A Note from the MCR President:

Hello again, my lovely college mates!


We have a wonderful new welfare officer! If you need someone to chat with about welfare, reach out to Brenda McCollum. Not only is she the welfare officer, but also a trained peer supporter. Speak to her for great suggestions regarding welfare resources, etc. Interested in joining her welfare sub-committee? Apply via the form here.


We also have an incredible new communications officer, Kazuhi Kanai. If you have any items that you would like to be considered to be included in the newsletter, please reach out to her via e-mail at kazuhi.kanai@kellogg.ox.ac.uk.


Now that we’ve done the introductions, get ready for some more exciting events!


But first—regarding food this week: college dinner on November 19th will take place in the Hub, not the dining hall.


A few events I’d like to highlight this week:


Kellogg Innovates: Take an idea. Make it real. Create your own start-up! Join Kellogg Innovates (November 18th to 22nd), a week-long series of events, workshops, and practical exercises to help you tease out your ideas and nurture their potential in a broader context of business and enterprise culture! All events are free but the “Idea Creation Workshop” and “Acceleration: Oak Trees from acorns” require you to book: https://bit.ly/2rkP9bb


Lucy Cavendish College visits Kellogg College: At the end of this week, Sandeep Unwith, our awesome Strategy and Development Officer, has arranged for some events with our unofficial sister college in Cambridge, Lucy Cavendish College. Some students from their college will be visiting and joining us for a number of events, including a tour of Oxford, a formal dinner, a wine and cheese reception, and a night out. Sign up! Spaces are limited for a number of events, so make sure to fill out the form here to indicate interest. Questions? E-mail sandeep.unwith@kellogg.ox.ac.uk


Pie-Eating Contest for Charity: Hungry? I am. Sign up for the pie-eating contest for charity (November 30th at 4pm), run by our wonderful Charities and Campaigns Officer, Katya Soegiharto! Check out the Facebook page for the event here.


And speaking of events…

Were you hoping to attend Kellogg College London Festive Networking and Drinks event at the Oxford and Cambridge Club but missed the tickets? Email alumni@kellogg.ox.ac.uk to request to be added to the waiting list.

Another exciting thing going on…

Planet Pledge 2019: the Oxford SU encourages you to increase your sustainable living practices. You can view additional details and submit your pledge to live more sustainably via the link here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/oxforduniveggiepledge/.

Pledges are counted between November 15th and November 30th.


Soon to be released are details about: our Wholesome Holiday Party, our end of term Bop, and more!


Worried about missing out on the latest updates? Subscribe to our Google Calendar here.


I hope you are having a wonderful week!




Read the e-mail below to find out more about: Wellbeing Information, College Updates, Upcoming Events, Opportunities, and more!




Wellbeing Information


For peer support contact: peer.support@kellogg.ox.ac.uk. You can also contact our welfare & equality officer, Brenda, at brenda.mccollum@kellogg.ox.ac.uk

The Junior Deans are available to chat confidentially about any welfare issues you might have, no matter how big or small. You can contact them at junior.dean@kellogg.ox.ac.uk.

Information on counseling services can be found here.

Free condoms, lube, pregnancy tests, and sanitary pads are available in the white cupboard in the accessible toilet, near the Richardson Room. If you would like to have moral support while taking a pregnancy test, remember that you can contact the Junior Dean(s), the welfare & equality officer, or peer support.

This year, welfare team members (junior deans, peer supporters, welfare officers, etc.) will all be wearing bright yellow lanyards that say “Kellogg College Welfare Team 2019-2020” in order to increase their visibility as welfare resources. Please utilize them! We are here to support you. It’s never a bother to have a chat with us.   

To find out about exam support available, visit the University’s Stress Less webpage.


Welfare committee applications


Are you interested in welfare? Apply to be on the welfare sub-committee. There are many new positions open, so definitely consider! Apply HERE.





