Extracurricular

Extracurricular

"The size of Catz means that there is a diverse set of interests amongst the students, leading to a wide range of sports clubs and societies on offer. Whether you are a budding hockey player, a part-time poet or a dedicated trumpet player, Catz can cater for your interests. The very nature of Catz encourages people to get involved, be they the best in their discipline or the newbee with two left feet." Ben, Biological Sciences student

The College enjoys a flourishing culture of music, sport and theatre. It caters to all levels of ability, from amateur to professional. Students have access to the College's Music House, which has two grand pianos and a harpsichord. The College offers a Repetiteur Scholarship in conjunction with New Chamber Opera and up to three Leask Scholarships a year, giving financial assistance in instrumental tuition.

Olympic athletes have thrived at St Catherine's, thanks in part to its boathouse, sports grounds and outstanding on-site gymnasium. All these facilities are free to use. The size of the College is a major advantage when it comes to sport. Current teams include football, badminton, basketball, athletics, and rugby. Catz has excellent facilities including squash and tennis courts, rugby and football pitches. Students are also welcome to hire college punts for a relaxing trip down the river.

Drama is driven above all by the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Chair of Contemporary Theatre, past holders of which include Diana Rigg, Tim Rice, Richard Attenborough, Patrick Stewart, Kevin Spacey and Michael Frayn. The Cameron Mackintosh Chair gives a series of lectures and workshops at the College during the course of the academic year. Thanks to this the College has exceptional links with contemporary theatre; many of our students take part in acting, writing and directing in Oxford and beyond.