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Institute of Astronomy


Within the IoA

The IoA has an arrangement with nearby Churchill College whereby any member of the IoA can use their tennis courts by simply going up to the lodge and asking for the key. Croquet and Volleyball Equipment are available for use in the IoA grounds. In the summer there are occasional cut-throat games of rounders, croquet, 5-a-side football and volleyball. Regardless of your research topic, you will always find a lot to occupy yourself with during the average week at the IoA. In fact, you will often find far too much to do, and it becomes difficult fitting in any work at all between coffee, lunch, lectures and other social gatherings. Do make sure that you relax, and try to learn as much as you can about the wider world of Astronomy outside your chosen field of research.