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Details of trips that have places will be announced here after the Trip Ballot Meeting. Remember that you may go on any of our Local Walks without having to sign up in advance.

Updates

15/10/2014 Free Tea and sign ups! Free Tea is on Wed of 1st week (15th Oct), 5.30pm, St. Edmunds' Hall (Pontigny Room).

Sign up for all of the minibus daytrips or weekend trips this term. Free Tea is a good chance to meet all of the trip organisers, ask them all the questions you might have, become a member of the Club, and sign up to trips.

There should be a pub outing after Free Tea is over (around 6:30 pm), so if you don't want to sign up but still want to socialise with walkers, you're welcome to join us then. We're thinking of the Chequers on High St.

Don't worry if you can't make Free Tea -- online booking and membership are available at www.ouwc.org/bookings. Online bookings close this Friday (Fri of 1st Week), 17th Oct.
6/10/2014 Welcome to MT 2014
Hello Walkers! I hope everyone had a fantastic summer, and is looking forward to a term packed full of OUWC events. We will be running our stall at the OUSU Freshers' Fair from Wed-Fri of 0th week.

New this term is a weekly pub visit to the Royal Oak (on Woodstock Rd). We will be kicking this off on Wednesday (8th Oct) from 8.30pm. If you are new to the club and want more information on what the club does and what we are all about, there will be a few committee members there who will be happy to have a chat. For the Club regulars, it would be lovely to see lots of you for a relaxed drink.

James Neuhaus will also be leading the Freshers' walk next Sunday (12th Oct). It would be great to see lots of club regulars out on the walk to help welcome the freshers and let them get a feel for the club. See you around!
16/1/2014 Welcome to HT 2014 Happy New Year and welcome to Hilary Term 2014!

We have several trips planned for you this term and a number of socials including a sumptuous Annual Dinner on Feb 15th. We look forward to seeing you this term!

Free Tea (our sign up event) will take place at
Latner room, St Peter's College
Wednesday of Week 1 (22/01)
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Followed by a pub trip to the Chequers on High St
7/10/2013 Freshers' walk
The Fresher's Walk will be this Sunday (13 October). We're meeting at 2pm at Trinity Gates, Broad Street. We'll walk along Port Meadow to the Trout pub and back, with the option to see some ruins and nice churches on the way.

Hope to see many of you there!

Marta,
OUWC President MT 2013
3/10/2012 Freshers' walk
Dear all enthusiastic walkers, the freshers' walk is happening this Sunday, led by our dearest president, Bernhard Elsner. Please come and have a fun walk. See Local walks for details.
21/8/2012 Lecture on Climbing and Mounteering in London A Climbing & Mountaineering lecture will be in London on the 9th September. If you are interested in, contact Mark Richardson
[mark.richardson(a)bradshawtaylor.com].
20/8/2012 New committee members!

Hi all

The new committee members for MT 2013 are:

1. President: Bernhard
2. Secretary: Michael
3. Treasurer: Joe
4. Trip and safety: Rob
5. Quartermaster: William
6. Alumini secretary: We need somebody!!
7. Archivist: Matej
8. Social: We need somebody!!
9. Webmaster: Juan
10. IT officer: Jaya
11. Training officer: We need somebody!!
12. Membership secretary: Kathryn
13. Senior member: Kevin

Please contact president(a)ouwc.org if you would like to stand for a position!
14/8/2012 New committee members!

Hi all

In our last meeting, we elected the following new committee members:

1. President: Bernhard
2. Secretary: Michael
3. Treasurer: Joe
4. Trip and safety: Rob
5. Quartermaster: William
6. Alumini secretary: Katharina
7. Archivist: Matej
8. Social: vacant!! We need somebody!!
9. Webmaster: Juan
10. IT officer: Jaya
11. Training officer: We need somebody!!
12. Membership secretary: Kathryn
13. Senior member: Kevin

Please contact president(a)ouwc.org if you would like to stand for a position!
21/6/2012 OUWC more active on facebook this summer The OUWC has been on facebook for a year already, but has not been very active. This summer, because the majority of people will have left Oxford, and things get quiet and boring around Oxford, the OUWC is going to do a trial with a more active facebook group.

