Charities

The MCR supports the following charities. To find out more about any of these charities, click on their logo to go to their home page.

180dclogo 180 Degrees Consulting

180 Degrees is a charity started and run by an MCR member (Nat Ware). 180 Degrees is a "charity for charities" in the sense that it helps charities around the world to dramatically improve the way they operate so that they can help far more people in need. The focus is on the five areas of poverty alleviation, education, health, environmental sustainability, and gender equality. In 2015 over 700 charities across 31 countries were helped, with over a million lives positively affected and measurably improved. Because 180 Degrees is entirely volunteer-based, this was achieved with an annual budget of less than 10,000 pounds (and 0% going to admin), so even a small amount in donations makes a huge difference.
OPBP_LOGO_Chosen Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP)

OPBP is the graduate student, pro bono wing at the Law Faculty. We provide cutting edge, high quality research to individuals and organisations across the world to facilitate the pursuit of social justice. To give a few examples of the varied research OPBP conducts: OPBP's past contributions have been acknowledged and lauded by the UN Special Rapporteur on Arbitrary Detention, the Justice Verma Committee set up to recommend amendments to India's criminal justice system in dealing with sexual violence, and the Legal Resources Centre (Johannesburg), while making submissions on behalf of a deceased mineworker's family before the Farlam Commission of Inquiry set up to investigate the Marikana Massacre. OPBP's brilliant work has also led to past contributions from the Magdalen MCR, as well as the Magdalen Trustees.
IcolynSmithFound_logoThe Icolyn Smith Foundation

It runs the Oxford Community Soup Kitchen (in the Asian Cultural Centre on Manzil Way).
yellowsubmarine Yellow Submarine

It runs a number of projects to help people with learning disabilities and autism gain employable skills and experience, and get used to a working environment. It operates a café near the train station, and another in Witney, staffed by young people with learning disabilities, and runs 'the compass project', a sort of work experience training programme to help people with learning disabilities get used to working in a mainstream setting.