A number of College societies exist, run by both students and Fellows, catering for a wide range of interests.
If you don't see your own particular interest represented below, you are warmly encouraged to set up your own group or society. Contact a member of the GCR Committee for help and advice.
Richard Doll Society
The GTC Book Club meets twice a term to discuss modern novels that are available in paperback. Meetings are open to all members of the College and their guests. Books for discussion are agreed by members of the club. Any member may propose a book to be read, on the basis that either they, or someone they know, are willing to introduce it.
There are no formal membership arrangements. If you are interested, please just come along. You will find a very warm welcome, sherry or orange juice and a lively discussion. Several members dine in College after meetings.
Meetings are normally held on Thursdays at 6.00pm in the Fellows' Room off the Common Room. Details of future dates and books will be listed in the online calendar of events. Contact Paul Brankin to be sent regular details and reminders of all meetings.
Details of future meetings will appear on the calendar in the What's On section of this website (filter by 'Social').
For a number of years, GTC’s choir, the Observatory Overtones, has been singing for pleasure each week of term and giving short performances at College occasions. This year, we have a new Director, Joanna Stoneham, who is a music graduate from Royal Holloway College, an accomplished pianist and an experienced choir “master”.
If you are interested in singing music from a broad range of musical styles, we would like you to join us, regardless of whether you are an experienced singer or not. There are no auditions! Rehearsals will take place on Monday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm mostly in the Observatory Common Room.
For more information and to join the choir, please send an email to Tomek Dobrzycki (firstname.lastname@example.org).
An annual tournament is played at Frilford Heath Golf Club each May for the Walton Trophy.
This is organised by Dr Gerald Sacks, and any golfers should contact him through the Lodge if interested in participating.
The Society is for all those interested in Art History.
Events will include Society drinks, speakers and field trip.
For further information please email Rodolfo Catena.
The Medical Anthropology Discussion Group provides an informal forum primarily for students who have work experience or research interests in health care in different cultural settings. Mostly, but by no means exclusively, Masters students in medical anthropology report on their often remarkable life and work experiences.
Meetings typically take place on Tuesdays, 4-5 pm. They consist of a 30-minute presentation followed by discussion.
For more information, please contact Elisabeth Hsu.
The Richard Doll Society is the medical society at GTC founded in 2008. The goals of the society include fostering the study of medicine and related subjects within the college, promoting the social and academic interests of junior and senior members alike and encouraging contact with and between alumni interested in medicine. The Richard Doll Society holds several events a term. Amongst others, these include networking and careers evenings, lectures, alumni dinners and social nights. The events this year have been well received and popular with all who attended! Membership is free and available to all members of GTC. As a member you will be notified of our future events. Please email richarddollsociety@gmail to sign up.
Wine tastings are held once or twice a term at 7.30 pm, usually on Fridays. They are open to all members of College with a maximum of 3 guests per member. There is no official membership list, and tastings may be booked at the Lodge and paid for on the day. Some of the tastings are presented by professional members of the wine industry and some by GTC members.
Anybody who is interested in presenting a tasting or in helping with the organisation of the meetings should contact Dr Gerald Sacks through the Lodge.