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[09 Jun 2011|09:54pm]

I watched Faint Heart last night - it was entertaining! I thought I spotted a couple of Wychwood shields in there but couldn't quite tell who was holding them. Anyone know? I was curious.
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Wychwood Feast [18 Feb 2009|06:54pm]

This term's Wychwood Feast is on Saturday 7th March 2009 (end of 7th week).

It's not a Grand Anniversary Re-union or anything like that, there are no photo timelines or place settings, it's just a bit of a party. Lots of food, plus rude songs, knife fights, axe pulling, and similar fun things.

It's going to be held at the West Oxford Community Centre. This is just beyond the station, on the way towards Botley. http://www.oxfordsoftwaredocumentation.com/woca/where_is_woca.html for directions. It's got a kitchen that opens right onto the feast hall, which is always nice for the cooks.

Cost will be £18 for current members, £20 for non-members. People attending but not eating pay £5, to help us cover the hall hire. You can give me the money at Wychwood events, or post a cheque made payable to "Wychwood Warriors (OUHRS)" to: James Fishwick, Garage Flat, 7 Cumnor Hill, Oxford, OX2 9EU
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Wychwood 20th Anniversary Feast [22 Oct 2008|03:53pm]


Wychwood's first feast was held 20 years ago, in New College Undercroft. Wychwood is celebrating this anniversary by having an extra big feast this term, inviting as many old members as possible.

It's being held in the North Oxford Community Centre (OX2 7DP). Which is a lovely building, just south of Summertown.

It'll be in the evening of Saturday 22nd November.

Price hasn't yet been announced. I imagine it'll be something like £15 for members, £20 for non-members.

If you want to come, please email the current President, Veronica Ford (veronicaDOTfordATkebleDOToxDOTacDOTuk)

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[27 Aug 2008|01:34pm]

So, I've been exploring the Wychwood DVD. And I have to ask.. the wenching of Bunni?

I need to know what on earth was going on.. I'm sure I'll regret asking but hey.
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forwarded from the mailling list [13 Feb 2008|10:52am]

In message <20080212234057.891EF5A057@webmail218.herald.ox.ac.uk> Christopher
Mccloskey <christopher.mccloskey[at]stcatz.ox.ac.uk> writes:
> Hey,
> This terms feast will be on Saturday 23rd of Febuary, as before in the Asian
> Cultural Centre on Cowley Road. We have the kitchens booked from 5:30 -
> 11:30pm, and the upper hall from 6:30 - 11:30pm, the same as last term. The
> downstairs room was already booked for part of that evening, but I've checked
> and the upper hall has wheelchair access via a lift, so that is all good.
> As before, we need people to cook. Please email me if you want to cook
> something - authentic is good, but we need quite a few courses, and definitely
> with bacon and mushrooms since that was quite the success last time...
> If you'd like to cook, but don't have anything particular in mind, we have
> plenty of recipes to give you. :)
> And, as always, old gits are more than welcome!
> The cost will probably be £15-£20 again, depending on numbers as we need to
> cover the hall hire etc, and a bit cheaper for members.
> So, email me if you want to come (and if you want to cook something), as we
> need an idea of numbers to order bread, food and so on.
> Chris
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[13 Oct 2006|09:10am]

Our very own Dr. Christian Jardine was on the Today Programme this morning!  At about 8.40, I think - it'll be on Listen Again fairly shortly.  He was talking about animal poo and methane.. which is less fun than last time I heard him on Radio 4.. but still!  It's Chris!  On Radio 4!
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Jens Borgelt [06 Jul 2006|10:47am]
This is a message on behalf of Emanwel, he's been contacted by the father of Jens Borgelt. Jens will be in Oxford in July and his father is wondering if anyone would like to meet up with him. If so, could you please email Emanwel Turnbull at St Hughs. Please find Jens' father's message below:

Hi Emanwel Turnbull

During his stay in Oxford 1999 to 2000 -Oxford University- my son Jens
Borgelt was a member of the Wychwood Warriors.

In this month he has birthday -30 years- and my present for him is a weekend
in Oxford from 07.28.2006 to 07.31.2006.
I think it`s a great surprise and a great pleasure to see some of his old

Is there a meeting during his stay in Oxford? When and where?
Please answer me, thank you.

With best wishes

Wolfram Borgelt
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Trinity Feast [10 May 2006|07:58pm]
Hi All,

Just in case you hadn't heard, the feast has been confirmed for this Saturday (13th). There's a fairly short time-frame for responses - Hannah needs to know by Thursday who is coming (email the list I guess).
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Feast! [16 Jan 2006|02:50pm]

The Feast for this term is on Saturday 4th March. Anyone up for it? i'm tempted, definitely. Not as tempted as by the drunken naked twister though.. :)
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New termcard! [12 Oct 2005|09:54am]

It's up here - I'm extremely impressed! We never managed it before about 3rd week...

