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Accommodation, Food and Facilities

Accommodation

The College is currently developing the H B Allen Centre, which will provide 230 graduate rooms and allied facilities on a location 300 meters to the north of the main College site. It is due to open in October 2018.

Further details on accommodation are sent out with the offer documentation.

Food

Keble retains the custom of communal dining in Hall. The College serves three meals a day, five days a week, and two meals (brunch and dinner) on Saturdays and Sundays. During term, meal times and prices are:

  • Breakfast (Monday-Friday) 8.15-9.45 (self-service)
  • Lunch (Monday-Friday) 12.30-13.45 (self-service, around £2.50 for the main meal)
  • Formal Dinner (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday in weeks 1,3,5 & 7 in term, and Friday in weeks 2,4,6 7 8 in term) 19.00 (three course £6.95)
  • Informal Dinner (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday in weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 in term, Friday in weeks 1,3, 5 and 7 in term and Saturday) 18.30 (self-service, around £4.25 for two courses)
  • Brunch (Saturday-Sunday) 11-12 (self-service)

Prices cited are for 2016-17.

Meals in the Hall and food and drink in Keble Café can be charged to your account (battels) using your University Card. There is no catering charge or set number of meals you must take; everything is pay as you go. Eating in the College costs a lot less than eating out but somewhat more than cooking for yourself.

Middle Common Room

The Middle Common Room (MCR) is two things: a suite of three large rooms in College exclusively for graduates use and the term used to describe graduates as a collective.

The common room facilities include: a TV room with a 52” HD television, Sky HD and a Blu-Ray player; a games room with a Nintendo Wii, pool table, table football, a computer and a cellar stocked regularly with beer, sodas, chocolate, crisps and other snack foods which can be charged to battels; a wood panelled reading room with comfortable sofas, chairs and an open fireplace which is often lit in the winter. The MCR kitchen has a refrigerator and a microwave and is well stocked with free tea and coffee.

The elected MCR committee is responsible for organizing social events. The MCR welfare officers host brunch every Saturday morning at 11am as well as tea and cakes every Sunday at 4pm. These events are free and therefore usually very well attended and are an excellent opportunity to catch up with your friends and take a respite from your busy schedule. The MCR Committee organises many social and cultural events, including formal guest dinners, exchange dinners with other colleges, theme parties, arts-related trips and activities as well as nights out.

Graduates are represented on the College’s main committees, including its Governing Body, through MCR Committee Officers.

Sport and Recreation Facilities

The College’s sports ground is 10 minutes north of the main site on the Woodstock Road.  In the summer Cricket is played and the sports ground offers two artificial cricket nets and two grass nets.  Other team sports, notably rugby and hockey, are played in the University Parks, opposite the main site. College members have use of a squash court off-site.

The College has two boat houses, one on the banks of the Isis (Thames) in amongst the main college boathouses, and another on the Isis at Godstow.  There are opportunities for novices to begin rowing in eights.

In addition, graduates can make use of the University’s sport facilities, many of which are located at the Iffley road site 10-15 minutes from Keble.

Keble’s main site also has a library, music room, theatre, nurse’s surgery, gym, bar and café, in addition to the Middle Common Room suite.

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More information about the H B Allen Centre is available here.

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