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18 August 2016 @ 08:06 pm
Throwback Thursday: Oxford University Doctor Who Society - the first Presidents  

The first president on the left and the second on the right on the occasion of the second stepping down. Presented because in an idle moment today I googled the second president and found someone I think may be him on LinkedIn, though said person seems to be a very serious insolvency practioner which I find difficult to reconcile with a man who used to shout Lousiesie across the room at me. He also looks wierdly like Riley Finn from Buffy which is more than a little disconcerting.

Have sent a message via LinkedIn. We shall see if it's really him.

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/204832.html.
parrot_knight: parrotparrot_knight on August 18th, 2016 07:13 pm (UTC)
It is really him; I sighted him at a Doctor Who convention in May, where he asked Katy Manning about her friendship with Liza Minelli.
louisedennislouisedennis on August 18th, 2016 07:18 pm (UTC)
Did you accost him or only see him in the distance?
parrot_knight: parrotparrot_knight on August 18th, 2016 07:22 pm (UTC)
Only at a distance - we gave each other looks of recognition but I then had a call to the bar from someone else and didn't manage to meet Adam later on.
parrot_knight: parrotparrot_knight on August 18th, 2016 07:15 pm (UTC)
Do you mind if I share this to the (closed) Facebook group? It might entertain the curious.
louisedennislouisedennis on August 18th, 2016 07:18 pm (UTC)
No go ahead!

I also have a photo of President 1 and the treasurer* shooting water pistols at each other on the same occasion. I can scan that in too though not tonight, I fear.

*I know he was the treasurer only because the caption says so, I have no memory of the person.

Edited at 2016-08-18 07:18 pm (UTC)
parrot_knight: parrotparrot_knight on August 18th, 2016 07:19 pm (UTC)
That would have been Warren Peto by that point.
louisedennislouisedennis on August 18th, 2016 07:31 pm (UTC)
Simon Clifford - according to the caption. Fairly sure I'd recognise Warren.
parrot_knightparrot_knight on August 18th, 2016 07:32 pm (UTC)
I thought you would have done... Simon was the first treasurer, and handed over to Warren at the end of Michaelmas 1989.
daniel_saunders: Leekleydaniel_saunders on August 18th, 2016 08:12 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what number president I was. I was only caretaker president for a term when the society was in trouble. I used to compare myself to William Henry Harrison (US President for a month), although as I had a much longer stint as treasurer, Gordon Brown might be a more appropriate analogy...
parrot_knight: Hartnell wordsparrot_knight on August 18th, 2016 09:25 pm (UTC)
Roger, Adam I, Jonathan I, Tim, James I, Julian, Anthony, John, Corinne, Nick, Kevin, Alastair, Caroline, Fiona, Mat, Alex, James II, Mat (second reign), Brian, Daniel, Seb, Becky, Adam II, Jonathan II, Jonathan III, Graham, Hannah. I think that's everybody though I might have the order confused in the early 2000s.
daniel_saunders: Worcester Collegedaniel_saunders on August 18th, 2016 10:27 pm (UTC)
I thought you might know, but didn't want to be presumptious and ask!

I don't remember Mat's time as president at all. I thought the presidency went straight from Fiona to Alex, although I'm sure you're right and my memory is wonky.
parrot_knight: parrotparrot_knight on August 18th, 2016 10:43 pm (UTC)
Mat, I think, then comes before Fiona.
parrot_knight: parrotparrot_knight on August 18th, 2016 10:46 pm (UTC)
I might be wrong about James Davies being president for a term too...
daniel_saundersdaniel_saunders on August 18th, 2016 10:50 pm (UTC)
That seems to ring a bell with me, although I wouldn't swear to it. I think virtually everyone who was still a student, undergraduate or graduate, took a turn around then!

Edited at 2016-08-18 10:51 pm (UTC)
parrot_knight: parrotparrot_knight on August 18th, 2016 10:53 pm (UTC)
Ah, the sweet and heady days of crisis after crisis...
parrot_knight: parrotparrot_knight on August 18th, 2016 11:09 pm (UTC)
I'm entirely mistaken about Mat's presidency - the order is Kevin (1997-8); Alastair (1998-9); Mat (1999-2000); Caroline (2000-1); Fiona (2001-2); William [whom I'd forgotten was president] (2002); Alex (2002-3); James D. (2003); then Mat's second term (2003-4); then Brian (2004); then you.
Pollyjane_somebody on August 31st, 2016 08:31 pm (UTC)
I well remember philmophlegm's jumpers from those days; I had forgotten just how well they blended in with the general trend! (And I'm sure I wasn't innocent in the jumper department either!) :-D
louisedennislouisedennis on September 1st, 2016 06:08 am (UTC)
I always find it weird how the fashion disasters of one decade only become apparent in the next...