The St Edmund Hall choir making a recording while on tour in France
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Amalgamated Clubs

The Amalgamated Clubs funds, collected as part of the College fees of all junior members of the Hall, provide small amounts of money for College clubs and societies for the purchase of equipment or to meet expenses for their approved non-academic activities. For instance, Clubs funds have been applied to the following:

JCR and MCR:

  • capitation fees for University clubs and sports
  • personal accident insurance (a copy of the policy wording is available on request)
  • equipment and equipment insurance
  • termly contribution for newspapers, periodicals, television subscriptions and individual subsidies for Blues participation
  • contribution to Freshers Week activities
  • class-based activities such as yoga and zumba

Sports teams:

  • fees and registrations, e.g. league and cuppers entries, affiliations, referees/umpires, boats
  • pitch hire for matches and some (but not all) practice, including by long-standing arrangement
  • University Parks for rugby and football
  • Queen's Clubs for tennis, squash, and cricket
  • equipment and equipment insurance
  • kit, generally for first teams, on a roughly three-year cycle
  • team coaching

Blues (sports and non-sports):

  • contributions to overseas tours up to £200 per year per individual.

College-wide cultural activities, or projects with significant participation from College members:

  • fees, venue hire, licences, music, and some travel
  • equipment
  • publicity
  • contributions to individual cultural projects, especially if they can engage a College audience

Some activities have other sources of funding, for instance:

  • Blues participation, fees, equipment, kit: apply to the JCR or MCR
  • individual coaching (sports and non-sports): apply to the Masterclass fund (please note that you will need to be logged in to WebLearn using your Oxford Single Sign-on details in order to view the Masterclass information)
  • subject-specific societies: apply to your subject tutors, though Clubs may help with events with College-wide appeal

If you are unsure where to start, please consult the JCR or MCR Treasurer. In some cases, the JCR and MCR have been reimbursed for expenses which are deemed to be within the scope of Amalgamated Clubs funding.

The funds are administered by the Senior Treasurer of Amalgamated Clubs, a senior member of the Hall appointed by the Governing Body. He or she is advised by opinions expressed at periodical meetings of the Presidents of the JCR and MCR and the captains and other officers of various Hall clubs. There is usually a general meeting in the beginning of Michaelmas Term.

The current Senior Treasurer of the Amalgamated Clubs is Dr Roger Benson (roger.benson@earth.ox.ac.uk).

Further Information

The following links contain more information about how to: