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GCR Constitution, By-laws and Standing Orders

Constitution, By-laws and Standing Orders

Read the Consolidated version here in PDF (Word version here)

Our constitution regulates how we operate as a student organisation and outlines how we keep each other accountable and work transparently. Our by-laws mainly stipulate the rules and regulations concerning GCR Meetings and elections. Standing orders are rules governing the GCR.

College Code of Practice

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How to File a Motion

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Deadlines for motions are 72h before a meeting


Motions are the formal way in which we introduce new ideas or requests to the GCR. It is always good practice to talk to somebody in the Committee (preferably the secretary or chair) before the meeting. Please send any motions to the Secretary 72 hours before the meeting to


June 6, 2024: GCR passes the 'Motion to call for the resignation of Vice-Chancellor Irene Tracey following the events of May 23rd 2024' in a referendum in which 74% of voters voted in favour

The GCR of St Antony's resolves to ask for the resignation of Vice-Chancellor Professor Irene Tracey. Her refusal to engage with OA4P despite claiming to be committed to “constructive dialogues” and her office’s decision to call the police on peaceful protesters directly led to students, staff and community members facing violence and brutality at the hands of the police. The statement she released by email was also woefully inadequate and refused to recognise the University’s role in jeopardising student and staff wellbeing and safety. She has demonstrated that she is unfit to lead this University. As such, St Antony’s College GCR join Somerville College JCR in calling for her immediate resignation.

Find the full text of the motion here.

May 30, 2024: GCR passes a motion to request the suspension of the alumni privileges of Dame Baroness Minouche Shafik

The GCR of St Antony's resolves to formally request that our college suspend the alumni privileges of Minouche Shafik and bar her from visiting the college site, speaking at college events, and attending alumni events, and to publicise this suspension publicly along with its rationale.

Find the full text of the motion here.

March 15, 2024: GCR passes the 'Motion in solidarity with Palestinians and those affected by the war on Gaza' in a referendum in which 85% of voters voted in favour

The GCR of St Antony's resolves to act upon its convictions of the right of people to self-determination and freedom from oppression and genocide, and join Somerville College’s MCR in their call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza, the release of Israeli hostages and Palestinian administrative detainees, an end to the targeting of Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank, and inside Israeli territory, as well as for the unhindered restoration of humanitarian aid in Gaza to prevent further loss of life and for the restoration of power, water, food and telecommunications.

Find the full text of the motion here.

February 5, 2020: GCR demands vegetarian day at the canteen and further action for the environment

Environmental action can not be left to politics only! The GCR demands measures by the college to lower the environmental footprint of St Antony's.
Amongst others, the demanded steps include a vegetarian day at the canteen, the reduction of the number of meat options in the daily menu and the provision of a food compost bin for college housing.

Find the full text of the motion here.

February 5, 2020: GCR supports UCU strikes in HT 2020

The GCR of St Antony's stands in solidarity with the Strike of the UCU and encourages students to not cross the picket lines on strike days and to attend rallies by the UCU.

Find the full text of the motion here.

November 27, 2019: GCR unanimously passes a motion requesting transparency on Schwarzmann-donation

The GCR meeting on November 27th, 2019 unanimously passed a motion requesting the University of Oxford to (1) release details of the vetting process of Schwarzmann's £150 donation, (2) demonstrate a transparent ethical framework for donations and (3) disclose information on Mr. Schwarzmann's ongoing influence on the Centre.

Find the full text of the motion here.

Room Reservations

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Forms must be submitted at least one week in advance


Members of the GCR and student groups at St Antony's may reserve rooms in the college for events. Events require approval from the Domestic Bursar and other members of the college administration, as well as a member of the GCR executive. Please contact the Domestic Bursar or Accommodations Officer with further questions about the reservation process.

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