CUSFS Termcard for Michaelmas Term 2002

All events start at 7.30pm unless otherwise specified. A summary is also available in calendar format.

Sunday Discussions, Other Events, and Things Of Interest

See also the semi-detached events page.

Sunday 13 October   Squash   Bowett Room, Queen's
Your chance to meet the society and find out more about us.
Thursday 17 October   Video Showing: Dr. Who   11 Atherton Close
First broadcast in 1984, The Caves of Androzani is Peter Davison's swan-song in the role of the Doctor, and regarded by many as one of the best stories produced by the TV series. A sense of ever-increasing doom, a host of interesting characters, and among the best `Doctor Who' cliff-hangers ever make for a slick story that entertains, frightens, and deserves re-watching again and again. Come and join us at 11 Atherton Close at 8:00 for pre-video coffee, with the showing starting at 8:30.
A walking party will leave from in front of the Round Church on Bridge Street at 7:30pm (but don't worry, it doesn't take half an hour to walk there!) - look out for the orange scarves.
Sunday 20 October   Discussion: Dr. Who   Room 9, 38 Lensfield Road
The BBC's great time travel series, which has spawned a series of books.
Thursday 24 October, 4:40pm   Lecture: Neal Stephenson   Trinity College OCR
A mathematical lecture by the author of Cryptonomicon, with a chance for CUSFS members to meet the man himself afterwards. Drinks at 4:40pm, lecture starts at 5pm.
Sunday 27 October
  Discussion: favourite author   44 Lensfield Road
So who is your favourite author? Be they old favourites, young up-and-comers or unfairly neglected, come and evangelise - and hear what other members would recommend.
Tuesday 29 October, 7pm and 9:30 pm   Films: Alien and Aliens   Keynes Hall, King's College
King's Films are holding a double-bill screening of Alien and Aliens for Hallowe'en. Directed by Ridley Scott and James Cameron respectively, and starring Sigourney Weaver, these have to be two of the biggest and most enduringly popular Sci-Fi / Horror / Thrillers ever made. Come along, scream, and go "Eugh!".
Thursday 31 October   Dinner   TBA
Your chance to go out for a curry with CUSFS.
Sunday 3 November   Discussion: Mars   44 Lensfield Road
A favourite theme for science fiction authors, Mars has been the setting of many stories, and the source of many invasions. But does it make for a good story? And how has SF kept up to date with the latest scientific work on Mars?
Tuesday 5 November, 7:00pm   Fireworks!   Fort St. George, Midsummer Common
"There will be 1,000 fireworks including shells, mines, set pieces, candles and barrages. Spectacular set pieces never seen before in Cambridge will include the "Curtain of Fire" The fireworks are supplied by the award winning Kimbolton Fireworks. In total 500kg of explosives will be detonated on the night. The bonfire will start with 5 tonnes of wood."
Well, it's that time again, and CUSFS is organising an outing to the Grafton Fireworks on Midsummer Common. Meet outside the Fort St. George pub at 7:00 prompt in time for finding a good place before the fireworks start at 7:30. Look for the orange scarves! (Latecomers will be unlikely to find us. You have been warned...)
It is likely that we will head for the Castle Inn for warming drinks afterwards.
Wednesday 6 November, 8:00pm/9:00pm   Semi-detached Stargate videos   61 Green End Road
Children of the Gods, The Nox, Bloodlines. More details here.
Thursday 7 November, 7:30pm/9:00pm   Semi-detached games evening   Castle Inn, Castle Hill/155 Gilbert Road
An occasional and unofficial gathering for food at the Castle followed by games and coffee at Relativity (155 Gilbert Road). More details here.
Sunday 10 November   (The Official) Games Evening   Room J1, Cripps Court, Selwyn College
The perfect antidote to Fifth Week Blues. Come and bring a game (or three), or just come and play someone else's. Games both old and new will be played.
Tuesday 12 November, 6:00pm   The making of the Lord of the Rings films   2nd floor, Borders bookshop, Market Street
Brian Sibley and Jude Fisher, authors of the official movie guide and the visual companions to the LotR films, come to Borders to talk about their experiences on set, and to provide a few sneak peeks into the next two installments.
Wednesday 13 November, 8:00pm/9:00pm   Semi-detached Stargate videos   61 Green End Road
The Broca Divide, The First Commandment, The Enemy Within, Emancipation. More details here.
Sunday 17 November   Discussion: Star Wars   Room J1, Cripps Court, Selwyn College
Buckle your swashes, dig out your R2 units and come and talk about possibly the most famous sci-fi films ever made. We will be asking all the important questions: Are the new ones any good? Why are stormtroopers so useless? Where can I buy a Death Star for Christmas? Can we hold an entire Star Wars discussion without degenerating into light-sabre duels and Jedi mind tricks?
Tuesday 19 November, 7.30pm   Series screening: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy   Keynes Hall, King's College
In association with King's Films, a free screening of all six episodes of the TV version of Douglas Adams' most famous work, starring Peter Jones as the Guide.
Wednesday 20 November, 8:00pm/9:00pm   Semi-detached Stargate videos   61 Green End Road
Brief Candle, Thor's Hammer, The Torment of Tantalus, Cold Lazarus. More details here.
Sunday 24 November   Discussion: Douglas Adams   38 Lensfield Road, room 9
Author of the Hitch Hikers' Guide to the Galaxy, and of the Dirk Gently novels. He has certainly had a loyal following - but is he actually funny, and is there more to his works than laughs?
Wednesday 27 November, 8:00pm/9:00pm   Semi-detached Stargate videos   61 Green End Road
Fire and Water, Hathor, Singularity, Cor-Ai. More details here.
Thursday 28 November   Storytelling   76 Darwin Drive
One of the traditions of Jómsborg the New. Everyone present co-operates in the telling of a story, one person at a time (not counting hecklers).
Sunday 1 December   Discussion and video: Festivals in SF and fantasy   11 Atherton Close
In a change from what has been previously advertised CUSFS offer you this seasonal debate, starting off with a showing of the Babylon 5 episode The Parliament of Dreams to provide some inspiration. Come and join us for a discussion of festivals and celebrations in SF and fantasy, and to enjoy mulled wine and mince pies. A walking party from town will leave from outside the Round Church at 7pm.
Thursday 5 December   Colin Greenland in a pub   Castle Inn, Castle Street
Does what it says on the tin. Come and join Colin Greenland in the Castle for food and a natter and a chance to buy his books for cheap! Colin has copies of The Hour Of The Thin Ox, Other Voices, Spiritfeather, and his three Plenty books for sale at £2 each (or £5 for the whole Plenty trilogy) - either email in advance to reserve your copy or talk to Colin on the day.

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