Keble College JCR

Keble JCR

5th Week Blues

The JCR committee has organised an extravaganza of events to keep away the dreaded 5th week blues:


Rishi Chotai – Tennis Player, Philosopher, Organiser of great bar tournaments

1. We have the bar tournaments throughout the week with big prizes up for grabs:

Table Tennis on Monday

Darts on Tuesday

Pool on Thursday

Fifa will be going on throughout the week

If you would like to enter any of these email


Matt Gompels uses College rugby as a light warm up for Zumba. The headband channelling 1980’s classic Flashdance

2. If this isn’t your thing we also have a free Zumba session on MONDAY at 7-8pm, so turn up and dance those blues away.


The only team to design their own image for the website. Creative

3. We also have ArtSoc on every single day of next week, so head down to JCR 2 from 3-5, Monday through Friday, to get creative

Further to this there will be a Life Drawing Class provisionally on Wednesday. More details to follow.

4+5+6. We also have Open Mic Night on Friday (all singers, dancers, musicians, comedians do apply) and Gerard’s Bar Quiz on Saturday at which we will draw the raffle prizes. If you don’t know about this check your emails, as there are some amazing prizes up for grabs. Tickets will be being sold most days in lunch or brunch and even Matt the Barman is getting involved, and will be contributing 10% of Bar Profits to Children in Need (big thank you to College).

7. We also may be having a comedy night and film nights, but will update this page if and when.

8. Perhaps most importantly – Jack Field is doing double story time at this weekends JCR meeting. Get pumped.

The next week has loads going on, and the committee has spent a lot of time sorting this all out, so do get involved.



New Discount Added

Another wonderful discount exclusive to Keble Discount Card holders…

Bolitas – 10% off

Originally from the State of Minas Gerais – Brazil, Bolitas™  are the most popular Brazilian snack. They are cheese flavoured balls made with cassava flour and cheddar cheese.  Oven baked from frozen, they are best eaten warm as a tasty addition to coffee or tea, as after school munchies, anytime snack, or as appetizers before lunch and dinner parties. Bolitas™ go well with wine or juice, are divine with beer, and are fantastic with  coffee which brings out the unique taste and flavour. However you try it, one thing is for sure, you will never have just one …. That is a warning!

Casa das Bolitas, Covered Market, Oxford


Weekly meeting trial

At the meeting, last Sunday, the JCR voted to trial weekly meetings for the remainder of this term.keble

That means there will be meetings on Sundays of 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th week.

The reasons for this was to make JCR meetings more of a habit and also to cut down on overly long meetings.

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This is Katie. She only smiles when she gets sent motions

This does mean that Katie will be expecting motions regularly so do feel free to send them in whenever to

If we do want to make this a permanent change, this will be a constitutional change and we will vote on it in 8th week.



Bring your kids to work

This Sunday we have our second JCR meeting of term. Seeing as the family dinner in Fresher’s week didn’t go exactly to plan, we thought it would be nice to get college families to eat together in hall on Sunday and then introduce their children to the JCR by attending the meeting (promised to be shorter than last time).

As well as this we have the first of Jack Field’s bedtime stories, the perfect way to end a JCR meeting.

A great storyteller, Jack Field still remains savvy enough to use his Discount Card

A great storyteller, Jack Field still remains savvy enough to use his Discount Card

Both these events are obviously optional, but we thought it would be a nice break as we hit the halfway point of term.

Also don’t forget to submit motions for the meeting to Katie (, the deadline is on Thursday at midnight.



New JCR Bike!

Speeding to the back of Sloane Robinson

Speeding to the back of Sloane Robinson

Following the motion in second week meeting, the right honourable Felix Hamer has acquired the new JCR Bike.

The JCR now has three functioning bikes and they are ready to be signed out at the Lodge.

Happy cycling!

Felix Bike

With complimentary D-Lock



Treat yourself for the beginning of a new year

Just moved in to a lovely new room but worried about damaging Keble’s time-honoured plaster work with wall fixtures? Shiny new bike that you worry might catch the attention of thieving hands? Arrive at the bar near dying of thirst but have forgotten your wallet? DSC_0169

Worry not. The JCR has been working hard with the highest authorities in Oxford this summer to solve all these problems.

  • College-approved wall fixtures pack of 6 selling at the Lodge for £6
  • OUSU-approved super-strong bike locks selling at the Lodge for £15 (Committee members not included)
  • Bod cards now accepted in the bar (credit/debit cards no longer); top up your card via the link on the meal booking website

Welcome back!

First official day of Freshers’ Week going well. Welcome back to all students old and new!

Check out the twitter feed – @keble_freshers and @Keble_JCR for updates across the week. Anyone at a loss for what to do, head for the JCR for Welfare tea, where there’s food a plenty. Freshers’ families meet tonight at 6pm in the bar.

It’s set to be a fantastic year.

A Summer Hall update!

Summery salutations Keble,

With Keble’s first ever Summer Hall fast approaching here’s an update on a few details:

The dress code for Friday is ‘Smart with a hint of Gerard‘ (bow-ties!). Jackets are optional due to to the weather.

As I’m sure you all know by now, Summer Hall is a chance for us to give our beloved Hall Manager of 11 years, Gerard McHugh, a great send off. So, when the JCR gives Gerard their thanks, please be sure to join in.


Summer Hall – get booking!

Bookings for Summer Hall on Friday of 7th week are now open. This will be a 3-course Dinner, preceeded by a glass of Pimms on Hayward  quad.   Bookings will close 10am Monday, 7th week.

The JCR is planning something special which we will let you know about closer to the time… but, for now, get booking!!


Pimms on Hayward Quad


Char grilled Asparagus with herb dressing


Lattice crusted Salmon fillet with spinach & pine nut mousse

Served with chervil & cream sauce

v. Roasted flat mushroom, peppers & feta gateau

Served with chervil & cream sauce

Buttered new potatoes

Sugar snap peas & courgettes


Summer pudding stack with clotted cream