Presidential Epistle: Hilary Week 3

Dear Crunchy Nuts!

We are well into Hilary Term now but it is never to late to start something new. This week we have a colloquium, a pub quiz for a cause, a beer tasting to expand your taste experience and a late-night viewing of the Superbowl in addition to the usual MCR activities. We want to respond to the feedback from the Holiday survey and more events in the evening are one of the things we hope to deliver on. We are even moving one of the Academic Writing Group sessions to Wednesday evening so that more students can take advantage of this productive work session. See below for the new time.

Better communication of Welfare provision was another request on the survey and below you will find further information on well-being and welfare events, services, and activities. I encourage all students to take advantage of them as, when, and if they are needed.

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


Special Events

Weekly Events

Wellbeing and Welfare

Forward Planning

Kellogg Colloquium call for papers

External Events and opportunities ^(

Looking for a good time and a way to make the world a better place?

Join your friendly neighbourhood Middle Common Room Committee for a wonderful night in the College Bar as we compete to see who can call themselves the CHAMPIONS of Kellogg and raise money for a charity! We will have five exciting rounds to test yourself and your mates. In addition to the Pub Quiz prize, the victors will get to choose a charity to which they would like to donate the proceeds.

The College has provided pre-stamped Loyalty Cards for the Hub as prizes (there are varying amounts of stamps from fully stamped to partially stamped), which will earn you a free hot drink of your choice.

Please use this form to register your team: ^(

If you do not have a team and would like to join a team, feel free to fill out the form to register yourself, and we can find you a team on the night of the Pub Quiz.

There is a fee of £3 per team member, payable in cash the night of the Pub Quiz.

Any questions/comments/suggestions? Direct them to or


Beer tasting – Saturday 3rd February, 20:00-20:30, Kellogg bar

Join us for an evening of delicious Belgian beers and enjoy the various flavours and ranges of different beer types. Places for Cornflakes are £10 and limited.

Sign up is required and can be done here : ^(


Superbowl viewing  – Sunday 4th February –23:30 The Hub

Join us in the Hub for a midnight viewing of the Superbowl! Watch the New England Patriots face the Philadelphia Eagles!


Weekly Events

College bar: 6:30-10:00 Wednesday to Sunday

Yoga: Mondays, 7pm – The Hub

Tea and Cake: Wednesdays 4pm, Richardson Room

Academic Writing Group –  Meeting room 62 Tuesdays 2-5pm, Wednesdays (NEW TIME!!) 6:30-9:30pm, Thursdays 9:30am-12:30pm and Sundays 2-5pm (with Virtual option! Contact to join.)

Sunday Night Chill – 8pm The Hub


Wellbeing and Welfare

Free Condoms, Sanitary Pads and Pregnancy Tests in the cupboard in the  Accessible toilet, near Richardson Room!

You can now find free condoms, pregnancy tests and sanitary pads in the cupboard in the accessible toilet near the Richardson Room.These items will be replenished on a regular basis. Please contact Anne at, if these items need to be topped up!

*Rules of the game*:

Please take only as many condoms, pregnancy tests and sanitary pads as you need, and don’t misuse them (make any funny condom animals or the like), as all items – and any future items – are being paid from the MCR Budget.

Otherwise – have fun & remember: consent is sexy!

Also, if you would like to have moral support while taking a pregnancy test, remember you can contact the peer support at or, the MCR Welfare Officer


University Wellbeing Events this week:

– “Wellbeing Wednesday Dog Walk”, 1 pm, Kebble Gates, Wednesday.

– “Time to talk”, Dropin session with Student Advice, 10.30-12.00, 2-4 pm, Thursday, Student Union. ( ^( )

And as always:

Kellogg Peer Support can be contact at!

– Information on counselling services can be found here: ^(

– For any problems, you can also contact MCR Welfare Officer Anne at ^(

Parliament Tours with Bynum Tudor Fellow, Lord Bilimoria – 19 February, 11:15-13:15 Places are strictly limited to 20 students. Enter the ballot here: ^( Deadline to enter is February 5. Please note: A tour will also be run in Trinity Term. ^( by midnight on Wednesday the 31th of January. This term we have free spots for two Colloquia sessions.


Oxford Summer Courses ^( seeks experienced and passionate teachers and pastoral staff to deliver summer courses to 10-12, 13-15, 16-17  and 18-24 year old international students for all or part of the period 24 June – 18 Aug. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. For more information about the role and the application process see the attached poster or visit ^(

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