Keble College JCR

Keble JCR

Keble Café Now Open

The café has opened for Michaelmas Term. The café is open 10:30 – 18:00 daily and sells various products including:

  • Baguettes/paninis
  • Fruit pots
  • Fruit
  • Crisps
  • Sweets
  • Flapjacks
  • Coffee
  • Soft Drinks

The café is located in the Douglas Price room in the Sloane Robinson building.

Saturday of Summer Eights Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Saturday 27th May) is the Saturday of the Neptune Summer Eights. This is an excellent event and, particularly in this special year where Keble have a chance of headship, it would be great if as many Keble students as possible come down to support our crews.

There will be 7 Keble crews rowing:

M4 – Keble M4 bumped yesterday having rowed over on the first two days. They will be trying to bump Merton M3 who will get Spoons if Keble are successful. M4 will be rowing at 10:55.

W3 – The second year beer boat has been bumped on all three days so far and needs to avoid being bumped by otherwise they will get Spoons. The good news is that Somerville W3, the crew below them, has not bumped anyone so far. W3 will be rowing at 11:30.

M3 – Having bumped on all three days so far, Keble M3 will win Blades if they successfully bump Christ Church M3. If they do, they will race again for a chance to enter the Fixed Divisions by bumping Mansfield M2. The M3 will be rowing at 12:10 (and hopefully also at 13:20).

W2 – Keble W2 start tomorrow one place lower than they started on Wednesday, having been bumped on Thursday and rowed over on the other two days. They will be trying to bump LMH W2 who will get Spoons if Keble are successful. W2 will be rowing at 12:45.

M2 – Having bumped on all three days so far (including bumping Wadham M2 close to the finish on Wednesday), Keble M2 are chasing Somerville’s highest men’s boat. If they successfully bump them, Keble M2 will win Blades. M2 will be rowing at 15:45.

W1 – The HBR winning Keble W1 has climbed to 5th place, their highest ever position. They came so close to achieving an overbump on Wednesday (something that has not been achieved in Division I of either gender for 10 years). If they successfully bump Univ, they will be even closer to becoming Head of the River in 2018. W1 will be rowing at 17:15.

M1 – Having bumped Oriel yesterday, Keble’s M1 is at second place in Men’s Division I. If they successfully bump Christ Church tomorrow, they will become Head of the River. This would be a spectacular achievement as a Keble crew has not been Head of the River since 1977, forty years ago. M1 will be rowing for the headship at 17:45.

There will be drinks for sale on Boathouse Island and a JCR motion has been passed for £200 worth of drinks for Keble students. There should also be some food – I will be bringing some Party Rings and Cadbury’s Chocolate Fingers down at the beginning of the day.

Walking directions to Keble Boathouse are available here, but note that this route goes through Merton Gate which will be closed from 12:00 until 14:00 tomorrow. An alternative route avoiding Merton Gate is available here. Please note that cycling is not permitted in Christ Church Meadow.

Good luck to all Keble crews 🙂

Notices (Friday 1st Week Trinity 2017)

  • The deadline for applications for Keble JCR President is tomorrow (29th April)
  • The hustings is expected to take place in the JCR meeting on Sunday (30th April).
  • Tesco (Magdalen Street) will be open from 9am to 7pm only on Monday 1st May.
  • Keble Bar, the JCR and the MCR will be closed from Thursday 4th May until Monday 8th May due to Keble Ball
  • The Café will also be closed on Friday 5th May and Saturday 6th May due to Graduation
  • Thomas Hunter will be selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts on Friday 5th May
  • The JCR President election will take place on Thursday 4th May from 8am to 8pm. The results will be announced in the Jean Robinson Room (ARCO Basement).

3 Keble Boats reach final day of Christ Church Regatta

Three Keble crews have reached the Saturday of Christ Church Regatta. This is tomorrow, Saturday 26th November. Women’s boat A and Men’s boats A and B have all reached the final day following their excellent performance on the first 3 days.

Men’s boats C and D (mixed boat) also had good performance but unfortunately failed to reach the final day having lost their races today.

It would be good if as many people as possible can come down to Keble Boathouse to support our crews. The race schedule is available at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~chri4463

Set the college to Keble to highlight the Keble races.

Good luck to all Keble crews 🙂

Welcome Freshers (and everyone else)!

Hello!

