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n Oxford, Merton is generally famed for its consistently strong academic performance. But inside the college, Mertonians are proud of being part of a small, warm community where all your needs - from entz to welfare - are well catered for.


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Reputedly the oldest college in Oxford, Merton is also the only college which has the peculiar task of keeping the universe going! Every Michaelmas the Time Ceremony takes place where students walk backwards round Fellows Quad drinking for an hour. If you think that this sounds both wacky and fun, you’d be spot on.


Mertonians certainly know how to have a good time, and there is a good helping of clubs and bars nearby. However, if you want a relaxing night in then Merton is ideal. At the heart of the college social scene, the bar and games room both form part of an easy-going and welcoming environment with legendary barmen who are always up for banter. Bar quizzes, outstanding bops (college parties) until the early hours of the morning, karaoke, film nights - you name it, Merton will have something for you.


The college also boasts some of the lowest accommodation charges in the University along


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£800 per term Library


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Famous Alumni Sir Roger Bannister, TS Eliot, JRR Tolkein, Mark Thompson


with very generous hardship grants available to all students.


In addition, the welfare team includes undergrads who are trained to listen to any worries that might be playing on your mind. Welfare Tea is a regular event where there are free cakes and biscuits on offer every Sunday.


The college has many exciting societies including a flourishing Chapel Choir. The politics society is also very successful, with many famed personalities addressing students in recent years. For the more artistic, there is an Art Society and Merton Floats, the drama society. On the sports field, Merton offers a wide variety of sports at almost any level of participation. Last year, the Merton-Mansfield cricket team won the league, this year the 1st football team came top of Premier League of JCR teams and the rowers (both men and women) continue to go from strength to strength. Additionally, Merton has a great reputation for bar sports such as pool and darts.


In short, everything at Merton is conducive to an environment where students are really able to make the most of their short but memorable time at University.


Food


Breakfast, lunch and dinner are avail- able every day. Formal hall is served Sunday to Monday.


Facilities


There is a JCR kitchen available to all members, a kitchen for Freshers and some other available for those in third or fourth year.


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