“Tingewick” can refer to a large hall at the John Radcliffe Hospital, a fifth-year clinical school firm, the society, the annual pantomime, or our ubiquitous pink elephant mascot…

The Tingewick Society is an important part of the lives of many medical students at Oxford University. Throughout the year, the society organises events and other fundraisers, with the aim of raising money for two charities that are picked at the beginning of the year. The highlight is the annual Tingewick Pantomime, which will be put on for the 81st time in November 2020. Written, directed, and staged by Tingewick Firm, the pantomime is fully cast from 1st year clinical medical students. Each year, over 1400 doctors, nurses, and other spectators come to witness an outrageous evening.

Be part of the Tingewick story

The Tingewick Pantomime cast is drawn from the summer’s Clinical School intake. That’s all the new 4th year Medical Students and 2nd year Graduate Entry Medics. We take all comers at all levels – singers, dancers, actors, musicians, bit-part-players… we’ll find a role for everyone, just like the school nativity play. All we ask is that you turn up on the night and try not to steal any scenery. Oh, and that you have fun getting to know your new and future colleagues!

Once the dust has settled, the donations have been tallied, and the jubillant Director has been thrown in the river like a victorious cox, the entire Pantomime cast will vote on the new Producer, Director and Treasurer, who then appoint the next year’s Tingewick Firm.

Whether you’re in the show or not, everyone is warmly welcome to our delightful ENTZ that run throughout the year…