A Note from the MCR President:

Hello, my lovely college mates!

Can you believe that it’s already Week 7? Time flies! But not to worry. Just because we’re getting toward the end of term doesn’t mean that the college fun has to end! We have a lot of exciting events coming up for you to take part in!

Cyberpunk Bop: Get ready to boogie! Our awesome social secretaries, Tim Hakki and Jiarui Zhang invite you to join them for their exciting silent disco bop on December 7th at 8pm! The theme is cyberpunk. You can view the Facebook event here. Save the date on your calendar to make sure you don’t miss out on the awesome tunes!

Holiday Party: Another one of our amazing social secretaries, Victoria Strutt, has put together a very special Holiday Party for you all on December 14th from 7:30pm-11:30pm in the Hub. She invites you to join her on the 14th of December in the Hub where there will be a holiday movie screening, gingerbread house making, holiday games, holiday card making, mulled wine, holiday food, and more! Check out the Facebook event here.

Kellogg College London Festive Networking and Drinks Event: 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.

Planet Pledge 2019: Oxford SU encourages you to increase your sustainable living practices. You can view additional details and submit your pledge to live more sustainably via facebook. You have until 30 November to pledge!

For more upcoming events, read the e-mail below! Worried about missing out on the latest updates? Subscribe to our Google Calendar here. I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Best Regards, 

Dominique Fortes


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


  • St Andrew’s Day Themed Lunch: Join us in College for the special themed lunch on Friday 29th November, All College members and their guests are welcome.
  • 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 7


Monday, November 25th

  • Tea and Study Group: 2 PM-5 PM, 62 Meeting Room
  • Yoga: 7 PM-8 PM, the Hub
  • Mindblow Movie Exchange with Linacre College: 8.15 PM, Kellogg College (Registration required)

Tuesday, November 26th

  • Mindfulness: 7.20 PM-8.20 PM, Mawby Room
  • Board Games Night: 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 27th

  • Welfare Tea and Snacks: 4 PM -5 PM, Bar area
  • FREE Salsa Dance Classes: 5.30 PM-6.30 PM, the Hub
  • Testing Sessions: Whisky Exchange with New College: 7.30 PM, Kellogg Bar (Registration closed)

Thursday, November 28th

  • Wine & Cheese: Time 8:30 PM, Balliol College (Registration for ballot)
  • Thanksgiving Guest Night Dinner: 6.45 PM, Dining Hall (Booking required)

Friday, November 29th

  • Tea and Study Group: 9.30 AM-12.30 PM, 62 Meeting Room
  • St Andrew’s Day Themed Lunch: 12.45 PM-1.45 PM, Dining Hall
  • Exchange Dinner: 7 PM, Wolfson College (Booking required)

Saturday, November 30th

  • Pie Eating Contest: 4 PM, Kellogg College (Sign-up here)
  • Movie night: 7 PM, the Hub
  • MCR Bar Night: 7:30 PM, Kellogg Bar

Sunday, December 1st

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


Upcoming Special Events at Kellogg


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

November 29th : Kellogg at Wolfson (Friday 29th November)


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, 8:30PM.

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): 
    • 10% off any hair service more than 20 pounds (until the end of November, 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 MCR 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 we can do!






Other Opportunities:


Creative Industries Pathway Careers Session

Thursday 28th November at 3-5 PM, TORCH Seminar Room

The Creative Industries Pathway, which focuses on the multidisciplinary arts organisation in the 21st century; the challenges involved and opportunities available will be held. Students, staff and researchers at the University of Oxford who are interested in creative careers are invited to book onto the Creative Industries Pathway talks for this term.


The changing economic and social policy-making of the African National Congress

Thursday 28th November, 5:30 – 6:45 PM, The Hub at Kellogg College

Vishnu Padayachee and Robert van Niekerk of the University of Witwatersrand, and authors of Shadow of Liberation: Contestation and Compromise in the Economic and Social Policy of the African National Congress, 1943-1996, will discuss their insights into the ANC’s policy shifts in the early years of democracy. Book your seat here.



Creative Writing Seminar: Writing in the Present

Thursday 28th November, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Mawby Room at Kellogg College

Poet and novelist Professor Gerard Woodward will be presenting the seminar, Writing in the Present. This seminar is open to all, no booking necessary. More information can be found here.


The Report of Centenary Commission on Adult Education

The report of the Centenary Commission on Adult Education, which Kellogg sponsored, was published here. The Commission included two Kellogg fellows, Melissa Highton and Lord Bilimoria, and Jonathan Michie was its co-secretary. Patrons for the Campaign that launched the Commission include Kellogg alumna Ruby Wax. Find more details at: https://www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/news/the-centenary-commission-report-on-adult-education/


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