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E-mail sent by Member 1ed41b6, Sunday, 29th May 2016 @ 12:35pm

Hello All!

This week we have HALL SWAP, the details of which are below. Monday's theme will be "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", so please add your suggestions for the kookiest Trek aliens on the Facebook poll. As usual, we will be meeting at 7.45pm outside St. John's.

Captain Atkinson


E-mail sent by Member 1ed41b6, Monday, 23rd May 2016 @ 12:37am

Hello All,

Hope Week 5 blues isn't getting you down... to cheer you up, this week's theme is Star Trek romances, featuring "Anyone But Kirk". Remember to vote on the poll! 

We also have the society trip to ATOMIC BURGER this Tuesday at 6pm, and the GEEK QUIZ on Thursday at 8pm, in St Peter's College. Hope to see you there :-)

This week's meeting will be at the usual time of 7.45 PM outside St. John's.

Captain Atkinson

Week 4 Trinity

E-mail sent by Member 1ed41b6, Monday, 16th May 2016 @ 9:38am

Hello All, 
Apologies for the lateness of this email, I've yet to get in the habit of being a Captain! This week's theme is "The Interstellar Catwalk", featuring the wackiest of Trek costumes (check the link in trivia to see a selection...). We will be meeting as usual at 7.45pm outside St John's

Hope to see you there,
Captain Atkinson

Week 3 Trinity

E-mail sent by Member 1ed41b6, Saturday, 7th May 2016 @ 1:23pm

Hello All!
It's my first week as Star Trek Captain and so this week's theme is "Maiden Voyages" - my suggestion being Where No Man Has Gone Before, the original series pilot. Meetings will continue to be held at St. John's for this term, so we will be meeting at

7.45pm outside St. John's

Apologies for the lack of trivia this week, I need to up my game when it comes to dank memes...

Captain Atkinson

Week 2: Goodbye(ish)

E-mail sent by Callum Spiller, Sunday, 1st May 2016 @ 1:36pm

And so I am writing my final email as Captain (violins in distance).

I just wanted to say thank you all very much for the past year, it has been a pleasure helping to run this society and seeing it grow into what it has become today (I am, of course, referring to the drastic increase in membership following freshers' week last October). TrekSoc is such a staple in my life and I just wanted to thank you all for making my Monday nights so enjoyable. I shall, of course, be returning to the society each week!

Right enough of that, now tomorrow, elections are the first order of business, anybody interested in any of the comittee positions up for grabs, look at the below section of the email which has all the info you need.

Additionally, Nathan will not be around tomorrow so If anybody has a laptop with an HDMI port could you please bring it?! (It may win you some extra points if you are going for Technical Officer!)

Meeting time this week is pushed back a little bit to account for a pesky rehearsal that has cropped up in my life (BUY CABARET TICKETS) so we will be meeting at:

8:15 for an 8:30 start at St. Johns college!

Otherwise, please read the rest of the email for the theme and other stuff (there may or may not be a plug) and I'll see you all tomorrow!


Captain Spiller, signing off.


E-mail sent by Callum Spiller, Sunday, 24th April 2016 @ 11:25pm

Hi everyone!

It's Callum back with another email, although his week's is a rare pre-12am message! It is my penultimate email as Captain (cue emotional bells and violins) and so I must remind all that the elections for Captain, First Officer and Technical Officer are to be held next week and that all who are considering applying for the role must do so as more information will be given tomorrow and over the course of next week!

This week's meeting will be held slightly later at 8:30 tomorrow at St. John's College, meeting at 8:15 outside of the lodge

Otherwise I hope you have all had a great break, please read the rest of the email for this week's theme!

lots of love,

Captain Spiller



E-mail sent by Callum Spiller, Monday, 14th March 2016 @ 6:19pm

Hi Everyone still in Oxford/are around Oxford

Just a message for those who have yet to see the Facebook post, there is a meeting TONIGHT at St. John's where we will be getting Pizza and watching the classic (lol I've yet to even see it) Ghostbusters!

We will not be meeting outside the lodge but straight inside John's DVD room at 7:45, the usual time!

Make sure you bring your own snacks, drink and cash (for Pizza tonight) !!

See you all soon,


Captain Spiller


E-mail sent by Callum Spiller, Monday, 7th March 2016 @ 1:05am

Hey Everyone!

It's week 8 finally and it's time to kick back with one of the films!

Contrary to what I said last week, access to Pembroke auditorium has now been DENIED :'( so this week's meeting will be at St. Johns at the usual time! (7:45 meeting outside the lodge)

Vote on the Facebook poll to decide which film we watch!

Also, hall swap is on Tuesday, if you still haven't signed up please message our resident Keblite, Rose!

