MT17 Week 3 Presidential Missive

Dear Frosted Flakes,

Week 3 is already here and with it comes the HalloCorn Silent Disco Bop! For those of you unfamiliar with Silent Disco, this is a Kellogg specialty: a personal headset, 3 different colour-coded play list channels, and all the space you need to dance the night away. A night not to be missed. Further details below.

I know a number of students are busy not only with course work but also with sport activities as teams are selected and seasons start. You can see some of the Kellogg sports connections and available equipment on the MCR Sports webpage. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, contact the MCR Sports Officer, Tim Yandle who can point you in the right direction.

And good luck to Tim, Ashley Parham, and Simona Sulikova who are rowing as part of the ChChellogg boats at the Head of the Charles Regatta today!

Onwards and upwards,

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

Claire Macht



Special Events

Weekly Events

Kellogg Seminars

Kellogg stash

External Opportunities

Special Events

University Challenge tryouts – Tuesday 24th October – The Hub: 7:30pm

Want to go head to head with Paxman?  Try out for the Kellogg College University Challenge team!


Kellogg Colloquium – 5pm, Mawby Room

Mania Goralska will be talking about her very own research on fake news and science communication in the digital era during the first MT Kellogg Colloquia, 5 pm – just after the Welfare Cakes.


Port meadow star-gazing- Wednesday 25th October: 7pm

Come along to explore constellations and Oxford at night! Meet at Kellogg reception


DPhil lunch – Thursday 26th October- College Bar: 12:30pm

DPhil students come along for a drink and lunch and meet other long-term Kelloggians


HalloCorn Silent Disco BOP – Saturday 28th October – College Bar: 9pm-2am

Join us for Kellogg’s HalloCorn Silent Disco! Free entry for Kellogg members, £2 for others, all are welcome. Loads of drinks served by our lovely student-run bar.

9:00 PM DOORS OPEN, music blasting from speakers

10:30 PM Silent Disco Begins! Prepare to have your mind blown with THREE amazing playlists: rap/top 40, Oldies (00s/70s/80s/90s). Come out wearing your plaid shirts, jeans, or better yet a Halloween costume!


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 (obviously), 8pm, Hub


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

Kellogg Seminars


Creative writing seminar – Thursday 26thth October– Mawby Room 17:30 – 18:30


Peter Moore will speak on Endeavours of the Mind.

All are welcome to attend this seminar hosted by the Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing. The Seminar Convenor is Dr Clare Morgan, Director of the Master of Studies in Creative Writing.

Refreshments will be served from 17:00. The seminar will begin at 17:30.

No booking is necessary for the seminar but please note that College members who wish to attend the Guest Night Dinner following this event, must book for that. 


Kellogg stash

I have had a number of people ask me about how to purchase Kellogg merchandise. There is a range of Kellogg clothing available for purchase (perhaps to remember your time at our awesome college!). You have two options, you can get sweatshirts and hoodies here. If you are interested in Kellogg tartan merchandise, you can find out more information here. And if you have scoped out some of the stash in the glass cabinet, please contact Alex Nadin.


External Opportunities


University Division Representatives

Are you a Social Science, Humanities, or Medical Science student? Do you want to sit on one of the most important committees in the University, making a positive change for students?

The four divisions of the University each have an undergraduate and graduate student representative on them. These students liaise with course reps at the departmental level, and Oxford SU Sabbatical Officers. It’s a great way to bolster your CV by achieving things in a University committee, and would be a great chance for students interested in Academia or HE more generally, although the committee skills are applicable in a wide range of jobs and we welcome any and all applications. Interviews will be held in fourth week this term, and you can see more information here. The vacant positions are:

Social Science: Undergraduate and Graduate

Humanities: Graduate

You can apply here

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Sunday 29th October 2pm-3pm, Linacre College (Hosted by – The Women’s Equality Party Oxfordshire)


Social Decision Making Study



Participate in research and earn money for yourself and for charity! We are recruiting participants for a social decision-making study involving an fMRI scan, daily smartphone surveys and behavioural testing. You will be reimbursed for your time and you will also have the chance to win additional bonuses for yourself or for charity depending on your performance. If you’re interested in taking part, please fill out this eligibility survey: or contact for more details!



CapitOx is a student-run society interested Banking, Investing and Consulting within the University of Oxford. Our aim is to bring together students with an interest in finance or consulting and to really help them build their skill-set through lectures, seminars, workshops and informal CV chats.


Next Saturday 28th October, CapitOx will be hosting their annual conference (see attached) in Corpus Christi College. They will be hosting the 2016 Economics Nobel Prize laureate Oliver Hart, who will be sharing input from his own cutting edge research and its influence in changing the economic landscape as we know it today. In addition, Andrew Bernstein (author of The Capitalist Manifesto) will also be speaking as a proponent for capitalism. Green Party Health and Care Spokesperson Larry Sanders will join Mr. Bernstein speaking on the panel titled “Capitalism – A Force for bad?”. Cécile Baird will also be attendance – one founding partner of Blockchain for Good, who will be joining the panel on “The Financial and Social Implications of Blackchain”. It will be a really informative event for all involved, covering politics, philosophy, FinTech and Blockchain.


Comedy Show

Sketch Comedy 8pm, Tuesday 24th October (3rd Week)

The Wheatsheaf


Join sketch-duo Jackson & Fraser for an evening of sharp, fast-paced comedy at the Wheatsheaf! Tickets only £3 & available on the door – so get there early! Fresh from performing with the Oxford Revue and the Cambridge Footlights, Jackson & Fraser revel in short punchy sketches and absurdist physical comedy. You may have heard some of their sketches on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Newsjack’, plus their show is only an hour long, so plenty of time to go to the pub and slag them off afterwards.


“The witty and confident comedic duo of Rory Fraser and Olly Jackson was a highlight” – OxStu, 2017







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