Clubs and Societies
At LMH there are many clubs and societies where students can broaden their academic interests, enjoy new activities, make friends and play sport. All the clubs and societies welcome new members.
LMH students also make significant contributions to the many university-wide clubs and societies.
Among college societies are:
The LMH Badminton Club is fun, friendly and open to anyone who has the slightest inkling to play. Sessions take place every weekend of term at the Ferry Road Sports Centre; a short cycle ride or walk towards Summertown. The weekly sessions are relaxed, but there are also LMH teams that compete in the Oxford University Badminton League and in Cuppers, so there is an opportunity to play more competitively if you wish. The Club enters Men’s, Ladies’ and Mixed teams into the league so there is plenty of opportunity to play for your college and we are always looking for new enthusiastic members for the team! With our regular socials and relaxed atmosphere, the LMH Badminton Club is also a great way to make new friends outside of your subject or year group.
The LMH Beaufort Society is our very own literary group in which students can share our own poetry, stories and plays with one another. There is an LMH magazine called Endymion which is a fantastic opportunity for all students to get involved in writing and publishing.
The thought of Oxford and rowing makes most people think only about the annual Ox-bridge Boat Race. However, rowing is also a huge inter-collegiate sport in Oxford, with over 1000 competitors taking part in Summer Eights in May, and most of the University turning out to watch. LMH has very active men's and women's squads, training and competing throughout the year, which has given the College fantastic results in recent years, including finishing as the best boat club at the final meet of the year with 13 bumps.
We're always looking for people to get involved both as rowers and coxes (the most important person in the boat, though previous experience is not necessary), so if you’ve never done it before, don’t be put off - most people haven’t even touched an oar before they come to Oxford (although we do welcome some experienced rowers each year) . The boat club runs squads that cater for every level - from fast 1st VIIIs to social rowing in the summer. Members of the college have also rowed in various University crews, and competed at Henley Royal Regatta.
In Michaelmas term, novice rowers get trained up for a chance to race against other colleges, whilst the Senior Squads build their fitness for the high adrenaline Bumps Regattas later in the year. Off the water, the Club runs various social events, from Crew Dates and Boat Club cocktails, to Black Tie Regatta dinners. Overall rowing is one of the best ways to get fit, stay fit, make friends and have fun in Oxford. For more information visit the LMHBC website and LMHBC Facebook page.
The Brading Biomedical Society has replaced the former LMH MedSoc and is founded in the name of Professor Alison Brading, a tutor at the College for 38 years. We host termly events with a talk that is aimed at Biomedical and Medical students but open to all.
In recent years the LMH Chapel Choir has established itself as a fun and thriving college institution. We are non-auditioning – all you need to join is a bit of enthusiasm and a love of music! We have a steady number of committed members who meet each week for a short practice on a Friday afternoon (before dinner) and an even shorter (!) practice on a Sunday afternoon, before singing for a Choral Evensong or Eucharist in the College Chapel. We tackle music of all genres, from Byrd to Britten, and always welcome suggestions on this front (including, of course, the compositions of choir members!).
The Choir is one of the most social activities in college - we always have a laugh at rehearsals, and choir members enjoy a free Formal Hall each week. Previous highlights include singing evensong at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, and a number of concerts in collaboration with professional and amateur musicians (for example the Bristol University String Orchestra).
As a CU we aim to provide a friendly and open place for students who wish to explore their faith or ask questions about life/Christianity and we try to support each other during our time in Oxford and beyond.
We have college meetings every other Wednesday evening and meet up with all the other college groups for the other weeks in town (as part of the Oxford Inter-Collegiate Christian Union). There is also a college prayer meeting each week and daily prayer meetings in town with OICCU. You don't have to be 'religious' to come to any of these meetings - anyone is welcome! Just come along for discussion and fun times!
University can be a time to explore your beliefs and values so we will always be ready and happy to try and answer any questions you might have about Jesus or Christianity.
The LMH Cine-club is a foreign-language film club, established by our French Tutors and open to all members of the College. This year the Club is showing classic foreign films.
The name commemorates Daisy, a much loved cairn terrier who died in 2010 and who was herself named after a flower which is an LMH emblem.
Although primarily geared to the subjects associated with PPE, the Daisy Circle intends to be of interest to a much broader audience in College and to stimulate discussion of topics beyond the syllabus. It has held meetings on a number of topics including the financial crash, the 2010 American elections, and WikiLeaks.
The LMH drama society is run by students. Its main responsibility is to organize the use of the college theatre for student productions. The society receives applications from students across the university who want to use the purpose‐built theatre. Being part of the drama society is a great way to contribute to the cultural life of the college. Drama Cuppers, an intercollege drama competition for freshers in their first term at Oxford, is a brilliant opportunity to get involved in the Oxford drama scene (no prior experience required) and to meet people in your college who share an interest in drama.
