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Geek Quiz

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Tuesday, 11th November 2014 @ 11:52pm

This is a termly thing with other geeky societies in Oxford, where we meet up and ask each other obscure questions on any topic. Last year we went and had a blast, good fun even if you're not particularly great at quizzes!  It's free too!

It's this Thursday, meeting outside Magdalen at 7.45 for an 8 o'clock start. We'll probably form one team for Trek Soc, and each team can ask a round of questions, so comment on the facebook post or email me if you want to write our table's round for us. If possible, one other person volunteering to do half a round with me doing the other half would work, but we can't all do it, otherwise we'd be swapping round all the time!

Please comment on the facebook post or email me if you're planning on coming so I can get a rough idea of numbers. Hope to see you there!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

5th Week: Civil Rights Episodes and Hall Meal

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Saturday, 8th November 2014 @ 2:52pm


Hey there Trekkers!

Weekly business first: our meeting is going to be 7.45 until 10 at Jesus college, meeting outside the main gates as normal. This week’s theme, as suggested by our lovely members last time, is Civil rights episodes. Trek was quite a pioneering show in its time, both in terms of the surprisingly good scientific predictions that they make, and also in less technological areas! So we’re taking a closer look at some of the ways they’ve weighed in on the issue of Civil Rights. The two suggestions given were the episode from TOS where Kirk and Uhura kiss and the episode of DS9 where Sisko dreams that he is a sci-fi writer back on earth in the mid-twentieth century. Any more episode suggestions are gratefully received though!

Now, there was a bit of a technical malfunction here at Star Trek headquarters, so I’m sending out this bit of the email rather later than I meant to: Trek Soc meal is happening next week on TUESDAY, as a separate thing to our general meet up! I know it’s rather short notice (sorry about that), but if you would like to come, then please let me know by email, or message me on Facebook! We will meet at 7 outside the main college gates, and the served dinner will cost £8 each (slightly subsidised!). There’s no requirement for gowns, so turn up in what you like, within reason! I’ll be booking the seats on Monday evening straight after our meeting, so please be prompt with your replies! Everyone is welcom, even if you're not a member! You can either pay me on the day itself, or in the meeting the day before.

Hope to see you all at some point this week!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

4th Week: Space Battles

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Saturday, 1st November 2014 @ 11:50pm

Hey there, Trekkers!

We’re nearly halfway through the term now, so to get everyone psyched for those tricky middle weeks, this week’s theme is space battles! We’re looking for ship to ship combat-type episodes, the sort of thing that stretches the limit of your weekly TV show budget. Trek isn’t exactly best known for being overflowing with these, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist, so I’m counting on you guys to help me seek them out! Standard time and place of 7.45, meet outside the Jesus College main gates on Monday. Hope to see you then!

Also, just a quick heads up that next week (that’s 5th week) will be the week that we have formal hall at Jesus, and this will mean a day change! So the plan will be to move the meeting from Monday to Tuesday in 5th week. If anyone wants to come, but really can’t make it on the Tuesday, just drop me an email and I’ll see what I can do, but sadly I won’t be able to please everyone! I’ll follow this up with another email in a few days with exact costs, plans etc., so you don’t need to commit now, just mull it over in the back of your mind!

I hope you all have a great week!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

3rd Week: Inventive Aliens

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Sunday, 26th October 2014 @ 4:36pm


Hey there, Trekkers!

We’re going boldly into 3rd week, and the theme is “Inventive Aliens”! Which species is your favourite? This is more aimed at cool one–off alien episodes or introductions of minor races (read more Tribbles, less Borg), but hey, we’re open minded people at Trek Soc, open to all sorts of suggestions! So leave a comment on Facebook, email me, or just come along with your ideas primed, and we’ll watch some cool stuff! As always, meet at 7.45 outside Jesus College main gates on Monday!

On a slightly more boring note, membership. The first 2 Trek Soc meetings are free, but after that I’m afraid you’ll need to become a member to enjoy the benefits of our food! It’s £5 for a term, £10 for a year and £15 for life (and that means life!). I can promise you that it’s all very good value for money!

I hope to see you all tomorrow!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

2nd Week: Holodeck Adventures

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Sunday, 19th October 2014 @ 11:41am


Hey there, Trekkers!

First of all, thank you to all of the new members who turned up on Monday, I hope you all enjoyed yourselves ( I assure you that we normally watch things other than The Next Generation), and I hope to see you guys again! Secondly, if you couldn’t make it last week or have suddenly found the time or will to make it to the meeting, newcomers are always welcome!

