This is the last ever JCR Email you will receive from me, and that’s why I thought I’d make it three days’ late (the ratcheted up suspense has no doubt been palpable throughout the College). For the SOs nuts out there (and they do exist), I only have to send out an email containing notices ‘twice a week’ which I am duly fulfilling. So, with procedural matters cleared up, let’s get on to the meat of this message.
Unfortunately, in a week or so’s time (depending on how organised your committee is), I will be sending out the termly report, so a sentimental farewell hardly seems appropriate here. But given how much I’ve always loved doing the JCR Email, I feel this momentous event should not and cannot pass without comment. Knowing I’ll never have to copy and paste endless survey volunteer requests and continuous ‘networking’ events into a Word document every week is quite an exciting prospect. I’m truly thrilled at not having to publicise events I know no one will ever attend or to trawl through YouTube as though more than 5 people actually watched my carefully selected and researched clips. In fact, I’d even sum up my reaction as follows: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj9S0EYS5EI. But despite my dislike for compiling this compendium of weekly ‘fun’, I have had a genuinely amazing year. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to serve as your JCR President and I know there are many elements of the job that I’ll miss. It’s the people that make a role like this so fulfilling and enjoyable, so thanks for everyone who has helped, supported or advised me in any way this year – you’ve been great. If asked to appraise my time this year, I’d probably just use the words of my other favourite comedy ‘creation’, Larry David, who hitherto has been shamefully omitted from YouTube Corner: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_05qJTeNNI.
Have a great BOP everyone tonight. I look forward to seeing lots of you there!
Over and out,
1. Fridge wanted!
2. MANUSCRIPTS AT MERTON (reply to Elizabeth Sandis)
2. Apply for the youth exchange “(NOT) European?"!
3. Do you want the chance to see some new theatre in the West End this summer, for free?
4. HAL VARIAN (Chief Economist, Google)
5. 'Shakespeare in Love' concert in chapel
Leaving Oxford, and don't know what to do with your fridge?
Wouldn't say no to a little extra cash?
Then today might be your lucky day: the MCR is currently looking to take
some money in hand and buy a fridge (with freezer compartment). Simply
get in touch with the MCR treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org) to
MANUSCRIPTS AT MERTON (reply to Elizabeth Sandis)
On Thursday 21st June Dr Walworth the Fellow Librarian will be opening up the College archives and showing us some of Merton’s manuscript treasures. Come and join us for a fun hands-on session investigating the materiality of medieval books – different parchments, scripts, and some nice examples of illumination (books with pictures in other words). Followed by tea and biscuits in the Upper Library. The session runs from 2pm ‘til about 3.30/4pm. If you’re staying in Oxford after the end of term and would like to join us for this session, please email the MCR rep email@example.com (rather than Julia Walworth). Only 2 more places available unfortunately, first come first served.
I emailed you a few months ago about a new businesses my colleagues and I had started called Student Storage Box. You kindly forwarded our email on to the JCR and we received some great feedback about the website. Thank you!
We have acted on the useful comments we received and the new site is available at http://www.studentstoragebox.co.uk and the business is now in full swing.
We'd like people to see how much better the site is thanks to their comments, and it would be useful to raise awareness of the site ahead of the summer break, so could you possibly forward this along to the JCR mailing list again please?
All the best,
Interested in European Affairs and want to see Germany, Romania, Turkey and Azerbaidjan?
Apply for the youth exchange “(NOT) European?"!
The Oxford University European Affairs society is looking for participants in a youth exchange in September. If you want to meet people from seven European countries, discuss European affairs, learn about media work and spend some time in all of the countries mentioned above, get in touch.
The exchange takes place from August 31 to September 22, starting in Berlin and finishing in Baku. During these weeks, we will explore what Europe means to us and to the people in the countries we visit. How far East does it stretch? Is it a place, or rather an idea? We will produce a magazine, a film, a photo exhibition and a blog, which gives you the chance to learn some new skills in these areas.
We will go with a group of 6 people from Oxford; if selected all you have to pay is a participation fee of 200 GBP – with that, all costs will be covered, thanks to the funding we receive from the EU Youth in Action programme.
Interested, but still have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to come? Then let her know in 100 words why you are interested and what you can contribute, and in a further 100 words what Europe means to you. We are looking forward to hearing from you – APPLICATION CLOSE ON JUNE 24.
Do you want the chance to see some new theatre in the West End this summer, for free? While polishing your reviewing techniques, getting material published, and building your CV? If so, you might be interested in the ticket.com review program. If you become a young reviewer, we will give you tickets to see new shows in the West End, and your review will be published on the ticket.com site.
If you are interested, email email@example.com, and we will contact you with details on how to get involved.
HAL VARIAN (Chief Economist, Google)
The Google Ad Auction: an Overview for Economists
a talk by Hal Varian (Chief Economist, Google)
Google's ad auction is a spectacular example of applied economic theory. Many think it is the secret of Google's enormous commercial success. Hal Varian will be giving us a fascinating overview of how it works.
Hal Varian is Google's Chief Economist. He is one of the world's most distinguished microeconomists, having published many seminal papers and two bestselling textbooks. He has taught at UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, Oxford and U Michigan among others.
4pm, Monday 9th week (18 June)
Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, Manor Road
(1st floor; same building as the SSL; map here: http://www.manor-road.ox.ac.uk/index.php/finding-us-google-map.html)
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/327624097315255/
Organised by EconSoc.
Join our mailing list for more events: http://groupspaces.com/OxfordEconomicsSociety/join/
Or join our Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/241201605958753/
'Shakespeare in Love' concert in chapel
'Shakespeare in Love': a concert by Benjamin Goodson and the Lea Singers
Saturday 16th June, 7.30 pm in Hertford College Chapel
After finishing his degree at Hertford this term, Benjamin Goodson will be going on to become Music Director of the Lea Singers, a chamber choir based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Benjamin has invited the Lea Singers to Oxford to perform a summer concert themed around 'Shakespeare in Love'. The programme is an eclectic mix of music inspired by the works of Shakespeare: from Vaughan Williams and Mantyjarvi to madrigals and tunes from West Side Story. The choir will be joined by piano soloist James Sherlock. The concert is free, with a retiring collection in aid of the Lea Singers' interns scheme.
Merton College, Oxford
Yeah, don't worry, the pretentious yet justifiably useful signature will go soon. I don't want another year group to have access to my number so I can receive such 'hilarious' texts as 'I hear that you love the cock' and 'You looked really imposing tonight at the OGM. Call me.'