Since its inception, LMH Film Society has indulged in a broad spectrum of films. Taking advantage of the projector and excellent sound system in the Simpkins Lee Theatre, the Society’s aim to accommodate the diverse tastes of its members has resulted in the screening of films from French Romcoms (L’Arnacoeur) to classic cult comedy (Sean of the Dead). The theatre has also been useful as a venue for seasonal film marathons and screenings.
LMH is enjoying a golden age of football over the past few years, in both the men's and women's teams. The men's 1st XI form an important part of sporting life at LMH, having had some incredibly successful teams over the past decade, with a couple of not so successful seasons, that has seen them join 1st division level football for the first time in LMH history. We have enjoyed everything from semi-finals to 2nd round defeats in Cuppers (the second oldest competition in the world after the FA Cup).
Following the tragic death of the photojournalist Tim Hetherington (1989 Literae Humaniores), the Hetherington Society was founded in Tim’s memory which seeks to continue the ideals which he embodied. Through screenings, exhibitions and discussions they aim to raise awareness of social issues worldwide; and through their events the Society hope their members will contribute their own artistic endeavours towards this end.
The LMH History Society was formed in 2011. On a monthly basis we put on wine receptions and host talks on a range of periods within history and have featured well-known historians such as Michael Bentley. The Society is open to both historians and non-historians from the JCR, the MCR and the SCR..
Come play lacrosse for LMH!
Boys and girls, no previous experience required, just buckets of enthusiasm. A perfect opportunity to learn an awesome sport and make new friends. Play in the University Mixed Lax Cuppers tournament, join us for loads of socials with other colleges and get some cool college kit to wear (with some pride I might add considering you’ll be joining an LMH team who are the defending league champions!).
The Law Society aims to meet termly. They also hold dinners with invited speakers.
LGBT Society provides support to LMH LGBT students from both a welfare and social perspective. We normally meet twice a term for (relatively) relaxed drinks. Dates/ times are put on our noticeboard in Hell’s passage and circulated on the JCR/MCR mailing lists. The LGBT rep also acts as a point of contact for anyone wishing to discuss any LGBT issues in confidence or just for a comforting cup of tee! There is also a University LGBT Society.
LMH students, reading music and a host of other subjects, enjoy a variety of music making activities during their time in Oxford. These range from playing in top University Orchestras and Jazz Bands and singing in prolific choirs, such as ‘Schola Cantorum of Oxford’ and ‘Out of the Blue’, to enjoying self-directed chamber music and playing in ensembles from other colleges.
LMH students are free to put on concerts when they want and enjoy organising an exciting biannual Arts Festival. The music tutor, Prof Susan Wollenberg, is supportive of all music making in college and recently organised a highly successful Schubert concert in the College's new lecture theatre which is proving to be a popular choice for performances (of music, drama, opera and dance) by students from LMH and the University as a whole.
Rugby at LMH is a good laugh, and also pretty successful. LMH’s Jeremy Mather played fly-half for the Dark Blues in the 129th Varsity Match, where Oxford beat Cambridge 21-10. LMH Rugby team currently grace the 2nd division and performed well in last year’s college Cuppers competition (reaching a semi-final). Matches take place on Tuesday afternoons, either at our home ground at Marston Road or away at another college. We train every Sunday afternoon.
LMH Squash caters for all levels (and is FREE). We have a beginner coaching session once a week and two teams in the leagues so make sure to sign up when you get to LMH! The first team is made up mainly of University Second Team players and the second team is made up of social players/ people who played at school and is rotated regularly so you're guaranteed a game.
On top of inter-collegiate games, there is also an LMH league of mixed abilities to get you meeting other players and to make sure you keep up your fitness.
Join the LMH/ Trinity women’s football team as they attempt to regain their cuppers titles of the 07/08 and 08/09 seasons. No previous experience necessary - LMH/ Trinity women’s football is the sport for anyone who wants to keep fit, have fun, eat the traditional half-time orange, and meet people from every year, and from different colleges!
An informal yet challenging Ashtanga Yoga class taught by an aspiring yoga teacher.
Put some stretchy yet comfortable clothes on, be prepared to SWEAT and feel AMAZING!
See you there!
Zumba is a mix between dance and aerobics, incorporating lots of different dance styles, all set to catchy music.
The LMH Zumba Society holds weekly classes during term time, with a qualified (external) teacher. Wear comfy clothes, bring a bottle of water and come Zumba!
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