St Antony’s International Review (STAIR)
St Antony’s International Review (STAIR) is a peer-reviewed academic journal run by graduate members of St Antony’s College, and is the only academic journal of international affairs in Oxford. It is published bi-annually and aims to replicate the cross-disciplinary approach to international affairs that is a central feature of St Antony’s College. We are always looking for new members to become involved in our editorial, production, public relations and sales activities. We meet on Tuesday evenings at 19:30 during term.
Antonian Wine Tasting Society (AWTS)
A more social and relaxed environment than the bigger, stuffier wine societies at the University, we welcome wine enthusiasts of all levels, from beginners “mmm, red!” to “ah yes, a fine vintage, though could be kept for another three years”. Everyone can appreciate the Antonian Wine Tasting Society’s lively and informative social events which go on every two weeks throughout the academic year. The focus is on tasty yet affordable wines’it is entirely possible to enjoy fine wines without breaking the bank, and we’ll prove it. This year promises to be a world tour from the comfort of your own glass, with planned tastings from up and coming wine regions like South Africa and Lebanon in addition to Old World standards like France and Spain. There is also an emphasis on pairing wine with food, and each tasting involves cheeses selected by our very own society-elected “cheeseboy” we occasionally have other delectable treats as well depending on the tasting. We are also planning some exciting field trips both near and far. Contact Jessica Ashooh.
Oxford University Africa Society
Oxford University Africa Society (Afrisoc) is a forum for Africans and those who love Africa, who study Africa, or are just interested in learning more about the continent that gave birth to humanity. First item on the social calendar will be a bop at St Antony’s with African music some time during Hilary Term date to be announced. Afrisoc also hosts speakers and arranges film screenings on topics of African interest. Do let us know if you know of anyone who’d be interested in coming to give a talk, or of other possible activities that you think the society should be taking up. Afrisoc is what you make it: please join and participate. To subscribe to our mailing list, e-mail email@example.com. Further information from Justin Pearce.
Antonian Spouses Society
The St. Antony’s Spouses’ Society offers a space for students and their spouses to be in touch, exchange information and experiences, organise activities and events, and have a channel through which they can express their concerns and suggestions to the College. The objective is to set up a mailing list through which the students can be in touch and have a representative who will be in close touch with the VP Welfare so they can work together according to the needs of this group and have an institutional memory so new students will follow up on this initiative. There will be a Spouses Drinks session at the beginning of the year so everyone can meet and we can set up the mailing list. If you have any questions/comments/suggestions, please email the VP Welfare.
European Movie Society
We show European movies in the Nissan Lecture Theatre once a week. The idea is to share cultures and see good movies in a range of languages. Contact Piero Tortola.
Run by the JCR Environmental Officer, the society comprises those who are interested in reducing the ecological footprint of the College, engaging in fun activities focussing on sustainability, and raising awareness for environmental issues. Typically activities are recycling, composting, seminars, maintenance/efficiency issues, and the promotion of healthy living. Contact Penny Julian.
Antonian Brewing Society
Established in 2006, the Brewing Society is a one-of-a-kind club at Oxford. We brew (in College) a variety of very high quality beer styles each week and organise social functions (tastings, socials, etc.) in order to enjoy and share the products. Members will learn how to (easily) brew and taste beer, and will receive a share of the beer. Contact Hart Feuer.
St Antony’s Gardening Society
Keen on getting a lot of fresh, free, organic fruit and vegetables? The society takes care of the beautiful new garden allotment just off Church Walk. No experience necessary! Contact Penny Julian.
Want to do something EXTRAORDINARY for an hour a week? Volunteer with Jacari! Jacari is a student charity that works with children around Oxford whose first language is not English. Each volunteer spends an hour a week at the child’s home, talking, playing games, making friends, helping with their schoolwork. This can transform a child’s self-esteem, helping them to achieve things they never thought possible. Jacari also runs events for children, and socials for volunteers, as well as providing training and support. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in the community, make a real difference, and have fun at the same time!
Think you might be interested? Find out more:
St Antony’s College Rep is Adrianne Montgobert: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otherwise, get in touch with Miriam, the Jacari coordinator email@example.com, www.jacari.org or find our group on facebook – JACARI
Tenteleni is an entirely volunteer-run charity that supports UK university students to travel to placements in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland and Zanzibar. Volunteers work alongside staff in schools, children’s homes
and non-governmental organisations to offer support, enthusiasm and friendship. Both the local communities and the volunteers themselves benefit from engaging in the sharing of skills and ideas. Tenteleni aims to create sustainable relationships and to work in partnership in order to enhance the educational experiences of vulnerable
Some volunteers also have the opportunity to live with a local family, at an orphanage or street children’s centre – an opportunity to really get immersed in the culture and community.
