Keble College 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).

Welcome Freshers (and everyone else)!


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!

Academic Affairs – How to report your Academic Concerns

Happy 5th week everyone!

This post is quite a long one, but it’s worth a read as it outlines what to do if you have any concerns about your academic work or the way you are being taught.

I’m in the process of finalising a form on which you will be able to report your academic concerns, anonymously or not, to college who will take it further. If you’re struggling with a particular tutor, with the workload you’ve been set, or just feel that you’d like to talk to someone about how to manage the work that you’re getting, you’ll be able to report this and I’ll take the appropriate course of action.

It will all go through me as I’m here to support you and back you up. I’ll be able to forward your concerns and complaints and take the right course, but, if there is something particular that you’d like me to do (e.g. putting you in touch with another student who’s taken that paper so you can get some advice) I’d of course be happy to do that. I also welcome submissions from groups of students or tutorial groups.

It’s just got to get approved by college and then it’ll be available for download right here on the JCR website, and there will be paper copies available in the JCR itself.

For now, my e-mail address is and please e-mail me if there’s anything I can do for you in the way of academic concerns. If you’d like to talk it through, the other peer supporters and I will be based outside the library from 8-11 on Tuesday night as part of the 5th week fun that’s been planned. You’re welcome to come and visit us for some sweets and a chat, whether it’s for some peer support, academic support or just a break from your evening in the library.

We’ll also be posting a mobile number on Tuesday so if you’d like a peer supporter deliver some sweets to your room, for a chat or not, just drop us a message with you request.

I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday night!


5th Week Events~

As I have said before, I don’t believe in the so-called “5th Week Blues”. However, for those of you who do, your JCR can help with that! Here is a timetable of the events that the committee are putting on throughout the week, and a link to all the welfare support available for you (during the entire year, but especially if you’re feeling blue).


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Your Starter for 10….

Trials for the 2016 University Challenge Series are taking place this week!

This week Keblites will trial for their chance to take on Paxman face to face in the ultimate quiz for students that know random facts like what the letters U.S.B stand for and which US state is the third largest after Alaska and Texas!

It has been decades since Keble students managed to battle through the TV rounds and reach quizzing glory in the final… the famous teams of 1975 and 1987 wait with bated breath to see if their legacy shall finally be upheld, and if current Keblites will once again take their place among the University Challenge heroes of yesteryear.

The trials are at 8 30pm on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th in the Jean Robinson Room (Arco Basement). Come along – the written test won’t take longer than 30 minutes, all scores will remain anonymous and all you need is a pen! Each college can send four students plus a reserve to the next round, and from there looks to bag a spot on the TV rounds.

VP x


Four brand new bikes from Brainlabs will be available from Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 to use for all JCR and MCR members. There are two men’s and two women’s bikes that can be checked out from the lodge for up to 4 hours.

These bikes, locks, and lights are all completely new, so please take good care of them if you take a bike out for a ride. Please return the bikes on time, there are many students in college who would like to use this scheme, and if you continually return late you will be suspended from using the bike scheme for a period of time.


Read the rules of borrowing the bikes, and if you find any maintenance issues with them send a report here: