Societies

There are a huge range of non-sporting societies available at Keble, giving a diverse range of opportunities to become involved within the college community. There is the: Christian Union, Drama Society, Green Impact, Law Society, Music Society and the Table Football Society.

Have a look on this page to see from current members what these societies are like and find out how to become involved.

Christian Union

Keble Christian Union (CU) is a thriving community of Christians who meet together regularly to worship God together and to be a support for each other. We believe that university is a great time for thinking through the deepest issues of life, and we're willing to help you to understand why Christians believe what we do and tell you what we believe.

Whether you consider yourself a Christian or not, do feel free to attend our events, especially our meeting every other week on a Wednesday. We also meet weekly on a Saturday morning and, if you're a Christian yourself or just interested, do get in touch with us too! We're part of a larger organisation Oxford-wide called OICCU (Oxford Inter-collegiate Christian Union) and do check out our page on the OICCU website here! OICCU are also running a holiday for all Freshers called "Freshaway" and more information can be found here: it'd be absolutely incredible if you could come - some of us from Keble CU will be there helping out and it's a great place to get to know other people before you arrive at Oxford. It'd be absolutely fantastic to see you there!

If you want to, get in touch with us through email. We, the CU reps for Keble, are Mikey Venables: michael.venables@keble.ox.ac.uk and Sze Cheung: sze.cheung@keble.ox.ac.uk and it would be amazing to hear from you if you wanted to get in touch before the start of the year! If you're an international student, Joel Lim: joel.lim@keble.ox.ac.uk is the CU international rep and he'd love to hear from you before you get here too!

Drama Society and O'Reilly Theatre

Keble is incredibly lucky to have the O'Reilly theatre - one of the most versatile and in demand student drama spaces in the whole of Oxford. The theatre is entirely managed and run by Keble undergrads, with student productions from all over the city coming to us to perform some of the most demanding and professional theatrical productions in the university. If you specifically want to get involved with the running of the theatre, contact Ell Potter or Matt Roberts via email or Facebook - the committee of the theatre is renewed at the end of Michaelmas term every year. Like our Facebook page to keep up to date with all things!

If you're interested in theatre in general, one of the best ways to get involved as a fresher is through the 'cuppers' competition. Run by the Oxford University Drama Society, this pits every college against one another in producing a half hour production exclusively executed by freshers (performed in 5th week). To get information on all the shows going on every week, with auditions and production team calls, the OUDS mailing list should be your first port of call. If you have any queries, don't hesitate to get in contact with the presidents of the MES listed above - break a leg!

Green Impact

Green Impact is a NUS programme that aims to make universities and colleges more environmentally friendly and 'greener' through small and easy actions. We've decided to start up a group at Keble, and we'd love it if you'd like to join in, or have ideas we can work with! This year we're aiming for a Bronze medal, which is the first step on our way to Gold! Please get in touch with either Sofia Karlsson or Caitlin Brown (the JCR president) if you want to know more!

Keble at Large

Keble, like every Oxford college, has a society dedicated to improving access for those from underrepresented educational backgrounds. On a day to day basis, this means giving tours to students from target schools up and down the country, and primarily from our 'outreach area' of Birmingham and Warwickshire. These tours are vital because they demystify Oxford and student living for students who lack support or expertise in their schools to support their application. Like KAL on Facebook to keep up to date with everything we're doing, and join the volunteer group to get involved with running tours yourself - these sessions only take half an hour or 45 minutes of your time, but they make a real difference to students unsure, wary or simply uninformed about Oxford and the application process.

KAL also has big plans beyond simply giving tours. 2016 marks the inaugural Keble at Large Alternative Open Day - offering specially tailored sessions for Year 13 students in the midst of the application process. We are also planning to make a video, to be released online, showcasing the realities of all that is best about Keble, and continue busting myths about the university and the application process. If you would like to get involved in the management of Keble at Large, or have any questions whatsoever, do not hesitate to get in touch with Matt Roberts via email or Facebook.

Keble Ball

With each year gone before, Keble Ball has been a staple of the Oxford Social Calendar and 2017 promises to compound this. The Ball is pieced together, chunk by chunk, thanks to the work of a small but dedicated team. We're on the lookout for creative and zealous individuals to join us, in bringing this spectacle to fruition in the most astounding way possible.

We need you, the Fresher, to be ambitious but methodical, wacky but logical, and above all, to have a genuine interest in mass-production of fun for others.

Working on The Ball Committee comes with a plethora of perks, the highlights of which are worth us pointing out here. You will receive three free tickets to Keble Ball, along with a free ticket (with the rest of the committee) to a Cambridge college ball and a ticket to the Committee dinner in Michaelmas.

If you're still trying to workout what Keble Ball actually is then look no further than our video from 2016.

Application deadline is 1st October and the form can be found here.

Interviews will be conducted during 1st week Michaelmas. If you have any question about what a particular role entails, don't hesitate to email president@kebleball.com.

Law Society

The Harris Society is Keble College's Law Society aimed at the furtherance of interest, knowledge and opportunity for those considering the legal profession. The society draws together both students of law and students in other fields interested in law and the legal profession. Among other things, the Society liaises with solicitors' firms inside the legal profession to organise talks and functions with a view to providing help and insight into the legal world beyond university. It also organises college moots and dinners, and aims to support the study of law in the college at all levels, undergraduate or graduate, in all appropriate fashions.

You can contact Folarin (folarin.odunubi@keble.ox.ac.uk) for any questions

Music Society

Hi there! I'm Patrick and I'm president of Keble College Music Society this year. Our society includes a String Orchestra and a Big Band, as well as the Henry Ley Singers and the Chapel Choir. We are also introducing a Society for Chamber Players and a Gospel Choir, but we are open to any other ideas for new ensembles and events.

In the past, the society has organised recitals for individuals and ensembles, Jazz nights filled with wine and cheese, informal Christmas Carol Concerts, an Early Music Festival and much more. We are currently planning a Fresher's Recital, an open mic night and auditions for a Music Scholarhsip, details of which are to come.

KCMS is open to everyone; no matter how experienced you are as a musician, you are always welcome to join one of our ensembles or even just come along to some of our events and listen. The Gospel Choir is even open to people who have never sung or read music before but are willing to have a go! There will be musical activities going on throughout the year and we are sure that there will be something for people of all tastes and abilities.

Find out more at http://www.keblemusic.co.uk, or drop me an email at patrick.hall@keble.ox.ac.uk. Please like our Facebook page too in order to keep up to date with everything!

Table Football

Hi, I'm Paolo, the Keble Table Football captain.

If you've always thought you were pretty damn good at it or if you've never played, sign up for Table Football-it's completely relaxed and you'll also get to take part in the Uni wide league if you create a team of four. Keble's recently got to the final and there's no reason we can't do better this year!

Please get in contact at: paolo.spingardi@keble.ox.ac.uk.