Membership of OUMC is available to anybody who would like to join; as well as students and university staff, we have many members with no affiliation to Oxford University who take part in all aspects of the club's activities. We are always looking for new members, and even if you've never climbed before you will be just as welcome as those with years of mountaineering experience.
Valid until 1st October. Must be renewed at the beginning of Michaelmas term to continue membership.
Current club membership fees for those joining in Michaelmas term (October-December):
Students - £30
Non-students (including university staff) - £35
Membership fees for those joining after Michaelmas term (January-September):
Students - £25
Non-students (including university staff) - £30
The term membership option allows you to become a full member until the end of the current term for only £10.You can only be a term member once.
When your term membership expires, you will have to upgrade to annual membership if you still wish to be a member of the club during that academic year.
Upgrading to annual membership costs £20, and membership after upgrading lasts until the start of the next academic year.
If you have paid annual membership to OUMC four times (not necessarily in consecutive years) you automatically become an OUMC life member.
Life members continue to receive all the benefits of OUMC membership indefinitely, but no longer have to pay membership fees.
Life members who wish to attend OUMC meets (making use of club transport or climbing with club members) will be asked to pay a charge of £15 for students or £18 for non-students. This is paid to the BMC for insurance purposes, and covers the same period as annual membership.
Click below to fill out your membership form. Don't forget to transfer your membership fee to the treasurer after submitting the form.Membership form
Simply read the information and follow the instructions above. You'll also find information about our current membership fees there.
Yes if you're an OUMC member (even if you're not part of the University). Remember to bring your OUMC card!
The club's bouldering wall at Iffley does not have large fixed crash mats like you'll see at Brookes and other modern walls. Instead, we use portable mats that you place at the bottom of the problem you're intending to climb. These mats are kept on top of the lockers on the right at the far end of the wall.
We climb all over the UK on official club meets in term time. The meets page will tell you everything you need to know about club meets.
Out of term, our members usually organise unofficial trips between themselves. If you're keen to get involved, chat to people at the pub as well as keeping an eye on our Facebook page.
There are plenty of people around when undergraduates term time finishes. If you're in Oxford outside term time and want to keep up with unofficial activities, join our Facebook page.
Lots of unofficial trips also get organised on Wednesday at The Gardners Arms too!
In short, no. On club trips we only go walking when it's raining and there is no climbing to be done, or to get to the beginning of some rock or ice. The OU Walking Club are probably who you're looking for. Many of our members are also keen walkers and may be interested in any trips you have in mind.