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
Kellogg Colloquium – Wednesday, 31st January, 5pm Mawby Room
Title: A very friendly introduction to category theory for everyone
Category theory formalises mathematical structure and its concepts in terms of a labelled directed graph. It has practical applications in programming language theory, engineering, physics, neuroscience, as well as social science (!). Come and learn what it’s all about and be up to date with most interesting mathematical developments!
LGBT History Month begins on Thursday, 1 February!
Everyone is welcome to our Flag Raising Event for the Official Start of LGBT History Month at Kellogg College!
We will be raising the flag together with some music in an informal setting, with tea and cake provided. So, take some time out of your busy lives and join us at the Bar, at 2 pm on 1 February.
Kellogg Pub Quiz – Friday, 2nd February 19:30-21:30, Kellogg bar
Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/ilpNQrqm4H6kte3q1
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: https://goo.gl/forms/ilpNQrqm4H6kte3q1
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.
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 : https://goo.gl/forms/LDad9MLe6OsmgASR2
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to join.)
Sunday Night Chill – 8pm The Hub
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, 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. (https://www.oxfordsu.org/ents/event/458/ )
And as always:
– Kellogg Peer Support can be contact at firstname.lastname@example.org!
– Information on counselling services can be found here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/counselling?wssl=1
– For any problems, you can also contact MCR Welfare Officer Anne at email@example.com
Wine Tasting – 13 February, 19:30
Come explore exciting wine varieties and learn more about the differences and delights of this intricate tipple. Entry is £15 per person and you can sign up here:
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: https://goo.gl/forms/eGSMhmnX7dPI7sHF3 Deadline to enter is February 5. Please note: A tour will also be run in Trinity Term.
The Colloquium is an informal seminar series held every term at Kellogg College. It is now accepting presentation proposals from all Kellogg college members. In each session, College members present their work, under the heading of a particular theme, to a non-expert audience. The Colloquium allows insight into the wide variety of research that is being conducted at the university and at Kellogg College, and is a fun and relaxed way to learn about a range of new topics – from Education to Genetics, Anthropology to Social Policy.
To present your research during this Hilary Term, please submit your proposal (title and no more then 100 words abstract, along with a short bio) to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.oxfordsummercourses.com/jobs/