"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 over in Humanities (H0.60) showing screenings from the entire half-century of Doctor Who history. We cover everything, from the curmudgeon-ness of the Hartnell era, the gothic mystique of the Fourth Doctor's tenure, the patchwork fever dream that was the 1980's, the sass and angst of the Russell T Davies years, all the way up to 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 do screenings every week, but we have a whole range of special events throughout the year, including trips to Comic Con, laser tag, a possible trip to Brum for a Doctor Who Escape Room, quiz nights, games nights, as well as an active lending library.
WhoSoc is almost 50 members strong, and 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 Delta and the Bannermen willingly multiple times and who listen to the Gallifrey audios like there's no tomorrow (would anyone else like to join that conga over Rassilon's grave?), 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:
Madam President – Flop
Secretary – Sam
Treasurer – Rachel
Social Secretary - Jess
Publicity Officer – Nick
Welfare Officer - Frank