This week’s theme is holodeck episodes! Whether it’s going back into some good old fashioned 20th century culture, or a particularly confusing Inception-like ‘are we still in a dream’ plot, the holodeck has plenty of great moments! So what are your favourites? Comment on the Facebook status, or just come along with your best suggestions!

We’re meeting at 7.45 outside Jesus College once again this week, with plenty of snacks to keep us busy! I hope to see you there!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

Tonight's Meeting

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Monday, 13th October 2014 @ 5:44pm

Hi there everyone!

Just a quick reminder that the first meeting of term will be held tonight, with everyone meeting at 7.45 (ish) outside Jesus. Because we're not sure how many of you lovely people are turning up, we've actually got a spare room booked in Trinity, in case we get a full house! Don't worry though, we've got food enough for everyone, no matter what! It'll finish by 10.30, and it'll be a great way to unwind after the first weekday of term proper! Hope to see you there!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

1st Week: Welcom Freshers, Welcome Back Members!

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Saturday, 11th October 2014 @ 6:03pm


Hello there Trekkers!

And, for those of you who are new to our group, welcome! As a brief introduction (and for those who need a reminder), I am the Captain of TrekSoc, Oscar Acton, the one steering this ship, and the person to whom you should direct most questions should you have them (oscar.acton@jesus.ox.ac.uk). Also on your committee are Anthony Landau, 1st Officer, and Nathan Donaldson, Technical Officer. A warm welcome on behalf of the other two as well!

We plan to start as we mean to continue this term, with a meeting held at Jesus this Monday. We will meet outside the main gates to Jesus (on Turl Street) at 7.45 – 8 in the evening, and then proceed to watch 2 episodes of Trek. This week we’re watching the 2 part opener for The Next Generation, but in later weeks we’ll have a theme set beforehand, and episodes will be more democratically selected by our discerning members! The meeting should last until about 10.30, and there will be various snacks and drinks too! The first 2 meetings are free, so feel free to come along and get a feel for what the society is like to help you decide whether or not you want to become a member.

In terms of communication, I normally send out one of these emails every week, and also will post on our Facebook group, which you can join us at:



We also have a Groupspaces page, which you can find the link to at the bottom of this email. It’s got various details about regular society meetings if you ever forget, and if at any point you want to unsubscribe to the mailing list, that’s the place to do it.

Later this term, probably in 8th week, we’ll have a society meal at a restaurant somewhere, hopefully Atomic Burger (google it, it’s fantastic!) and we also hope to have a pre-meeting dinner at Jesus hall, so there’s that to look forward to later on!

I think that’s everything! If you want more info on anything, then check our Groupspaces page, and if that doesn’t tell you, then feel free to get in contact with me via email or Facebook. Hope to see you all soon!

LLAP,
Captain Oscar

5th Week: Outstanding Crewmates and Termly Meal Details

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Sunday, 8th June 2014 @ 11:07am



Hey there, Trekkers!

Sorry for the delay on the email this week! I hope you’re all doing well! Tomorrow’s theme is going to be Outstanding Crewmates. This is going to be those episodes that focus not on a glorious or not so glorious captain, or even a big new threat, but where we get to see more of some of the bit players. Think “Measure of a Man”, except we’ve already seen that one! Once again, tomorrow at the usual time, meet 7.45 to 8, usual place, outside the Jesus College main entrance. Hope to see you there!

For those of you waiting with baited breath on our termly meal, news has arrived! The preliminary plan is Wednesday THIS WEEK, so sorry about the short notice. We’ll be going to Atomic Pizza on Cowley Road, and I’ll make the booking for 8. For those of you who live in the centre of town and will be walking, we’ll meet outside Jesus 7 – 7.15 to walk down together. We’ll leave at 7.15 to make the booking, so don’t be late!

If you want to come, please reply to this email or post on Facebook so I have a good idea of numbers. I’ll be making a booking TOMORROW after TrekSoc, so you can also tell me there if you prefer. Otherwise, message me plenty in advance!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

6th Week: The Supreme Speices

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Sunday, 1st June 2014 @ 11:08am


Hey there, Trekkers!

Hopefully those 5th week blues are subsiding, so why not celebrate with some Star Trek? Meet at Jesus again, between 7.45 – 8 on Monday evening. This week, or theme is favourite species! Do you go for the only logical option, the Vulcans? Maybe you are already sharpening your Bat’leth to show your Klingon pride? Come along and let us know which species you are secretly a part of, and what episodes you think show them off the best! Or come along with an open mind, and see the best that other systems have to offer!

In other news, we sadly didn’t quite win the Geek quiz (read: got stomped thanks to Dr Who society's blatant favouritism), but we had fun and I think the society was represented quite well! This is a termly thing, so we’ll be doing the same again in Michelmas, if anyone feels as if they missed out.

