(Original post by Incarnadine91)
No problem, glad to help!
It's not as tight-knit as some of the smaller colleges as our student body numbers in the 500+ as opposed to the 200 of somewhere like Lincoln, so naturally you're never going to know everyone. That said it is extremely friendly and I've never felt more welcome
The large number of people means it's fairly busy, there's always something going on and Entz' are a blast. If you're not one for partying though (I'm not particularly) you can still find other people who aren't and of course there's always work to be done!!! We don't have a 'reputation' for being hard-working particularly but lots of people are. Again, big student body = lots of variation! People will understand and you'll fit in perfectly whatever your style.
As for the club scene, I can't really say because I'm not that involved, there are plenty in Oxford with lots of student nights but of course it's never going to be as 'intense' as if you were in a big city. The workload means that going out every night is not a good idea, but plenty of people still manage to have fun. I'd ask other people about that more, as I say I'm not really into clubbing and it's more a general rather than college thing
Yeah, there's a great drama scene at Catz and in the University as a whole, we're forever getting bombarded with advertisements for plays in the city someone's written/directed/in
On top of that several plays have been put on within the college itself, particularly during our yearly 'Catz Hearts Arts' intiative. And you're right, we host the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor for Drama, which is generally a famous actor who gets picked on a yearly basis and comes and gives talks to us. It's currently Meera Syal (not sure if you'll have heard of her), she gave a workshop on improvisational comedy just the other week - and previous holders have included Trevor Nunn and Patrick Stewart, who turned up at a dinner last term, much to our excitement!!! So in general, Catz is quite an artsy college but there's always other things going on in the University that you can get involved with beyond us.
American students are received fine, don't worry
When Stefan, a guy who'd arrived with us in our fresher year, left at the end, we planned on giving him a symbolic viking funeral down the river in a punt but never really got round to it
Hopefully see you then!