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Welcome to the University of Sussex Doctor Who Society minisite! Here you'll find information about the society and the committee, as well as important details about our upcoming events.

The Doctor Who Society, or DocSoc for short, was started in 2012, and rapidly grew to be a successful society with over 200 members on Facebook and around 30 people at each episode viewing.

We watch and discuss the world of The Doctor, including both the classic and new series, as well as spin off media such as Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, and the Big Finish audio dramas.

Please join our Facebook group, where we post most of our organisational details. Also check out our Twitter and Instagram accounts for other interesting tidbits.

 

If any non-students want to get involved in our society, you are completely welcome. Our society is free to join, and although we generally meet on campus we also hold some events in town so hopefully it should be easy to come to at least a few of our meetings. If you have any questions about joining our society as a non-student, please feel free to contact our Inclusivity Officer, Alex, at am963@sussex.ac.uk.

We also have a new members' mentor scheme. If anyone would like to meet a current committee member before coming along to one of our meetings, we can arrange that for you. Feel free to contact either our Inclusivity Officer (am963@sussex.ac.uk), our general email checked by the Lord President (doctorwho@societies.sussexstudent.com), or any of the committee members (Andrew Gow, Alex Maraio, Annie Harries, or Rory Connolly) on Facebook.

 

From a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, we look forward to seeing you yesterday. The whole of spacetime is at our disposal, so we aim to enjoy the ride!

 

 

 

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS:

All our events are free unless otherwise indicated in the description.

Event Week Time / Date Location Description
Freshers' Fair Freshers' 11.00
19/09/2018
Falmer Quad "Why Don't You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go Out and Do Something Less Boring Instead?" Come and join us at Freshers' Fair and see what the society is all about. We'll be in the Falmer Quad from 11.00
Classic Who Prelude 1 15:00
26/09/2018
Bramber 231 An Unearthly Child:
We'll be watching the very first Doctor Who story.
Weekly
Screening
1 18:30
26/09/2018
Fulton 202 Series openers:
We'll be watching one of the series openers from new-who chosen by Facebook poll. After that, we'll be playing Doctor Who bingo.
Board/Card Games Night 2 18:00
01/10/2018
TBC We're hosting an evening of fun and games, featuring "The Doctor Who DVD Board Game", "Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit", and "Chrononauts".
Classic Who Prelude 2 15:00
03/10/2018
Bramber 231 The Tenth Planet:
A 1st Doctor story featuring Ben and Polly.
Weekly
Screening
2 18:30
03/10/2018
Fulton 202 Twice Upon a Time:
A 12th Doctor story featuring the 1st Doctor and Bill. Afterwards, we will play the post-it note game (if you don't know what this is, all will be explained!).
Classic Who Prelude 3 15:00
10/10/2018
Bramber 231 The Krotons:
A 2nd Doctor story featuring Jamie and Zoe.
Weekly
Screening
3 18:30
10/10/2018
Fulton 202 Series 11:
We're watching the first new series episode, followed by a thematically linked new-Who episode.
Classic Who Prelude 4 15:00
17/10/2018
Bramber 231 The Claws of Axos
A 3rd Doctor story featuring Jo.
Weekly
Screening
4 18:30
17/10/2018
Fulton 202 Series 11:
We're watching the new series episode, followed by a thematically linked classic-Who episode.
Classic Who Prelude 5 15:00
24/10/2018
Bramber 231 4th Doctor and Black Orchid:
A 4th Doctor story TBC and a 5th Doctor story featuring Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan.
Weekly
Screening
5 18:30
24/10/2018
Fulton 202 Series 11:
We're watching the new series episode, followed by a thematically linked classic-Who episode.
The Creature from the Pub 5 18:00
26/10/2018
Falmer Bar We'll be touring the pubs and bars of Brighton, starting in Falmer Bar and then moving into town (pubs TBC). Naturally, this event is not alcohol-free, but the safe-space policy still applies where possible.
Classic Who Prelude 6 15:00
31/10/2018
Bramber 231 Vengeance on Varos:
A 6th Doctor story featuring Peri.
Weekly
Screening
6 18:30
31/10/2018
Fulton 202 Series 11:
We're watching the new series episode, followed by a thematically linked new-Who episode.
Classic Who Prelude 7 15:00
07/11/2018
Bramber 231 Remembrance of the Daleks:
A 7th Doctor story featuring Ace.
Weekly
Screening
7 18:30
07/11/2018
Fulton 202 Series 11:
We're watching the new series episode, followed by a thematically linked new-Who episode.
Classic Who Prelude 8 15:00
14/11/2018
Bramber 231 The TV Movie:
The 8th Doctor TV movie featuring Grace and Chang Lee, in celebration of Paul McGann's birthday.
Weekly
Screening
8 18:30
14/11/2018
Fulton 202 Series 11 and 8th Doctor:
We're watching the new series episode, followed by a (possible) thematically linked 8th Doctor Big Finish story, in celebration of Paul McGann's birthday.
Classic Who Prelude 9 15:00
21/11/2018
Bramber 231 The Five Doctors:
The 25th anniversary special, featuring (almost) the first five Doctors.
Weekly
Screening
9 18:30
21/11/2018
Fulton 202 Series 11:
We're watching the new series episode, followed by a thematically linked new-Who episode.
Classic Who Prelude 10 15:00
28/11/2018
Bramber 231 Introduction to Big Finish:
We'll be listening to a Big Finish audio story to introduce people who have not heard them before.
Weekly
Screening
10 18:30
28/11/2018
Fulton 202 Series 11:
We're watching the new series episode, followed by a thematically linked classic-Who episode.
Classic Who Prelude 11 15:00
05/12/2018
Bramber 231 The Scream of the Shalka:
We'll be watching the 40th anniversary animated story from 2003 featuring Richard E. Grant's 9th Doctor.
Weekly
Screening
11 18:30
05/12/2018
Fulton 202 Series 11:
We're watching the new series episode, followed by a thematically linked classic-Who episode.
Classic Who Prelude 12 15:00
12/12/2018
Bramber 231 Dr Who and the Daleks:
We'll be watching the 1965 movie featuring Peter Cushing as Dr Who.
Weekly
Screening
12 18:30
12/12/2018
Fulton 202 Series 11:
We're watching the new series episode, followed by a thematically linked new-Who episode.

