Extra-curricular Activities

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To complement academic work, a student’s stay in Oxford should also provide access to a stimulating cultural, sporting and social environment. A healthy balance is achieved if time is set aside each week for sports, hobbies, social events or visits.

Oxford Tutorial College runs a number of clubs, including debating, music, film, law, table tennis and football. Students are also encouraged to take part in the rich cultural life of Oxford and we are happy to assist those who wish to join the various clubs and societies which are open to them, including the Oxford Union Society.

Sports ActivityThe college also holds several social functions each year. At the beginning of Michaelmas Term there is an informal welcome party, enabling students and staff to meet socially. A Christmas party is held at the end of term and a boating trip are held at the end of Trinity Term, a gentle finale to the academic year.  Throughout the year other social events take place, such as international evenings, fundraising events and film screenings. 


In conjunction with other colleges, team sports and events are organised. Matches are played either at weekends or in the evenings. Basketball and soccer are amongst the most popular. A sports hall is booked each week for basketball and badminton, a floodlit pitch is available for five-a-side soccer, and tennis courts are booked during the summer months. Squash courts are also available locally, as is a fitness gym and two excellent swimming pools. Students wishing to play rugby, hockey, lacrosse or any other team sport on a serious basis are normally introduced to city or university clubs.