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


12/9 – 28/9 Pre-Freshers Events [Information]

Michaelmas Term (4/10 – 2/12)


29/9 – 9/10 Freshers’ Week, including Matriculation Dinner, Old Hall Coffee Morning, QBar Quiz, Punting, Walk to Grantchester, and much more… [Information]


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


29/11, 1/12 Christmas Formals
2/12 – 17/1 Break in the academic term (MCR Vacation Formals held)

Lent Term (17/1 – 17/3)


27/1, 28/1 Burns’ Night (Guest Nights)


17/2 MCR Boars Feast


1/3 – 4/3 Lent Bumps (Rowing)
17/3 – 25/4 Break in the academic term (MCR Vacation Formals held)

Easter Term (25/4 – 16/6)


24/4 – 12/5 First Quiet/Examination Period


TBC Oxford Pembroke Visit
12/5 MCR Machin Feast
22/5 – 16/6 Second Quiet/Examination Period


14/6 – 17/6 May Bumps (Rowing)
TBC MCR Garden Party
18/6 – 25/6 May Week (Garden Parties, May Balls and June Events)
18/6 QEnts Bounce (huge party on Erasmus lawn)
20/6 Queens’ May Ball

Summer Term

1/7 – 30/9 Summer Vacation (MCR Vacation Formals held)