Term card Michaelmas 2013.

Posted October 4th, 2013 by SBR Committee

The new termcard is here! Beyond the freshers’ fortnight event, do look out for the formal hall swaps with other colleges (sign ups generally open about two weeks before the date), and our Halloween superhall on 31st Oct!! The popular Themed BA Table is back – don’t forget to buy your BA Table tickets in advance, as it always sells out (tickets for the actual party go on sale later this term). Last, but not the least, save the date – SBR Christmas Dinner on December 9th!

Freshers’ fortnight Schedule 2013

Posted October 4th, 2013 by SBR Committee

Dear current and incoming Johnians,

Freshers’ Fortnight is shaping up to be pretty awesome.  Here’s the latest version of the schedule: Freshers’ fortnight Schedule 2013 .  This link will always contain the most up-to-date version of the schedule, so definitely check back from time to time.  If we do make any changes, we’ll let you know by email and via our Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/samuelbutler/

Bring on the Fortnight!

SBR Committee

More coming soon!

Posted August 4th, 2013 by SBR Committee

Look out for Freshers’ Fortnight schedule 2013, and the Michaelmas Term 2013 termcard here very soon!

(August 2013)

Term Card Lent 2013

Posted January 27th, 2013 by SBR Committee

Here is the term card for Lent 2013:

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Tea & Cake Nights These are being brought to you by popular request at 7.30pm on Wed Jan 23 and Feb 27. Relax at the end of the day and enjoy the rich fabric of collegiate life. These events are particularly ideal if you don’t usually come to SBR events and want to meet some new fellow students, as well as being an opportunity to ask questions and get information about college and university services, or just a have a rant about life in general. So we encourage you to make the effort to come along! The first event on Jan 23 is also combined with a short Peer2Peer session, which will be an opportunity to find out more about this great new student support scheme and the opportunities it offers for training and support.

Swaps Away Swaps will be advertised by email in advance of each event (either separately or in Julia’s epic Monday emails). For *Home Swaps*, we really hope to show our guests a fun and friendly time at John’s. For this reason, we ask that if you book for BA Table on Home Swap nights (i.e. Tue Feb 5, Feb 19, Feb 26 and Mar 5), you should be happy to sit with and interact with guests. Even better, sign up for both the home and away swaps with the same college, so that you can see new friends again! There’s free port and sherry on those nights for your efforts!

Parties We have three exciting after-dinner parties in the SBR. These include Mardi Gras (think New Orleans menu and cocktails, with masks, beads and bright colour-wear) on Tue Feb 12 and Saturnalia (aka Bacchanalia – think Roman excess and upending of societal norms) on Fri Mar 8. Everyone is welcome to the after-dinner parties, and we particularly encourage you to make a night of it and dress up both for formal and for the party. ALSO, on Fri Feb 8, when Hall is closed, we will hold an ‘SBR Kegger’ – in the grand American tradition, this is a chance for a chilled out beer and some music or, for the more intrepid, flip cup, beer pong and body paint.

Brunches (incl. Special Family Edition for All and Fun Run!) From 11-1 on Sat Feb 2, Feb 16 and Mar 2 in the SBR, these famous brunches are lovely drop-in occasions to enjoy bagels and other carby goodness, salmon, cream cheese, yogurt, fruit, tea and coffee, and the whimsy of piano playing and lazy weekends. It costs just £2 a head, with Johnians and guests warmly invited. Children are free. The Family Edition on Sat Feb 2 will be particularly fun and all grads are warmly invited. There will be an earlier kick-off from 10.30am, and in addition to the usual offerings, there will be a play area, activities, child-friendly food, and the chance to meet some of the wonderful parents and cute kids that are part of our grad community. To help with catering and planning the activities, if you are planning to come along with children, please email our Family Officer Joni (jmh204) with the ages of your children. And if you don’t have children, we also want you to come along and meet them and their parents! It will be the first and best brunch this term! Further, on Sat Feb 16, the annual Johnian Fun Run is back. A delightful course of around 8km can be enjoyed by everyone from fit rowers to weekend plodders. Come and get involved!

Reply All these wonderful events run so much more smoothly and easily with lots of help. Getting involved in serving port or sherry, helping with brunch or tea & cake, or serving drinks or decorating for a party are all simple, small and rewarding ways to contribute to College life. If you enjoy SBR events and you want to give something back, please email a committee member to volunteer for a once-off. We really look forward to hearing from you!