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

Tom Hadfield


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Hey, I’m Tom 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.

Tom Shah


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Hi! I’m Tom and I’m the VP of Exeter MCR!
My role is to aid the other Tom to ensure the smooth running of our graduate common room. I’m also here to help other MCR officers to fulfil their duties-- I’m always available to answer questions, pursue matters with college and to lend a practical hand when necessary!

Laurence McKellar


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Hello! My name is Laurence 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!

Flora Hudson and Ru MacIver

Welfare Officers

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Flora has been at Exeter a while, having previously studied languages as an Undergrad. She is also a fully trained Peer Supporter

Ru joins us from St. Andrew's and studying forhis masters.
If any MCR member, or prospective member, has any welfare issues or would like a chat, please feel free to email us.

Christy Kin-Cleaves, Owen Crowther and Kate Dicker

Social Secretary

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Hi I’m Christy, one of the social secs for Exeter MCR. I work with the other social secs to organise events such as exchange dinners with other colleges, wine & cheese nights, bar crawls and much more! It’s my job to make sure you get the best social experience at Exeter!
I’m currently in my third year of a DPhil in Theoretical Computer Science, and have a really great experience so far at Oxford. Exeter is a truly remarkable place, that is both welcoming and very active. We have a fantastic MCR, and are always striving to improve, and make it an even better place to be.
We want you all to have the time of your lives at Exeter, because let's face it, you're not going to remember the books you read or the essays you wrote- you're going to remember the fun you had and all the friends you made. It's our job to make sure that happens.

Hamza Shad

Exeter House President

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My role as EH President is to put any issues with the graduate accomodation (Exeter House) to college at one of their numerous meetings. If you have any questions about the accomodation (especially prospective students) do feel free to email me.

Donald Bevin

Sports Rep

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Hey I’m the Exeter College MCR’s resident Kiwi and now Sports Rep. My job is to promote participation in sport amongst our student population both within Exeter College and Oxford. Personally, I am a part of the Oxford Blues Cricket Team and the mighty Exeter College Rugby side.

Shuxiang 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. I've run out of interesting things to ay about myself in the above sections apart from that.


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!

Caspar Jacobs

Oxford SU Rep

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Caspar 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.

Matthew Ellis

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.

Kate Dicker

Freshers Rep

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She's in charge of your fun in freshers week, and welcoming you all in Septmber (or whenever you decide to arrive!)

Let's Get In Touch!

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 Tom Hadfield.