[Catz MCR News: ] TT Week 9 Bulletin

Hi Catz!


Congrats to most of you who are done with your exams, good luck to all others finishing up or writing their dissertations!




Catz MCR Garden Party – this Thursday at 4pm!

There are still tickets left for the Garden Party, but they are running out! So invite your colleagues and friends and family, since this will be the last event of the academic year and the weather forecast predicts it to be sunny!


Buy your tickets here: https://catzfunfair-event.getqpay.com/

(10 pounds for Catz MCR members, 15 pounds for guests – a gourmet burger and unlimited Pimm’s as long as our stocks last are included!)


Share the Facebook event with this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1076903103210073/?ref=newsfeed


Announcements & Info


No longer in need of your sub fusc? Any clothes/kitchenware/books etc that you can’t bring with you?

Then do consider donating them! We are organizing a collective Catz MCR second-hand shop donation and sub fusc hand-me-downs.


Sub fusc hand-me-down:

We are buying peoples’ sub fusc attire for half the price it originally cost! These will be offered to incoming freshers of next year at a discounted price. You can give away either individual items or the whole pack (ie. gown, cap and neckwear).

·         Gown: £12

·         Cap: £4

·         Ribbon or Bowtie: £1

(Shepherd & Woodward currently charges £34.99 for the entire package and £29.99 for the gown only)

Gowns and caps must be in good condition. We are only going to be buying a certain number of sub fusc attire, so make sure you get your claim in before the offer runs out! To make a claim please fill in this form: https://forms.gle/BxDjamyc8XTxXXu99. I will be circulating further info separately to those involved. Contact me if you have any other questions 🙂


What we are accepting for the second-hand donation:

·         clean clothes

·         shoes in pairs

·         accessories (bags, hats, prescription sunglasses etc)

·         jewelry and books

·         small homeware items (plates and cutlery, picture frames etc)

·         small furnishings (rugs and blankets).

Simply put your items in the black box that is in the MCR (see image attached). If you see something in the box that you like and could use, feel free to take it for yourself! The box will be around until W10 so there is still plenty of time to donate.


Around Oxford


Universify Education is looking for enthusiastic students or recent graduates to act as Group Leaders and Volunteer Coaches to students in Year 10/11 from non-selective state schools, to support them to reach top universities. You will help run our two university residentials in summer 2022 (either 13th-20th or 20th-27th August) and spring 2023 and coach up to 3 students monthly on our year-long programme.  


Volunteering with Universify will challenge you to

  • think on your feet
  • act as a role-model for young people
  • develop your interpersonal, leadership and team working skills 

as well as making a real difference to the students we work with. 


You will receive 8 hours of training to equip you to work with young people and learn coaching methodology. You will also have the chance to join our leadership training programme including getting certified as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.


To find out more, check out our website and apply here.

(flyers attached)



Oxfordshire Refugee Week Events – 18th-25th June


Oxfordshire-based refugee and asylum charity, Asylum Welcome, is hosting a series of events with a number of charity and community partners to celebrate Refugee Week!


The week will culminate in an all-day bazaar in the grounds of Magdalen College School where community organisations including the Oxford North African Community, Oxford Sudanese Supplementary School, Syrian Sisters, Iraqi Women Art and War (IWAW), Oxford Asian Women’s Voice, BK LUWO Group and Refugee Resource Women’s Group will sell food and other goods, share art and music, and raise awareness about the valuable work each group undertakes in our community. In the afternoon, there will be a student-led discussion followed by a panel chaired by BBC Political Correspondent Rob Watson, with guests including MP Layla Moran and Jan Royall, Principal of Somerville College (one of Oxford University’s two Colleges of Sanctuary).


To see the range of events on offer, take a look at the PDF attached to this email –  highlights include an alternative walking tour, film screenings, the Florence Park festival and more!


These events are mostly free and are open to anybody – we hope to see you there 🙂


If you have any questions or would like additional information please do get in touch at:  advocacy@asylum-welcome.org

(more info attached)



Paid volunteers needed for motor learning study           

Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford are seeking participants for a magnetoencephalography (MEG) study (R74276/RE003)

investigating motor learning processes. This study involves one MEG session lasting up to 3 hours and one MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan lasting

up to 30 minutes at the Oxford Centre for Human Brain activity. In the MEG, you will be asked to carry out a simple motor task which involves pointing at

various targets in front of you. The eligibility criteria for the study are: 

Aged 18-45 


Normal or corrected-to-normal vision with contact lenses

No history of neurological or psychiatric illness        

We will compensate you for your time and reasonable travel costs. If you are interested in participating in this study and/or would like further information,

please contact Margot Overman at margot.overman@psych.ox.ac.uk.&nbsp



Wishing everyone a wonderful summer. Good luck with your future path and looking forward to seeing some of you next year!