Presidential Epistle: Week 5

Dear Apple Jacks!


A shout out to all those who ran in the MCR elections last week: it was wonderful so see so many students interested and keen to contribute to college life. You can now find your complete MCR Committee for the 2017/18 academic year on the MCR website

Week Five (yes, its Five already!) is Welfare Week and the MCR Welfare Officer, Anne Nierobisch, has several events organized, including the first Wine and Whine of the year. Stay tuned on Facebook and the MCR website for other events. See below for those already confirmed.

And your newly elected Academic Officer, Charlie Freitag is busy organizing additional Academic Writing Group sessions. From now until the end of term, Sunday afternoons (time TBA) and Mondays, 14:30-17:30. Please ask at Reception for the location, as it may move around. What is Academic Writing Group? It is an organized study period to help you concentrate and get work done. Set a goal, share it, work for an hour and 15 minutes, report on progress and take a break (and some biscuits!), and then do it all over again. You can be writing, reading, or researching but no email or social media. Come along and see what you can accomplish with the support of your fellow students!

Also this week, we will be hosting Univ at Kellogg and Kellogg students will be hosted at Oriel and Wolfson on a week of exchange dinners. Please make sure you do not miss your dinner if you have been lucky enough to get a spot! You are representing Kellogg and it is a poor showing if we forget our guests or are poor guests in our turn.

Onwards and upwards!

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



Special Events

Weekly Events


External Opportunities

Special Events


DPhil lunch – Thursday 9th November 12:45- 1:45

Meet fellow Kellogg DPhil students at our DPhil lunch (No booking required)


Living out talk – Thursday 9th November 5pm Room 62

Want to know more about living out in Oxford come along to find out more about what it’s like to live in non-college accommodation and get advice. This will be particularly useful for anyone who is planning on staying in Oxford for longer than one year and will have the option to leave Kellogg accommodation.


Wine and Whine – Saturday 11th November 7:30pm – Bar

Come and whine away those 5th week blues at our dedicated wine and whine event! Don’t have anything to whine about? Even better! Just come along and enjoy our selection of wines!

Weekly Events

Yoga: Mondays, 7pm – The Hub

Kellogg Academic Writing Group: Mondays, 2:30-5:30pm (location: ask at reception) Tuesdays 1:45pm-4:45pm (Meeting Room 62) and Wednesdays 9:30am-12:30pm (Mawby)

Tea and Cake: Wednesdays 4pm, Richardson Room: a special one for Welfare Week!

Sunday Night Chill – 8pm, Hub

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


MPLS Subject Seminar: Formula One Wednesday 8th November – 17:30-18:15 – Mawby Room

In the competitive world of F1 every tenth of a second counts. Teams put immense effort into the constant improvement of their cars in their search for the competitive edge. Although the airflow is not visible to the millions of people watching Formula One, it gives the biggest performance differentiation between the teams. In this lecture Jeroen Kelin Geltink will try to explain the basics of Formula One aerodynamics. He will then go a little bit further into explaining the tools that teams have available to understand and improve the aerodynamic performance of their car.

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

External Opportunities


The Oxford Hack is back!  It’s free and a great opportunity to show your super cool skills. Apply by the 11th of Nov.

The Hackathon is a competition in coding and creativity with international participants and renowned industry sponsors. Last year, we brought together over 300 participants from 53 local and international universities, creating everything from a robot that fights unhappy people, to online whiteboards with LaTeX support. This year, #OxfordHack will be held from 25th to 26th November 2017 at the University of Oxford, with Microsoft as our Platinum sponsor.

OxfordHack is free for all accepted hackers and we provide WiFi, meals, swag, and the workspace. We also have a limited number of travel scholarships if you’re traveling from outside of Oxford. Please apply under the Register page from

If there are any questions, please email

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Oxford Summer Courses

Find out how to join our on-course team this summer!

Find out more about some exciting opportunities to work with Oxford Summer Courses this summer at our information evening at the Vaults & Gardens. We are looking for both tutors and pastoral staff so why not come along to find out a bit more about the roles, meet some of the past-staff and Oxford Summer Courses team, who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Refreshments will be provided and the more the merrier, so do bring along any friends interested in working for us, we hope to see you soon!





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