Ever wanted to try something new at university? Want to meet new people at Oxford? Want to get some exercise whilst having fun? Look no further than Oxford Kabaddi.
On Sunday, the 13th of November, Oxford India Society will be holding the 2nd Kabaddi taster session of the term. Come down to learn all about one of the biggest sports in Asia, and one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. Here's the link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/209261169501944/
If you can’t wait that long, we have weekly training sessions from 5pm to 6pm every Wednesday at Christ Church Sports Ground. Don't worry if you've never played before, it's very easy to pick up and you will never look back after you do!
Join the Oxford Kabaddi group for updates on our fun socials, Kabaddi techniques, and dates that you can try out the sport:
Here is your weekly dose of notices and information for the Lincoln and University sports teams! It has been a great couple of weeks for the College and hopefully we'll see out the rest of Michaelmas with similar sporting success!
This week's email will also be the first to include the 'Sport in the Spotlight' section - providing you with a bit of information about one of the lesser-known sports teams at the University - who knows, it may whet your appetite to get involved and maybe you could earn a coveted 'Blue'!
BATTLE OF THE BLUES
Yes, it's almost that time of year again - the Oxford/Cambridge rugby showdown at Twickenham on 08 December and tickets are on sale NOW! Tickets are £10.00 for Oxford students until 09 November (£15.00 after) and for this you can watch both the Men's and Women's Varsity games! This promises to be a great day out and a great opportunity to enjoy one of the world's oldest sporting rivalries.
You can buy tickets here: http://www.thevarsitymatch.com/ and if there is enough interest it would be great to have a strong Lincoln contingent travel down!
Sport under the Spotlight - Archery
The Oxford University Company of Archers (OUCofA) is the university's archery club and membership is open to everyone studying or working at the University - No prior experience is necessary but a healthy amount of enthusiasm is encouraged! They run a structured beginners course in Michaelmas Term as well as a smaller novice intake in Hilary Term so there is plenty of opportunity to join!
They practice several times a week at the University Sports Centre on Iffley Road (inside in winter and outside in summer) and there are many opportunities for those of all standards to compete - from County level and higher, to complete beginners.
You can find information about their training times as well as sign up on their website (https://oucofa.com/node/2) and if you have any questions you should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's been a great couple of weeks for Lincoln with a number of teams (including a good showing from the MCR) triumphing over the other colleges:
Unfortunately the Lincoln MCR Football team lost 6-3 to the combined team of Linacre and Corpus Christi but the JCR fared better against our bitter rivals, Brasenose College, winning by a staggering margin of 9-3!
Congratulations to the Lincoln Women's Seniors and Novices for their strong performances in the Isis Winter League on Sunday!
The Lincoln Rugby team had a great start to their season, beating Magdalen 38-0! Their second game is this Saturday at home against our Turl Street neighbours, Exeter College!
Some great news to start your week with, The Oxford University (Men's Blues) team beat the University of Cambridge Blues team 4-2 in the BUCS league and the Oxford Colts secured a 3-1 victory against the University of Bedfordshire.
Unfortunately, the Women's Blues team were on the receiving end of a 6-0 defeat by Nottingham Trent University Women's 1st team.
After losing 50-0 to the Northampton Saints, the Men's Blues team travelled to Zagreb to play the Croatian national team and won by 45-7! Hopefully they will be able to repeat this success against the British Police Rugby Team on Tuesday at the Iffley Road ground (k.o. 19:15) The Oxford Greyhounds have continued their winning streak by beating both the University of Bristol and the University of Bath.
The Women's Blues team lost 82-6 at home to Cardiff Metropolitan University last week but hopefully can turn it around this Wednesday when they play Cambridge away!
Week 4 Events/Fixtures
- Men's Rugby - Oxford Blues v British Police
- Men's Football - Oxford Blues v University of Warwick (BUCS League)
- Women's Football - Oxford Women's Blues v University of Lincoln Women's 1st Team (BUCS league)
- Oxford Women's Furies v De Montfort University Women's 1st Team (BUCS League)
- Women' Rugby - Oxford Blues v Cambridge University RFC
- Men's Rugby - Oxford Greyhounds v Kew Occasionals
- Lincoln College RFC vs Exeter College (at Barties!)