College Updates


  • College Dinner on 19th November: Due to another event being held in the Dining Hall, College Dinner will be in The Hub on the evening of Tuesday 19 November.
  • College Brunch: As many of you know, Kellogg offers brunch on most weekends during the term. The brunch consists of an English breakfast. However, the kitchen is considering switching to a rotating set menu (similar to the lunch/dinner schedule style). Is this something you would be interested in? If so, let us know! Link: https://forms.gle/wSxRxCCHCzAkhWLA8
  • Payment Change: You will no longer have to sign in for meals at college. UPay is now going to be the “currency” of choice, with the line moving much quicker with a till this year rather than sign-in sheets! So set up your UPay account soon and top up! (upaychilli.com). Also, keep in mind that the bar does not accept UPay!
  • Food Options: Are you keen to have more cultural meals on the menu during the term for formal and informal dinners? Let us know what meals you’d like to see via the Food Feedback Form here: https://forms.gle/evLhEGLGHCkhxTeu7
  • Dietary Requests: Do you have a specific dietary request that you want the kitchen to be aware of when you come to college for a meal? Let us know via email 48 hours ahead of time via kitchen@kellogg.ox.ac.uk






Want to keep up with the latest events? Subscribe to our Google Calendar here, which is updated with all the events going on throughout the term. (You must click the link and then subscribe—just clicking the link doesn’t subscribe you). Events are added/updated on an ongoing basis as planning is finalized.


In addition to syncing our Google calendar, enable notifications from our website to get the latest updates. Instructions on how to do so are here. The Kellogg College MCR website has updates about events we have hosted and things coming up. View the site here:  https://kelloggmcr.com/


Consider adding yourself to our Facebook group as well if you haven’t already done so!



This Week at Kellogg:

Michaelmas Term 2019, Week 6


Monday, November 18th

  • Tea and Study Group: 2 PM-5 PM, 62 Meeting Room
  • Yoga: 7 PM-8 PM, the Hub
Tuesday, November 19th

  • Mindfulness: 7.20 PM-8.20 PM, Mawby Room
  • Pub Quiz: 7.30 PM, Bar area
  • Language Immersion Night: 9 PM-10 PM, Hilda Box Buttery, St. Antony’s College (optional: meet at Kellogg College reception at 9pm to walk over together)
Wednesday, November 20th

  • Welfare Tea and Snacks: 4 PM -5 PM, Bar area
  • FREE Salsa Dance Classes: 5:30 PM-6:30 PM, Mawby Room
  • Guest Night Dinner: 6.45 PM-10 PM (booking required)

Thursday, November 21st

  • Language exchange: starting at 7.15PM, meet in the Bar area*
    *Moved to Tuesday 9 PM at St.Antony’s!
  • Beer Tasting: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM, booking required (details here)

Friday, November 22nd

  • Tea and Study Group: 9.30 AM-12.30 PM, 62 Meeting Room
  • Lucy Cavendish College Visits Kellogg College: 7:30 PM, Wine and Cheese Reception (booking not required, but RSVP suggested)
  • Lucy Cavendish College Visits Kellogg College, MCR Night Out at Hanks: 11 PM, booking required (spaces limited)

Saturday, November 23rd

  • Lucy Cavendish College visits Kellogg College, 10:30 AM Walking Tour of Oxford, booking required (spaces limited)
  • Lucy Cavendish College visits Kellogg College, 5 PM Formal Dinner, booking required
  • Movie night: 7 PM, the Hub

Sunday, November 24th

  • Tea and Study Group: 2 PM-5 PM, 62 Meeting Room



Upcoming Special Events at Kellogg


Beer Tasting

November 21st at Kellogg College (5:30pm-7:30pm), booking required

Details here: http://www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/events/beer-tasting/


Charity Pie Eating Contest

Get in the Thanksgiving mood and get ready for some very serious pie eating race off!

Date&Time: November 30th (4:00pm-end)

Place: Kellogg College

Registration fee: £5 – limited seats are available, so grab them fast.

