Oxford Anniversary Moot 10-12th August. Time to book a room!

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Which date suits you best for the Moot?

Poll ended at Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:29 am

20th-22nd July
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18%
3rd-5th August
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10th-12th August
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55%
24th-26th August
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9%
All of the above.
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18%
None of the above. I'll tell you about an alternative in my post.
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Postby truehobbit » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:41 am

Yay for all the Gugnirs! :D
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Postby Hobbituk » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:45 am

niniel* wrote:Even more. It's all looking super!

And, it is only the start of March and already we have a date, B&B venue and at least 10 people have booked. Is that a record? :D


You really shouldn't ask these questions when you know I am reading :P

In 2004 we picked the date by the 11th Feb, and a block booking was made by Alys on the 18th Feb. This year the first rooms were booked on the 19th Feb, so we're beaten by one day!

However, a block booking is a bit different from everyone booking individually so it's a moral victory at least.

In 2003 we decided on the date by the 20th Jan, but no-one had booked a room until 17th April!

All other years were later in all respects.

Anyway, the fact that I had all this information so readily available depresses me. Therefore, this year I'm going to Wilko's breakaway Cambridge moot instead.
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Postby Gungnir » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:26 am

It looks like we will be arriving on the 9th, staying in the travelodge a couple of miles north for two nights and then staying in a family suite at Keble for two nights. It's not booked yet but that is the plan so far.

What do people do about parking their cars for the weekend?
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Postby Hobbituk » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:40 am

The various Park and Rides are free and very convenient. More info HERE.

We've used them a few times and they have been very handy.

EDIT: It seems they have started charging for some of them! Fortunately, Water Eaton (which is to the North) is still free.
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Postby heliona » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:55 am

Hmm, seeing as my better half and my chauffeur appear to be going to Cambridge instead, I guess that's where I'll be. ;):D

Hobbi, I seem to recall reading last year that some of the Park & Rides were going to be charging due to the local council not being able to afford to subsidise them (I believe beforehand that it was the county council that subsidised the P&R). Anyway, I think we can blame the government. :D Thank goodness Water Eaton is still free. :)
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Postby Gungnir » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:30 am

Thanks everyone - as one of the park and rides is right next to the travelodge that we'll be staying in for the first couple of nights, we'll leave the car there (only £1.50 a day) while we're in Keble. I'm hoping to get everything booked this week, just need to juggle some money between accounts first.
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Postby heliona » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:00 am

Gungnir wrote:Thanks everyone - as one of the park and rides is right next to the travelodge that we'll be staying in for the first couple of nights, we'll leave the car there (only £1.50 a day) while we're in Keble. I'm hoping to get everything booked this week, just need to juggle some money between accounts first.


:yippie: It's all coming together! :)

(It appears that there's going to be more offspring at this moot - either I'm going to have to borrow one for the weekend, or else the Cambridge moot is for those without. ;):D Will it mean that people will be better behaved? =:))
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Postby Hobbituk » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:33 am

I'm always on my very best behaviour at Moots.

A sad indictment of my behaviour the rest of the time, really.
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Postby niniel* » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:01 pm

Hobbituk wrote:Anyway, the fact that I had all this information so readily available depresses me. Therefore, this year I'm going to Wilko's breakaway Cambridge moot instead.


Cambridge :shock: *spits on floor*

:lol: Actually, we should mini-moot it in Cambridge at some point (unless that has been done already)

I LOVE that you can pull up all these mooting facts! I think we'll have to crib on TORC and mooting facts for the quiizzie :)
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Postby niniel* » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:06 pm

heliona wrote:(It appears that there's going to be more offspring at this moot - either I'm going to have to borrow one for the weekend, or else the Cambridge moot is for those without. ;):D Will it mean that people will be better behaved? =:))


I have three offspring, you can borrow one. Want to borrow my middle one? (male, dark-haired 6'3" doesn't dribble when he drinks, but won't eat his vegetables)

Or I can bring the dog who eats dead things? :twisted:
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Postby Gungnir » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:43 pm

Right, all booked. See you in August!
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Postby niniel* » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:48 pm

Gungnir wrote:Right, all booked. See you in August!


