The Oxford Star Trek Society

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Little reminder...

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Saturday, 18th February 2012 @ 6:37pm

Evening TrekFans,

Just a quick reminder that if you would like to join us for dinner at St Catherine's College on Monday night, 6:50-8pm, you need to email be back in the next 24 hours. It costs £4.37 for a served three course meal, and the menu is as follows: 

Starter: Humus salad with Pitta Bread
Main: Turkey Escollop with Curried Tomato Sauce
or (Vegetarian) Mushroom and Spinach Potato Stroganoff
Dessert: Dorset Plum and Apple Pudding 

I hope to see you there!

Captain Lucy

Weekly Meeting (20/02) - College Dinner and Movie Night

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Wednesday, 15th February 2012 @ 11:56am

Morning TrekFans,

This week you're getting a super early email because it's time to sign up for this year's first TrekSoc College Dinner! 

Before our regular night on Monday we'll be meeting up at St Catherine's College (a slight deviation from the termcard for the observent among you) from 6:50-8pm to enjoy a served three course meal. It's known by students and tutors alike to be one of the best halls in Oxford without the ceremony of many colleges - no gowns required, casual dress code, and only two words of latin (if you can hear them). 

The menu is as follows:

Starter: Humus salad with Pitta Bread
Main: Turkey Escollop with Curried Tomato Sauce
or (Vegetarian) Mushroom and Spinach Potato Stroganoff
Dessert: Dorset Plum and Apple Pudding

The cost for all this is a staggering £4.37 (you'll need to bring the correct change on the day), so if you like the sound of this email me back by Sunday evening to book a place, letting me know if you would like the vegetarian option and whether or not you have any dietary requirements. This will be a great opportunity to get together and enjoy a nice meal while ticking off a college on your list of places to try so do join us!

Our social will be followed by a movie night back at Hertford College; if you aren't stuffed enough already we'll be bringing out the popcorn for a Trek favourite, 'The Voyage Home'. This film really has it all; a massive log that wants to talk to whales, nuclear wessels, *that* punk on a bus scene - what more could you ask for? 

The regular meeting will have a late start so if you can't make the meal and want to watch the film you'll find us outside the lodge at Hertford College at 8:30pm.

See you there!

Captain Lucy

Weekly Meeting (13/02) - Romance among the stars

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Friday, 10th February 2012 @ 6:59pm

Greetings TrekFans,

With Valentine's only a day away we're presenting you with a classic theme to get you in the mood - Trek love and romance! We're talking marriages, flings, star-crossed lovers...if you can think of an episode featuring some some of those gooey feelings (and we know you can) suggest it on our facebook event page. We'll also be discussing arrangements for our next social, dinner at St Catherine's College, along with the convention so come along for an update!

As ever you'll find us by the lodge outside Hertford College at 7:45 for an 8pm start.

See you there!

Captain Lucy 

Weekly Meeting (06/02) - Introductory Episodes: DS9

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Friday, 3rd February 2012 @ 8:02pm

Evenin' TrekFans,

This week we're bringing you the next installment in this year's effort to watch the introductory episodes of the five Trek series: Deep Space Nine's 'The Emissary' Parts I and II! It'll be a walk down memory lane for DS9 buffs and a solution to all the 'Why are they on a space station/what is this worm hole/Bajor??' questions newbies to the series have, so come on down for this smashing two-parter.

Join us by the lodge at Hertford College at 7:45 for an 8pm start.

Captain Lucy

Weekly Meeting (30/01) - On to the Holodeck & Pub social

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Friday, 27th January 2012 @ 12:09pm

Afternoon TrekFans,

This week sees the return of our popular social from last term - a trip to the pub before our regular meeting! We're heading back to the Turf Tavern (round the corner from Hertford college - if you get lost call me on 07702779307) to enjoy a drink or two and their wonderful menu, and we hope to see you there! Everyone is welcome, so if you haven't ventured out to join us before why not come along and meet everyone?

After the social we'll head out to Hertford College to enjoy this week's episode theme: 'On to the Holodeck'. It's a Trek creation we'd all love to own, and its time to watch the characters from The Next Gen. onwards get trapped on recreated planets or explore the latest programme. Please leave your episode suggestions on the facebook event page so we can bring them along to the meeting for the vote.

