The Exeter College Middle Common Room (MCR) is the graduate student association at Exeter College, Oxford.

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"The William Petre Society is an association affiliated with Exeter College that aims to facilitate fruitful interaction between its members, promote the academic interests and the welfare and wellbeing of its members."
- Preamble to the Society's Constitution

The common room is located in Staircase 8 (first room to the left when entering). Entry is via swipe-card access. It also has a small kitchen with tea and coffee, several computers, wireless internet access, a piano, a bathroom, a tutorial room, some lockers and the newspapers and periodicals which are delivered there every morning every day of the week.

The direction of the MCR is provided by the Executive Committee, who are elected every year in the first week of Hilary Term. For people new to the MCR, or generally, to Oxford and Exeter College, we have a fresher’s guide, which will hopefully answer your questions about how things are done here. The graduate welfare reps are there to take care and assist you with any problems that might arise during your stay here. Certain people can apply for associate membership of the MCR, which gives them access to the MCR facilities.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee

Laurence McKellar


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Hey, I’m Laurence and as the MCR president it is my role to ensure the Graduates are represented within College and ensure we continue to provide a welcoming Common Room. Along with other members of the Executive Committee, I attend various meetings around the College and University and raise any concerns of the Graduates. I also chair the termly general meetings of the MCR. Please feel free to contact me if you have any graduate issues that are concerning you or you have any questions in general.
When not in the MCR, I am currently studying for a DPhil.

Kate Dicker


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Hi! I’m Kate and I’m the MCR vice president.
My role is to support Laurence in the smooth running of our graduate common room and help any of the other MCR officers wherever I can. I’m always available to answer questions, pursue matters with the college and lend a practical hand when needed. On the side I’m studying for a DPhil in infection, immunology and translational medicine.

David Rytz


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Hello! My name is David and I'm Exeter MCR's treasurer.
My duty is to sort out the MCR's finances, which includes putting together our yearly budget and carrying out rent negotiations--less (rent) is more! Floreat Exon!

Anjali Rawat, Vasileia Anaxagorou and Mats Licht

Welfare Officers

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Vasileia, Anaxagoroua and Mats manage the welfare tea every Friday afternoon!

Matthias Brickel

Sports Rep

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Hi there, I’m Matthias, and I’m the MCR Sports Officer. My job is to promote participation in sport amongst our student population both within Exeter College and Oxford. College offers a variety of sports, many of which I’ve been involved in, such as Rowing, Rugby, Cricket, Football and Croquet. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to get involved!

Sean Cao

IT Officer

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Hello, If you have any issues with the website, or emails to the MCR Exec do feel free to contact me.


Alistair Hanson

Domestic Rep

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Hello, I’m Alistair, and I’m the Domestic Officer, which primarily is about ensuring the MCR rooms remain a pleasant place to be. I endeavour to stop stuff from breaking, buy new stuff, and allocate the lockers. My background is in history and theology, and I, for now, work in Oxford.
From the Big Gay Party to names for some of the appliances, Exeter continues to have an MCR with idiosyncrasies only possible from it having a spirited graduate body often around College.

Josh Lappen

Library Rep

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Josh is neat and guards the books!

Matthias Brickel

Oxford SU Rep

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Matthias is in charge of the MCR's dealings with Oxford SU (Oxford University's Student Union). Due to the collegiate nature of Oxford SU is an important integration point for all students to discuss university wide matters, and get cheap sexual health products for welfare.

Alberto Ravani

Equalities Rep

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As Equalities Rep, I am the first point of contact for information and advice on issues concerning equality (LGBTQ+, disability, ethnic minorities, etc.) and for anyone worried about discrimination or harassment. I distribute information on university-wide LGBTQ+ events and LGBTQ+ events happening within Exeter College.
I also work closely with the Welfare Officers to organise and run regular events aiming at promoting equality in the MCR, such as the consent workshops. Additionally, we provide various welfare supplies including sexual health products and sanitary products confidentially and completely free of charge to members of the MCR.
My job and interest is to both represent and offer independent support or advice on equality issues. All enquiries are kept in the strictest confidence – please feel free to contact me.

Helena DeWolf, Federica Gaboardi and Fiona Hartley

Social Secretary

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Hi I'm Helena and I will be one of the social secs for Exeter MCR. Together with the social secs team we are excited to organise many social events, such as Exchange dinners, Wine & Cheese nights, BOP’s and many more! We want to make your experience at this college unforgettable so don’t hesitate to contact us!
Hi I’m Fiona, one of the social secs for Exeter MCR! We work together to organise events such as exchange dinners, wine & cheese nights, bar crawls, brunches and much more! It’s our job to make sure there are lots of fun events to give you a break from work!

Let's Get In Touch!

Exeter College MCR Instagram

The MCR is located at Staircase 8, Ground Floor, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP.

If you are a member of the MCR, but are not subscribed to the exeter-mcr mailing list please send a blank email to [email protected]

The MCR President is Laurence McKellar.