Dear Corpus Crispies,
Week 8 is Arts and Culture Week and this means there is a lot going on at college. Visit the Hub from Tuesday onwards to view the Serial: Creativity in Process Exhibition. The Exhibition culminates in a Reception on Friday, 5-7pm. Arts Week also incorporates Dr. David King’s piano performance on Tuesday and don’t miss what promises to be a fascinating and provoking talk by The Full Picture: Oxford in Portraits curators Ruth Scobie, Laura Hodsdon and Laura Miller. Additionally, Lord Bilimoria, this year’s Bynum Tudor Fellow, will be delivering his address on the repercussions of Brexit for universities on Wednesday at 5pm.
And looking forward to warmer weather, the Kellogg Ball Committee is looking for volunteers to help organize entertainment, food, and decorations. The Ball is on June 16, 2018 is organized by students, for students. Get in touch with Robin, MCR Vice President, if you are interested in helping out.
A congratulations to the Men’s Novice A boat who rowed into 3rd at the Christ Church Regatta this week. If you are involved in a sport and want to share your achievements, do get in touch.
A note regarding activities in Weeks 9/10. Some of our regular activities such as yoga and some of the Academic writing groups will continue into the extended term.
Your MCR President
Secret Santa: if you are interested in participating in the Secret Santa Gift Exchange, sign up here. There is a £10 limit and the exchange will take place on Dec 3.
Kellogg Colloquium – Monday 27th November 5pm, 62 Meeting Room.
JS Lemay will be discussing the study of Abstract Nonsense, also known as category theory. Many results in mathematics are not specific to their field, but are instead true because of abstract nonsense – which eventually came to be known as category theory. More precisely, category theory is the study of the structure of mathematical ideas. The language of category theory is a powerful toolbox for abstracting mathematical concepts in simpler and more universal terms. Applications of category theory are not restricted to mathematics, they include applications to programming, philosophy, quantum physics, and much more. In this talk, JS will give an introduction to category theory for a non-expert audience. No math knowledge required!
Serial: Creativity in Process – Tuesday, 28th November – Friday, 1st December
Visit the Hub to view the creativity in process of Kellogg students. Curated by Arts and Culture Officer Meghan Forest, the Exhibition will culminate in a reception on Friday Dec 1 which will feature performance and musical works.
DPhil dinner – Tuesday, 28th November – 6:15-7:15pm, Hall
Come along and meet fellow DPhil students before we all go on Xmas break. No need to book, just come along!
Piano performance – Dr. David King Tuesday 28th November, 7:15-9:15pm, Hall
As part of Art and Culture week Dr David King, visiting fellow at Kellogg, will perform book 1 of J.S Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846-869 in its entirety. There will be a drinks reception from 19:00-19:30. The performance will start at 19:30. There will be no interval. This free event is open to all, no booking is required.
Part time student lunch – Thursday 30th November – 12:45-1:45pm, Hall
Meet other Kellogg part time students over lunch, again no need to book just show up.
Christmas Tree Decorating – Thursday 30th November – 4:30pm, Bar
Come and get into the festive sprit as we decorate Kellogg’s Christmas tree! There will be mulled wine, soft drinks, and mince pies plus lots of Christmas merriment!
Kellogg Oxmas Silent Disco BOP – Friday 1st December, 8pm -1am
As December begins and Christmas officially starts what better way to start it than with one of our famous Kellogg silent discos! There will be festive fun, plenty of drinks, and a whole playlist of Christmas tunes! Come out wearing your ugliest Christmas sweater, sexy Santa outfit or red/green, be sure to come early as we have a limited supply of headphones. Doors open at 8pm, disco starts at 9pm. Free entry for Kellogg, £2 for others, all welcome!
Yoga: Mondays, 7pm – The Hub
Academic Writing Group: Monday 27th November, 14:00-17:00 (Room 62. Note the time change from 2:30-5:30)
Tuesday 28th November, 13:45-16:45 (Room 62)
Wednesday 29th November 9:30-12:30 (Room 62)
Sunday 3rd December 2-5pm (Room 62)
Tea and Cake: Wednesdays 4pm, Richardson Room
Blue Planet Screening: Tuesday 8:00pm The Hub – note the change of day!!
The Full Picture: Oxford in Portraits – Monday, 27th November, 17:00-18:30, Mawby Room
All are welcome to join us for this lecture about the work behind the upcoming exhibition at the Weston Library, ‘The Full Picture: Oxford in Portraits’, which opens on Friday 24th November. ‘The Full Picture: Oxford in Portraits’ exhibition will display new portraits of a diverse range of people selected from over a hundred nominations of living Oxonians.
This joint talk, given by the project organisers Ruth Scobie, Laura Hodsdon and Laura Miller, will examine the project in the context of the work of the Equality & Diversity Unit at the University of Oxford.
Bynum Tudor Lecture – Wednesday 29th November, 17:00-18:30, Kellogg College Hub
All are welcome to join us for the Bynum Tudor Lecture, which will be given by Lord Bilimoria CBE, the Founder and Chairman of Cobra Beer and Chancellor of the University of Birmingham. The lecture is entitled, ‘The Brexit sword hanging over our universities’, Lord Bilimoria will talk about Brexit, its impact on our universities, their academics and students, as well as the future of international students in the UK.
Refreshments will be served at 17:00. The lecture will start at 17:30.
Humanities Seminar – Thursday 30th November, 17:30-18:30, Mawby Room
All are welcome to join us for this lively round table discussion, entitled ‘What does interdisciplinary mean to you?’ Chaired by Fellow Tara Stubbs, a group of Kellogg Fellows will speak for five minutes each before the discussion is opened to the room.
Refreshments will be served at 17:00. All are welcome to attend this round table discussion, no booking is required.
The university is reviewing their suspension policy for graduates. Suspension is the term that is used when students need to take a break from their studies due to illness, parental leave, internships, jury service and other reasons. It is estimated that approx. 10% of graduate students suspend their studies for at least one term during their degree. Oxford SU is currently gathering feedback on the proposed changes from students, and you’re invited to comment on the following proposals for the new policy
You can submit your feedback in several different ways:
- Email Marianne Melsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Contact your MCR (get in touch with MCR President Claire Macht: email@example.com)
- Fill in this survey anonymously:
The deadline for submitting your feedback is Monday 4th December.
TEFL qualifications in China
Gotoco, a social enterprise focused on increasing interaction and exchanges between university and college students and one of the world’s oldest civilisations has now opened applications for its 2018 summer TEFL programmes which take place in diverse locations across China. Teach Chinese students English and gain a TEFL certificate, while learning all about Chinese culture and exploring one of the most diverse countries in the world. Apply today and have an unforgettable summer!
This year Gotoco is offering 500 places on summer teaching programmes across all over China. Join us to assist with teaching projects in one of our ‘real China’ programmes in a typical Chinese city (such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing or elsewhere) to learn about what is really happening in this exciting country. At the end of the programme we offer a free one week holiday to Yangshuo – our base in the mountains to the east of Vietnam. Exact dates vary for each programme, we aim to be as flexible as possible to cater to the needs of our volunteers. We can offer various programme durations, anything from 2 weeks to 3 months. Start dates are flexible, but typically programmes begin at the end of June, mid-July or the beginning of August.