Thursday 27 April (1st week), Lecture Room B, Worcester,
Visiting professor Jeanne Nightingale is flying back from America to address the society on Chrétien de Troyes's Erec et Enide. As always, mulled wine will accompany the meeting.
Thursday 4 May (2nd week), The Royal Oak, Woodstock Road,
Pretty much self-explanatory really. An informal pre-AGM gathering - your chance to buy the secretary a drink and bit the outgoing committee farewell.
Thursday 11 May (3rd week), Muir Room, Merton, 8pm
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The new committee will take shape tonight. Come along, drink mulled wine and cast your vote. If you are interested in standing for a position, you should be proposed and seconded by two committee members: send your name, the names of your nominators and the position you are standing for to the Returning Officer, James Owen at Wolfson (jhgowen@sable), to arrive no later than 12 noon on 11 May.
Sunday 14 May (4th week), The Garden, Holywell Manor, Manor
Road (time to be arranged)
Live music, Pimms, wine and sandwiches (with the crusts cut off, of course). Join us in the sunshine. Dress smartish. Cost £4.
Thursday 18 May (4th week), Lecture Room B, Worcester, 8pm
Dr Tom Charles-Edwards of Corpus Christi will be speaking to us on 7th and 8th century Irish art, culture and Arthurian figures. Probably one of the best talks we will have according to our source. Contact us on the society e-mail account if you would like to dine with Dr Edwards beforehand.
Thursday 25 May (5th week), Lecture Room B, Worcester, 8pm
SPEAKER/VIDEO/SLIDE SHOW MEETING
Dr Cyril Edwards will guide us in a tour of twentieth-century Arthuriana, with the aid of videos, slides and an overhead projector. Indiana Jones and mulled wine, here we come. Those of us who saw Dr Edwards' talk to the Pre-Raphaelite Society last winter recommend him highly for a very entertaining meeting.
Saturday 3rd June (6th week)
As we want to retain the element of surprise details cannot yet be divulged. Suffice it to say, Taruithorn and pubs will almost certainly be involved.
Thursday 8 June (7th week), Massey Room, Balliol, 7pm
Mark Ryan, star of Robin of Sherwood. Remember Nazir? Since Jason Connery got his hair cut Mark Ryan has moved on to bigger things, recently training Richard Gere and Sean Connery for their swashbuckling parts in the forthcoming Hollywood classic First Knight. This evening he will reminisce on life in Sherwood, show us a collection of out-takes and in a break from tradition join us for a curry after the meeting (note earlier time!).
Thursday 15 June (8th week)
LADY OF SHALOTT PUNT PARTY
Celebrate the end of Mods/Finals/a year doing nothing in true Oxford style with Pimms and plenty of muddly river water. Boathouse to be annouced.
ARTHURIAN PILGRIMAGE TO CORNWALL
We have rented a farmhouse in Cornwall to serve as our base for an exploration of Arthurian Cornwall with plenty of holiday fun. Watch out for further details of price, etc.