Music, Sports & Societies

Students at St Anne’s can participate in numerous sports and other activities, including the musical, literary and artistic side of College life.



St Anne’s has a thriving music scene, with opportunities available for all levels of performers. Whether you’re the next Sir Simon Rattle or Mr. Hudson (both St Anne’s alumni), or just enjoy a casual jam now and again, you will certainly find what you’re looking for here at St Anne’s.

The St Anne’s Music Society is a student-led umbrella organisation for the various College music ensembles; it organises termly showcase concerts giving students a chance to perform.


STAcapella is a non-auditioning and informal acapella choir. It meets once a week during term time and performs regularly. The College’s non-auditioning orchestra, ensemble ANNIE, rehearses weekly, playing music by composers from Mozart to Hans Zimmer alongside student compositions. St Anne’s Swingers is a big band that performs a mixture of swing, jazz and soul music around Oxford. Whatever your music interests or experiences, there will be something for you.

In addition, St Anne’s has music bursaries available for instrumentalists and singers, as well as hosting an annual composition competition.

Facilities include four practice rooms with upright pianos, and an ensemble room with a grand piano and a drum kit. There are lots of opportunities to perform throughout the year: from performance arts and open mic nights in the bar, to concerts taking place in the MOLT (Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre).



St Anne’s can offer some great artistic opportunities, whether you’re an arts connoisseur or just want to try something new. Activities are primarily student-led and organised on demand each year.

Life-drawing workshops normally take place each term, which are usually very popular and low cost. There will sometimes be a ‘Writer’s Forum’, bringing in speakers from the world of writing, publishing and the creative industries to talk at St Anne’s. If spoken word is your thing, St Anne’s holds regular open mic nights in the bar and if the stage tempts you, the Drama Society is the place for all budding thespians.


The annual St Anne’s Arts Week is a celebration of College talent that takes place in Trinity Term. Events have included a talk from award winning author Ali Smith, Bollywood dancing classes, film screenings, and a drama production ‘Monkey Bars’ taking place in the college bar.

There are regular film showings in the MOLT and we're also situated very close to the Phoenix Picturehouse, an independent cinema in the heart of Jericho. While if photography is more your scene, the College has its own darkroom and student art room!



The College has a great number of sports teams and students benefit from access to an onsite gym and a nearby sports field with pitches for rugby, hockey, football and cricket and three hard tennis courts (shared with St John’s College). Our proximity to the University Parks also means that many students take the opportunity to jog, play Frisbee, or kick a ball about for a few minutes during the day.

The University’s sports ground and swimming pool is a ten minute bicycle ride from College.


The College has a great number of sports teams and students benefit from access to an onsite gym and a nearby sports field with pitches.


An established part of the college sporting scene, the St Anne’s College Badminton Club offers the perfect opportunity to pick up something new and keep fit. Everyone is welcome to come along to sessions each Saturday: from complete beginners to more experienced players.

Captain: Jacob Thompson


The St Anne’s basketball team is completely new this year! We play regularly in an inter-college league and would love to get as many people involved as possible. Any skill level is welcome!

Captain: George Zarkos

Cricket & Rounders

Cricket at Anne's is very popular and very laid back! We pride ourselves on providing for everyone, those who have played, never played, and even those who have never heard of cricket before.

Rounders is the perfect relaxed summer sport, so look out for a summer league team and some fun Cuppers matches in Trinity term.

Cricket captain: Adam Cole

Rounders captain: Aimee Philip


The Mint Green Army, St Anne’s Men’s football team, has two teams to cater for all levels of ability. With both teams training together, and weekly matches, the MGA create the perfect balance between sport, work and socials.

The Mint Green Army, St Anne’s Men’s football team, has two teams to cater for all levels of ability. With both teams training together, and weekly matches, the MGA create the perfect balance between sport, work and socials.

