Common Rooms

Christ Church has three Common Rooms; a Junior Common Room (JCR) for undergraduate students, a Graduate Common Room (GCR) for graduate students and a Senior Common Room (SCR) for Senior Members.           

Both the JCR and GCR have their own committees, and hold a number of events during the year.                     

Junior Common Room

Christ Church offers clubs, societies, and activities to satisfy and develop a wide range of interests. The college students’ union, known as the ‘Junior Common Room’ or JCR, coordinates social events and generally looks after the well-being of undergraduates.

The common room is furnished with table tennis and pool tables, and next door there is a widescreen TV with satellite channels and a DVD player. A number of subject-specific societies arrange dinners, speakers, and discussions. Discos are held regularly, and other events include band nights (to which you can bring your own band!), quiz nights, trips out, and activities that raise money for charity. The centre for many of these events is the college bar, the Undercroft, which is open from 7pm to 11pm every night.

Graduate Common Room

There is a Graduate Common Room situated in Tom Quad. This offers a sitting room, study room, and computing facilities; meals are served in Hall.

The GCR has a strong social life, and regular events include video evenings, guest dinners (with a speaker), wine tastings, and visits to the theatre. 

Graduates usually play a full part in the wider social and sporting life of the college. There are art and music rooms in college and an excellent sports ground nearby. The boathouse is a short walk away across Christ Church Meadow. The College Picture Gallery contains a collection of Old Master paintings and drawings of international importance of interest to any student concerned with the visual arts.