Social life at Mansfield takes a variety of different forms and caters for just about every taste.
The Junior Common Room has Entertainments officers ("Entz Reps") who are responsible for coordinating a weekly timetable of social events. Regular events in the College itself include 'bops' (Oxford-speak for college discos), formal dinners followed by ‘champagne and chocolates’, open-mic nights, and charity auctions. Events are also organized that take students out of College, such as trips to clubs, restaurants, the cinema, and the ice rink. However, the aim of the Entz Reps. is to give the student body what it wants and new suggestions are always welcome.
For the past few years, the College has had a very active Film Society, which meets every week during term. However, in any given year, there are a number of College-based societies that grow up around the interests of particular groups of students. There also links between the academic and social life of college, with a number of subjects including Law, PPE and Geography having societies which hold special dinners and speaker events.
No Oxford College would be complete without its Ball. At Mansfield this takes place every three years. Organized and run by a specially formed committee of students, the ball offers an extremely popular opportunity to dress up, dance, eat, and (if you wish) drink the night away.