Men's captain (M1): Ben Cooke

Men's captain (M2): Adam Blanchflower 

Women's captain: Aimee Smith


Ultimate frisbee is a fun, energetic sport and a great way to get involved in some sport at the weekend. Joining the St Anne's/St John's team is a great way to meet new people and is open to all.

Captain: Finn Watton


St Anne’s mixed hockey team has recently joined with Brasenose College. The team is well established but could always do with more players! Whatever your level of skill or interest, you will definitely be welcomed into the team so don’t hesitate to be a part and enjoy some inter-college hockey. We play matches once a week (on Sundays) and we enter mixed and women’s Cuppers in Hilary.

Captain: Jacob Oxtoby


If you're looking to pick up a fun new sport with a really welcoming crowd, great socials and minimal commitment - then the St Anne’s/ St John’s (Saints) mixed lacrosse team is for you! We train casually about once a week, with cuppers matches every fortnight or so. We are proud to have won best mixed sports team at the St John's sports formal and we fielded the largest squad at cuppers this year! Whether you've played lots of lacrosse before, only heard of it from Wild Child, or have no idea what lacrosse is, come along and have a go. Feel free to check out our Instagram page @saints_lax_

Captain: Abi Goodrick Green


As a social mixed sport, we love having as many people involved as possible. So whether you’ve never heard of the sport before, have been playing for years, or just fancy meeting some of your fellow Stanners and having the occasional run -around, we’re always welcoming new members to the team. 

We currently have weekly training, play Division 2 Cuppers matches on Friday lunchtimes and have regular social events. But the sport is low-commitment, and we know first-hand how busy the Oxford term can be, so come when you can! 

Captain: Georgia Stevens


You only have to see the boat race to understand how big rowing is at Oxford, and college level rowing is a great way to get involved! St Anne’s Boat Club is a great place to join if you fancy a fun, stress-free, but also competitive college rowing experience. As well as providing the opportunity to meet people from different years within college, keeping fit with land and water sessions, and providing a fun stress relief during term time, SABC also has lots of fun socials like crewdates and formal dinners!

Visit the St Anne's Boat Club website for news and updates.

Novice Captains: Alexandra Andrew, Sam Davis

Senior Captains: Kate McLoughlin, Thomas Lavis


The St Anne’s/St John’s Rugby Football Club (The Saints) is a pillar of sport at both colleges. Composed of a men’s, women’s, and mixed touch sides, we are three teams but one club. We take pride in our repeated competitive successes, the quality and consistency of our training, and the plethora of social activities the club and its members organise. Open to all levels of experience and rugby knowledge, the Saints is a great way to meet new people and be part of a historical inter-college club. Both on and off the pitch, we’d love to see you!

Captain: Jacques Bowkley


College tennis sessions are open to all abilities and are a great way to get some exercise in all year round. It’s a super enjoyable, relaxed club that offers more competitive matches, including Cuppers, in the summer term. We share 3 hard courts with St John’s college and in the summer have access to 3 grass courts too!

Captain: Tejas Krishnan


Faith Groups

Whatever your religion, you will find a society or a group which allows you to meet other like-minded people, whether that be in College or across the wider University.

Groups include the St Anne's Christian Union, Jewish Society, Islamic Society,  Sikh Society and HUM (for Hindu and wider Indian cultural events).

Classics Society

The St Anne's College Classics Society exists to promote interaction between students and tutors across all years in the college. The Society organises a guest lecture every term, helps coordinate the Brasenose-St Anne's Classical Symposium, and hosts a variety of social events. In the course of the last ten years we have also arranged eight summer reading parties to Cornwall and one visit to the Villa Virgiliana in Cuma on the Bay of Naples. Read more about Classics Society events here.

Geology Society

The St Anne's Geology Society (STAGS) includes the undergraduates, postgraduates and tutors in the Earth Sciences department at St Anne's. Every year, they organise events including Freshers’ Welcome Drinks in Michaelmas; and a Mapping Dinner in Hilary, where students present their undergraduate mapping projects and other activities, to encourage and advise the first and second years as they prepare for their projects.