Sports and Societies

The College has a number of strong sports teams and active societies, that are a great way to get to know other Queens’ students, both undergraduate and postgraduate. As a general rule, college sports and societies at Queens’ are open to all Queens’ students, that is, students from both the JCR and MCR. Depending on the year, certain sports have notably larger proportions of postgraduates playing, rowing in particular. A full list of the sports clubs and societies at Queens’, with the relevant contact details for captains/presidents, can be found her. If you have any general questions with regards to this, you can email the JCR sports and societies officer on jcr-sportsandsocs@queens.cam.ac.uk.

Graduate Choir

Queens’ Graduate Choir is a relaxed, non-auditioned choir consisting mostly of graduate students and alumni of Queens’ College (although we welcome others!) Around 25-strong, the choir performs a wide variety of music from sacred motets to pop classics. We perform at various college events in Queens’ throughout the year, including the MCR Christmas dinners, summer garden party, and termly concerts. The Graduate Choir membership represents a broad range of ages, subjects and levels of singing experience. Emphasis in rehearsal is placed on improving as singers, exploring choral repertoire, and most importantly having fun! There are no auditions — all that’s required is a desire to sing!

We rehearse once a week, in Queens’ College Chapel. We are always happy to welcome new members, so don’t worry about coming along for the first time. The best way to get in touch is to email us at gradchoir@cusu.cam.ac.uk. You can also subscribe to our mailing list and find us on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our mailing list here: lists.cam.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/quen-mcr-choir. Please feel free to get in touch with Arthur Tombs on ampt3@cam.ac.uk.

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MCR Grad Choir

MCR Football

The Queens’ College MCR football team is the most successful in the university and has been since 1959. We play in the University’s MCR league which is a mixture of College MCRs, Departmental and University Society teams. The team has won the league consistently for a number of seasons now, including a league cup double in the 2015-16 season.

We usually play our matches early on Saturday afternoons and have a practice session once a week on Wednesday evenings. We also try to organize plenty of social events sporadically across the year. We’re always on the look-out for new team mates so if you’re interested in playing, or even just coming to the 5-a-side practice sessions during the week for some more casual football, please get in touch with the team captain, Richard Nickl, on rn289@cam.ac.uk.

Team Photo, June 2008
MCR Football Team June 2008

MCR Cricket

Queens’ College MCR cricket team has a decidedly laid back atmosphere. All skill levels are welcome, guys or girls, from absolute beginners to seasoned veterans. If you’ve never played cricket before, this is the perfect opportunity to come and have a go.

We are mainly active in Easter term, playing in the graduate cricket league, which is split into two groups of around 7 teams from other college MCRs. The winners and runners up of each group then enter the semi finals and so forth. The games are usually very chilled out and it’s a great way to spend a summer afternoon. Net sessions are held once a week at Queens’ Cricket Ground on Barton Road. Details for sign-up, games and practices will be sent round toward the end of Lent term.

MCR Cricket Team 2008-2009
MCR Cricket Team 2008-2009

MCR Squash and MCR Badminton

Squash and badminton also have postgraduate only sessions once a week, where members of the MCR can come along and play each other. Squash is held in the squash courts in Lyon court, while Badminton is played in the Fitzpatrick Hall. Rackets are provided and all skill levels are welcome to both! Details on the timings of sessions and the relevant contacts for each are communicated early in Michaelmas term.