Finally, details about the termly meal will be winging their way to you later this week, as well as any other TrekSoc activities that may/may not be being planned. Watch this space!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

Week 5: "Weird Episodes" & Termly Meal Planning

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Saturday, 24th May 2014 @ 5:15pm

Hi there, Trekkers!

As we boldly go into 5th week (please don’t hurt me), Trek Soc meets up once again, at our new home in Jesus! Same time as normal, 7.45-8.00 meet up outside the main lodge of Jesus. Our theme for this week will be “Weird Episodes”. Ever watched an episode that left you shocked, unsure, or just plain old bewildered? Whether the plot seemed to just shoot itself in the foot, your favourite captain was acting completely out of character, or it was just completely nonsensical, these disturbing experiences are best shared with others! Remember, they’re not always the bad episodes, just the ones that stick out as odd in your mind.

As we get to the 2nd half of term, I know everyone’s thoughts are turning to the Trek Soc termly meal! Do you guys have any suggestions on where to go? It’ll probably be organised for 7th/8th week, but if you have any strong preferences for time or date and want to come along, please email me!

On a similar note, as usual, any episode suggestions/queries/anything else Trek Soc related that you want to ask, feel free to email me, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

Wishing you all the best!

Captain Oscar

Week 4: Personal Favourites and Geek Quiz

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Sunday, 18th May 2014 @ 4:26pm


Hey there, Trekkers!

It’s 4th week already? What? When did that happen? Well, Trek Soc continues as usual, at our new location of Jesus College! Theme this week is “Personal Favourites”, so come and tell us what you think the best episodes are! The meet’s at the normal time of between 7.45 and 8 tomorrow, outside the Jesus Main entrance. Can’t wait to see you all there!

On a separate note, we have been invited to take part in the Geek Quiz, hosted by our friends over at DocSoc (The Doctor Who Society). The idea is that all the slightly nerdy societies in Oxford compete in a Geek themed Quiz. It’s on Thursday of 5th week at Magdalen, starting at 8pm, so if you want to enter, do get in touch, by email, facebook, tracking me down or whatever means you have at your disposal, and I’ll see if we have enough interest to put a team together.

Over and out!

Captain Oscar

Week 3: New Committee, First Episodes!

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Sunday, 11th May 2014 @ 7:14pm

Hey there, Trek fans!

I hope you’re all doing well! As you might have noticed from last week’s email, there’s been a change of leadership at TrekSoc, so I would like to introduce myself, Oscar Acton, as President, and also Nathan Donaldson as Technology Officer, and Anthony Landau as First Officer. We would all like to thank the outgoing committee for the great work they did, and we hope we’ll prove ourselves worthy of the chair!

The most important change for a lot of you is that TREKSOC HAS MOVED! The time and day remains the same (meet Monday at 7.45 - 8), but from now on we’ll be at Jesus College for our weekly meets! This is slightly more central, so hopefully even easier for people to get to. For those of you who don’t know where it is, the main entrance is on Turl Street, which is just off Broad Street. I’ve attached a map so you can be sure of where to find it. I’ll be waiting just outside the front gate!

On the topic of meetings, the next meeting will be tomorrow, and the theme will be First Episodes! Which series do you guys think starts the best? If you want, you can email me suggestions in advance, or you can
just come along on the night!

See you all tomorrow!

Oscar

Second Week Meeting

E-mail sent by Steven Eldridge, Sunday, 4th May 2014 @ 4:59pm

Good afternoon,


I trust that you are all well, and have settled into term. 

Last week's meeting saw the election of next year's committee, and I am pleased to announce that the new committee is as follows:
President- Oscar Acton.
Technology Officer- Nathan Donaldson.


As we discussed in the meeting, the new committee will come into power in 3rd week, so this is my last email to you all, and the last meeting of my presidency! To commemorate thus, the theme of this weeks meeting is: 'Insipring Leaders', and alcohol will be provided to celebrate. Please post episode suggestions on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/639496149453988/?context=create&source=49. ;

See you all on Monday,
Over and out,
Steven Eldridge

Meeting and Hustings

E-mail sent by Steven Eldridge, Saturday, 26th April 2014 @ 5:25pm

Greetings Trekkers!

I trust that this email finds you well, and that you have all recovered from collections. 

Our first meeting of term, will as per usual, be held at Keble college on Monday of 1st week, meet outside the Lodge at 7:45 for an 8pm start. There will be no set theme for this week's meetings, so please feel free to suggest any episode that you desire. Please post any episode suggestions on the Facebook event- https://www.facebook.com/events/498876386906396/?context=create&source=49.

