Farewell Trinity!

It’s the long summer vacation and many of our gymnasts are about to undertake all sorts of exciting endeavours. Congratulations for making it through another busy term, especially those with exams or projects to complete, and we hope everyone has a well-deserved break after a really productive year! As always don’t hesitate to get in touch, browse our photos on Facebook and Instagram, send us your gym pics (from sunnier climbs no doubt!), and we look forward to welcoming plenty of freshers in Michaelmas! Here’s a quick recap of the end of Trinity Term:

Annual Dinner

What a better way to celebrate our success than a good meal with good friends? This year’s Annual Dinner was full of fun, food and certificates and it was great to see everyone sparkling in something other than a leotard! Thank you to Oxford Leisure for a lovely evening at The Varsity Club.

feat. many scary eyes, some wine, and Sadie’s leg.

Ball Performances

Our video showing snippets of our performance at Somerville-Jesus Ball was posted earlier this term, and we also managed to showcase our skills at Regent’s Park Final Fling – exams and even some stormy weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of our performers! Well done to everyone involved in rehearsing, choreographing routines, moving equipment, and our special thanks and congratulations to the respective ball committees.

feat. lots of sashes, more alcohol and Sadie’s leg.

Annual General Meeting

There are lots of people who work hard behind the scenes to keep the Club running, and our Annual General Meeting really demonstrated the enthusiasm and commitment of our members. Thank you all for your discussion points and ideas: we’re really looking forward to the future and implementing them!

Showing real concentration (on the food) 


Finally, we rounded off the year by inviting photographer Jacob Barrell down to one of our Abingdon sessions to snap some of our skills in action. The fantastic gallery that appeared as a result really demonstrates how much everyone has improved this year, and shows some of the great talent and enthusiasm the Club has to offer. Have a look on Facebook or browse a selection here, and send us your thoughts on social media!

feat. grips, a lot of chalk, some impeccable timing (Sam!), and Sadie’s leg. Again. 

It has been great to see such an amazing range of people train with us right up until the last training session. We’ve recently welcomed the Athletics Club and the Rock and Roll Club as well as new members from a range of backgrounds. We are looking forward to more of the same next year – big plans, big skills and lots to get involved with, so wishing everybody a wonderful summer and see you soon!


Upside-down Oxford

Check out our webpage and Facebook album as we aim to snap a handstand picture in every college before the end of term and before International Handstand Day on June 25th – bingo!

Come, join us and send us your photos via facebook, email (katrina.kelly@magd.ox.ac.uk) or twitter using the hashtag #upsidedownoxford. There’s extra points if you can photobomb your tutor or a porter! If you’re a keen instagrammer and have a favourite #OxfordObject that incorporates gymnastics then do tag us in it! Let’s see the famous sights of Oxford from a completely different perspective.



Somerville-Jesus Ball performance

It’s been a busy start to term but we’re welcoming summer in style at OU Gym, and were pleased to strut our skills at Somerville-Jesus Ball. We put together a few sets to fit in with their ‘Surrealism’ theme based on backing tracks relating to ‘dreams’.

Footage was quite hard to record due to the lighting, but here is what we’ve managed to cobble together! We had a great time rehearsing and planning for the event, and if anyone is inspired to join or get in touch we would welcome your comments.


With thanks to the Somerville-Jesus Ball Committee, our coach Chris and all our helpers photographing and recording!

Music: ‘Mombasa Suite’ from the Inception Soundtrack, we do not own rights to this track. Our thanks to Hans Zimmer and Warner Bros.

The gymnasts had a great night and hope the audience enjoyed seeing us!


Serena Chang, Emilie Heddle, Beth Andrew, Katrina Kelly, Liza Hadley, Brittany Garcia, Sadie Robertson, Lottie Till, Becky Stroud and Linde Wester (our fantastic wheel performer).

AGM – This week!

Calling all members or potential members, please come along to our Annual General meeting this Saturday (14th May)!

It will be a friendly and inclusive process where we will be able to discuss all things related to the Club, sport and people and most of all can listen to your feedback.

Please submit any motions you would like to discuss here: http://goo.gl/forms/dwDEh1koae

Live agenda will be updated here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tLv0Pa21IIgsKNr71xP0LH0KcwMW0o4QOyQ6XUoih5Q

Don’t forget if you want to amend the Constitution, now’s your chance. The current version is found on this site, at https://ougym.org/safety-documents/.

Come one, come all, there will be snacks and a wonderful view of the high street!

Email me if you have any questions,





Welcome everyone to Trinity 2016!

We have a really great term lined up, and are so excited for Summer and all that will be going on at the gym club.

Some highlights and dates for your diaries:

  • Blues Presentation Evening – come and celebrate our success on Thursday 1st week (28 April, Oxford Town Hall)
  • Annual General Meeting on Saturday 3rd week, 5pm – all members welcome!
  • End of year dinner at The Varsity Club, black tie and great food not to mention great entertainment, Friday 4th week

And of course, training will be on as normal with our regular dinner/Wetherspoons stops afterwards. If you’ve forgotten the times, they’re laid out on our Training page.

It’s never too late to come down, and with such a great calendar of events you don’t want to miss out before the end of the year!

We have updated the Term Card page and it looks like it’s going to be a whopper. Check it out!


Feel free to contact any of the new committee with questions. Otherwise keep following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and sending in any contributions you may have.

Happy 0th week,



(President, serena.chang@queens.ox.ac.uk)

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OU Gym now has Twitter so please follow us at (you’ve guessed it) @ougym for all the updates, pictures, videos and amazing gymnastics you need to brighten up your feed! We can promise cute and embarrassing throwbacks, news about upcoming social events and training, and a rip-o-meter (coming soon)…

New committee for 2016/17

We have been voting over the Easter bank holiday and the results are in! The new committee is:

President: Serena Chang (Queens)
Secretary: Gabbie Swycher (Lady Margaret Hall)
Treasurer: James Tricker  (Christ Church)
Women’s Captain: Beth Andrew (University)
Men’s Captain: Rusheb Shah (Mansfield)
IT & Publicity Officer: Katrina Kelly (Magdalen)
Social Secretary: Natalie Liu (Queens)

Congratulations to everyone who was elected and also a huge thank you to everyone who put their name forward.