Keble College JCR

Keble JCR

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

Set the college to Keble to highlight the Keble races.

Good luck to all Keble crews 🙂

Welcome Freshers (and everyone else)!


This is your President!

The biggest congratulations on achieving your grades and more importantly on selecting the best college ever to continue your studies! You will all have the most incredible time here and meet the most amazing people. Keble is known as being super friendly, fun and involved in everything and we are so excited that you are joining us this year to continue this legacy.

You’ve probably found this website because being the keen-o you are, you Googled ‘Keble College Oxford’ and this came up. Well done, you. Bookmark this website, or set it as your homepage- you’re going to use it a lot. It will be regularly updated with in-college events and activities to tempt your fancy as well as containing vital information to help make sense of the university that is Oxford with its unusual and often bizarre jargon. And while you’re here, take a look, you can find all sorts of information regarding the college and much more.

You can also hop on over to 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 dont 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 on the cheese floor at Bridge each Thursday of term!

With love,

Caitlin 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!

Three Keble crews win blades in Torpids

UPDATE SATURDAY 27TH FEBRUARY: All 4 crews successfully bumped today meaning that W1, M1 and M2 have won blades. Well done to all Keble crews. 🙂

Original post (Friday 26th February):

Keble M1, W1 and M2 will win blades tomorrow (Saturday 27th February) if they successfully bump in the Neptune Torpids. Also rowing will be Keble M3, who unfortunately cannot win blades, but it would be great if they are able to bump tomorrow.

The race times for Keble crews are:

Keble M3 – 12:00 (Men’s Div VI)
Keble M2 – 14:00 (Men’s Div IV)
Keble W1 – 15:30 (Women’s Div II – see note below)
Keble M1 – 16:00 (Men’s Div II)

N.B Keble W1 are at the head of Women’s Div II. To win blades, they must row over and then bump in Women’s Div I, which is at 16:30.

It would be great if as many students as possible came down to Boathouse Island to support Keble, walking directions are available here (please note that bicycles are not permitted in Christ Church Meadow). There will be refreshments (e.g. sweets) in the boathouse.

A special mention also to Keble W2, who missed out on qualification for Torpids by only 1 second on Sunday after a seat in the boat broke, meaning that they only had seven people rowing.

Finally, a quick reminder that informal hall is from 18:00 to 18:30 only tomorrow, due to a private dinner in hall.

Good luck to all Keble crews rowing tomorrow. 🙂

6th Week Updates!

Hey y’all, it’s 6th week Hilary. We’ve made it past halfway through the year, oh how time flies.

This week is a big one for Keble! First, we have the annual Keble Arts Festival, themed “Let’s Talk”. The theme centers around using different types of art as a method of communication, both for everyday topics and also discussion that is more “taboo”. Here is a link to the KAF timetable – highly recommend attending any of these! (Bop is Monday, bar tab and everything!)

In other extracurricular news, Torpids is this week as well. From Wednesday-Saturday, 32 college rowers, 4 coxswains, and 4 coaches will race down at the Isis River. Come support as our four boats aim to be the fastest on the river; you can find our racetimes here.

We’ve also got loads of university sport representation playing in their respective Blues matches this weekend. On Saturday at the Uni Parks you can watch our four lacrosse players shoe the tabs, or head down to Iffley to watch the football women’s team, two of which are Keblites!

That’s all for now –

Shao out