Sports and Societies

Queens’ College now offers three named sports awards, alongside the existing Q550 support. For information on sports awards, please see the information under ‘Financial Assistance’ on the main website, accessed here.

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. Visit the main college website to find out more about wider college sports, or here to find out more about the music, arts and drama on offer. Funding opportunities are also available for the arts, with both choral and organ scholarships available.

Graduate Choir

Conductor: Arthur Tombs,

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 You can also subscribe to our mailing list and find us on Facebook. Please feel free to get in touch with Arthur Tombs on

MCR Grad Choir

MCR Football

Captain: Sam Van De Schootbrugge,,
MCR Football Fellow: Professor Richard Nickl

The Queens’ College MCR football team is the most successful in the university and has been playing 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. This year, the team is a joint venture with the department of Economics. Details and arrangements can be found on the Facebook Group: Click Here

We usually play our matches early on Sunday early afternoons and have a practice session once a week on Wednesday evenings throughout the year (including the summer period). 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.

Team Photo, June 2008
The MCR football team on the day of the cup win in May 2016, securing a historic double

MCR Cricket

Captain: Isobelle Bolton,

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

Queens’ College MCR Squash Society

Captain: David Brossault,
Ladder Coordinator and Squash Fellow: Dr David Butterfield.

Whatever your skill level, if you are interested by squash, this society is for you. Squash and badminton also have postgraduate only sessions once a week on Tuesday evenings, when members of the MCR can come along and play each other, meeting new players, and improving their skills. You can also challenge other JCR, MCR and fellows from Queens’ over the year by climbing the MCR squash ladder or by competing in the termly tournament. Squash is held in the squash courts in Lyon court. Details and arrangements can be found on the MCR Squash facebook group: MCR Squash Facebook Group, and are publicised via the squash mailing list,

Playing squash at Queens’ is entirely free; the equipment and courts being supplied by the MCR and the college. So, you just have to grab your shoes and come and join in!

Queens’ College Badminton

MCR Contact: David Brossault,

Queens’ college has Men’s, Women’s and mixed teams for Badminton, which is played in the Fitzpatrick hall. For more, contact the MCR contact above, and join the facebook group here.

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