This is my last email of the term so I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for making it such a good one! Monday nights have been keeping me sane over the past few weeks which I am very appreciative of!

See you all tomorrow!


Captain Spiller

Week 7: Uhuradical

E-mail sent by Callum Spiller, Monday, 29th February 2016 @ 3:45am


It is Sunday (Monday) once more and it's time for another meeting! Sadly due to a huge concert I'm in this week I won't be able to make this week's meeting [:'(] Although I will be able to be part of the pub away team afterwards so please let me know where you are going!!

This week event-wise I beleive it is Atomic Pizza, I'm not entirely certain of the date but I am more than sure Linda will be filling you all in tomorrow night!!

Otherwise I hope you've all had a stunning week and are not feeling to drowsy towards the end of term!! (I do believe Nathan has yet to have his termly existential crisis but my word how is it 7th week already?!



Captain Spiller

Hall Swap and Atomic Pizza

E-mail sent by Linda Jane Canton, Tuesday, 23rd February 2016 @ 5:55pm

Hello everyone! 

As some of you may have noticed, there are two new polls on the facebook page. Please respond to them soon! 

For Hall Swap, we're looking at going to Keble - but, due to availability, the only day we would be able to do it is Tuesday of 8th week (8th March). Please respond if you can or cannot make it! 

Since Hall Swap is now in 8th week, we'll be doing Atomic Pizza in 7th week. Please respond to that poll saying which days you're available so I know when and how many people to book a table for. Feel free to bring people from outside of Trek Soc, but (obviously) please tell me so I book enough seats! 

Linda J. Canton

Geek Quiz!

E-mail sent by Linda Jane Canton, Tuesday, 16th February 2016 @ 6:40pm

Hello everyone,

This is your reminder for this term’s Geek Quiz! 
It’ll be happening at 8pm this Thursday (the 18th) in the Dorfman Centre of St Peter’s College - NOT the Magdalen theatre like last term. Don't go to Magdalen. 

Maps of St Peter’s location and layout are available here:

I’ll be outside the lodge from about 7:45pm to make sure no one gets lost on the way to the room. As far as I know a bod card is needed to get into the college, so make sure you have yours with you – especially if you’re going to be late! If you forget your card/ get lost and can't find us, feel free to contact me and I’ll help as best I can.

A reminder for those of us who are bringing rounds:

1. You can score your round as you like, but no team may score more than 10 points on a round, to prevent a single round having an undue influence on the scores. Feel free to have more than 10 opportunities to score points, but be aware that scores are capped. Also, half-points are okay, but no other fractions.

2. Rounds must not be based around a single fandom i.e. no rounds based entirely on Doctor Who, or entirely on Star Wars, or entirely on programming languages (this did actually happen once, and is why we made the rule in the first place)

Additionally, Whosoc is asking for people to include a visual component for the rounds if possible (like a print out, or powerpoint slides with the questions) as there will be at least one deaf attendee. Rounds which are based on identifying sounds or music are still allowed. A laptop will be provided, and to my knowledge speakers will be as well.

Hope to see you all then!

Linda J. Canton

Week 4: Alternate Timelines

E-mail sent by Callum Spiller, Monday, 8th February 2016 @ 3:31am

Hello Everyone!!

I hope you've all had a fantastic week!

Firstly I'd like to say congratulations to Linda for being elected to the new position on the comittee as Morale Officer. She will be handling social events/fun activities/stash (I believe) in future so expect some cheery emails from her as well as my somnambulous ravings!

Secondly, we are meeting once again at St. John's outside the Lodge at quarter to 8.

Thirdly, for 5th week, our Technical Officer is taking a leave of absence and so we will be in need of a laptop which has an HDMI output in order to play episodes that week. If anyone has this please could you let me know if you are willing to bring it along that week (there may be some points towards the role of technical officer in the coming Trinity term elections!)

Otherwise, I hope your 4th week is fruitful and so I shall see you all tomorrow! (Later)

Check out the theme section below for info regarding that!


Captain Spiller

Week 3: Holodeck Misadventures/Morale Officer Election

E-mail sent by Callum Spiller, Sunday, 31st January 2016 @ 12:41pm

Hey there everyone!

It's week 3 (already?!) and it appears Phantom is making me lose my sanity as for some reason this is being written on a Sunday afternoon.

This week, as mentioned previously, is the election week for the new role of Morale officer, a post that will last until Trinity 2017 (as it's being introduced out of sync with the other comittee positions). We'll be doing elections at the start of tomorrow's meeting which will be at St. John's at the usual time (although not usual for this term) of 7:45; meeting outside of St. Johns lodge.

I hope you've all had a fab week and I'm looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!


Captain Spiller

Week 2: The best-laid schemes...