The idea is that OUWC walks will be advertised on facebook, and you can leave your comments/wishes/ideas for/about walks, including private trips somewhere.

There will be probably be at least one OUWC organised "not-so-hardcore" local walk that will be started as a facebook event for everybody, including non-members. So, you can bring your friends so that they can experience walking too, and hopefully it will result in extra new members.

Facebook group name: Oxford University Walking Club
1/2/2012 Ceilidh Kilt up! OUWC CEILIDH -Saturday February 4th 7pm-10pm -Lady Margaret Hall It's going to be legendary, so KILT UP!

Yes, the winsome band of minstrels, The Mouse and Trousers, is back for another boot-stomping night of hornpipery.

Tickets: £12
Pidge cash or a cheque made out to OU Walking Club, to Kerrie Thornhill-Junior Dean, Hertford College.
30/11/2011 General Meeting today at St Aldates G&D with free ice cream Tonight at 19:00 there is a General Meeting at G&D's st. Aldates, and everyone who shows up gets free ice cream.
At the meeting, the plans for new walks will be discussed, as well as issues concerning the running of the club, and new elections for the committee members.
See you there tonight!
17/11/2011 We've got a new sponsor: benefits for members! The OUWC has a new sponsor: Euro Office
Besides them sponsoring our website, all OUWC members will get 20% discount using the following link:

http://www.euroffice.co.uk/Ecoupon_Landing.aspx?code=NEWC20
(copy the entire link and paste it into your browser).

For all membership benefits, go to www.ouwc.org/membership/

Michael,
Webmaster
8/11/2011 Banner Competition!
To improve the outlook of the website, and to give members a chance to become involved with the club, we're starting a banner competition, in which you can win OUWC goodies!
Check for specifics on www.ouwc.org/bannercompetition/index.shtml