Some volunteers can also be part of a programme called ‘Shiriki’ (meaning ‘partnership’ in Swahili), that pairs a UK-based volunteer with a local young person from the project country. They work together in their
placement(s) each day.
We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers and Project Coordinators (PCs) to participate in our summer projects, as well as people to join our national management committee. Tenteleni provides young people with
valuable personal development opportunities, not only to volunteer overseas and become an engaged global citizen, but also to gain practical project management experience.
There is also a range of volunteering opportunities in Oxford. Our Social Action Coordinator is an expert on the various opportunities available. A comprehensive list of volunteering opportunities in Oxford is also available at www.oxfordgetinvolved.org. To find out about the RAG (Raise and Give) fundraising run by OUSU get in touch with the Vice President Charities and Communities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sports Officer: Sean O’Leary
Sports are an important part of student life at St Antony’s College. Our clubs are not only
great fun, but also highly competitive. We have a wide range of options and each year we create new clubs
or societies according to the interests of students. All the activities we offer are open for beginner
and advanced levels. This year, our students have shown great enthusiasm and talent in the football teams,
the boat club, cricket, table tennis, yoga, and the running club. Undoubtedly, St. Antony’s sports trophy
collection will continue growing in the next years. If you need any information or have any suggestions
please contact me and be sure to check our Sports Notice Board by the Porter’s Lodge for news and upcoming
Lots of early mornings, grunting, blisters, and sore muscles that you never knew you even had.
Despite all this, Oxonians have been doing this for years. From learning to pull an oar to racing in
a regatta (organized for all skill levels) to being a coxswain and commanding a boat, rowing is the ultimate
Oxford experience. Come help us build on our successes in recent years in Christ Church, Torpids, and
Summer Eights, the three major Oxford regattas. For more information, check out our website to sign up and more information, photos, updates: St Antony’s Boat Club (SABC) website
The St Antony’s Men’s football club is one of the biggest and most dynamic sports societies at the College with a long and reputable history. Besides the great camaraderie fostered by regular social events and team trips, the team competes against other graduate colleges in the top division of the Oxford University MCR league and in the Cuppers competition. Games take place every Saturday during Michaelmas and Hilary Terms. in Trinity Term we participate in the University Club 5-a-side tournament (which we won in 2012) and other sports events. And in 2012 we were the inaugural winners of the 2 leg exchange match with Wolfson College, Cambridge. We practice twice a week and are always looking for dedicated players to strengthen our team. St Antony’s is the only college to have two teams in the MCR league and we pride ourselves on accommodating players of all abilities. The Football Club provides probably the best means for taking a much needed break from study. For more information, please contact the team captains Graham Jevon (email@example.com) or Daniel Woods (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The St Antony’s Women’s football club is one of the most active sports societies at the College. A team composed of women from St Antony’s as well as several different colleges, including Wolfson, Univ, Nuffield, and St Cross, women with all levels of ability are invited to practice with the team. Practice is held once to twice a week, depending on the season, with one inter-collegiate match most weekends. The team is consistently at the top of the league but welcoming of all types of players. In addition to training, we regularly hold social events with other football teams. For more information, please contact the team captains Kate Leader or Rebecca Merkley.
Stylish white clothes, tasty teas, the sound of leather on willow, the glories of the English
summer, and humiliating Nuffield. The most English of games, and the one we get beaten at by every other
cricket playing nation, is open to all members of the College. Female and male, novice and veteran. We
play in the summer term – the highlight being the Nuffield grudge match. Contact Ted Alexander or visit the club’s webpage
for more information.
All lovers of 40mm celuloid balls: come and join the St Antony’s College Table Tennis Club (SANT-TTC).
No matter whether you are new to the game or a world-class professional, our aim is to connect you with
other table tennis players in the college. Intercollegiate tournaments (“Cuppers”) take place
in Hilary and Trinity Term. This year we were able to register three teams (one of which even made it
into the semi-finals). The table tennis table is brand-new and is located in the Carr Room. It is available
to all Antonians – club members and non-club members alike. To sign-up for the club and for any queries
please contact Alexey
Ever thought about practising yoga? St Antony’s Yoga Society offers Ashtanga Yoga classes for both beginners and advanced students. The classes are given by our excellent and certified teachers and are held in the music room. For more information, please contact Sofia Donoso at email@example.com.
St Antony’s Dancesport Club
Ballroom and Latin dancing is much easier than you think, and learning makes you look good and
raises your confidence on any dance floor. The club helps make the world of dancesport at Oxford accessible
to you. Waltz, Cha Cha, Jive, Tango, Quickstep, Salsa, etc. The club provides advice on classes, where
to practice, how to find music, and more. Contact William