 

 

OUR COMMITTEE:
We have six committee members, as shown below.

Andrew Gow - Lord President Alex Maraio - Vice President Annie Harries - Co-ordinator/Secretary Rory Connolly - Events Officer
Andrew
Gow
Alex
Maraio
Annie
Harries
Rory
Connolly
Lord President Vice President
Inclusivity Officer
Co-ordinator Events Officer
Andrew Gow - Lord President Alex Maraio - Vice President
Andrew
Gow
Alex
Maraio
Lord President Vice President
Inclusivity Officer
Annie Harries - Co-ordinator/Secretary Rory Connolly - Events Officer
Annie
Harries
Rory
Connolly
Co-ordinator Events Officer

 

 

Events we've held so far this year:

Event Week Time / Date Location Description
Boxset Brunch: Doctor Who Freshers' 10.00
17/09/2018
Northfield Bar Northfield Bar are hosting a screening of the first series of the Doctor Who revival, featuring Christopher Eccleston's 9th Doctor. We will be there with a sign-up stall and Jelly Babies.

 

LEAF AWARDS

What is the Leaf Scheme?
Leaf awards reflect contributions of the society or sports club towards its members, the University of Sussex Students’ Union, the University of Sussex, the local community and the public. Leaves can be attained at bronze, silver or gold levels by meeting three, six or nine criteria. Leaves apply for an academic year as a symbol of what the present committee have achieved.

