The Queen’s College MCR is the postgraduate body of student of The Queen’s College at the University of Oxford. Queen’s MCR was established in 1962 specifically to cater for the needs of graduate students. Today, its membership of about 177 consists not only of graduates, but also of 4th year undergraduates, mature students, College lecturers, and Junior Research Fellows (JRFs).
The business of the MCR is conducted primarily through fortnightly Executive Meetings (at which any member may speak) and General Meetings, held every term (or more often if deemed necessary). If at any time you have ideas or suggestions for social events, the Exec are always open to new ideas. To review more serious issues regarding the MCR Constitution, proposals can be made and discussed at TGMs (Termly General Meeting), though constitutional change can only be implemented at AGMs (Annual General Meetings).
The actual Middle Common Room is located in Queen’s College Front Quad, Staircase VI, Room 3. It is open from 7am to midnight every day and is accessible by swiping your Bod Card.
The MCR is equipped with a widescreen TV with Freeview, a DVD player, a PS2, and a Nintendo Wii. There is also an MCR DVD collection available to members – just ask the porters for the key to the DVD locker. (Note that these are not to be taken out of the MCR.) In addition to this, should you want to bring your own laptop, there is free wireless enabled. A desktop computer is also available for the use of MCR members. Supplies of tea and coffee are replenished frequently. The MCR provides a range of daily newspapers and periodicals, which are determined by a ballot early in Trinity Term.
Get onto the MCR mailing list to be informed of events and news advertised weekly during term time.