Events and Dates

Below is an overview of the major dates and events throughout the year. Please note that the majority of MCR events are not shown here – these will be communicated by the MCR Ents officers, via email to the MCR mailing list. At the beginning of each term a term-card is sent out with a timetable of the events that the MCR is putting on over the course of the term. If you have any questions about events in the MCR, please get in touch with the Ents team on


26/9 Pre-Freshers Event: Reception, Dinner and Trip to the Eagle.

Michaelmas Term (3/10 – 1/12)


28/9 – 8/10 Freshers’ Week, including a welcome from the Graduate Tutors, Matriculation, coffee mornings, receptions, bar-crawl, LGBTQ+ drinks, and much, much more… please see the QMCR Freshers’ Week Guide: [Information]


5/11 Bonfire/Fireworks (Guy Fawkes) Night
10/11 MCR Woodville Feast


28/11, 30/11 Christmas Formals
2/12 – 15/1 Break in the academic term (MCR Vacation Formals held)

Lent Term (16/1 – 16/3)


26/1, 27/1 Burns’ Night (Guest Nights)


16/2 MCR Boars Feast


28/2 – 3/3 Lent Bumps (Rowing)
17/3 – 23/4 Break in the academic term (MCR Vacation Formals held)

Easter Term (24/4 – 15/6)


23/4 – 11/5 First Quiet/Examination Period


TBC Oxford Pembroke Visit
11/5 MCR Machin Feast
21/5 – 15/6 Second Quiet/Examination Period


13/6 – 16/6 May Bumps (Rowing)
TBC MCR Garden Party
17/6 QEnts Bounce (huge party on Erasmus lawn)

Summer Vacation

9/8 – 1/10 Long Vacation (MCR Vacation Formals held)