MT17: JCR Committee Elections

Hope everyone’s excited for the elections at the end of this week! The husts will take place tomorrow (Thursday in the am and pm) and the elections will take place on Friday from 9am-9pm.

Here are the manifestos of those running for next year’s JCR Committee:
Don’t forget to vote on Friday!

Vice President/Treasurer:
Matthaeus Chao
Matthew Cook

Laura Jackson
Dan O’Driscoll

Women’s Welfare Officer:
Marina Hackett
Bronny Harbinson

Men’s Welfare Officer:
Asa Kerr-Davis

Joseph Hoyle
Iona Gilby

Hal Wilkinson
Pierre Alabrune

Viorel Tataru
Susan Fuller

Peter Todd

Calvados Che
Emma Janson

Elis Harrington
Isobel Blythe
Thomas Ellis
Ashleigh Stent

Jonny Aubrey
Lewis Bizaoui

Will Taylor
Sam Penty

Academic Affairs:
Prit Savani
David Roddy

Fran Barrett
Hilary Cockhill

Equal Opps:
Victoria Liu

Entz Rep:
Lucy Davidson

MT17: JCR President Elections

Today, the elections are taking place (so get your votes in if you haven’t already!) for the election of JCR President. There are 4 candidates this year: Athishan Vettivetpillai, Matt Cook, Abheek Dutta, Cameron Forbes. Please note that elections close at 9pm, and are announced in the bar.

Here are the manifestos of the candidates:

Athishan Vettivetpillai 

Matt Cook

Abheek Dutta

Cameron Forbes

TT16 elections & charities ballot

A number of elections are being held today – please find the nominations for each position below.

**Please note that members can only run for one elected position on any one election day**

To vote, follow the instructions in the email from the Returning Officer (Harry Gibbs). The election will run from 09:00 to 21:00hrs today, Friday 10th June 2016. Results will be announced in the bar and via social media shortly after 9pm.

 JCR Men’s Welfare rep

  • Ben Woodyear
  • Will Long

JCR Equal Opportunities rep

  • Louis Prosser

JCR Entertainments rep

  • Henry Petch
  • Lynn Temp

Freshers’ Week Committee positions

  • Jess Keating (backup link)
  • Luke Green (backup link)
  • Sioned Press
  • Nick Cooke
  • James Warrington
  • Francis Clark-Murray
  • Rosie Morgan
  • Oli Whitaker
  • Mustafa Majeed
  • Imi Dobie
  • Jenyth Evans
  • Caitlin Hinson
  • Lauren Jones
  • Susie Fuller
  • Ryan Biscocho
  • Josh Thomas
  • Charlie Davies
  • Ben Young

Charities ballot

Sports results – 6th week Trinity

Table tennis cuppers has two people in the quarter finals, good luck to Stan Billington and George Berry.

Women’s football competed in 5 a side cuppers. Sadly didn’t progress to further rounds but shoutout to everyone who gave up their time to play. Well done to Sophie White for some amazing goal keeping.

Tennis got beaten by someone, but we’re not sure who…

Summer Eights/Sports Results – week 5


Lost 5-1 in the quarter-finals of cuppers against Magdalen. Shout outs to Jack Hayward-Cook for his customary brilliance, Jonny Betteridge for winning his singles match and Owain Turner for playing while still hungover following post-finals celebration.


Smashed it against Pembroke, shout out to David Hirst for managing to win a doubles match on his own.


Won against New College 2nd’s and are now through to the quarter finals of cuppers.

Table Tennis

George Berry was knocked out by the mens number one, now leaving Nithesh and Christoph to fight for Jesus glory.


M1 rowed over for the first 3 days then had a glorious bump right outside the boathouse yesterday to finish on +1

M2 ended where they started with 2 row overs, one bumped and one bump

M3 got the dreaded spoons with a total of -4 but for a whole crew of novices did amazingly well

W1 finished +1 with 2 bumps making up for being bumped by Lincoln on Wednesday (video here)

W2 rowed over for 3 days then got bumped on the last day, ending on -1

Election Notice: Freshers’ Week President

Sticking with the democracy theme, nominations are now open for the election of Freshers’ Week President – sign up on the sheet in the JCR! This will be taken down at 12pm on Wednesday of 6th week (1st June). Husts shall take place the following evening, with the election taking place electronically between 9am and 9pm on Friday 3rd June.

Keep an eye out for information regarding the election of the Freshers’ Committee and new openings on the JCR Committee.


Please register to vote in the upcoming EU Referendum – all the details you need are here. Please take a screenshot of your confirmation email and upload the image to the #pledge2reg OUSU Facebook group.

Thank you!


Sports results – 4th week Trinity

Dance sport cuppers saw Jesus come 2nd overall! With 3 couples making the finals and everyone making the semi finals, Christoph was the proudest person there. You were all fabulous. 

Cricket smashed Queens, winning by about 99 runs

Waterpolo made it to the semi finals, just being beaten by New College

W2 and M4 made it through rowing to compete in VIII’s next week.

Match report: JCR committee vs. college staff

On Friday 29th April the inaugural JCR committee vs. college staff football match took place, as part of the JCR’s Staff Appreciation Day. Find the official match reports below:

Staff report

It all started as an innocent challenge – JCR v Lodge.  Little did we realise that it would go down in the annuls of the College as a great bit of run. This report will obviously have a bias towards Staff and therefore we look forward to the riposte from the JCR Committee!

I did not realise just how many of the staff would be interested in playing a game of football so thought it wise to start with a five-a-side team.  The response was magnificent with over 15 staff members pledging their allegiance and so it began.

The initial date for the match was Thursday 5th May but once the JCR Committee got wind of our proposed training sessions they promptly brought the fixture date forward – a canny move or so they thought!

The Friday of the match coincided with PayDay Drinks.  Thankfully the copious amounts of alcohol consumed aided the lubrication of many unused joints – advantage Staff.

The match itself was a close run affair due to the tactical nous of the Staff.  After the score reached 0-3 our five-a-side formation of 0-2-2-3 restored the equilibrium.  At one stage the score was 5-5, however the JCR reasserted its stranglehold on the game (their formation also became suspect) and finished 10-8 winners – or did they?

As our pitch session was finishing, and the next session’s players were edging onto the pitch, one bright spark shouted “next goal the winner”.  Time for the masterplan to come to fruition and the staff duly scored the last goal.  Cue ecstatic celebrations and a dash to the King’s Arms for post-match drinks concluding a most enjoyable few hours that put a smile on the face of staff and students alike – the banter continues.

The JCR Committee want to play again so until the next time I will sign off with a few thanks.  Thanks to the Staff Team (with added nick names for authenticity):

  • Simon (the Cat) Smith some great saves
  • Mark (Stuntman) Hancock – roving goalie and horizontal full back
  • Becky (Bites your legs) Martin
  • Savannah (Sav) Zvipindu
  • Tania (Lofty) Dandy-Minto
  • Chris (Sniffer) Cox – scored one goal
  • Matt (Tucks) Tucker – scored two goals
  • Gabor (Puskas) Szilagyi – scored one goal and pulled off one outrageous Cruyff turn – 3 JCR defenders had to climb back onto the pitch after that move!
  • Ola (The Magician) Akimtola – scored five goals
  • Jamie (Wey Aye) Simms

And thanks to the supporters: Karen (Kassa) Tarrant, Michele (Deeps) Turner, Owen (Stato) McKnight, Mark (Camps) Campion, Sarah (Seggie) Howle, Joan (Mac) McCoy and Pietro (Chiellini) Prodili who selected himself for the final ten minutes of the game much to the amusement of John (Gaffer) Woods.

And finally thanks to David, Omar and the rest of the JCR Committee for sharing a different side of the College. We look forward to the next time.

 John Woods (The Gaffer)

Committee report

Firstly it is important to note that there is no bias in this report, whatever Staff might claim.

After much rearranging of the fixture, due mainly to efforts on behalf of the Committee to scrape together a team, we finally nailed down the evening. It was meant to be the culmination of a wonderful Staff Appreciation Day, where the plethora of lovely people who work at Jesus had been plied repeatedly with cake. After this joyous treatment, you’d have thought they’d be friendly and fair engaging in a nice bit of footieball.

You’d. Be. Wrong.

Walking over to the pitches on Mansfield Road, we were expecting a handful of staff ready to enjoy some light-hearted exercise. When we arrived we were stunned by what we saw. More staff than Portsmouth FC have honest fans, all eager to try and steal the hallowed pride of our legendary Committee. I must be honest, we were a little intimidated. Especially as the staff appeared to have upwards of a dozen players, whilst we were limited to 6. 6 brave souls who thought we’d enter into the theatre of flames, in an attempt to try and retain some dignity for the undergrads of Jesus College. But we left with much more than that. Against all odds, we left with a glorious, undebatable victory, and slightly less teeth than when we’d started.