Groups can work towards nine leaves:

Below are the Leaves awarded to the Doctor Who Society so far in 2018/2019:

2017-2018:
In 2017-18, The Doctor Who Society achieved the following leaves: 

Inclusivity Leaf

The Inclusivity Leaf is awarded to groups who have taken positive steps to increase the diversity of their membership and include as many members as possible. They have made specific efforts to include students that don’t traditionally engage, without ignoring or neglecting their current membership or other student groups.

 

Student Voice Leaf

The Student Voice leaf is awarded to groups who engage their members in Sussex Students’ Union campaigns, democracy and elections and influence the way the Students’ Union is run.

 

Social Leaf

The Social leaf is awarded to groups who have taken active steps to include as many members as possible and regularly engage in various social activities, including those organised by - and with - other societies/sports clubs.

 

Team Sussex Leaf

The Team Sussex leaf is awarded to groups who have made efforts to encourage collaboration and mutual support between Students’ Union groups. Groups who achieve this award have worked in collaboration with other clubs and societies to support a welcoming, inclusive and friendly team environment within clubs & societies at Sussex.

 

Development Leaf

The Development leaf is awarded to groups who have taken active steps to develop themselves, offer development opportunities to their members, build on the successes and failures of previous years and/or worked to maintain the high standards of previous years.

 

Fundraising Leaf

The Fundraising Leaf is awarded to groups who dedicate their time to organising a variety of different fundraisers. Groups who have achieved this leaf will have raised money for their own group or another group at Sussex to help fund themselves to expand and develop, as well as for local, national & international.

 

Events Leaf

The Events leaf is awarded to groups who have demonstrated an exceptional ability to organise and hold events on a regular basis. Such groups have also made the effort to hold joint events with other societies/sports clubs and/or the Students’ Union and the University. They have also gotten involved in cultural and community events.

 

Communications Leaf

The Communications Leaf is awarded to groups who communicate with their members and the student body regularly and in innovate ways.

2016-2017:
In 2016-17, The Doctor Who Society achieved the following leaves: 

The Doctor Who Society were awarded the Bronze academic leaf award by the Students’ Union in recognition of their efforts to promote extra-curricular academic activity to their members (2016/17)

The Doctor Who Society were awarded the Bronze community leaf award by the Students' Union in recognition of their commitment to making a positive difference within the community (2016/17)

The Doctor Who Society were awarded the Bronze and Silver development leaf awards by the Students’ Union in recognition of their efforts to develop themselves as a society, build on the successes and failures of previous years and offer new exciting opportunities for Sussex students (2016/17)

The Doctor Who Society were awarded the Bronze and Silver events leaf awards by the Students' Union in recognition of their ability to organise and hold events on a regular basis (2016/17)

The Doctor Who Society were awarded the Bronze and Silver inclusivity leaf awards by the Students’ Union in recognition of their positive efforts to increase membership within their society and include as many members as possible (2016/17) 

The Doctor Who Society were awarded the Bronze and Silver social leaf awards by the Students' Union in recognition of the fun and engaging social activities they put on for their members (2016/17)

The Doctor Who Society were awarded the Bronze wellbeing and environmental leaf award by the Students' Union for demonstrating commitment to the well-being of their members and the wider environment (2016/17)

 

2015-2016:
In 2015-16, The Doctor Who Society achieved the following leaves: 

The Doctor Who Society were awarded the Bronze community leaf award by the Students' Union (2015/16)

The Doctor Who Society were awarded the Bronze and Silver development leaf awards by the Students' Union (2015/16)

The Doctor Who Society were awarded the Bronze and Silver events leaf awards by the Students' Union (2015/16)

The Doctor Who Society were awarded the Bronze and Silver inclusivity leaf awards by the Students’ Union (2015/16)

The Doctor Who Society were awarded the Bronze, Silver, and Gold social leaf awards by the Students' Union (2015/16)

The Doctor Who Society were awarded the Bronze wellbeing and environmental leaf award by the Students' Union (2015/16)

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