Moreover it is coming to that time of the year when my presidency will come to an end. In this, our first meeting of the term, we shall therefore be electing not only a new president, but the entire committee. The positions available are: President (to replace myself), Technical Engineer (to replace Will), and Catering Officer (to replace myself). Each candidate will be expected to deliver a short speech, will answer any questions, before a vote will be taken. This is a fantastic opportunity to get some CV points, so get preparing! Elections are being held early so that we can have a soft transition, allowing for the new committee to work with the existing comittee for a week, before taking over completely in third week. Please feel free to email me with any questions.

Live long and prosper,
Steven Eldridge

Week 8: Termly Meal

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Sunday, 9th March 2014 @ 2:06pm

Hello TrekFans,

Week 8 brings this term to a close which can only mean one thing - it's time for our termly meal!

Come along to Noodle Nation on Tuesday 11th March at 7pm (we're not booking so no need to confirm ahead of time), and in addition to some great food you'll have the opportunity to put forward your ideas for next term's themes.

Sadly there is no regular meeting tomorrow, so we really hope to see you on Tuesday. 

Lucy

Week 7: In a Mirror, Darkly

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Sunday, 2nd March 2014 @ 3:06pm

Hello TrekFans,

After a bit of a technology fail last week we are devoting this week's meeting to watching In a Mirror, Darkly Parts 1 & 2. Here's a little something to get you in the mood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfbsZRbwbJ4 (*theme tune spoiler*)

Join us outside Keble College lodge at 7:45pm for televisual and snack based feasts!

See you there,

Lucy

 

Week 6: Alternative Universes

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Saturday, 22nd February 2014 @ 10:57am

Greetings TrekSoc-ers,


This term is flying by fast, and we're going to see in week 6 with one of our best themes: alternative universes. Who doesn't love the mirror episodes? And the alternative Enterprise theme? To put forward an episode suggestion please leave a post on the facebook event page.

Join us outside Keble College lodge at 7:45pm this Monday for all the usual Trek and snacks. 

See you there!

Lucy

 

Week 5: Dinner and Movie Night

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Sunday, 16th February 2014 @ 5:51pm

Good evening Trekkies,


This Monday brings our termly college meal and movie night! If you've confirmed with Steven that you're attending the dinner, please meet us outside Trinity college lodge at 6:45pm tomorrow with your gown (wear what you want underneath). And bring along £4.50 if you haven't paid up already.

After that we're heading over to Keble college to watch the Undiscovered Country. To join in, meet us outside Keble college lodge at 8:10pm. If anyone gets stuck, you can phone me on 07702779307.

See you tomorrow!

Lucy

 

[TrekSoc]

E-mail sent by Steven Eldridge, Sunday, 9th February 2014 @ 11:46am

Greetings Trekkers,

I trust that you are all well. Today is the beginning of 4th week, and 4th week Hillary can only mean one thing- Valentines Day. This week we shall therefore be celebrating the many loves of Star Trek. I don't just mean our love of 7 of 9, but all those romances that broke out in both the Alpha, and the Delta quadrants, some more successful than others. If you have any episode suggestions then please post them on the group in the event page. 

Same drill as always, meet outside Keble at 7:45 for an 8pm start!

P.S- Don't forget the 5pm tonight is the deadline for out termly meal, so do email me if you'd like to partake. Also, the cost of the meal is £4.50, and please feel free to bring that money to our meeting tomorrow!



Live long and prosper,
Steven
 

[TrekSoc]

E-mail sent by Steven Eldridge, Thursday, 6th February 2014 @ 11:38am

Dear Trekkers,


Good morning, I trust that you are all well. Comensality has never been a key principle of any Star Fleet crew, with captains such as Janeway surviving on coffee alone, until forced by the hand of Chakotay, the pair settle down to a romantic meal. At the Oxford Star Trek Society however, we lead by example, so it is time for us to once again break bread together.

Following our somewhat questionable meal in Keble last term (again, my apologies- we'll pretend that Nelix made it), we are having this term's meal at Trinity college on Monday the 17th of February. Please find below this message a copy of the menu- it looks fantastic (it must be Nelix's day off). If you should like to partake then please email me (steven@eldridge.com) by 5pm on Sunday to let me know, and then bring £ 4.50 to our meeting on Monday thee 11th, or otherwise to the meal itself. Meeting arrangements will be considered closer to the time. 

Live long and prosper,
Steven

Starter: Deep-fried Camembert with a cranberry sauce.

Main: Grilled minute steak with a garlic and herb butter.

Veg main: Chargrilled vegetable grill with a garlic and herb butter.

Desert: Black Forest Gateau.


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