Restrictions in England continue to ease as our vaccine programme is rolled out and cases remain low. Whilst the local picture remains positive and we look forward to more in-person events in College, we are aware that for many of our students from overseas, the situation at home may be quite different, and a cause of considerable worry and anxiety. If you are struggling, please speak to Sharon Durno who will be able to provide advice and support - she is now holding in-person surgery sessions as well as virtual appointments, please find details below. There are also a number of welfare and wellbeing resources below which may be useful, and there are more on our website.
Returning to Oxford:
Please see the College website for information on returning to Oxford.
For information about the easing of national restrictions please visit the Government's website.
Takeaway lunches are available Monday-Friday bookable through the meal booking system. Book by 14:00 the day before you wish to collect your lunch (14:00 Friday for a lunch on Monday). Tables and chairs are available in the quad and you are now permitted to eat your lunches here in groups of up to six people.
Café Reopening - Save the date!
The College Café will be reopening on 17 May with FREE hot drinks and cake for students. Places will be limited and you will need to book via the bookings calendar - further details will be circulated in due course.
Filming in College - 5 May
Please note that a videographer from the Graduate Admissions Office will be filming in College on 5 May, between 11:00 and 12:30. He will be filming in the communal spaces including the library. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns.
St Cross Library Latest News
The Library continues to remain open for study and spaces MUST be booked via our booking system by 22:00 the day prior to your visit. Please be sure to supply us with your full name at the time of booking and only a book a space if you intend to use it as demand for desks is high.
It is essential to wear a face covering at all times unless exempt under government guidelines and to clean your desk before leaving with the cleaning materials provided. Food, non-silent study and congregating are not permitted.
All St Cross library loans have been extended until 1st June 2021.
As more libraries extend their opening hours you can keep up with the changes here, please note the Bodleian is now implementing booking suspensions for consistent no shows
Next week Bodleian iSkills workshops are focussing on Open Access and referencing tools, to find out more and to book a place please take a look at their schedule
May Day Celebrations
Oxford's traditional May Day festivities will be taking place online once again - find out more here.
All-Innovate Competition - Trinity Term 2021
If you have an entrepreneurial idea, enter before 6 June for the chance to win a share of £20,000 to turn it into reality!
Entry is simple: Fill out the online form before 6 June 2021 to enter the Trinity Term competition.
Punting is open to all College members and is free of charge. Please find further details about booking the College punt here.
Upcoming SRC events:
Teams Common Room Coffee Chat
Every Wednesday at 15:00
Informal chat and company. Contact Hollie if you would like to be added to the invite list.