Social

Junior Common Room

The Junior Common Room (JCR) is the name given to the collective body of undergraduate students at New College. The Common Room itself is a place for students to relax, watch television, play games, and read the newspapers.

The College Bar

Built in the fourteenth century, the College Bar is open every night and hosts regular student parties, live music, and other social events.

JCR Committee

The JCR has a Committee of students who are responsible for looking after the JCR facilities, organising social events, and communicating the views and needs of the students to the governing body of the College. The JCR is also the route by which the students keep in touch with the University Students Union and the National Union of Students. Regular JCR meetings give all undergraduates the opportunity to express their views and concerns on life in the College.

All undergraduates are members of the Junior Common Room (JCR), and graduates members of the Middle Common Room (MCR). The JCR and MCR are run by committees elected each year by their students. These committees are responsible for looking after the JCR facilities, organising social events, and communicating the views and needs of the students to the governing body of the College. The JCR is also the route by which the students keep in touch with the University Students Union and the National Union of Students. Regular JCR meetings give all undergraduates the opportunity to express their views and concerns on life in the College.

The JCR is actively involved in the organisation of Freshers' Week, and in providing a Freshers' Guide which is a valuable introduction to life in the College.

Clubs and societies

New College fosters individuality in its students, but they get together and societies flourish. Several dramatic societies put on productions each year, one in the summer term in the cloisters. Music is a college passion: there is a college orchestra, chamber groups form and re-form as new talent appears or leaves, and there are choral groups of many sizes. Jazz and non-classical music are also well represented.

We keep up high levels in sport, but there is plenty of scope too for anyone whose enthusiasm outruns their skill – we field many teams and boats, and our women athletes have been especially successful. The sports ground is close to college and has hard and grass tennis courts; the sports pavilion, recently rebuilt, contains squash courts. We also have a boathouse on the Thames and active male and female rowing teams.

See also

New College JCR website. Please note that the JCR website is maintained independently.