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. The Oxford Life webpage provides a great overview of how you can get the most out of life as a student in Oxford.

Find out more about College Life here and see below for a list of Reuben's clubs and societies and free access to Iffley Road Sports Centre. 

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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Do you want to experience the thrill of rowing in Oxford, be part of a long-standing tradition, and make new friends along the way? If so, join the Reuben Boat Club (RBC), the brand-new friendly and inclusive club for everyone who loves rowing or wants to give it a try!

RBC welcomes people of all abilities and time schedules, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced rower. We are looking for both rowers and coxes to join our crews and have fun on the water. You will receive full coaching from our dedicated team, who will help you improve your skills and fitness at your own pace. All you need to bring is good vibes and enthusiasm!

If you are interested, please contact our captains: Max Brzezicki ( or Jakub Hantabal ( They will be happy to answer any questions and provide more information. Don’t miss this opportunity to join the RBC family and enjoy rowing in Oxford!


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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 ( 

Iffley Road Sports Centre

The College has paid for Reuben students, staff, and Fellows to have free membership of the University Sports Centre​ (Iffley Road) gym, swim & track. This includes access to virtual classes and £20 in loyalty points credit per member which can be used to book additional facilities such as the badminton court. 


To confirm your registration, look out for an email which will be sent from the Sports Centre to your student email account in the last week of September. We recommend downloading the Oxford U Sport app so that you can easily book gym, swim or track sessions.