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/AY7xPPLzpXz5vNzS6

Details on payment (Facebook event page): https://www.facebook.com/events/554311088717062/

 Exchange dinners

List of exchange dinners this term:
–        November 20th: St. Hugh’s at Kellogg (Wednesday)
–        Tentatively November 29th : Kellogg at Wolfson (Friday)


Other Exchange Events:


Mindblow movie exchange with Linacre College

Sun, 24th November 2019: Kellogg at Linacre, ~7-8 PM (tbc), Movie: Prestige

Mon, 25th November 2019: Linacre at Kellogg, 08:15 PM, Movie: Fight Club

If you are a fan of movies which leave you speechless after the events just witnessed – this is the event for you.


The event is free of charge. If you sign-up please really make sure you can attend both legs since we will provide snacks and beverages and we want to avoid food waste.

Tickets will be registered on a first-come first-serve basis.

More details in the link. https://forms.gle/VsbAFo5vg7RQcHRT8

Questions? E-mail: kevin.treder@kellogg.ox.ac.uk


Tasting Sessions: Whisky Exchange with New College

27th of November: New College @ Kellogg Bar, 07:30 PM onwards.

Second leg @ New College: tbd; HT20

This tasting session is a non-professional, exchange event meant for socializing and assessing different whiskeys together. Are you a connoisseur or would you prefer a cozy bar night with a good chat? Either way, this event is for you! 14 places are available. The event is 5 GBP/person.

Seats will be registered on a ballot basis.

More details in the link below.


Questions? E-mail: kevin.treder@kellogg.ox.ac.uk


Wine & Cheese exchange with Balliol College

Thu, 28th November 2019: Kellogg at Balliol, time tbc.

Thu, 05th December 2019: Balliol at Kellogg, time tbc.

First Wine & Cheese exchange of this year. Very simple concept: Two colleges meet for a laid-back night in their respective bar areas for some wine & cheese, crackers and fruits and a good social evening. More details in the link below. This event is free of charge!

Seats will be registered on a ballot basis.


Questions? E-mail: kevin.treder@kellogg.ox.ac.uk


Important remark:

Before entering the ballots, please really make sure that you are available for the indicated dates. Food and beverages need to be planned in advance and shall not be wasted due to drop-outs. Please act responsibly with your ticket and in case you cannot make it anymore, make sure that you find someone who substitutes you. If you take part in the registrations/ballots above, you are fully responsible for your ticket.



Opportunities, Offers, and More


Kellogg Student Colloquium


Hey team! The Kellogg College Colloquium is always looking for speakers!

If you have something that you would like to present, please send a title, a very brief abstract, and the week in which you’d like to present to neil.suchak@kellogg.ox.ac.uk .





At Kellogg, the bar isn’t just a place to go for a drink. While both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are served here, the bar is also a social space where you can play board games, meet up with friends, and simply have a chat!


Interested in becoming a bartender during term-time? Training will be run by our fantastic Bar Manager, Nicholas DeVito. Please contact him with questions or to express interest. You can also note your interest via this form.


Any trained and approved bar volunteer can open the bar on any day after dinner, until 11pm (except when Guest Night Dinners take place). The night’s bartender will post it on the MCR’s Facebook page. If you’re around college for dinner, or working in the library, just pass by the bar area after dinner to see if it’s open!



Trying to save money? As of this term, Kellogg College MCR now has discount deals with a number of local businesses. If you’d like to save some money, check out these places for deals (MUST show Kellogg College ID):

  • The One (restaurant): 
    • 20% off food bill any day of the week
  • Angels Cocktail Bar: 
    • 25% off
  • Sheyda (hair/nails/waxing/etc): 
    • 10% off any service more than 20 pounds (until the end of October 2019)
  • Barefoot Café: 
    • 15% off cakes and drinks (until 31/12/2019); NOT VALID Monday through Friday 2-6PM
  • The Duke of Cambridge: TBC
  • The Mad Hatter: TBC
  • More discounts and/or offers coming soon!
    Do you have a place that you frequent and would like to receive a discount at? 
    Yes? Let us know! Send an email to our wonderful MCR Committee treasurer at iro.sala@kellogg.ox.ac.uk with the name of the restaurant/pub/bar/etc, and she will get in contact with them and see what she can do! 




Other Opportunities:


Cortex Club Talk

Oxford University Cortex Club is delighted to host Professor Marcello Massimini (University of Milan) on 19th November at 4 pm. The talk is: “OFF-periods, Casuality and Complexity in Cortical Networks during Loss and Recovery of Consciousness.”

The Cortex Club is the student-led Oxford Neuroscience society that deals with cutting-edge topics and challenging issues in Neuroscience. We regularly host leading international neuroscientists, who are experts in their field, to give research seminars and participate in panel discussions. Our events are open to ALL interested students! Go check out our website, sign up to our mailing list here and follow us on facebook and twitter to keep up to date with our future events!

Talk Description & Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oxford-university-cortex-club-presents-prof-marcello-massimini-tickets-79876908985

Venue: Small Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building, OX1 3PT.



Want a hand to navigate Oxford? Sign up to our mentoring scheme!

Hello again from your Student Union! We hope you were able to discover some interesting societies at our Freshers’ Fair and take advantage of all the free stuff! This is just a friendly reminder to register for our international peer-mentoring scheme. When you opt-in to the scheme, you will be paired with an international mentor from your country of origin. That mentor will be happy to answer any questions you might have about adjusting to life in the UK as an international student. Sign-up using the link below!

Warm regards,

Neil Misra
VP Graduates & Internationals

Sign up here: https://www.oxfordsu.org/communities/peermentor/

Note: If your nationality is different the country you grew up in (e.g. you are a South Korean national, but you spent your whole childhood in Australia and would like to mentor another Australian student), please email for more information vpgraduates@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk.


Call to Join the Student Peer Review College for AHRC-TORCH Graduate Projects

Looking for an insight into writing grant proposals and how they are evaluated? Interested in organising an interdisciplinary project or engaging a wider public audience with your research but are not sure where to start? Want to get familiar with the peer review process? Join the Student Peer Review College for the AHRC-TORCH Graduate Projects and get experience in how research grants are awarded!

We are recruiting graduate students at all stages in their studies to join our Student Peer Review College (SPRC) for reviewing the 2019 AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund (applications for which are still open and can be found here). The SPRC evaluates the Conference, Podcast, and Public Engagement with Research grant applications, which have been anonymised for unbiased consideration. This anonymised peer review process ensures that the Graduate Fund is fairly allocated based on the criteria applied to all of the projects that we receive. Training as well as evaluation materials will be given to all members of the SPRC ahead of the Graduate Fund application deadline, so no previous experience in peer review is required. Two SPRC training sessions run on 22nd November at 9:30-10:30 in the 3rd Floor Seminar Room and at 3:00-4:00pm in the Ryle Room at the Radcliffe Humanities Building. The review process will not be time intensive and enables members of the SPRC to complete their reviews remotely.

If you are interested in joining the SPRC, please register for one of the training session on the 22nd November here. More information about the Student Peer Review College and AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund can be found online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate Project Coordinators, Stefanie Arend and Francesca Kaes, at gradprojects@humanities.ox.ac.uk.



Feedback Links:

Kellogg MCR Events Feedback Form: https://forms.gle/mziSKsaU86RCPwd57
Kellogg MCR Event Proposal/Suggestion Form:  https://forms.gle/7vD8vsuLWVFEtQF99
Kellogg College Brunch Feedback Form: https://forms.gle/wSxRxCCHCzAkhWLA8
Kellogg Food Feedback Form: https://forms.gle/evLhEGLGHCkhxTeu7




As always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments. I’m always more than happy to help in any way that I can. I’m reachable via FacebookLinkedIn, e-mail, and phone! As always, if you want to chat in person, you’ll be able to find me in my usual spot, working on my thesis by the couches in the bar.

Phone: +44 7497 089727


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