Great! :clap:
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Postby Hobbituk » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:49 pm

Hooray!

That's 15 people booked so far.

I think we've got a moot.
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Postby heliona » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:55 pm

niniel* wrote:
heliona wrote:(It appears that there's going to be more offspring at this moot - either I'm going to have to borrow one for the weekend, or else the Cambridge moot is for those without. ;):D Will it mean that people will be better behaved? =:))


I have three offspring, you can borrow one. Want to borrow my middle one? (male, dark-haired 6'3" doesn't dribble when he drinks, but won't eat his vegetables)

Or I can bring the dog who eats dead things? :twisted:


How old is this middle one? :P (And don't tell Wilko! =:);))

You know I'd love the dog who eats dead things. :love:
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Postby The_Angel » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:42 pm

Hobbituk wrote:Hooray!

That's 15 people booked so far.

I think we've got a moot.


Are you counting the three of us? We've not booked, but we don't need to.
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Postby Hobbituk » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:44 am

Nope, that's just the people who have booked rooms. With daytrippers we're up to about 20 already.
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Postby Alys » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:46 am

Bring the dog!
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Postby ArPharazon » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:21 am

Can I bring a dead "thing" that eats dogs?
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Postby Gungnir » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:17 am

How about 'The Thing' disguised as a dog? Could cause a few problems though.

(BTW Happy Birthday Arphy!)
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Postby ArPharazon » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:39 am

Thanks gungnir.

But no, The Thing idea won't work. Experience shows that The Angel just looks awful in a dog costume. Something to do with the hair, I think.
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Postby ArPharazon » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:02 pm

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Postby niniel* » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:17 pm

ArPharazon wrote:Can I bring a dead "thing" that eats dogs?


Now that would be interesting! :lol:
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Postby Bardhwyn » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:53 am

Helloo...

There will be special commemorative t-shirts for this little moot and I will be putting up a special Oxford Moot t-shirt thread so to give Torcers not on Facebook a chance to vote.. so watch the forum for a new thread! :)

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Postby Jaeniver » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:22 am

I'm aaaaaalmost ready to book my tickets!!!! I will finally make it to an Oxford moot it seems.

Cant wait to see you guys, especially Hobbi my foster dad ;) :D:D:D
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Postby Hobbituk » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:29 am

Great news jae. Amazing we might finally meet after all these years!
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Postby Jaeniver » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:36 am

I know, it's utterly ridiculous we haven't managed to before! :shock:
I can't wat. jumping for joy already!!!
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Postby Jaeniver » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:29 am

You can put me down on the confirmed list Hobbi, I just booked my flight.

See you guys on the 10th of August! Bringing some Dutchy flavour to this British party ;)
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Postby eborr » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:57 am

Will be working at an Oxford College by then, so see you there - somewhere, recomendation for eaterising especially those with younglings in Atomic Pizzza on Cowley Road -Recognosable by the Silver Surfer on the roof. Do not confuse with Atomic Burger.

A bit of a trek from the town, but you do have the pleasure of walking up Cowley road, which normally has the feel and the odours of a middling African Town. Good place to know if you tastes extend to exotic creatures of the night.
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Postby heliona » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:30 am

eborr wrote:A bit of a trek from the town, but you do have the pleasure of walking up Cowley road, which normally has the feel and the odours of a middling African Town. Good place to know if you tastes extend to exotic creatures of the night.


So, is this meant to be a recommendation? Because I must say that I'm not feeling inclined to check it out! :shock:
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Postby eborr » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:34 pm

heliona wrote:So, is this meant to be a recommendation? Because I must say that I'm not feeling inclined to check it out! :shock:


So where's your sense of adventure, I think that Cowley Road is an essential part of the "Oxford Experience"

And if you worried about the "Children of the Night" be rest assured that they only come out after dark
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