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(Self-)Promotion?

October 31st, 2005 (11:21 pm)

There was a certain inevitability about it, the longer I stayed in Oxford. I'd been trying to sort out DSoc's registration with the university for weeks and it was now about ten days overdue. I'd printed out a registration form myself and filled it in, and at tonight's meeting we'd even turned one of the freshers into a secretary. I then realised that getting someone to track down the senior member would take more time. I was a member of congregation, after all, and I was on hand - so I crossed out the existing senior member's name, wrote in my own and then signed the form myself. No-one objected - quite the opposite, in fact.

So, I am now the senior member of DSoc, as was predicted anciently by the society's second president.

EDIT: I've added a question mark to the title because I'm not sure that I should be celebrating! For the benefit of non-Oxford people I should explain what a senior member is. DSoc is a student society of the University of Oxford, and therefore needs to be registered with the university authorities in order to operate under their protection, which as SocT members know, can be useful. The senior member is the member of the teaching or in my case research side of the university who has to be a member of congregation - the tutors' parliament - and can assure the university authorities that the people concerned are behaving in a responsible fashion.

Comments

Posted by: Pellegrina (pellegrina)
Posted at: November 1st, 2005 07:23 am (UTC)

Congratulations! I think. ;)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: November 1st, 2005 07:35 am (UTC)

Thank you! It's not really consistent with my plans for retirement, though.

Posted by: Pellegrina (pellegrina)
Posted at: November 1st, 2005 07:45 am (UTC)

I don't recall Maurice Keen attending a great many OAS meetings, though - this could be your cue to become mysteriously elusive!

Posted by: Na'Lon (na_lon)
Posted at: November 1st, 2005 07:48 am (UTC)

AS you say yourself... it had to happen sooner or later. I hope they behave themselves. ;-)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: November 1st, 2005 09:56 am (UTC)

I will be a harshly disciplinarian senior member, and force all committee members to sit six three-hour papers in Doctor Who Studies.

Posted by: Na'Lon (na_lon)
Posted at: November 1st, 2005 12:11 pm (UTC)

Excellent. I think that is an entirely appropriate abuse use of your new powers.