Month: December 2015

Carols in the Quad 2015!

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A much anticipated event in our Michaelmas Term social calendar is Carols in the Quad, which took place again this year on Tuesday 1st December. As usual, there were fairy lights, mulled wine and seasonal readings from the JCR balcony, and the enthusiastic amateur chorus was ably led by the College choir and the Salvation Army band. Thanks to everyone who helped to make the evening a success; we raised £82.52 towards the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.

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Thanksgiving 2015!

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On Saturday 28th November, we celebrated an America-style Thanksgiving ‘pot-luck’ dinner, hosted wonderfully by the MCR Secretary and his wife, Scott and Karen Ables. It was great to see so many students, undergraduate and postgraduate, at the meal, which has become a regular event in our social calendar and means so much to many of our visiting students from the USA who miss their traditional family celebrations in November. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the evening and helped to make it a success!

Karen made beautiful table decorations for the occasion:


Scott explained how the pot-luck worked, as hungry students waited eagerly to start:

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Everyone enjoyed the fayre:

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Exchange Formal with Linacre College

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We were delighted to welcome postgraduate students from Linacre College to Formal Hall on Friday 20th November. Earlier in the term, some of our own students enjoyed generous hospitality from Linacre. Exchange Formals are a great way for students in MCRs across the University to meet and mingle!

The MCR V-P even got a few of our members and guests together for a photograph: