MT17 Week 2 President Missive


Congratulations to all of the new Matriculands who are now officially members of Kellogg! The rain held off, the Picture was taken, and (hopefully) everyone enjoyed a memorable day. A massive thanks is owed to the Academic Office Staff who once again managed a horde of people with their usual helpfulness and generous good natures.

Week 2 gets down to business with nominations opening for the MCR elections. There are a number of positions open on the Committee, all of which you can find more about here. I warmly encourage new students to run: getting involved in the MCR is an excellent way to make Kellogg into the college you want it to be. Expect to hear from one of our Junior Deans tomorrow about the nomination process.

There are a couple of special events coming up, in addition to our weekly regulars. I’d also like to highlight the now-regularly open Student-run bar at Kellogg. Hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 6:30-10:00 (with the possibility of staying open longer if desired). A big thank you to Bar Manager Robin for leading the bar tender organization. If you are interested in bar tending for the occasional evening, you can still join in the fun. Register your interest by signing up here ^(

Onwards and upwards! (and out of the path of Hurricane Ophelia)

Your M(iddle)C(ommon)R(oom) President,



  1. Special Events
  2. Weekly Events
  3. MCR Elections
  4. Kellogg Ball 2018
  5. Kellogg Seminars
  6. OUCCC Cuppers

Special Events

    1. Diwali Celebration

Join us on Saturday 21 October to celebrate Diwali, the traditional Hindu festival of lights. This family-friendly event will feature a buffet of traditional food and Bollywood-style music and there will be a cash bar.Dress is informal. Traditional costume and bright colours are encouraged.

Cost: £12.50 or £15.00

To book, email please note the booking deadline is 18th October

    1. College Exchange Dinners

College formal dinner exchanges will take place on the following:

26.10 Wolfson at Kellogg10.11 Kellogg at Wolfson

14.11 Exeter at Kellogg29.11 Kellogg at Exeter

01.11 Oriel at Kellogg07.11 Kellogg at Oriel

Please note that sign up is required for these dinners using the Google document here ^( and these dinners will also count as one of your Kellogg formal dinner allowances.

Sign up deadline: 18/10/2017, you will then be notified should you have received a place. Please give adequate notice should you be unable to make the dinner as places and costs have been planned accordingly.

  1. Weekly Events

Yoga: Mondays, 7pm – The Hub

Kellogg Academic Writing Group: Tuesdays 1:45pm-4:45pm (Meeting Room 62) and Wednesdays 9:30am-12:30pm (Mawby)

Tea and Cake: Wednesdays 4pm, Richardson Room

Sunday Night Chill: Sundays, 8pm, Hub (this is usually a movie night. Suggestions for films to screen are welcome!)

You can find more information about all MCR events on the Kellogg MCR website and the MCR Facebook page ^(

  1. MCR Elections

Elections open this week for several MCR positions. Being on the MCR is a great way to get more involved with college life and contribute to the student experience of your fellow Kellogg students! Nominations will open Monday to Thursday of second week. Hustings will take place Friday of second week (20th October) with elections to follow Monday 3rd Week (23 October) to Monday 4th Week (30 October).

The following positions available are:

  1. 3 Social Secretaries
  2. Academic Officer
  3. Arts & Culture Officer
  4. International Students Representative
  5. Domestic Officer
  6. Green Officer
  7. Charities & Campaigns Office
  8. PGCE Representative
  9. Part Time Student Representative

For the full description of these roles please see the link here

Frequently asked questions surrounding elections can be found here. For any further queries feel free to email any Kellogg MCR officer.

  1. Kellogg Ball 2018

We are looking for Kellogg students to take part in planning our summer ball 2018. As a member of the ball committee you will be involved in planning and coordinating the ball held in Trinity term each year, this year on June 16th. There are various areas that you can get involved with including the ball theme, entertainment, food and drinks, decorations, ticketing and website design. If you think you would like to be involved in the committee or have any further questions, please email who is leading this year’s committee.

       5. Kellogg Seminars

Tuesday 17th October British By-elections during the First World War – Mawby Room 17:30 – 18:30

The by-election record during the First World War provides interesting insights into both the political and cultural aspects of wartime Britain.  This seminar will not only examine the psychological aspects but also analyse key by-election contests and results. Chauvinism, Pacifism, Labour assertiveness, and Liberal division are all part of the by-election story.

Lecture by Mr Ralph Walter ^( (MSt Literature and Arts, 2012) introduced by Dr Yasmin Khan ^(, Kellogg Fellow, Associate Professor in British History at the University of Oxford and Assistant Director of the Master’s in Literature and Arts at the Department for Continuing Education.

Refreshments will be served from 17:00. The lecture begins at 17:30 and will be followed by questions and discussion.


  1. O(xford)U(niversity)C(ross)C(ountry)C(lub) Cuppers

The OUCCC run an inter-collegiate race each Michaelmas Term. Anyone who runs is welcome to join and, because its cross country, every running wins points for the college. And its free to enter.

When: Sunday 22nd October, 10.30 for women and 11.15 for men.
Where: South Parks, Oxford
Distance: 6 miles for men and 4 miles for women
How to enter: Enter on the day, make sure you turn up at least 30 minutes before your race starts
Cost: FREE
More info: Here ^(









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