E-mail sent by Callum Spiller, Monday, 25th January 2016 @ 12:19am

Hello everyone! 

I hope you've all had a good week. I have one notice to give about the new comittee position of Morale Officer and also this weeks theme in the sections below!

Additionally this weeks meeting is also later due to a malfunction in the U.S.S St John's T.V room and so the DVD room is engaged until later to accomodate the University Challenge programme.

So this week we will be meeting at 8:25 outside St John's lodge on Monday

So I'll see you all tomorrow!


Captain Spiller


E-mail sent by Callum Spiller, Monday, 18th January 2016 @ 4:11pm


Due to an unexpected anomaly in the DVD Room sector, tonight's rendez-vous will need to be delayed by half an hour.

Instead we shall be meeting tonight at 8:15 outside of St. Johns!

That's 8:15 tonight outside St. Johns, sorry for the late notice!

Captain Spiller

Week 1: The Weather outside is frightful

E-mail sent by Callum Spiller, Monday, 18th January 2016 @ 8:19am

Hello everyone!

It's first week and I have already exceeded myself with the lateness of this email but a wonderful welcome back to everyone!

The first meeting of the term is TONIGHT AT 7:45 OUTSIDE ST JOHN'S!

I'm really looking forward to this term and seeing everyone again! See you all tonight. Apologies for the brevity of the email, I promise next week's will be longer!


Captain Spiller

Week 8: First (and for some, last) Contact

E-mail sent by Callum Spiller, Monday, 30th November 2015 @ 2:59am

Hello everyone! I am going to keep it short this week.

It is 8th week at last and the poll has decided, we are going to be watching Star Trek VIII: First Contact in our end of term meeting!

This week we will be meeting at PEMBROKE COLLEGE to make use of the wonderful Pichette Auditorium to watch the film.

Meeting outside Pembroke lodge at 7:45 tonight (Monday)

Additionally, there is to be an end of term meal at Atomic Burger this Wednesday. The restaurant is comic book themed and is quite a bit down Cowley Road. I am told it is amazing there; only told because even though it is a Trek Soc tradition to go in week 8, somehow I have never been able to make it after an entire year. This too seems to be becoming a tradition as yet again I am unable to make it however it would seem a lot of people can and should be a really fun night *sob*.

Further details on the meal are to follow but could everyone who can make Wednesday please say so on the Facebook poll so I know how many places to book!

Sadly for some of our members this will be the last meeting; while it will be sad to say goodbye it has been wonderful having you all around with us this term. I hope it has been an equally enjoyable one for you!

All the best and LLAP

Captain Spiller

Week 7: Penultimatum

E-mail sent by Callum Spiller, Monday, 23rd November 2015 @ 12:11am

Hello everyone!

Hope you have all had a fabulous week, stunningly, it is 7th already!!

Our meeting this week will be the last one at St. John's this term before the film night at Pembroke in 8th!

We will be meeting at the usual time (7:45pm) to go in for 8:00pm outside the front gate!

Hope you have all seen and filled in the multiple questionnaires on the Facebook page regarding hall swap and the 8th Week meal. It's looking like Wednesday is the best for both of those dates. If anyone can get us in on to their hall this Wednesday at short notice please email me! I shall book the table at Atomic Burger for Wednesday.

Otherwise, hope to see you all tomorrow!


Captain Spiller

Week 6: The Art of Diplomacy

E-mail sent by Callum Spiller, Monday, 16th November 2015 @ 12:20am

Hello Everyone!

First off, thanks to everyone who came to the Geek Quiz last Thursday! We had a MASSIVE turnout which was brilliant! Thank you to Nathan, Sjoerd, Maaike and Kat for providing rounds for our whopping 3 teams (more people than any other society!) After that quiz we had one team with a podium finish in 3rd and now I am starting to wonder whether or not 3 is this society's lucky number... (there is a further story behind this, turn up at the meeting to hear more!)

We are meeting as usual at St John's on Monday (by this I mean today; I'm writing this a late o'clock again) at 7:45 outside the porter's lodge.

See you all there!


Captain Spiller

Week 5: ACTING + Geek Quiz

E-mail sent by Callum Spiller, Sunday, 8th November 2015 @ 12:14pm

Hello there everyone! Hope you've all had a fabulous week!

It's that time of the week again where I sit down to write this newsletter and think to myself: 'Why didn't I do this email on Friday?'

Anyways, it's going to be a good theme this week so I hope I'll see lots of you there, and just as a reminder to those who have not paid thier subscription charges could you please bring your moey tomorrow evening!

Additionally, this Thursday is the termly Geek quiz which I also hope to see as many of you there as possible! More info that will be below!

Hope to see you all soon,

Captain Spiller


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