CUSFS Meetings List

This list goes back to December 1996, which is when the compiler's collection of missives starts. If any reader has details for any period before this, please contact soc-cusfs at lists dot cam dot ac dot uk

Speaker Meetings

YearMichaelmas TermLent TermEaster Term
1998/911/11/98: Colin Greenland(none)28/4/99: Michael Scott Rohan
1999/200027/10/99: Michael Marshall Smith(none)17/5/00: Juliet McKenna
2000/122/11/00: Peter F. Hamilton(none)(none)
2001/27/11/01: Colin Greenland and Susanna Clarke(none)15/5/02: Paul Cornell
2002/35/12/02: Colin Greenland in the pub(none)(none)

Discussion Meetings

1996 - Michaelmas
15/10(not known)
22/10(not known)
29/10(not known)
5/11(not known)
12/11probably a games evening
19/11(not known)
24/11(not known)
1/12C. J. Cherryh
1997 - Lent
19/1Clive Barker
26/1"What is 'hardness' and do we need it?"
2/2Guy Gavriel Kay
9/2AI and machine consciousness in SF
16/2Games evening
23/2Philip K. Dick
2/3Politics in SF
9/3John Crowley
1997 - Easter
27/4Anne McCaffrey
4/5Dan Simmons
11/5Bob Shaw
18/5Games evening
1997 - Michaelmas
12/10Terry Pratchett
19/10J. R. R. Tolkien
26/10Greg Egan
2/11Babylon 5
9/11Games evening
16/11Favourite author
23/11Swords and sorcery
30/11Iain M. Banks
1998 - Lent
18/1Stephen Donaldson
25/1Lord Dunsany
1/2Dr Who
8/2"Same World, Different Author"
15/2Games evening
22/2Samuel Delany
1/3E. E. "Doc" Smith
8/3Douglas Adams
1998 - Easter
26/4Neil Gaiman
3/5"Fairy Stories, Epic Quests and Things which go in Threes"
10/5Robert Heinlein
17/5Games evening
1998 - Michaelmas
11/10J. R. R. Tolkien
18/10Arthur C. Clarke
25/10Favourite author
8/11Games evening
15/11David Gemmell
22/11Anne McCaffrey
29/11Alan Garner
1999 - Lent
17/1Michael Marshall Smith
24/1H. P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu mythos
31/1C. J. Cherryh
7/2Roger Zelazny
14/2Games evening
21/2Vernor Vinge
28/2Robert Holdstock
7/3The End of the World
1999 - Easter
25/4David Eddings
2/5Harry Harrison
9/5Marion Zimmer Bradley
16/5Games evening
1999 - Michaelmas
10/10"Out of Sight, Out of Mind?" - television & film vs literature (squash)
17/10J. R. R. Tolkien
24/10Isaac Asimov
31/10Stephen King
7/11Games evening
14/11R. A. MacAvoy
21/11Favourite author
28/11Peter F. Hamilton
2000 - Lent
23/1David Brin
30/1"Forward the Revolution!" - do all fantasy novels have to be set in feudal societies? (Althing discussion)
6/2H. G. Wells
13/2Ken MacLeod
20/2Games evening
27/2Michael Moorcock
5/3Space combat
12/3Ursula K. Le Guin
2000 - Easter
30/4Tim Powers
7/5Douglas Adams
14/5Mervyn Peake
21/5Games evening
2000 - Michaelmas
8/10"Can You Judge A Book By Its Cover?" - blurbs and artwork, spaceships and dragons (squash)
15/10C. S. Lewis
22/10Greg Egan
29/10Neil Gaiman
5/11Games evening
12/11Favourite author
19/11Dr Who
26/11Orson Scott Card
2001 - Lent
21/1Cordwainer Smith
28/1Mary Gentle
4/2Philip K. Dick
11/2Terry Goodkind
18/2Games evening
25/2John Crowley
4/3William Gibson (became Lois McMaster Bujold on the evening)
11/3Elizabeth Moon
2001 - Easter
29/4John Brunner
6/5How magic works
13/5"Harry Potter and the Simplified Storyline" - is children's fantasy worth reading?
20/5Games evening
27/5Diana Wynne Jones
2001 - Michaelmas
14/10Favourite author
21/10China Miéville
28/10Games evening
4/11Iain M. Banks
11/11"Enough of Fiction, here's some Science!" (science evening)
18/11Lewis Carroll
25/11Lois McMaster Bujold and militaristic SF
2002 - Lent
20/1Aliens in SF
27/1J. R. R. Tolkien
3/2Ray Bradbury
10/2Battle and bloodshed in fantasy
17/2AGM and games evening
24/2Star Trek
3/3Juliet McKenna
10/3Octavia E. Butler
2002 - Easter
28/4Time travel
5/5Anne McCaffrey
12/5Neal Stephenson
19/5Games evening and vice-presidential elections
2002 - Michaelmas
20/10Dr Who
27/10Favourite author
10/11Games evening
17/11Star Wars
24/11Douglas Adams
1/12Festivals in SF & fantasy
2003 - Lent
19/1Virtual worlds
26/1Marion Zimmer Bradley
2/2(no discussion)
9/2New authors
16/2AGM and games evening
23/2Brian Stableford
2/3Gene Wolfe
9/3Brian Aldiss
2003 - Easter
27/4Trilogies and beyond
4/5Frederik Pohl
11/5Terry Pratchett
18/5Games evening and vice-presidential elections
2003 - Michaelmas
19/10Robin Hobb / Megan Lindholm
26/10Peter F. Hamilton
2/11Favorite author
9/11Games evening
16/11Ursula K. Le Guin
23/11SF and technology
30/11Fairy tales
2004 - Lent
18/1Space opera
25/1Sex and sexuality
30/1Magic and sorcery (Wake discussion)
1/2(no discussion)
8/2Frank Herbert
15/2David Gemmell
22/2AGM and games evening
29/2Comics and graphic novels
7/3CUSFS Hall of Fame
2004 - Easter
25/4Walter Jon Williams
2/5Religion in fantasy and SF
9/5Mary Gentle
16/5Buffy, Angel and Firefly: the Whedonverse

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Last update: 24 June 2004, by Mark Waller

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