The MCR is at the top of staircase 8 in cloisters, and is a place where all members are welcome to go for a cup of tea or coffee and a few biscuits, to chat with fellow graduates, read newspapers, to watch TV, play a board game, or any combination of the above. The MCR is open 24 hours a day, and all you need to bring is your Bod card to get in the door!

Newspapers and magazines

The MCR has a subscription to many of the major daily newspapers, which are kept on the cloisters side of the MCR, near the coffee machine. If today’s papers aren’t there, please ask at the Porters’ Lodge, as they don’t arrive in the MCR until someone gets them from the Lodge!

The MCR is open to considering new subscriptions to newspapers or magazines, so if you have any preferences, please let the Treasurer know!

Computer and TV

A PC is available in the TV room of the MCR, and is connected to the internet, so you can check your email, surf the internet, or use some of the standard programmes you usually find on a computer. There is also a TV that you are welcome to use. If you have problems with the computer or TV, please contact the MCR IT Officer.

Board games

The MCR has a large (and growing) selection of board games for your enjoyment. All members are welcome to play with them, although please make sure you don’t lose any pieces of the board games! There is almost always someone keen to play a board game or two if you’re looking for people to play with. If you know of a game that the MCR should have, but doesn’t, let a Committee member know, as we’re always interested in building our collection.


The MCR has a number of allotments available for green-fingered members of the MCR to use. There is a small collection of tools that you can use for tending the gardens. If you are interested in getting a plot, please talk to the Facilities and Environment Officer.

BBQ and Table Tennis

There is an MCR BBQ and a table tennis table at Holywell Ford that you are welcome to use. You will need to supply your own fuel for the BBQ, and please remember to clean up after yourself! While you wait for the food to cook, why not play some table tennis on the MCR table tennis table?