The game started well for the JCR, with them claiming an early lead thanks to a wonderful turn and shot from the startlingly handsome ACC Rep. And two more goals I don’t remember. 3-0 to Committee. However at this point, the tricks started from John ‘Mourinho’ Woods. As some of you dear readers may know, Ola has recently become Junior Dean in Catherine’s absence. However what some of you may not know is that this occurred soon before the staff needed a team for a certain football fixture. And Ola is reputably a former Uni level baller. To paraphrase our honourable leader President Cakebread, “Now we’re fudged”.

As soon as Ola came on things changed. The JCR was no longer on the front foot, but instead pegged back against a ruthless Staff attacking formation. With the trickery of one Gabor Szilagyi (including a wonderful nutmeg that left Omar Mohsen picking himself up off the turf), and the calm passing brilliance from John Woods that once earnt him a trial at Chelsea (genuine truth), the JCR were on the ropes.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. The goals started to flood in against us. Only an absolute thunderbolt from the right boot of Llewelyn ‘where the heck were you during the 2nds Cuppers campaign’ Hopwood, and some more goals I don’t remember could keep the JCR in touch. The Committee were especially hampered by their star striker’s suffering at the hands of the aptly named Becky ‘bite your legs’ Martin. There are still bruises to prove it.

At this point the JCR looked down and out. But a glorious rallying cry from the lips of Rosie Morgan, and the sound of our two fans falling over laughing at Cakebread’s ‘skill’ spurred us back into it. All of a sudden we were in the lead. I forget the details and probably need to get back to work rather than making up some more goals. The crucial thing is WE HAD WON! In spite of only having 6 players. In spite of some liberal interpretation of the phrase ‘5-a-side’. In spite of that God awful Manchester City shirt Charlie Davies insisted on wearing. We had done it.

At this point both the Committee and the Staff retired to the pub to lick their wounds and begin preparations for the next epic duel. Hopefully we can have more JCR fans that time, as whilst ours did their best, they were rather outgunned by the seeming thousands of staff who had turned up for the event.

A final note, David Cakebread informs me he scored 4 goals in this game, including one ‘worldie’ which apparently Saloni failed to see. Let’s just say that’s not how I remember it.

Thanks to all the Staff, JCR Committee and most importantly wonderful fans who turned out to see us play, we too look forward to next time.

Love, an unbiased member of Committee.

Sports results – 3rd Week Trinity

Pistol Cuppers saw Caitlin Hinson and Michael Swain win with no prior experience. Amazing results!

Table Tennis Cuppers saw the unfortunate defeat of Matt McFahn, Will Long, Tom Commins and Emma Becirovic who now compete for a plate while Oscar Leung, Christoph Weis and Nithesh Ranasinha move into the final 32 (and towards glory). 

At Dancesport Varsity Dan Bright and Christoph Weis absolutely smashed it, unfortunately their talent wasn’t enough for an Oxford win but anyone wanting to see Dan’s amazing hips should keep an eye out for them in Wahoo post finals. 

And finally…

Well done to anyone who ran the Town and Gown 10km! Raising lots of money for an amazing cause, you can still donate at the lodge! #bleedgreen #donateorange 

Principal’s 60th surprise

On Sunday 24th April, members of the JCR, MCR and college staff gathered for a surprise celebration of Sir Nigel Shadbolt’s 60th Birthday. The JCR presented him with a personalised JCFC shirt, followed by a champagne reception and formal hall with a surprise rendition of ‘Happy Birthday To You’ from the choir.


JCR Sports Day

WE ARE HAVING SPORTZ DAY! This will be on Saturday about 1:00pm on second quad. There will be croquet, there will be egg and spoon, there will be three legged races, there will be prizes, there will be welfare tea. It will be HUGE. Come down and try to cure your hangover after the ball, because let’s be honest, you won’t be doing any productive work! The sheep will even make an appearance. 

Sports results – 1st week Trinity

Rugby lost in the semi final of the Cuppers bowl 

Cricket XI lost by 4 runs to New College

Women’s squash have their semi final next week

JCR committee football won 10-8 against the staff! Highlights included Chris from the Lodge scoring, Hugo clattering Becky from the Development Office, and John from the Lodge showing us why he had that trial at Chelsea as a boy…