MCR Notices – Week 7 TT


1.      College – End of Year Party  

2.      College – MCR Feedback Survey

3.      College – Saturday’s Film Night

4.      College – St Hilda’s alumnae for St Hilda’s Summer Drinks in London

5.      University – Summer work for OAC

6.      University – “Like a Chemist from Canada: Shostakovich, Isaiah Berlin and Oxford.” Play, 3rd July.

7.      University – Cowley Road Carnival Fundraiser

8.      University – Rag Lost

9.  University – Participants needed



1.      End of Year Party

I hope that after last week everyone marked down Saturday 27th June (9th week) in their diaries for our end of year party. This week’s new information is that it will be held in the JdP, AND that we will have members of the Ballroom Dancing Society involved (dancing will not be compulsory!). There will also be canapés and drinks available, and live music. Hope you’re all looking forward to next weeks revelations!

2.      College Feedback Survey

 The College Feedback Survey is still up! This is a really important survey, and College takes the results very seriously. If there is anything you would like to tell College about, regardless of size, do take the survey and let them know.

3.      Film Night – Sunday 14th June 

Pizza and film night! Keep an eye of the facebook page to find out what the film will be.

4.      St Hilda’s Summer Drinks in London with Alumni

 Date: Tuesday 16th June (6.30pm – 8.30pm)

6.30pm – 7pm approx., guests arrive, a selection of Pimms and drinks with delicious refreshments are served

7pm – Zanny Minton Beddoes (PPE, 1986) will give a short talk; Zanny is Editor-in-Chief for The Economist (the first woman to be appointed to this post in its 170-year history).

Questions and discussion to follow.

 Venue: Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, 5 Fleet Place, kindly hosted by Sarah Higgins (History, 1981) Partner at CRS.


 Register by Friday 12th June: Places are limited. Admission is free for St Hilda’s students (kindly sponsored by St Hilda’s alumnae Law Network).



5.      “Like a Chemist from Canada: Shostakovich, Isaiah Berlin and Oxford.” Play, 3rd July.

What: play “Like a Chemist from Canada: Shostakovich, Isaiah Berlin and Oxford.”

Where: Sheldonian Theatre

When: Friday 3 July, 7:30pm

Early bird tickets: until 15 June

You are warmly invited to the upcoming play “Like a Chemist from Canada: Shostakovich, Isaiah Berlin and Oxford” taking place at the Sheldonian Theatre on 3 July.

The play tells a story about the visit of famous Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich to Oxford University to receive a Honorary Doctorate of Music in 1958 by invitation of Sir Isaiah and Lady Berlin. From the initial invitation by Oxford to Shostakovich in Moscow, the story is a fascinating, humorous and poignant portrayal of the clash of two distinct, and distinctly insular, worlds: the Byzantine rituals of Oxford University and the unsmiling officialdom of Soviet Russia.The story is based on the official correspondence surrounding that visit and reminds us of the value of art in the Cold War period. The play is followed by a recital by internationally acclaimed pianist Colin Stone and The Sacconi Quartet.

There is a limited number of £5 tickets for students exclusively and early bird ticket prices are live until 15 June.

Tickets available:

via Oxford Playhouse – 01865 305305, or here:

Facebook event

6.      Summer work for OAC

OAC are looking for a small team of enthusiastic activity mentors to help us run summer sessions for international high school students here in Oxford. We’re looking for mentors from across all fields and backgrounds to work with students in their late teens. Payment would be £40-100 per day for a range of dates across July and August.

Oxbridge Academy Courses was formed from Oxbridge Tours, a well-established company which has throughout the years been providing students with well-paid part time work as tour guides. If you want to be updated about opportunities like this and more, drop us a line.

The deadline for applications is June 30th. Please fill in the form linked here, and we’ll get in touch with mentors we’d like to approach about paid work nearer the time. For more information, contact Eli Keren at

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Eli Keren

7.      Cowley Road Carnival Fundraiser!

Cowley Road Carnival is an annual event to celebrate the diversity of the Cowley community, and last year was attended by 45,000 people. This year the carnival is on Saturday 5th July –

There will be a pub quiz fundraiser for the carnival in Pembroke hall bar on Saturday 6th June, 6-9pm. Entry is £4 each, a cash bar is available, and there will be an acoustic performance by Oxford student Caitlin Cook.

Facebook event here:

8.      RAG LOS

RAG has just launched a new event for Michaelmas 2015: LOST!

Turning Jailbreak on its head, the concept is a one-way hitch hike back to Oxford. There are some great prizes to be won including ball tickets and a mystery first prize, plus the chance to raise money for RAG’s four elected charities!

Full details are on the facebook page:

And discounted early bird sign ups are now live, so don’t miss out:

PLUS check out our brand new promo video!

9.  Participants needed

We’re currently recruiting for a study involving people who watch football; it’s paid, and conducted in our offices just off Banbury Road. The only requirement is that participants are over 18 and can choose a preferred Premier League football team.

Initial online questionnaire: