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Week 6 really takes off with new Academic Writing Groups, Blue Planet Screenings, and the much-anticipated British Cheese Quiz. There is something for everyone so find your favourite activity below and jump in!
Part timer lunch – Wednesday 15th November 12:30-1:45pm, Hall
Come along to meet other part time students at Kellogg. No booking required, just show up. We’ll enjoy a drink the bar before going into lunch together.
The Great British Cheese Quiz – Wednesday 15th November 7:30pm Kellogg Bar
We have devised a fiendish challenge for all cheese-eating Kelloggians, with 10 delights from all corners of the British Isles. Savour these delicious samples and then match each one to the correct tasting notes and location on a map. Simple!
There’s no charge for this ambrosial extravaganza – but there will be a voluntary collection for the DEC Rohingya Refugee Appeal. Booking is required for this event, sign up can be done here
Kellogg Colloquium MT2 – Thursday 16th November – 5:00, Meeting Room 62
Neurolinguistics: Modelling Language in the Brain, with Stephen Jones
How do native speakers of a language know whether a sentence is grammatical? Evidence shows that judgements are formed rapidly and that the brain responds in a fraction of a second when an ungrammatical sentence is heard. But given the complexity of human grammar, is this actually too fast for people to calculate all the details for every word? In this talk I present work in progress that uses a computational model of how language is processed in the brain. Early results suggest that using a formal theory of grammar can analyse language at human speeds and that heuristic short-cuts for processing are not necessary.
Stephan Jones is a 3rd-year DPhil student in Comparative Philology and General Linguistics.
Blue Planet screening – Thursday 16th November – 7:30 Hub
Haven’t seen this week’s Blue Planet? Come and enjoy it on the big screen with your fellow Kelloggians! This will continue as a weekly event as the series continues.
Pub Crawl – Saturday 18th November 8pm – Meet at Kellogg.
Join the MCR as we visit some of the best Oxford pubs.
Yoga: Mondays, 7pm – The Hub
Kellogg Academic Writing Group: Mondays 2:30-5:30pm, Tuesdays 1:45pm-4:45pm, Wednesdays 9:30am-12:30pm, and Sundays 2:00-5:00pm. Please ask at reception for the location. The Sunday location is meeting Room 62.
Tea and Cake: Wednesdays 4pm, Richardson Room
Sunday Night Chill Sundays 8pm, Hub
Prepare for the Whiskey tasting on November 21 with a screening of Ken Loach’s The Angel’s Share.
DPhil Application Help Session
Academic Officer Charlie Freitag is arranging a DPhil application info and help session with Fellow David Mills. David will provide general information, to be followed by one-to-one feedback sessions for CVs and statements of purpose with fellows of Kellogg.
Charlie is canvasing for preferred times. If you are interested in attending, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org with your option(s):
The four potential time slots are:
Tuesday 21st Nov. 1-2pm or 5-6pm
Thursday 23rd Nov. 1-2pm or 5-6pm
A few spaces are still left for the upcoming whiskey tasting, led by Kellogg’s own Gareth Langley. £10 for Kellogg students and £15 for guests. Sign up is required, which you can do here.
NUS Student Switch Off Campaign! We can win Ben & Jerrys for all!
Green Officer Peter Sawers is the Kellogg point person for all things environmental and he is excited to let you all know that we’ll be participating in the NUS’ Student Switchoff campaign focusing on energy saving and recycling this year. There’ll be a number of awareness/training sessions, events and competitions running throughout the year – see here for details of this term’s inter-college competition!
Help us win a massive delivery of Ben & Jerry’s by completing the Student Switch Off Climate Change quiz: http://studentswitchoff.org/unis/oxford/quiz/.
The Oxford college that gets the highest % of their students completing the quiz by midday 22nd Nov win the Ben & Jerry’s!
136th Varsity Match
The 136th Varsity Match and the 31st Women’s Varsity Match between Oxford and Cambridge will return to Twickenham Stadium on Thursday 7th December. With both the men’s and women’s Varsity Matches last year providing entertaining and hard-fought clashes, this year is set to be no different as the Oxford women look to hold on to their title and the Oxford men hoping to regain their crown having lost in one of the best games of Varsity rugby in recent years. The Women’s Varsity Match kicks-off at 11.30am with The Men’s Varsity Match set to kick-off at 3.00pm. Students can buy early-bird £10 tickets until the 8th of November. Contact email@example.com if interested!