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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, Tim, at tjbf20@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 (tjbf20@sussex.ac.uk), our general email checked by the Lord President (doctorwho@societies.sussexstudent.com), or any of the committee members (Andrew Gow, Nicolas Wilson, Benjamin Cowdell, Susanna Fantoni, Alex Maraio or Tim Foulkes) 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
Classic Who
Prelude
12 15:00
13/12/2017
Fulton 204 Two-parters:
We'll be watching three two-part stories: The Rescue, The Sontaran Experiment, and Black Orchid
Weekly
Screening
12 18:30
13/12/2017
Fulton 202 Goodbye Capaldi/Moffat:
As a celebration of the best of Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi, we will be watching Heaven Sent. After this, we will watch one episode of The Thick of It (starring Peter Capaldi) and one episode of Coupling (written by Steven Moffat). Due to the nature of The Thick of It, the safe space policy will NOT apply for the second half of the screening.

 

 

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

Andrew Gow - Lord President Nicolas Wilson - Vice President Benjamin Cowdell - Co-ordinator/Secretary Susanna Fantoni - Events Officer Alex Maraio - Events Officer Tim Foulkes - Inclusivity Officer
Andrew
Gow
Nicolas
Wilson
Benjamin
Cowdell
Susanna
Fantoni
Alex
Maraio
Tim
Foulkes
Lord President Vice President Co-ordinator Events Officer Events Officer Inclusivity Officer

 

 

Our previous events this term:

Event Week Time / Date Location Description
Classic Who
Prelude
1 15:00
27/09/2017
Fulton 204 The Tomb of the Cybermen:
A 2nd Doctor story featuring Jamie and Victoria.
Weekly
Screening
1 18:30
27/09/2017
Fulton 202 New companion theme:
We will be watching the first story that features a companion leaving Earth.
The episode will be decided by a poll at Freshers' Fair and on the Facebook group.
Board Games
Night
2 18:00
02/10/2017
Fulton 201 Come along for an evening of games related to Doctor Who. We will be bringing the Doctor Who DVD board game and a set of Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit question cards.
If you have any Doctor Who related (or in fact any other) games, please bring them along so there is more choice.
Classic Who
Prelude
2 15:00
04/10/2017
Fulton 204 The Time Meddler:
A 1st Doctor story featuring Vicki and Steven.
Weekly
Screening
2 18:30
04/10/2017
Fulton 202 Famous historical figures theme week 1:
We will be watching the first two parts of the 7th Doctor story Battlefield, and a New Series story chosen by you on Facebook.
Classic Who
Prelude
3 15:00
11/10/2017
Fulton 204 The Talons of Weng-Chiang:
A 4th Doctor story featuring Leela.
Weekly
Screening
3 18:30
11/10/2017
Fulton 202 Famous historical figures theme week 2:
Continuing from last week, we will be watching episodes 3 and 4 of Battlefield, and then we'll be playing the post-it note game (if you don't know what this is, all will be revealed at the meeting).
Classic Who
Prelude
4 15:00
18/10/2017
Fulton 204 Doctor Who and the Silurians:
A 3rd Doctor story featuring Liz and The Brigadier.
Weekly
Screening
4 18:30
18/10/2017
Fulton 202 Whoniverse Week 1:
We will be watching an episode of a spin-off show, chosen by you.
Classic Who
Prelude
5 15:00
25/10/2017
Fulton 204 Warriors of the Deep:
A 5th Doctor story featuring Tegan and Turlough.
Weekly
Screening
5 18:30
25/10/2017
Fulton 202 Mythical/Supernatural theme week 1:
We will be watching the first two parts of the 4th Doctor story The Horns of Nimon, and the 11th Doctor story The God Complex.
Classic Who
Prelude
6 15:00
01/11/2017
Fulton 204 2nd Doctor:
We will be watching a Patrick Troughton story chosen by Facebook poll.
Weekly
Screening
6 18:30
01/11/2017
Fulton 202 Mythical/Supernatural theme week 2:
Continuing from last week, we will be watching episodes 3 and 4 of The Horns of Nimon, as well as a New Series story chosen by Facebook poll.
Board Games
Night
7 18:00
06/11/2017
Fulton 212 Come along for an evening of games related to Doctor Who. We will be bringing the Doctor Who DVD board game and a set of Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit question cards.
If you have any Doctor Who related (or in fact any other) games, please bring them along so there is more choice.
Classic Who
Prelude
7 15:00
08/11/2017
Fulton 204 5th Doctor:
We will be watching a Peter Davison story chosen by Facebook poll.
Weekly
Screening
7 18:30
08/11/2017
Fulton 202 Big Finish week:
We will be listening to the Big Finish audio story Spare Parts, featuring the 5th Doctor and Nyssa, which relates to the Series 10 finale.
Classic Who
Prelude
8 15:00
15/11/2017
Fulton 204 The Ambassadors of Death:
A 3rd Doctor story featuring Liz and The Brigadier.
Weekly
Screening
8 18:30
15/11/2017
Fulton 202 Earth-based monsters theme week 1:
We will be watching the first two episodes of The Enemy of the World, featuring the 2nd Doctor, Jamie and Victoria. We will also be playing the post-it note game.
Room 76
Pub Quiz
9 19:00
20/11/2017
Room 76 Come to Room 76 and put your Doctor Who knowledge to the test! Fabulous Doctor Who related prizes to be won (it's not just Jelly babies this time). £1 entry per person. Max team size 6 people.
Classic Who
Prelude
9 15:00
22/11/2017
Fulton 204 The Happiness Patrol:
A 7th Doctor story featuring Ace.
Weekly
Screening
9 18:30
22/11/2017
Fulton 202 Earth-based monsters theme week 2:
Continuing from last week, we will be watching episodes 3 and 4 of The Enemy of the World. We will also watch a New Series story decided by Facebook poll.
The Power of
the Pub Crawlers
9 18:00
24/11/2017
Falmer Bar Join us at 6pm for a pub crawl around Brighton. We'll begin in Falmer and then move into town, stopping off at a number of pubs including The Globe and The Druids.
Classic Who
Prelude
10 15:00
29/11/2017
Fulton 204 Planet of Giants:
A 1st Doctor story featuring Susan, Ian and Barbara
Weekly
Screening
10 18:30
29/11/2017
Fulton 202 Earth-based monsters theme week 3:
Continuing from last week, we will be watching episodes 5 and 6 of The Enemy of the World. We will also watch a New Series story decided by Facebook poll.
Classic Who
Prelude
11 15:00
06/12/2017
Fulton 204 Revelation of the Daleks:
A 6th Doctor story featuring Peri.
Weekly
Screening
11 18:30
06/12/2017
Fulton 202 Whoniverse Week 2:
In honour of Bradley Walsh being named as one of the new companions, we'll be watching the Sarah Jane Adventures story Day of the Clown.
Christmas
Dinner
11 19:00
07/12/2017
Harvester Brighton Marina We'll be having Christmas dinner with members of the Anim8s society.

 

 

LEAF AWARDS:

2017-2018:
So far in 2017-2018, The Doctor Who Society have acheived the following leaves:

The Doctor Who Society have been awarded the Bronze development leaf award 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 (2017/18)

The Doctor Who Society have been awarded the Bronze events leaf award by the Students' Union in recognition of their exceptional ability to organise and hold events on a regular basis (2017/18)

The Doctor Who Society have been awarded the Bronze inclusivity leaf award by the Students' Union in recognition of their positive efforts to increase the diversity of their membership and include as many members as possible (2017/18)

The Doctor Who Society have been awarded the Bronze social leaf award by the Students' Union in recognition of their efforts to include as many members as possible and regularly engage in various social activities (2017/18)

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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Classic Screening 12: Two Parter Mayhem
Fulton 204
We'll be watching three two-part stories: The Rescue, The Sontaran Experiment, and Black Orchid
Society meeting
Screening Week 12!
Fulton 202
As a celebration of the best of Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi, we will be watching Heaven Sent. After this, we will watch one episode of The Thick of It (starring Peter Capaldi) and one episode of Coupling (written by Steven Moffat).
Society meeting

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Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

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Email: charlie.t@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 678625
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

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Email: mike.w@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 873415
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

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