cheers, Michael,
OUWC webmaster
22/10/2011 massive sale at Sports Direct, 50% off everything Sports Direct, located in the Westgate Shopping Centre, is having a massive sale, with generally 50% off. I just bought some Karimor walking boots, thermal socks and walking socks, and saved 90GBP. Soon some of you will be walking in the hills, and you need at least the following: - good walking boots, preferably leather waterproof ones that go over the ankle - waterproof jacket (not a plastic parka cause they blow away and you'll still be soaked) - investing in waterproof trousers is recommendable too - good socks - rucksack And you can find all these things discounted in the shop mentioned before, so you have no excuse when you are complaining about bad weather :) Read more at: http://www.ouwc.org/equipment/ cheers, Michael Webmaster OUWC
11/10/2011 Free Tea on Wednesday (12th October) - Our trip sign-up event is at St Peter's College - see the Free Tea page for details. Come along to join the club or renew your membership and to sign up for trips.
10/8/2011 Extra day-trip - come and explorer the Shropshire Hills, Saturday 27th August. For more info see minibus day trips.
8/8/2011 Extra local walk - there will be a local walk to the Chilterns this Saturday - see the local walks page.
9/6/2011 Termly general meeting - this is coming up on Wednesday of 8th week (22nd June); see here. This is a good chance to get involved with the running of the club — and to get free ice cream! Whether you can make the meeting or not, please also be thinking about standing for a position on next term's committee.
19/4/2011 Trinity Term trips now online - Club Trips for Trinity Term (see weekend and day trips) are now on the website, as are Local Walks. See Free Tea for how to sign up to club trips. Please visit again next week for details.of social events, which will include a Punt Party.
8/3/2011 TGM - a reminder that the Termly General Meeting is nearly upon us (tomorrow, Wednesday 9th March) - see details. Please come along, have your say in the running of the club, and consider standing for committee. As before, there is a free scoop of G&D's ice-cream just for coming along and another scoop if you stand for committee.
20/2/2011 First aid course - a place has become available on the first aid course next weekend, 26th-27th February, cost £50, contact jaya.john (at) physics.ox.ac.uk
18/2/2011 Trip planning meeting - come on Tuesday (22nd February) to help plan club trips for Trinity Term (see details).
17/1/2011 Hilary Term's events on website - this term's weekend trips, minibus day-trip, and local walks and social events are now on the website.
17/1/2011 Free Tea on Wednesday (19th January) - Our trip sign-up event is at Magdalen College - see the Free Tea page for details.
14/12/2010 Happy Christmas All club events for Michaelmas Term have now happened, so it remains to wish you all a very happy Christmas, and we look forward to seeing you at next term's walks and socials.
3/12/2010 Hilary term trips - a provisional list of trips is now on the website. Find out what's on the cards for next term.
19/11/2010 Extra Local Walk - Monarch of the Marsh. Join Barbara on a 17km long circular walk in the Cotswolds beginning and ending in Moreton in the Marsh. Bring a packed lunch, something to drink, sturdy waterproof footwear and warm waterproof clothing. See local walks section for more details
18/11/2010 Céilidh! - Take off your walking boots and put on your dancing shoes! Join us for our annual Ceilidh at the Pusey Room, Keble College Saturday 27th November 7.30pm -11.30pm. £10 in advance, £12 on the door (includes wine, soft drinks and snacks. See the Socials page for more information.
17/11/2010 Michaelmas Term TGM - The Termly General Meeting will be on Thursday 2nd December (8th Week). Please stand for committee positions, come along, have your say in how the club is run and get involved! Get your scoop of G&D's ice-cream for coming along and another scoop for standing for committee! See the TGM page for more information.
12/11/2010 Trip planning meeting for Hilary - we are meeting Monday evening (15 Nov) 6pm at the University Club to plan trips for Hilary Term. All welcome. Anyone who has been (or will have been) on a trip can organise a trip for the club. Please see here for more details.
29/10/2010 Place available - Lakes trip, 29-31 Oct - A last-minute place has just become available on the trip to the Lake District Fri 29 - Sun 31 Oct. So if you'd like to come, get in touch with Jaya John (jaya.john(a)physics.ox.ac.uk) ASAP. You can find all the details about the trip here .
