who enthusiasm, he engages in and around his other interests of drama, journalism, politics, reading, and also mental health activism in promoting the ‘All In Your Head’ magazine.


As Secretary, Thomas is responsible for keeping the Proctors happy by giving them termly notices of the state of the committee, the Society’s finances, and the meetings of the Society. He is also responsible for drawing up agendae for the committee meetings and writing down the minutes.

The Operator of the Mind Probe (Publicity Officer)

Thomas Barker, Regent's Park

Thomas Barker

Thomas is a second year History and English student at Regent’s Park College. He has been a Doctor Who fan for as long as he can remember and has journeyed through all things Who on screen and in the expanded universe, particularly enjoying any historical stories and the many audio productions of Big Finish. As well as his Who enthusiasm, he engages in and around his other interests of drama, journalism, politics, reading, and also mental health activism in promoting the ‘All In Your Head’ magazine.


As Publicity Officer, Thomas is responsible for promoting the society. He writes the weekly publicity emails, compiles the termly term card, and runs our Facebook and Twitter accounts. He also monitors the society’s email account for communication relevant to the society.

Lord Nimon (Social Secretary)

Victoria Walker, Corpus Christi

Victoria Walker

Victoria is a third year undergraduate mathematician at Corpus Christi College. She is a big fan of the particularly eccentric moments of Doctor Who, and as such is drawn to stories like The Dominators, Planet of the Spiders, and The Stones of Blood. Her other interests include making photo albums, maintaining an odd level of knowledge about George Orwell, and watching theatre.


As Social Secretary, Victoria works with other societies in and out of Oxford to organise the termly geek quiz, crewdates, and other joint events. She also organises the termly society meal, and society trips out of Oxford, including the annual varsity quiz with Cambridge.

Unit Recruitment Officer (Membership Secretary)

Sam Flower, Trinity

Sam Flower

Sam is a second year mathematician at Trinity College, and the proud owner of a fez. He first got into Doctor Who when his grandparents bought him an issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine when Sainsbury’s was out of stock of Action Man comics one week. Outside of WhoSoc, he plays the trumpet in his college orchestra, reads maths books, and on Tuesdays wears a tweed jacket (there’s a reason).


As Membership Secretary, Sam is responsible for maintaining a register of the members of the society, with membership status and contact details. This involves liaising with the Treasurer when they collect membership fees, and the IT Officer to keep the mailing lists up-to-date.

Lord Chancellor (Vice-President)

Ian Bayley

Ian Bayley

Ian is life-long Whovian whose first memory is of the cliffhanger from Episode 2 of Castrovalva. A Balliol graduate who earned a DPhil in Computation and founded the university's Quiz Society while he was there, he is now a senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes, one who was overjoyed that his favourite New Who Doctor followed him into his chosen profession for Series 10 and made the phrase "pudding brains" cool. He is usually to be found at committee meetings arguing that Eighth Week does not have to be 80s Week and that 80s Week does not have to mean Sylvester McCoy, as that brings back painful childhood trauma.


Ian is more successful in his official duty of enforcing the Three Year Rule, which is designed to ensure that no undergraduate will watch the same story more than once at our Thursday meetings.

Keeper of the Matrix (Webmaster)

Adam Kendrick

Adam Kendrick

Adam is a Chemistry graduate from St Catherine's who, after studying Computing at Oxford Brookes University, eventually became so accustomed to Oxford that he never left. Having watched Doctor Who since 2005, he lists Heaven Sent, Midnight, Enemy of the World, Demons of the Punjab, and Vengeance on Varos amongst his favourite serials. In his spare time, he enjoys writing code, reviewing Big Finish audios, practising the guitar, solving jigsaw puzzles, volunteering at his local charity shop, and playing Hearthstone badly. He also enjoys listening to podcasts and highly recommends Dice Funk, Welcome to Night Vale, The Shrieking Shack, and The Beef And Dairy Network Podcast.


As Webmaster, Adam has been chiefly responsible for keeping the website up-to-date with information on the termcard, the committee, library, and locations since Trinity 2016. He has also rewritten significant parts of the markup so that it adheres to modern web standards.

Regulator of the Hypercubes (IT Officer)

Emma Morris, Jesus

Emma Morris

Emma is in her second year of studying Music at Jesus College. While Murray Gold soundtracks her memories as a 4 year old seeing a Northern action hero for the first time in Christopher Eccleston, Emma has since grown to love the mystery captured in the style pioneered by Delia Derbyshire and continued more recently by Segun Akinola. Other TV favourites of Emma’s include Black Books, What We Do in the Shadows and Killing Eve. Asides from her love for TV and film music, Emma plays trumpet in several jazz bands around Oxford and is increasingly resigned to the idea that her esteem for Nine Inch Nails, System of a Down and X-Ray Spex might not be an angsty “phase” after all...


As IT Officer, Emma is responsible for liaising with the University about use of their computing resources when necessary, but her primary duty is to keep the mailing lists up-to-date with new members and removing temporary members at the end of their year. Just send an email if you need to be added to one of the mailing lists.

Keeper of the Black Scrolls of Rassilon (Librarian)

Katrin Thier

Katrin Thier

Katrin has spent more time than is good for her in libraries and seems to attract books. As a result, she is currently trying to look after this society's boxful. In between reading novels and doing humanities research, she sometimes finds time to watch decent telly such as Babylon 5, Firefly, assorted crime dramas, and of course Doctor Who.


As the Society's Librarian, Katrin is responsible for maintaining the Society's library, ensuring that all the books therein are kept in a reasonable condition and catalogued. She also keeps track of loans of books, to ensure that no books have been eaten by the borrower's pet robot dog. With the publication of the catalogue on the website, she also liaises with the Web Officer to keep it up-to-date.

Society Historian

Matthew Kilburn

Matthew Kilburn

Matthew read History at St John's, but this was a long time ago, before many of the committee were even Time Tots, as he realised when The Oxford Student attributed quotes from him to 'An Older Gentleman'. He's affiliated to the History Faculty, has worked in both staff and freelance positions on several major humanities research projects, but still finds time to write about Doctor Who for both professional and fan publications.


Matthew is a long-standing member of the society and fount of useful information about its past. He also maintains the Tides of Time archive, uploading new issues and back issues of the society's fanzine alike.

Tides of Time Editor

James Ashworth

James Ashworth

Once upon a time, James was a biologist at Worcester College. Having found a passion for writing at University, he’s still clinging onto WhoSoc as Tides Editor. As well as the show itself, he’s also a big fan of the expanded universe of Doctor Who, especially the novels, and regularly reviews Big Finish audios. Outside of Doctor Who, he’s a big fan of science, film and quizzes – preferably all at the same time.


As editor, James is responsible for putting together the next issue of Tides of Time. New issues are published on an irregular basis, whenever he can put together enough material for an issue. He is therefore always glad to receive contributions - please get in contact at outidesoftime@gmail.com if you have any ideas for an article.



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