Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated round the world and signifies light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and good over evil. As part of the series of the Jesus College diversity celebrations, we had a line of events and activities to celebrate the Festival of Lights and for everyone to get involved.

Highlights of this year’s programme included Rangoli and decorative displays in College, first Quad lit up with candles, a Diwali themed concert in the chapel, a classical Indian Dance Performance, sparklers and fireworks in the quad and of course the delicious Diwali dinner in hall.

Here are some impressions from the celebration:










Welcome to the home page of the Jesus Middle Common Room (MCR). The MCR is a community of graduate students in Jesus College, Oxford.

The Jesus College MCR has a membership of over 200 graduate students representing a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds. Our members study in a wide variety of disciplines including English, Law, Economics, Education, Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Zoology, History, Philosophy and Politics, to name but a few.

Our MCR Committee is made up of a team of 12 who aim to cater to the needs of our members academically and socially. The MCR also liaises with the Jesus College Governing Body, other College Committees, the JCR, and the MCRs at other Colleges, on a variety of matters that concern our members.

Our MCR has two common rooms for the use of our members. The ‘Upper MCR’ and ‘The Bunker’ are both located on the Main College Site, the entrance to both can be found on Staircase XI off Second Quad.

Check out the videos and picture galleries showcasing life at Jesus College here in Oxford.