Dear Cornelius’ and Cornelias (the rooster does have a name after all),

Well done to all those Kelloggians who ran the Town and Gown 10km yesterday. Some stellar performances, especially by Jessie Dorfmann and Noé Michalon. Who’s up for the Oxford Half Marathon in October?!

Today, for one full week, MCR Elections start! Check the email from the Junior Dean to see who the candidates are, come to Hustings on Friday at 6pm and VOTE!!!

In other exciting news, Early bird tickets for the ball end this week. They are going fast, numbers are limited, and its cheaper if you get them now!

We have a Charity Comedy Night on Thursday, a Welfare Walk on May 20 and put the Ruskin Degree Shows on your calendar for June 16, 17 and 20th. Three Kelloggians, Marcos Bertucelli, Kat Rahman and Yan Cao will be showing their work for the Master in Fine Arts program.

With you in Week 3,

Claire Macht

Your Kellogg MCR President

Regular events:

Yoga: Monday 7-8:30pm

Welfare Tea and Cake: Wednesday 4pm Richardson Room: all the sugar hit you need at mid-afternoon.

Academic Writing Groups:  some positive peer pressure to get your dissertation written and stay focused on your exam revision: Tuesday5-8pm and Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 2-5pm.


Special Events

MCR committee voting open! – Monday 14th May

Be sure to vote for who you want to be represent your MCR next year as the Kellogg MCR voting opens on Monday May 14th You will all receive a unique voting identification number and link to your college emails that will allow you to cast your vote.


Charity comedy night –Thursday 17th May, 7:30pm, College Bar

College Comedy Nights ^( is the sister project to Jericho Comedy with sell-out shows for 2 years every month! This month it is being held in Kellogg! The night includes a variety of great stand-ups from around Oxford and beyond, students as well as professionals, with all proceeds going to charity. The night is hosted by Alex Farrow. Come along for guaranteed drinks and laughs.

Well-being Walk and Picnic – Sunday, May 20, 1-4 pm

Relax and forget your stress with a walk through the lush Oxford greeness, followed by a picnic!

Walking and talking about your studies and anything else with your fellow peers (and your lovely peer supporters) provides excellent stress relief, as does the delicious picnic waiting for you at the end of our walk!

If the weather is bad – don’t worry, we will have a picnic inside Kellogg (with a movie)!

Please send an email to [email protected] or [email protected], so that we can gauge numbers for the picnic!

Wellbeing Information

And as always:

– free condoms, pregnancy tests and sanitary pads are available in the white cupboard in the accessible toilet, near the Richardson Room. Please contact Anne at [email protected] if the items need replenishing.

Also, if you would like to have moral support while taking a pregnancy test, remember you can contact the peer support at [email protected] or [email protected], the Well-Being Officer.

– the Peer Support can be contact at [email protected]!

– Information for counselling can be found here:

– For any problems, you can also contact Anne at [email protected] as the current Wellbeing Officer


Forward planning


Summer Eights: May 23-26

The Christ Church-Kellogg boats are aiming for blades! Come for some Pimms and cheer them on!

Ruskin Degree Shows – 16, 17, and 20 June, 12-6pm

There are several Kellogg students including Yan Cao, Marco Burtucelli, and Kat Rahmat presenting in the Ruskin Degree Shows 2018. ^(

Kellogg Ball – 16 June 2018

Kellogg becomes a Garden of Earthly Delights this June as it transforms for the College Ball. Tickets are all-inclusive, with dinner, entertainment, late night snacks, and music. Dress code is black tie.

Early Bird tickets are £69 (until the 19th of May) and Regular tickets are £75 (from the 20th of May). More information can be found on: ^(

But get your tickets here:


Archaeology seminar – 18th May, 18:00 Mawby Room

All are welcome to attend this seminar which will be given by Dr Duncan Garrow, University of Reading. Dr Garrow will give a talk entitled, ‘Neolithic islet sites in the Outer Hebrides: the earliest crannogs in Britain?’ More details can be found here


Building a global brand – 22 May, 17:00 The Hub

Lord Bilimoria CBE, the Founder and Chairman of Cobra Beer will talk to us about building a global beer brand from scratch. Free and open to all.

Find out more and book your place

External Events and opportunities


Career Pathways for Women in STEM

Date:  Wednesday 14th June Time: 11am – 6pm

Venue: Institute of Physics, 80 Portland Place, London W1B 1NT

The Women in Materials Science Group (WiMS)  are delighted to announce the return of Career Pathways for Women in STEM this year. The event is kindly sponsored and hosted by the Institute of Physics and will be held at their central office located near Regent’s Park, London.

This event is a unique forum for inspiring female role models, who have used a science degree to underpin their careers, to share their employment experiences and challenges to date. Our speakers will be well-established professionals and eminent academics representing a diverse range of disciplines; from science policy and academia to entrepreneurship and engineering. We will also hear from recent graduates about the challenges faced make their early career choices.

This is an exciting opportunity to network, ask questions and engage with your fellow students in a supportive environment. All undergraduates and postgraduates are encouraged to attend, regardless of gender or academic background.

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible if there are any additional requirements we should know about please get in contact.

Travel costs to/from London will need to be covered by the individual. If you have any difficulty funding your own travel please email [email protected]

To register interest, please sign up here:

Volunteer for decision making study

Would you like to participate in research and earn money while doing so? We are conducting a decision-making study involving pairs of participants.

The study involves completing a simple computer task and questionnaires in one 3-hour session at the John Radcliffe hospital, potentially involving MRI scanning. You will be reimbursed for your time with the chance to earn additional bonuses!

If you are interested and would like to sign up to our study, please complete a short eligibility questionnaire by following this link: ^(

For further details, please contact [email protected]