10/9/2010 Places available! - Lakes trip, 17-19 Sept - We still have some places available on the trip to the Lake District Fri 17 - Sun 19 Sept. So if you'd like to come, get in touch with Esther (esther.vicente(a)sbs.ox.ac.uk) ASAP to bag your place. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You can find all the details about the trip here .
20/8/2010 Lakes trip, 17-19 Sept - Something to round out the summer: we've got a trip to the Lake District arranged for the 17th - 19th September. Sign-ups are now open. Please see the weekends page for all details.
20/8/2010 Michaelmas - provisional list of trips - The list of trips planned for Michaelmas term is now up on the trip planning page. See what's cooking for next term! (Note, details may still change.)
10/7/2010 Summer local walk details - the local walks for this summer are now posted on the website here.
11/6/2010 Places available on Scotland trip - Two places have just become available on the trip to Scotland, 25th June - 4th July (end of 9th week) which visits the Isle of Skye and the Glen Coe area. See the trip page to find out more. Get in touch with Bernhard Elsner if you would like to join the trip (bernhard.elsner(a)st-annes.ox.ac.uk)
11/6/2010 Local Walk change this weekend - The Local Walk to the Malvern Hills this weekend is now on Sunday (13th June) (NOT Saturday 12th June) - see that Local Walk's page for more details.
27/4/2010 Free Tea on Wednesday (27th April) - Our trip sign-up event is at Magdalen College - see the Free Tea page for details.
24/4/2010 Trinity trips now on website - the weekend trips, the minibus day-trip and socials are now posted on the website so you can plan ahead!
20/4/2010 Local walks for the term Do look up the local walks planned for the Trinity term here.
15/3/2010 Place available on Galloway Hills long trip - A place has just become available on the Galloway Hills LONG weekend trip on Friday 19th March (end of 9th week). See the trip page to find out more. Get in touch with Jaya John if you would like to join the trip (j.john1(a)physics.ox.ac.uk)
2/3/2010 TGM date change The TGM will be held in G&D's ST ALDATES on Thursday of week 8 (11th March) at 7.30pm. As an incentive, first 5 non-committee members get free ice cream/tea/coffee!
23/2/2010 Places available on minibus day-trip to Avebury area - There are now places available on the Marlborough Downs minibus day-trip on Saturday 13th March (end of 8th week). See the trip page to find out more. Get in touch with Jaya John if you would like to join the trip (j.john1(a)physics.ox.ac.uk)
19/2/2010 Roaches Minibus Day Trip Cancelled. The minibus day trip to the Roaches has been cancelled due to a lack of leaders. There will however be a minibus day trip to the Marlborough Downs.
19/2/2010 Minibus day-trip changes - unfortunately we have had to cancel the Roaches minibus day-trip, but we have been able to organise a day-trip to the Marlborough Downs and Avebury instead. This will take place on Saturday 13th March (end of 8th week). There are likely to be some places available - please contact Jaya John to find out more (j.john1(a)physics.ox.ac.uk)
17/2/2010 Place available on Yorkshire Dales Weekend Trip this Friday - there is a place now available on the Yorkshire Dales Weekend Trip this Friday (19th Feb). See the trip page and get in touch with the Trip Organiser if you want to come.
19/1/2010 Hilary Term programme online The programme for Hilary Term 2010 is now online.
8/12/2009 Planning Trips and Local Walks for Hilary Term - We're currently planning Weekend Trips, Minibus Day Trips and Local Walks for Hilary Term. Have a look at the Planning Page if you're interested in organising, leading or driving.
18/11/2009 Places available on Black Mountains Minibus Day Trip this Sunday - there are a few places available on the Black Mountains Minibus Day Trip this Sunday (22nd Nov). See the trip page and get in touch with the Trip Organiser if you want to come.
12/11/2009 Places available on Snowdonia trip this weekend again - A couple of places have just become available on the Snowdonia weekend trip this weekend (Fri 13th - Sun 15th Nov). See the trip page for more details and get in touch with Jaya John ASAP if you're interested.
11/11/2009 Snowdonia place filled - the place on the Snowdonia Weekend Trip this weekend (13-15 Nov) has now been filled.
11/11/2009 Place available on Snowdonia trip this weekend A place has just become available on the Snowdonia trip this weekend (Friday 13th - Sunday 15th November). Please let Jaya John know ASAP if you would like to join the trip (jaya.john(a)physics.ox.ac.uk)
3/11/2009 Local Walk change this weekend - The Local Walk this weekend is now on Sunday (8th Nov) (NOT Saturday 7th Nov) and the walk has changed - see that Local Walk's page for more details.
27/10/2009 Ceilidh! - don't forget to get your tickets for our annual Ceilidh! See the Ceilidh page for details and a downloadable poster.
15/10/2009 Local Walk Cancelled - unfortunately the local walk on Saturday (17th October) has been cancelled due to lack of a leader.
13/10/2009 Free Tea on Wednesday (14th Oct) - trip sign up event - see the Free Tea page for details.
8/10/2009 Extra Lakes trip, Fri 16th - Sun 18th Oct (end of 1st week) - A sudden opportunity for an extra Club Trip has come up - are you interested? Sign-ups are by e-mail (not at Free Tea!) - see the trip page for details.
3/10/2009 Michaelmas Term programme online - the programme for Michaelmas Term 2009 is now online.
22/8/2009 Punting on Saturday (22nd August) - Join us for punting; see this page for details.
17/7/2009 Snowdonia weekend trip - The summer Snowdonia weekend trip (4-6 Sept) is now open for sign ups - see the Summer Schedule page for details.
28/6/2009 New Trip Planning page - have a look at the Trip Planning page if you're interested in organising, leading or driving on a trip or leading a local walk this summer or next term.
24/6/2009 New Local Walk on Saturday - there's now a local walk on Saturday (27th June) to the Magnificent Malverns: see the Local Walk page for more information.
16/6/2009 TGM on Wednesday - the Termly General Meeting will be this Wednesday (17th June). The club can't run without a committee - please come along, stand for committee positions, have your say in how the club is run and get involved! See the TGM page for more information.
3/6/2009 Trinity Term TGM - the Termly General Meeting will be on Wednesday of 8th week (17th June). Please stand for committee positions, come along, have your say in how the club is run and get involved! See the TGM page for more information.
3/6/2009 Spaces on trips - there are places available on the Pembrokeshire (end 7th week) and Scotland (9th week) weekend trips. Contact the relevant Trip Organiser if you're interested.
14/5/2009 Change of day of Local Walk this weekend - the "Happy Half Day Out" Local Walk this weekend is NOW ON SATURDAY (16th May) NOT on Sunday.
6/5/2009 Spaces on weekend trips - There are still places available on the Cambrian Mountains weekend trip this weekend and the Scotland LONG weekend trip in 9th week. Look at the trip webpages and contact the trip organiser for more information.
22/4/2009 This term's programme is now online - the programme for Trinity Term is now on the website.
27/2/2009 Termly General Meeting (Weds 8th week) - Come along, get involved and have a say in how your club is run! Please consider standing for a committee position. See the TGM page for more details. (N.B. this is a different day from that advertised in the termcard.)
21/2/2009 Trip Planning Meeting, Monday 6th week (23rd Feb) at 7pm - Come along and help plan next term's trips! Contact Jaya John (trip.safety(a)ouwc.org) for more information.
20/2/2009 Saturday's Local Walk CANCELLED - The Local Walk on Saturday (21st Feb) has been cancelled due to lack of a leader. (There is still a Local Walk on Sunday (22nd Feb).)
13/2/2009 Saturday's Local Walk CANCELLED - The Local Walk on Saturday (14th Feb) has been cancelled due to lack of a leader. Get in touch with the archivist (archivist(a)ouwc.org) if you're interested in leading a Local Walk. (There is still a Local Walk on Sunday (15th Feb).)
10/2/2009 Training Info Evening and Skills Evening - on Weds 11th and Weds 25 Feb respectively. See this page for more information.
6/2/2009 Events this weekend - The Local Walk on Saturday (7th Feb) is going ahead but will now start and finish in Oxford to avoid using public transport. Meeting time and location are unchanged. In addition, the Forest of Dean Minibus Day Trip on Saturday has been postponed.
4/2/2009 Training Info Evening (Weds 11th Feb) - Come along and find out more about the Club's training program. See this page for details.
30/1/2009 Saturday's Local Walk CANCELLED - The Local Walk on Saturday (31st Jan) has been cancelled due to lack of a leader. Get in touch with the archivist (archivist(a)ouwc.org) if you're interested in leading a Local Walk.
26/1/2009 Trip Availability Updated - those trips with places available are now listed at the top of this page.
22/1/2009 Saturday's Local Walk CANCELLED - The Local Walk on Saturday (24th Jan) has been cancelled due to lack of a leader.
17/1/2009 First Aid Course - There are places available on a First Aid Course on 14-15 March (end 8th week). Contact trip.safety(a)ouwc.org for more information or to sign up.
13/1/2009 Hilary Term details now online - details of the programme for Hilary Term are now online.
11/1/2009 OUWC President in the news - see this link (external link) for details.

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