Once again, if there is anything we have missed or if there are any teams and results that you would like us to include in next week's email please let us know!
All the best
Tom & Arutyun
*** 1) #VEGGIEPLEDGE THINGS ***
There is still time to sign up for #VeggiePledge! Fancy being a little (or a lot) more Veggie this November??
You can pledge to give up meat, red meat, cooking meat, fish, cheeky kebabs (sorry Hassan), dairy, milk, eggs, gelatine, any or all of the above for one day, one meal, during the week, the WHOLE month - it is any change you want to make and hopefully a challenge to yourself!
We have had about 20 people pledging so far which is FANTASTIC but you can still sign up tonight to make your pledge for the whole month, and officially you can sign up until the 6th of November to win prizes and have veggie goodies sent to your pidge by OUSU.
Where do I sign up you ask?
1) Join the university-wide facebook group and fill in the GOOGLE DOC (this is the official sign up for prizes and the college leaderboard) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852228041677607/
2) Join the new Lincoln #VeggiePledge group
I have added anyone who has expressed an interest so far, but if I have forgotten you please join! It will be our place for sharing tips, recipes, restaurants, questions, support and advice. Even if you are not pledging and think you can help us out please join as well!
Oxford VegSoc are doing a ***Vegan PotLuck in Brasenose on Wednesday 2nd November*** to kick of the month and any (and all) are invited! Here is the event https://www.facebook.com/events/1489849264375757/
If you are doing the pledge don't forget to sign up for Veggie Meals in hall before 10am on the day. They have some meals available if you don't sign in advance, but they often run out, so plan ahead if you can!
Also you can sign up to this group to host (and be hosted) for veggie food at other colleges! https://www.facebook.com/groups/ouved/
2) *** Food market reminders ***
Every Friday 4-6pm there is a student run FOOD CO-OP at The Hub (room above the Turl Street Kitchen). They sell seasonal fruit and veg boxes sourced from the lovely Sandy Lane Farm, about 8 miles out of Oxford, in addition to wholefoods, organic, fair trade, free from foodstuffs and household supplies - everything from pasta to eco-laundry detergent (and yes they have vegan-friendly marshmallows!) You can check out their website here http://www.oxcoop.com/, or search for and like OxCo-op on facebook, to see a full list of their products and prices (which are often below the RRP). To pick up VegBoxes on the Friday, you need to order them online by Sunday night, so don't forget (occasionally they will spares on the day, but don't count on it!)
The VegVan will be stopping by Little Clarendon Street 12-6pm Friday. It is run by Cultivate, a not-for-profit stocking fruit and vegetables grown without artificial pesticides and fertilisers on 10 acres of land just outside Oxford, and other local produce such as eggs and honey: http://cultivateoxford.org/http://cultivateoxford.org/http://cultivateoxford.org/
*** 3) Cycling things ***
Firstly, the annual bike cull is happening in 5th week of this term and planning is in the works - I will update you as soon as I know more. It is a great place to pick up a bike on the cheap.
The clocks have gone back and it is getting DARK early now (and foggy), so please remember lights when you are cycling! You are legally required to have a white light on the front of your bike and a red one on the back, and try to wear bright clothing as well.
If your bike is in need of fixing, I highly recommend you take it down to the Broken Spoke Bike Coop, http://bsbcoop.org/ next to the story museum on Pembroke Street, 5 mins walk from college. They are a not for profit and the difference is THEY TEACH YOU TO FIX YOUR BIKE. You do not need an appointment, just pop on down with your bike, pay a £10 workshop donation (this is student discount - yay!) and anything for materials a lot cheaper than from the other bike shops in town. For example, I went last term and had my brakes and part of my handlebars replaced, gears realigned and tires pumped for total £15, doing the work myself under supervision. (There are leaflets in the MCR).
That's all from me!
Happy Halloween Everyone :)