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Welcome (Trinity 2006)

Hi everyone, and welcome back to Oxford! I hope you're looking forward to the summer term as much as I am! We've oodles of events planned for this term, come along and make the most of another gorgeous summer in the British countryside...

Five weekend trips have been planned for this term; all provide members with the chance to stretch their legs, and enjoy a rewarding couple of days in some of The UK's finest beauty spots.

If you'd prefer just a single day away, why not join one of our great-value minibus day trips? Zing will again lead a trip to the New Forest, under its new National Park status, and will enjoy a BBQ to wrap up the day. We'll also be visiting the coastline; Chris's South Downs trip should allow ample opportunity to have a paddle in the sea!

We've got a bumper local walk schedule planned for this term, there should be something for everyone! For those of you looking for a whole day out, join Simon as he visits the UK's largest walking festival on the Isle of Wight (stretching the definition of 'local', I know!). For those with exams on the horizon we have three half-day walks, come along and let the fresh air rejuvenate your weary wits. On the 27th May the walking club teams up with UNICEF for another 'Hike for Humanity', make a date in your diary now! And we have two recovery options for those attending our Annual Dinner: Sarah's 'Civil War Wander', and Barney's much-anticipated 'Sunset Stroll'.

The club's 43rd ANNUAL DINNER will undoubtedly be the focus of this term's social calendar. In the plush surroundings of Rewley House, we will enjoy a succulent three-course meal with wine, and coffee to follow. It promises to be an excellent night! See here (or page11 of your termcard) for details on how to book your ticket. In 6th week we'll be enjoying a relaxing afternoon punting (relaxing for those not propelling the boat, at least!) on the Cherwell, do come along!

I'm proud to say that the walking club currently has record membership levels, approximately 350 of you will receive this termcard! It's excellent that so many of you are making use of the club's activities and enjoying the British countryside. We're ALWAYS on the lookout for potential leaders, if you'd like to get involved with committee, or with leading trips, I'd love to hear from you president(at)ouwc.org.

Richard Morris

OUWC President, Trinity Term '06