Social and recreational life

The University of Oxford, its constituent colleges and the city itself offer an incredible range of opportunities for students to follow their interests, make friends, cultivate skills, and compete in sports beyond their course requirements.

Since we are a brand new college, some clubs and societies will be organised jointly with other colleges (until we have our own facilities or large enough student numbers), and others may be started up by our inaugural students. We’ll provide more details over the coming months as arrangements are confirmed. In the meantime, the Oxford Life webpage provides a great overview of how you can get the most out of life as a student in Oxford.

During Freshers’ Week, which takes place the week before term begins and offers a diverse programme of orientation activities and induction events for new students, you will find out much more about the activities and opportunities available to you as a student of Reuben College at the University of Oxford. 

Find out more about College Life here and see below for a list of Reuben's clubs and societies. 

Reuben clubs & societies

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Interested in painting, drawing and other creative arts? Have you always wanted to try, but never had the time or the supplies? Or perhaps you're a seasoned artist already, but want to meet like-minded people?

Come along to ArtSoc, a newly launched Reuben college society which provides you with the art supplies, and you provide the creativity!

Every session a theme or material is presented, but if you want to do your own thing that is great too. We have materials such as gouache, acrylic ink, acrylic paint, canvas, watercolour paper, fabric paint, crochet materials, colourful card and hope to add more. Bring your own if you’d like!

Everyone is welcome!

To find out more, please contact Carol Sun at

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Book club brings Reuben students together to read and discuss feminist literature. Once a term we will choose a book (alternating fiction and non-fiction) and meet up at the end of the term to discuss it. Reuben college and the GCR help subsidise the books to allow for the participation of students from any economical background, and the books will be donated to the Reuben library. This society is mostly made up of Reuben students (men, women and non-binary), but anyone is welcome to join.

To find out more, contact Julia Salafranca ( or VP Community (