Welcome to the homepage for The Middle Common Room (MCR) at New College, Oxford


New College is home to one of the oldest and most active MCR communities of any of the colleges at Oxford, and is comprised of approximately 330 students spanning more than 25 countries across the world. Specifically, the MCR is comprised of graduate students, visiting students, fourth year undergraduates, and associate members each of which pursue research in a wide range of academic subjects from fine arts to engineering.

The MCR is designed to be a graduate’s home during their time at Oxford and is supported by the MCR committee, which organise several events each term, such as formal dinners, exchanges with other colleges, academic colloquia, wine tastings, garden parties, and much more. Graduate students will be informed of these events on a weekly basis via email and through regular updates on the MCR Facebook page, which you can join using the link at the bottom of this page.

It is important to note, however, that the MCR is much more than just a social hub. The welfare of graduate students is also crucial, and, as a result, the MCR has a Welfare Rep, Women’s Rep, and LGBTQ+ Rep available throughout each year. Starting a new degree, and for some, moving to a new country, can be daunting, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or one of the other committee members.



Lauren Burton
MCR President 2016-2017


Key Links


MCR Freshers' Guide

Download the New MCR Freshers' Guide 2015.


MCR Facebook Page

New MCR Facebook Group.