The Oxford University Gilbert and Sullivan Society is one of Oxford's oldest dramatic societies, officially dating back to 1927, although it existed unofficially for some years before then. The society is devoted to the appreciation and performance of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, writers of comic opera during the Victorian era. The shows sit somewhere between grand opera and musical theatre, but being catchy, lively, slightly absurd, they essentially form a genre of their own. We are the most active dramatic society in Oxford, committed to putting on a production of a Savoy Opera every term, and complement this programme with a mixed weekly social events for our members. In addition we put on an annual white tie dinner in Trinity Term, with a guest speaker from the world of professional opera.