Art is popular at Cherwell College. We have our own dedicated studio in the centre of Oxford which provides an excellent space for students to get creative. We recently opened our doors as part of Oxfordshire's Art Weeks event where venues celebrate art across the county. You can read about the event here.
Clubs and Activities at Cherwell College
Life at Cherwell College is busy! This page lists some of the activities that our students get up to. However the benefit of our personal approach is that if a student joins who has a burning desire to take part in a particular sport or activity then we will do our best to make it happen!
Clubs and Activities
Our badminton club meets once a week during term time, making use of the excellent local badminton courts.
Would you consider yourself something of a polymath? Then we'd love you to join our quiz team! Each year the CIFE colleges gather together at a venue in London to compete in the inter-college annaul quiz. This is a fun (but still highly competitive!) event for which we like to prepare in the preceeding weeks by meeting over lunch and revising the main topics likely to come up.
Check out CIFE's review of last year's event here: https://www.cife.org.uk/cife-general-news/cife-college-challenge-2017/
Many of our students are rather partial to a game of chess, often playing after dinner or during lunch. We are also lucky to have a chess champion among our tutors! Mark Hannon is not only an excellent Mathematics teacher but also a brilliant chess and Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) player and he can often be found playing against our students during term time (and, it has to be said, winning). He is always keen to give tips and guidance on how to learn and master the game.
Dance is not only healthy but great fun! It is suitable for all abilities and offers a perfect opportunity to de-stress after a hard day's studying.
In conjunction with the Oxford Union, students in our debating club receive guidance and instruction on formal debating from Oxford University. With motions ranging from gun laws to the value of a written constitution, the art of debating lies in being able to find flaws in your opponents arguments and convince the judges of the strength of yours.
Debating is a highly regarded skill and we are privileged to be able to learn from the very best here in Oxford.
Football is a popular sport at Cherwell College with the CIFE inter-college tournament being a major feature in the calendar. Training for this typically starts after Christmas however we make use of the excellent local facilities throughout the year.
It has often been said that if walking was a medicine then it would be prescribed to everyone. From Aristotle to Einstein, walking has been an important routine for many a great mind. That is why like to regularly make the most of the beautiful parks in Oxford by taking a break, getting out there and having a healthy walk.
Each week during term time we encourage our students to join in the morning run. Leaving Cherwell House at 7.30am and back in time for a good breakfast, running club has becoming a key part of many of our students' weekly routines