Join us at the Turf Tavern at 6:30pm, or outside the lodge at Hertford College at 7:45pm for an 8pm start. 

Captain Lucy

Weekly Meeting (23/01) - Quark Night

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Saturday, 21st January 2012 @ 8:41pm

Evening TrekFans,

As the observent among you will have noticed there has been a termcard change for this week - this Monday we'll be swapping 'Worf' night for what was going to be next term's 'Quark' night. Join us for a celebration of our favourite Ferengi, and leave your episode suggestions on our facebook event page for a vote.

Meet us outside the lodge at Hertford College at 7:45 for an 8pm start. As ever snacks and drinks will be provided!

See you there,

Captain Lucy

Weekly Meeting (16/01) - Star Trek: The Drinking Games AND Termcard

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Thursday, 12th January 2012 @ 5:58pm

Evening TrekFans,

First off, Happy New Year to all our members! 

We're planning another busy term and if you'd like a peek at our termcard you'll find it attached to this email. It includes the next installment in our 'Introductory episodes' mission, themes as suggested by our members, a college dinner, a movie night, a pub trip and much much more. (Don't forget that if you'd like a say in what goes on the termcard you can attend our termly meetings in eighth week or send us your suggestions).

On Monday we'll be starting the term with easily our most frequently requested theme: a drinking games night. As usual we want your episode suggestions, and this time we want suggestions for some rules so that on the night we can vote for three...and get drinking! You can choose pretty much any episode from any series - just post on our facebook event page.

This is a BYOB event with the society providing mixers and snacks. If you don't drink it isn't a problem - why not be creative and bring an alternative? And as at the start of every term we'd like to encourage anyone who has been receiving this email but who hasn't actually attended yet to come along and check us out; this should be a really fun evening and we're always open to new members (plus the first three meetings are free!)

So join us at 7:45pm outside Hertford College lodge for an 8pm start.

Captain Lucy

Reminder - Termly meal bookings

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Thursday, 24th November 2011 @ 11:12am

Hello again,

Just a quick reminder that anyone wanting to attend the termly meal at Atomic Burger on Monday evening needs to get back to me by 9pm tonight. 

The list so far is:

Lucy Eldridge

Will Dutton

Thomas Catterall

Joseph Hermaszewski

Jimi Cullen

Francesca Mirolo

Hector Hamilton

If your name is not on this list and you would like to attend, email me asap.

-- Captain out --

Termly Meal and Meeting

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Tuesday, 22nd November 2011 @ 9:46am

Mornin' TrekFans,

Next Monday brings our termly meal, and this time we're heading to the fabulously sci-fi Atomic Burger. In case you're unfamiliar its located a couple of minutes down Cowley Road, serving a good range of reasonably priced meat and vegetarian meals (for a peek at the menu see

If you would like to attend, please email me back before 9pm Thursday. We will be looking to book a table for around 8pm Monday, but if we make a big group we may need to be flexible regarding time - if you can't make before/after a certain time let us know and we'll bear it in mind.

The meal will be followed by our termly meeting in the handily located G&Ds (almost next door). This is when we'll brainstorm theme ideas for next term, so if you want to get involved please do come along!

See you there!

Captain Lucy

Weekly Meeting: Transporter Accidents

E-mail sent by Louise Peterken, Saturday, 19th November 2011 @ 2:54pm

Greetings TrekFans!

This week is the last episode week of this term! Because of this, we will be going out in style with our theme for this week: transporter accidents! As always, you can suggest episodes on our Facebook page, and come along on Monday at 7:45 for the results of problems with the pattern buffer, accompanied by awesome snacks and drinks, of course. We will meeting at Hertford College as usual, so see you then!

Trekkie love,
First Officer Louise

Weekly Meeting (14/11) - Q Night and Crew Date news

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Saturday, 12th November 2011 @ 5:08pm

Evening TrekFans,

Firstly an update on the crew date situation - after a positive response from our members we are investigating setting up a crew date with RGPSoc and/or AniméSoc. Sadly this is taking a little longer than anticipated, so its unlikely to happen this week. We'll let you know as soon as these societies get back to us!

