Sports, Clubs and Societies

Sports, Clubs and Societies

College gym

The College gym in D Block of the Founder’s Building is run by the GCR, and is available to all College members. It contains weight machines, free weights, cross trainers and a treadmill. 

To join the gym, you have to pay an annual, non-refundable fee of £25 please see the GCR handbook for further details on how to join.

 St Antony’s International Review (STAIR)

St Antony’s International Review (STAIR) is a peer-reviewed, academic journal established in 2005 by graduate members of St Antony’s College. STAIR provides a forum in which emerging scholars can publish their work alongside established academics and policy-makers, and operates a double-blind peer review process. The journal seeks to encourage cross-disciplinary dialogue of contemporary international relevance through a bi-annual publication consisting of both a general and a themed section. 

See here to learn more about STAIR, or contact the managing editor.

College clubs and societies

St. Antony’s also offers other clubs and societies, which in the past have included a yoga society and a drama society. Students will have opportunity to learn about the clubs and societies available during Welcome Week. Students wishing to start new clubs should contact the GCR Executive about the possibility of sponsorship.

College Music Room

The Music Room is a GCR-run space that is bookable by students during term time for practice or performance for singing, playing one’s own instrument or using the electronic Yamaha Clavinova piano. It is located adjacent to the Founder’s Building.

Oxford University Student Union

In addition to the role that the Graduate Common Room (GCR) plays in supporting and representing the student body in College, the Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) works at a University-wide level to provide a voice where individual Common Rooms cannot, and to support GCR officers in their work in College (e.g. through training).

The GCR has an OUSU Officer who is the student body’s main link with OUSU. However, all St Antony’s students are encouraged to learn more about OUSU and how to become involved and benefit from OUSU’s campaigns and events.

Please visit the OUSU website for more information.

Oxford Union

From the GCR: Many new students ask whether joining the Union is worth the money. With membership fees ranging from £118 for one year to £236 for lifetime membership, it deserves considerable thought before paying up. Some information that may help students decide:

Consider how many events on the termcard you would like to attend and how many you could realistically make time for. The intensity of your workload will no doubt influence this.

•          Only the one term card is available at a time, but each is a good indication of the mix of speakers/events that tend to be available throughout the year.

•          Students enrolled on a one-year course may not have opportunity to make full use of their membership. Students embarking on a DPhil, however, may consider taking out life membership.

•          Many events can be attended by non-members for a fee (around £10) but priority is given to members. If events are not full to capacity, non-members will sometimes be granted access, but tickets for extremely popular events will be  balloted. Thus there is no guarantee that even members will always be able to attend.

•          More information can be found on the Union website.

College punt

Punting is a quintessentially Oxford (and Cambridge) pastime that is well worth trying. St Antony’s has a punt moored at the Cherwell Boathouse, a 10-15 minute walk from the College. The punt is available during summer months and is free to members of College. Bookings can be made up to a week in advance for a two hour slot.

Full terms and conditions are emailed to College members at the start of each summer and are available on request from the Domestic Bursar.