Guest speakers are dined before their talks. Anyone wishing to attend the dinner should contact the Regent as soon as possible. The assembly point is the Sheldonian steps, Broad Street, at 6pm.
Wednesday 29th January (2nd week)
GUIDED TOUR OF ARTHURIAN OXFORD
Meet at 2pm outside the Castle Mound, New Road (opp. Nuffield College) for a walking tour of Arthurian Oxford, hosted by our very own Geoffrey of Monmouth.
Wednesday 5 February (3rd week), Collier Room, Regent's
THE TRIAL OF DAME BRISEN
You be the jury for the trial of the dastardly Dame Brisen... if she's guilty what punishment does she deserve? This evening of trials and tribulations will be a costumed event, so don your Arthurian garb and come and bear witness to the Dame's fate.
Wednesday 7th February (4th week) Collier Room, Regent's
THE SPELLS OF WOMEN
We are honoured to welcome renowned author Caitlin Matthews, after many previous talks by John Matthews, her husband. This promises to be an entertaining and inspiring evening.
Wednesday 19th February (5th week), Collier Room, Regent's
POST VALENTINE'S DAY READINGS
An evening of soothing prose and poetry to make you sigh or swoon. Any contributions are encouraged, so come and lend your writings, readings, or just your ears.
Wednesday 26th February (6th week), Collier Room, Regent's
SEDUCTION AND INTERIOR DECORATION - SOME ARTHURIAN INDISCRETIONS
Nicholas Jacobs is a fellow of Jesus College, and this very intriguing title promises an unusual talk!
Saturday 1st March (6th week), Prestwich Room, St John's,
THE CELTIC FESTIVAL
The Celtic Festival is like a Dark Age version of the Banquet. It is a less formal occasion, but no less fun (and no less to drink) and again, costumes should be worn! Booking forms will be sent out, and should be returned to Stephie Coane (Holywell Manor) by the Wednesday meeting. The cost will be £7 for all you can eat and drink.
Wednesday 5th March (7th week), Collier Room, Regent's Park,
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
It comes to that time of year when we elect a committee to run the society for the next year, and ponder over the past year and the year to follow. We are sending out details of how to stand for office and what the various positions involve. Nominations should be sent to the Returning Officer, Stephie Coane at Holywell Manor, by midnight on Monday 3 March.
Wednesday 12th March (8th week), Collier Room, Regent's
Here is something slightly different for the end of term: a dramatic reading of Henry Fielding's The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great. Prepare to be awed and amazed at this eighteenth-century Arthurian low comedy.
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th March (8th week)
WEEKEND PILGRIMAGE TO THE SOUTH WEST
We will spend this weekend visiting Arthurian sites in the South West of England. Places visited will include Silchester, Glastonbury, Bath and South Cadbury, the strongest candidate for Camelot. Saturday night will be spent in Bath Youth Hostel. . The weekend will probably cost £20 (including the hostel)