Arts and drama
If you're interested in the arts or drama, we have a lot to offer - the College hosts regular workshops, exhibitions, and events.
Societies and clubs
Eliot's Face is a student-run art zine which accepts themed submissions of any kind from members of the College community. The zine is released termly as both an online and printed edition.
Film @ Jesus is a student-run film club which runs regular screenings and termly short film competitions. It aims to bring together like-minded individuals with a passion for film and foster a connected creative community.
Students, Fellows and staff are all welcome at Jesus College Art Club, which meets regularly during term time. Materials are provided by the College and the organisers set up a subject each week and offer informal support. Members can also use the space to work on their own projects.
Jesus College Drama Society runs regular writing and performance workshops in College, aiming to encourage creative talent within the community.
Jesus College Music Society holds many free recitals a term and several large orchestral concerts a year. They also organise the much-loved annual performance of The Snowman in Michaelmas term.
Led by author Emily Winslow, Jesus College Writing Club holds regular creative writing workshops for students, Fellows and staff during term time. Each session is a mixture of teaching, discussion, writing, and (optional) sharing, where members are encouraged to develop their personal writing style as well as experimenting with unfamiliar forms of writing.
Students run the annual John Hughes Arts Festival, an interdisciplinary celebration of openness, spectacle, and collaboration which usually includes an Open Hang Gallery featuring artwork submitted by students, artists, and friends of the College. The Gallery is accompanied by a range of creative workshops and events.
We have a permanent sculpture exhibition in the grounds of the College.
Our undergraduates also have an art collection which includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints by a variety of artists, many well known. For a small deposit, students can borrow pieces from the collection to decorate their rooms.