Congratulations on achieving your grades and making it past the final hurdle. Welcome to Keble, you’ve picked the best college to continue your studies! Here at Keble, you will meet an incredible group of people and will have an amazing time owing to our unique and welcoming culture. We are a super friendly, fun and diverse college where there is something for everyone. Societies and sports range from cricket to drama and we’ll definitely have something you can get involved in.

This website will be regularly updated with college events, news and activities. Moreover, it will be a port of call for all of your informational needs to make sense of Oxford and it’s bizarre environment and vocabulary.

Feel free to use this website to learn as much about Keble as possible but also use the  Fresher-specific website for packing lists, your Fresher’s week calendar, and even the names of your college parents (please do message them with any questions you have, they signed up for this role and don’t want to be redundant!) I hope that you are all excited and ready for the best few years of your life, I’m looking forward to meeting all of you in October whether it be in the JCR, around college or at Anuba each Thursday of term!

With love,

Ronit (JCR President) x

Saturday of Summer Eights Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Saturday 28th May) is the Saturday of the Neptune Summer Eights. This an excellent event and it would be great if as many Keble students as possible come down for what is “probably one of the single greatest days of the year!” (quote from Thomas Hunter’s description on the event facebook page).

There will be 6 Keble crews rowing:

M4 – Having been bumped on all three days so far, the Rugby beer boat needs to row over or bump tomorrow to avoid winning Spoons. The good news is that Mansfield III, the boat below them, is the weakest crew they will face. M4 will be rowing at 10:55.

M3 – A strong Keble M3 continue to move up the division having not been bumped on any of the first three days. If they successfully bump Wadham M3 tomorrow then Wadham M3 will get Spoons. M3 will be rowing at 12:10.

W2 – Keble W2 successfully bumped on Wednesday but were unlucky as they were not able to bump on Thursday or Friday due to circumstances beyond their control. On Thursday, Somerville W2 were bumped by St Hugh’s W2 meaning that Keble W2 were left unable to bump and today (Friday) a klaxon was sounded before Keble W2 could bump. Hopefully W2 will bump tomorrow. W2 will be rowing at 12:45.

M2 – Having started the competition at third place in Men’s Division IV, Keble M2 are now in Division III having successfully bumped a total of four times across the first three days (including as the sandwich boat on Thursday allowing them to be promoted). Keble M2 will win Blades if they bump Linacre M1 tomorrow when they row at 15:45.

W1 – At 6th place in Women’s Division I, Keble W1 are at their highest ever position having bumped on Wednesday and Thursday. W1 were unlucky today (Friday) as they almost bumped Christ Church but a klaxon was sounded before they were able to. If W1 bump Christ Church tomorrow, they will move into 5th place, from where they will have a chance of becoming Head of the River in Summer Eights 2017. W1 will be rowing at 17:15.

M1 – Coxed by Tintin, who was praised by none other than OURCs themselves for good coxing on Wednesday, Keble M1 is at 4th place in Men’s DIvision I having rowed over on Wednesday and bumped on Thursday and today (Friday). If they successfully bump Pembroke tomorrow, they will be even closer to becoming Head of the River in 2017. M1 will be rowing at 17:45.

There will be lemonade and Pimms for sale on Boathouse Island and there should be some food (e.g. biscuits) in the boathouse – I will be bringing some Cadbury’s Chocolate Fingers down at the beginning of the day.

Walking directions to Keble Boathouse are available here. Please note that cycling is not permitted in Christ Church Meadow.

Latest JCR Constitution

Dear viewers,

The newest copy of the JCR Constitution is now available for download under “About: Consitution” and on the media page for Keble JCR members.

Please refer to this copy if needed and not to any older copies that you have.

The changes, such as the presidential elections and the new non-committee positions, are marked in red. There are also certain things that have been removed.

Best wishes,

Patrick Hall

Keble JCR Secretary

JCR President Elections

Today, in the midst of all of the democratic elections in the UK, Keble JCR adds one more vote to the list – the election for the new JCR President of 2016-2017. Tonight we will find out who will be the new leader of Keble’s undergraduate students.

On Sunday the four candidates were set a challenge – 50 tasks, to complete as many as possible within three days. The list is: Hustings Challenge 2016 and the results, judged by the secretary Patrick and me, are as follows:

Caitlin – 43

Jack – 42

Mel – 33

Michael – 30

We gave 1 point for each challenge that was fully completed, 1/2 point for those that were somewhat on target, and 0 if they did not complete the challenge.

Good luck guys!