This brings us to our next meeting; the eagerly anticipated 'Q Night'. We all have a favourite episode (unless you're of the opinion that anything with Q is a classic- we can't blame you), so tell us yours on our facebook event page and we'll bring it along! There will as usual be a range of refreshments to see us through the night.

Meet us outside Hertford College lodge around 7:45 for an 8pm start.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Captain Lucy

Weekly Meeting (07/11) - Pub & Introductory Episodes

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Friday, 4th November 2011 @ 11:49am

Good morning TrekFans,

This week we have our first social - a trip to the pub before our regular meeting. We'll be settling down to some great food and drink at the Turf (4-5 Bath Place, down an alley along Holywell Street) from 6:30pm, so come along and get to know us all a bit better before heading off to Hertford...which is conveniently only a minute's walk away...

Our pub trip will be followed by a regular meeting, and this week we present you with a set menu as we embark on our termly 'Introductory Episodes' theme night. Over the course of this year we will be showing the first episodes from all the Star Trek series, and on Monday we'll be kicking off with Voyager's 'The Caretaker' parts 1 & 2, and if we have time we'll add in the Original Series' first episode, 'The Man Trap'. The first episodes tend to be classics, and if you are new to any of the series you should definitely join us for an introduction! There will of course be the usual fabulous refreshments (...if you have room after the pub)!

To recap, we're meeting at the Turf at 6:30pm for dinner and drinks on Monday, followed by our regular meeting at Hertford College (at the lodge around 7:45pm for an 8pm start) on the same day.

I hope to see you all there!

Captain Lucy

Weekly Meeting (31/10) - Halloween!

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Saturday, 29th October 2011 @ 11:30am

Morning TrekFans,

When we discovered that Halloween falls on a Monday this year we couldn't believe our luck, and we invite you to share this celebration with us with a screening of First Contact! A dark room, a big screen for the best Next Generation movie and of course popcorn...what more could you need?

Meet us at 7:45 for an 8pm start by the lodge of Hertford College (any problems ring me on 07702779307). 

I look forward to seeing you there!

Captain Lucy

A Reminder

E-mail sent by Louise Peterken, Monday, 24th October 2011 @ 11:29am

Attention all crew members!

This is a reminder that this is the last free meeting, as well as the last chance to take advantage of our Super Freshers' Introductory Membership Offer, which entitles you to a memebership of your choice (with all the confectionary and Trek you can handle) at incredible reduced prices.

The reduced fees are:
£3 for a term (normally £5)
£8 for a year (normally £10)
£13 for life (normally £17)

But this amazing offer cannot last! So if you haven't signed up yet, bring along your latinum this evening, to where there will be Trek and biscuits for all.

And now I shall stop talking like a Ferengi.

First Officer Louise

Weekly Meeting (24/10) - Mirror Universe

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Saturday, 22nd October 2011 @ 4:48pm

Afternoon TrekFans!

Monday's coming back around and its time to look to our next theme, the Mirror Universe. If the sight of Spock with a beard isn't enough to get you buzzing in your seats we'll bring you twisted Trek history and strange alliances...along with a generous dose of confectionary and a nice warm room!

Like last time we want you to give us your episode suggestions on our facebook event page (find it through the link below) and we'll vote on three when we meet. We had a fantastic number of suggestions last Monday so lets keep it up!

The meeting will take place in the Ferrar room at Hertford College, so meet us by the lodge at 7:45 for an 8pm start (any problems call 07702779307). I look forward to seeing you there!

Captain Lucy

Weekly Meeting (17/10) - 'I'm a Doctor, not a ___'

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Friday, 14th October 2011 @ 6:47pm

Good evening TrekFans!

It was fantastic to meet so many of you on Monday, and our next meeting is already fast approaching! We're going to be celebrating Star Trek's doctors; from McCoy to Crusher, Pulaski to Bashir and then the EMH Mark I, we know you have a favourite and we want to watch them in action.

This week we'll be resuming our usual format of voting for 3 episodes on the night, so we need your episode suggestions! If you can think of any you enjoyed that feature a Trek doctor post the title on our facebook event page and we'll do our best to bring it along.

Our venue on Monday will be Hertford College, and will remain the same for the rest of the term. Join us outside the lodge at 7:45 for an 8pm start and if you're late ask the porters for directions to the Ferrar room (its handily near the lodge, but if you have any problems phone 07702779307). There will of course be refreshments to see us through the evening...

Have a great weekend and I hope to see you on Monday!

Captain Lucy

Freshers' Meeting and Termcard

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Saturday, 8th October 2011 @ 2:21pm

Greetings Trekfans, old and new!

This Monday brings our first meeting of the year and we can't wait to see you there! As per tradition we will be providing you with interstellar cocktails and refreshments, while enjoying Trek classics 'The Trouble with Tribbles' and 'The Naked Now'. 

For one week only our location will be the Pauling Centre (Human Sciences faculty building); only a minute's walk from where Parks Road meets Banbury Road. We have a map for you here: - just head North on the right side of Banbury road until you spot the TrekSoc signs pointing the way (if you have any problems phone me on 07702779307). We'll be meeting at 8pm, and we expect to finish around 10pm.

This is a great opportunity for our newly signed up Freshers to come and meet our friendly members and learn about our format, and we strongly encourage those of you who've signed up in the past but never attended to come along this week; its shaping up to be a great meeting and its free for all new members!

I've also attached our termcard (TrekSoc Termcard Michaelmas '11.docx) - it has been updated with times and venues since Freshers' Fair so do take a look. We hope you'll agree that this Michaelmas is set to be a good one!

I hope to see you all there,

Captain Lucy

Our email list...

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Wednesday, 5th October 2011 @ 4:49pm


Just a quick message before we get started on the term's meetings (termcard to follow shortly)!

I have recently received a couple of requests from ex-members wanting to be removed from our email list, and if there are others of you out there who no longer attend the society and/or don't want to receive the emails I would encourage you to follow their example before we add freshers to the group. There are two methods: email me and I can take you off the list, or you can go to our groupspaces page (link at the bottom of this email) and remove yourself. 


Help out at Fresher's Fair!

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Wednesday, 28th September 2011 @ 11:31am

Hello TrekFans,

We're reaching the end of what I hope has been a long and prosperous summer vacation, and Michaelmas is just around the corner. The termcard has been finalised and preparations for the fresher's meeting are underway, so now all we need is your help at Fresher's Fair

The more people we can attract to join our society the better our meetings will be, so if you love Star Trek and have the time and enthusiasm to encourage first years to sign up, please do consider volunteering for one or more of the shifts below. Earlier shifts may involve an element of setting up just as later shifts will probably require some tidying up, but the main duty of both shifts will be to encourage as many freshers to join as possible!

Wednesday 5th October: 10am - 2pm/ 2pm - 6pm
Thursday 6th October: 10am - 2pm/ 2pm - 6pm
Friday 7th October (ReFreshers' fair): 10am - 1pm/ 1pm - 4pm

If you think you can help, please email me back with which times you could do asap. On Sunday I will then contact all the volunteers with the rota and details of how to get in. 

Thank you,

Captain Lucy

Termly Meal and Meeting Confirmation

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Friday, 17th June 2011 @ 10:35pm

Evening Trekkies/ers,

The final list for those attending the meal on Monday 6:30pm at Noodle Nation is as follows:

- Hector
- Ian
- Nicola
- Abigail
- Stephen
- Louise
- Alun
- Clem
- Asif
- Helen
- Me

We'll meet out the front, but if you arrive and can't see us check inside; otherwise my mobile number is 07702779307.

I hope that those of you who couldn't make the meal will join us for the termly meeting, taking place in the Old Lodge at Hertford College 8 - 9:30pm (meeting outside the current lodge at 7:45pm as usual). We will be discussing ideas for welcoming in freshers next year and reviewing how we currently run the society so please do come along and share your ideas with us. If you know you can't make it but would like to share a suggestion email me before Monday evening and I will be glad pass it on.

Once again good luck to those with exams, and I look forward to seeing a number of you on Monday!

Captain Lucy 

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