"Do you wanna come with me? 'Cos if you do, then I should warn you — you're gonna see all sorts of things. Ghosts from the past. Aliens from the future. The day the Earth died in a ball of flame. It won't be quiet, it won't be safe, and it won't be calm. But I'll tell you what it will be: the trip of a lifetime!"
Warwick WhoSoc, established by some particularly wonderful people way, way back in 2014, is a society at the University of Warwick dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, and creation of all things related to the BBC Science-Fiction/Drama, 'Doctor Who'.
What we do:
Every single Friday of term, you can find us at 6:30pm celebrating 57 years of Doctor Who history. We cover everything, from the creative and experimental 1960s, the gothic and momentous 1970s, the patchwork fever dream that was the 1980s, the sass and angst of the Russell T Davies years, the timey-wimey Moffat era and the energetic and enthusiastic Thirteen (with a few stops here and there to visit Cardiff, Bannerman Road, Coal Hill, and wherever the hell K9 and Company is set...)
Not only do we meet every week, but we have a whole range of special events throughout the year, including trips to Comic Con, laser tag, BBQs, quizzes, games nights and more.
WhoSoc is full of interesting and diverse characters from all walks of life. Run by a six-person exec team, the society plays hosts to people with a wide range of opinions on the show, from those who grew up with Nine, Ten and Eleven, to those who've sat through Time and the Rani willingly multiple times, and even to people who'd never even seen Doctor Who before joining.
Everyone is inviting and open, so regardless of your familiarity with the show, you'll be more than welcome.
“There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, where the sea's asleep and the rivers dream, people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice and somewhere else the tea is getting cold. Come on, Ace, we've got work to do.”
Your exec are:
President – Nick Secretary – Frank Treasurer – Rachel
Social Secretary - Caitlin Publicity Officer – Osman Welfare Officer - Katherine
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WhoSoc is a Doctor Who fan society that’s passionate about all eras of the show and its books, audio dramas and spinoffs. From William Hartnell to Jodie Whittaker, if you like any era of the show or want to find out more about a specific Doctor and their adventures, this is the society for you.
Whether that’s the engaging experimental serials of the 1960s, the action-packed seventies, the colourful eighties, the dramatic noughties or the timey-wimey tens, there’s something here for you. Whether you’re a lifelong fan or you are completely new to the show, we welcome everyone!
In the past, our society has met up and enjoyed Doctor Who stories from 1963 all the way to the present day. The society also regularly holds other events including Role Playing events, cosplaying, creative events and gaming. In addition to these we have rich discussions about the show on the society Discord. Even if the pandemic has altered our regular schedule, we’ll still be here every week to offer laughs, entertainment and company.
Whatever your background, identity or familiarity with the show, everyone is absolutely welcome. If you want an inclusive non-drinking environment, feel free to join us as we celebrate the greatest show in the galaxy.
So if you like Doctor Who and want to meet some great new people, make sure you check our society out.