Anyway, for reference, the fire is Saturday 29 October and the feast Sunday 12 November. Anyone interested?
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Oysterband [20 Sep 2005|11:33am]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Anyone interested in going to see the Oysterband? It's apparently the "Different Drum" tour, whatever that may be :)

Tues 18 CARDIFF St David¹s Hall 029 2087 8444 www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
Wed 19 LONDON Islington Academy 0870 771 200
Thu 20 SOUTHAMPTON The Brook AC 023 8055 5366 www.the-brook.com
Fri 21 DARTFORD Mick Jagger Centre 01322 291 100 www.themickjaggercentre.com
Sun 23 WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall 01902 552 121 www.wolvescivic.co.uk
Mon 24 NORWICH Arts Centre 01603 660 352 www.norwichartscentre.co.uk
Tues 25 LEEDS Irish Centre 0113 248 0887
Wed 26 MANCHESTER Academy 3 0161 832 1111 www.manchesteracademy.net
Thu 27 GLOUCESTER Guildhall AC 01452 50 30 50 www.gloucester.gov.uk/events

"Opening act on all the shows except Gloucester will be the redoubtable NICK HARPER, who played such a storming set at The Big Session Festival in June."

The easiest date for me would be 23rd, since Wolverhampton is reasonably local, but if people generally want another date... Also, I can probably provide accommodation for people (well, up to about four or five) if anyone travelling from further away wanted it.

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Feast [09 May 2005|01:42pm]

[ mood | busy ]

There will be an outdoor feat/fire on Saturday 18th June. (I've rearranged my flight to Denmark)

It would be great if lots of old gits could make it (giving you advance notice and everything!), so let me know if you can.


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[27 Apr 2005|10:01pm]

I notice that Fred Wedlock is going to be performing in Bristol on the 14th of May. A fair few "Wychwood songs" are, actually, Fred Wedlock songs and he is generally just very cool. If anyone fancies going, I probably will be and can put people up in Bristol.
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[21 Apr 2005|10:07pm]

Is anything happening on Mayday weekend? Only I think Amelia and I worked out that that's Felix's 30th...
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[11 Feb 2005|11:07am]

Sorry for posting this so soon after KT's post but I was going to anyway.. I think I can now go to the feast - is anyone else up for it as I don't want to be the only Old Git!
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[11 Feb 2005|11:05am]

Ok, I've just read Rachel's post.

I'm a bit late.

And dense,

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Feast! [11 Feb 2005|11:01am]

For anyone who's not on the list, I have news of a feast!

It's on the 19th February at the Jericho Community Centre.

Paul witty is taking numbers down.

Wassail! Etc.
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Feast [22 Jan 2005|08:35pm]

The feast has been moved to 19th February.

I'm hoping to be in Oxford that weekend for a Turf Meet anyway, so I'd like to do the feast - is anyone else going? I have this horrible fear of not recognising anyone in Wychwood any more... I really am an Old Git!
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A community of some potential interest... though I know it's not Oysterband. :) [09 Dec 2004|02:26am]

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[07 Dec 2004|09:16am]


I've a feeling you have all already seen this, but nevermind. Wrote this with a fellow journal-bunny oxfordgirl yesterday.

The Lay of the LARPer and the Reenactor

The Larper:

"When Shotover with snow is crowned, and water-bottles freeze,
And scrawny students shout and spar among the dying leaves,
When latex creaks and leather calls away from easy rest -
Come back to me! Come back to me, and say my game is best!"

The Re-Enactor:

"When frosty shield walls form and soldiers shiver on the field,
Where skill alone dictates who'll live to fight, and who'll be killed,
When metal sings out, blade on blade, and war cries fill the air,
I'll linger here and will not come, because my game is fair."

The Larper:

"When walls of springtime brambles rise to clutch at cloak and heel,
And knitted wool and latex stand in stead of chain and steel,
When cries of "Double!", "Dodge!" and "Walkers!" fill the Oxford air,
Come back to me! Come back to me, and say my game is fair!"

The Re-enactor:

"When springtime blossom breaks its bud on Jorvic's ancient hills,
And Saxons, Normans, Vikings all show the whole town their skills,
When longboats' prows glide all along the river's mighty crest,
I'll linger here and will not come, because my game is best."

The Larper:

"When blazing summer sunlight beats upon the dunes of Wales,
And gods and horrors stride abroad, not just in tavern tales,
When mages fall and heroes charge through midnight's bitter rain,
We'll look for thee, and call to thee; come join our game again!"

The Re-enactor:

"When Summer comes and young and old throng to the field at last,
When folk of every land and age can live and breathe their past,
We'll look for thee and wait for thee, stand proud as one again,
We'll sing, and feast, and fight and laugh through midnight's bitter rain."


"Together we shall travel through the years of glory past,
And find a place where heroes old and new shall meet at last."

And as a spcial bonus....
(The Tale of the Ent and the Entwife: Extended Edition (Only on DVD - for a limited time, buy the box-set from Fangorn Megastores and receive a free cast-resin bookend!)

The LARPer:

"When Autumn showers slick the ground beneath Doc Marten'd sole,
And GM mischief sends brave heroes after tales of gold,
When sparring players linger on as light fails in the West,
Come back to me! Come back to me, and say my game is best!"

The Re-enactor:

"When Autumn leaf blows through the glade, and from the forest flits.
When Autumn fires and shows unite the Squishies and Old Gits,
While tourists gawp, and children cheer, and commentators jest,
I'll linger here and will not come, because my game is best!"
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