Vincent’s Club Today

Coronavirus update

Vincent’s Club is currently unable to open due to the National Lockdown. It is perhaps unlikely that the situation will change this Hilary Term, but please rest assured we will open as soon as we are allowed.

The Club was able to reopen for short periods last year thanks to the generosity of its alumni members who contributed to the new safety measures, strict cleaning regime, and other support.

Alumni members and reciprocal club members should contact the Bursar, bursar@vincents.org for further information, as whilst the Club is closed the staff are on furlough

A message from Hannah Danbury, President 2020/21

The Vincent’s Club still stands as the pinnacle of sport at Oxford since its conception in 1863. It brings together the very best from the sporting world at Oxford in a space that defies the boundaries of colleges and sport teams. The club continues to move from strength to strength at the start of this new decade with an ever increasing diverse membership and expanding outreach and scholarship programmes to help the truly talented reach their maximum potential. The club will forever be a home for its members and a welcoming space for their guests.

Our Clubhouse at 1A King Edward’s Street offers an upscale and perfectly located venue for informal lunches, drinks and dinners and larger scale events. I look forward to welcoming members and their guests up to the Club very soon.

Hannah Danbury, President 2020/21

Vincent’s Awards

Applications for the 2021-22 Vincent’s Club Sports Awards are now open. The inaugural Sir Roger Bannister award is worth up to £10k per annum. Other awards can range between £500 and £5,000. See below for more details, and to apply

 

In 2021, we are pleased to announce that a Bannister Award (the first of two annual major Scholarships endowed by generous Vincent’s Club members in memory of the late Sir Roger Bannister), has been added to the named awards available. It is envisaged that this award will be worth up to £10k per annum. When marking the 150th Anniversary of the Club, one of the principal strategic objectives of the V150 campaign was: “To celebrate a new millennium and an Olympic year, in accordance with its charitable status, the Club should have a role at the centre of Oxford sport, contributing to its governance, helping university sports bodies to encourage sportsmen and sportswomen to apply to Oxford and assisting in funding them.”  

In keeping with this objective, in 2012 Vincent’s Appeal Trust Company (VATC – the Club’s corporate trustee) and the President and Committee of the Club agreed on a strategy for the future of the Club. A Vincent’s Sports Development Fund (SDF) was created to fund awards for outstanding scholar-athletes who also displayed leadership qualities and a willingness to participate in outreach activities. The generosity of alumni members and friends made it possible for VATC and the Club to make 7 awards in 2014, the first year. The SDF endowment has continued to increase, thanks to further most welcome gifts. In 2020, 20 awards totalling £30,000 were made, including the six named Scholarships. In 2021, the Bannister Award, a major Scholarship in memory of the late Sir Roger Bannister, will be awarded for the first time.
Vincent’s William S. Broadbent Jnr Scholarship:

Alexandra Shipley, Worcester, Cross country/Athletics/Netball

Alex Hampshire, Hertford, Judo



The Vincent’s Mark Lawrence Scholarship:

Tobermory Mackay-Champion, University, Swimming

Fin Armstrong, Worcester, Sailing



The Vincent’s Avery W. Broadbent Scholarship:

Jude Bright-Davies, Lincoln, Triple Jump

Annika Möslein, University, Sailing



The Vincent’s Geoff Riddell Scholarship for Team Sports:

Grace Molloy, St John's, Orienteering

Zara Everitt, Queen's, Netball



The Vincent’s Fernside Scholarship:

Felix Drinkall, LMH, Rowing

Magnus Gregory, LMH, Canoeing



The Vincent’s Adrian Mee Scholarship for Team Sports:

Manon Johnes, St Catherine's, Rugby Union



Vincent’s Award Winners:

Yvonne Chart, Linacre, Fencing

Frederick Foster, St Cross, Cricket/Hockey

Georgina Grant, Harris Manchester, Rowing

Edward Lamb, St Anne's, Lightweight Rowing

Esther Leong, University, Athletics

Joe Pocknell, Hertford, Fencing

Amelia Standing, St Anne's, Rowing

Miles Weatherseed, St Anne's, Athletics/Cross Country

Andrew Hong, Christ Church, Swimming

The Vincent’s Awards are open to all students and offer holders of Oxford University, contingent on them accepting their place. The awards will be available for practitioners of all officially registered University sports, a list of which is maintained here. Applications will be judged principally on the core values of the Vincent's Awards: Strong academic attainment coupled with sporting achievement and potential Strength of character, fellowship and leadership potential
An interest in participation in broader activities, including outreach
A commitment to helping those less fortunate
Financial need is also an important criterion but will be judged in the broader context of the application, and other means of support will be taken into account. The Selection Committee will have the final say on awards and their amounts: there will be no right of appeal and no amendment of an application unless the committee specifically requests it. The Selection Committee is composed of the following:
Alasdair Maclay, (Chairman), St Edmund Hall Dr Adam Healy, former President of Vincent’s, Worcester Professor Peter Mirfield, St Catherine's/Jesus Hannah Danbury, President of Vincent’s, Worcester Nicola Cooper-Harvey, Head of Student Fees and Funding, Oxford University The current Senior Development Executive for Sport at Oxford University Sports Federation President, Oxford University (currently vacant) James Towner, Vincent’s Awards Secretary, Worcester Simon Offen, Secretary of the Committee, Christ Church Andrew Taylor, Sports Services Manager, Oxford University
Vincent’s Club is proud that the Vincent’s Awards constitute by some way the largest block of funding open to scholar-athletes practising any officially registered sport at Oxford University. Applications for the 2021-22 Vincent’s Awards are now open. All applications and supporting material must be submitted by 12pm GMT on 15 March 2021 (end 8th Week, Hilary Term)

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Any clarifications or questions may also be addressed to awards@vincents.org.

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Contact

For enquiries about the day to day running of the Club, including meal bookings, please contact our Steward, Tom Smith, on 01865 722984 or by email at steward@vincents.org.

Old Members Wishing for information regarding Alumni events and supporting the club please email the bursar and alumni administrator at bursar@vincents.org.

Old Members wishing to get in touch with the Club should email the Old Members’ Secretary (oldmembers@vincents.org) or President (president@vincents.org).

Enquiries regarding the Club’s activities should be directed to the President (president@vincents.org) or Secretary (secretary@vincents.org).

For all other enquiries, including those regarding reciprocal clubs, please contact the Bursar by email at bursar@vincents.org.