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St Mary's College


Social Spaces

We have two undergraduate student common rooms, each with comfortable seating and a television. The common room in the Fergusson Building also has a pool table and table tennis table for students to use. There is also a small, but perfectly formed, bar and the Dining Hall and Kenworthy Hall are used for larger College social occasions such as Formals, Balls, Drama Productions, and Live Lounges.

Our extensive landscaped grounds offer plenty of space for students to relax and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities and events, including the annual Midsummer Ball and Mary's Day celebrations.

Study spaces

The Fergusson Building houses the College Library, reading room and two computer rooms all with 24/7 access. All our bedrooms are study bedrooms, with desk and chair and IT network points. The College has wi-fi throughout giving our students flexibility about where they work.

Sports & Fitness

We have two tennis/netball courts and a well-equipped gym that is run by the JCR. The gym contains treadmills, rowing machines, stepping machines, exercise bikes, and various weight training equipment and can be accessed by all Mary’s students for a small annual fee.

The College also has a large number of sports teams and encourages people of all ability to get involved.

Arts, Music and Drama

We have three music practice rooms and other spaces in College, such as the JCR, which can be used for drama rehearsals and for our talented artists to prepare decorations for College events. We also have a K. Kawai piano in Kenworthy Hall which is available for Grade 8 pianists to use.

Faith Support

The College Chapel was originally in the basement of the Fergusson Building but in the 1960s the distinguished ecclesiastical architect George Pace created a beautiful new Chapel within the roof space of the North East Wing. The Chapel contains a sculpture of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Patron Saint of the College by Fenwick Lawson.

You may wish to use it for quiet prayer and meditation, but it is also a nice place to get away from it all; a good place to sit and read.

Everyday life

We have a small student-run shop selling all the basic essentials - just in case you are in need of a chocolate fix or some teabags! - and a student-run toastie bar that sells a variety of tasty toasties in case you get peckish. There are also laundry facilities on site so you don’t have to wait until you’re going home to do your washing!