Sport and Recreation

Kellogg alumni John Carter lifting the trophy at the 2013 Varsity Match, Twickenham Stadium. Photo: Matt Henderson.

Kellogg alumnus John Carter lifting the trophy at the 2013 Varsity Match, Twickenham Stadium. Photo: Matt Henderson.

Taking part in any form of physical activity or recreational pursuit not only improves your fitness but also enhances your general well-being. Research shows that exercise can boost your self-esteem and improve sleep quality and energy levels, as well as helping to reduce any feelings of stress. It is also a great way to meet people and make friends.

Find an activity

Whether you want to compete at the highest level or try out something new, be part of a team or exercise at your own pace, there is something for you at Oxford. Click for an A to Z of Sports Clubs at Oxford. Popular sports include grass court tennis, played in the summer in nearby University Parks.

Sport at Kellogg College

The College also offers a range of opportunities just for Kellogg members.

We have negotiated a special arrangement with the City of Oxford Leisure Centres to enable you to have unlimited access to pools, gyms, racquet sports and classes at centres across Oxford for a discounted termly rate. Membership even includes the ice rink and a summer outdoor pool.

Rowing is particularly popular at Kellogg. Whether you want to compete in the Boat Race or simply try out the sport that is so typical of Oxford, there are plenty of opportunities. We have a close affiliation with Christ Church Boat Club providing Kellogg students (men and women) with the opportunity to row during your time at Oxford, whether you are a beginner or an experienced rower. Kellogg students row in the Christ Church boats for inter-collegiate competitions but if you are chosen to row in the University boat you will be listed as representing Kellogg College.

Kellogg also has a punt that members can book free of charge during the summer punting season. It’s ideal for outings and picnics on those long sunny days. Another popular summer pastime is croquet. Ask at Reception to use the MCR croquet set.

We offer financial support to students for membership of University sports teams and funding for sports equipment purchases for their own use.

To find out more about sport at Kellogg College, including information about Kellogg team sports and access to sporting facilities, please email the Kellogg Sports Committee at You might also like to take a look at the Hilary 2017 Kellogg College News, which explores the sporting pursuits of Kellogg students.