Intra-OIST social and community events.


Monday, February 5, 2018 - 15:00 to 17:00

Details will be provided by Faculty Affairs Office.


Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 16:00

Teatime at 16:00, Level B Center Building


Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00

We do not suggest you throw your tea into the East China Sea. Instead, drink it and have some cookies.

The Boston Tea Party, as described by Mr. Dawes Jr. in Mary Poppins (1964):

Mr. Dawes Jr: In seventeen hundred & seventy three, An official of this bank unwisely loaned a large sum of money to finance a shipment of tea to the American Colonies... Do you know what happened?

George W. Banks: Yes sir, yes I think I do. As the ship lay in Boston harbor, a party of colonists, dressed as Red Indians, boarded the vessel, behaved rudely, and threw all the tea overboard. This made the tea unsuitable for drinking even for Americans!

Join us for teatime at 16:00, Thursday, Restaurant Level of Center Building. Please bring your own tea-holding vessel.

(Image: Flickr/Tom Simpson)


Friday, October 6, 2017 - 15:30

Coffee and sweets with your Friendly OIST IT Department


Monday, October 2, 2017 - 10:00

OIST OCEAN Store will start to interface purchasing data with HEART. You will be able to see the budget execution status on budget report of HEART on the next business day.
Also, the workflows on HEART will be synchronized with OCEAN. If you are an OCEAN user, and purchase related tiles are not displayed on your top page of HEART, please submit HEART Fin User Authorization Request by Thursday, September 28.


Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 16:00

Honestly, if you're given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don't say 'what kind of tea?

                                                                                         Neil Gaiman


Well unless you have actually completed that Doomsday Device, this week you do not have that kind of choice so you should just join everyone for tea, coffee and cookies at 16:00 on Thursday!



Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 16:00

"I always fear that creation will expire before tea-time."      

                                                                             Rev. Sydney Smith

Please do not activate any Doomsday Device or Killer AI Program prior to 16:00 on Thursday until we all have had our tea, coffee and cookies, please. If you would be so kind to wait after the long weekend too, we would all be grateful. 

Let's join together in the restaurant area of level B for comforting beverages, cakes and company!





Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 16:00

"If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty."

                                                                           Okakura Kakuzō, The Book of Tea


Come fill yourself with tea, coffee and free cookies before coming back to marvel at the beauty of your experiments and the truth behind your hypothesis!

As usual, the teatime takes place in the restaurant area on level B of the Central Building, starting at 16:00.


Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 16:30

"If afternoon teas had started in the Oligocene Epoch, instead of the seventeenth century, we are convinced that evolution, far from discarding that useful appendage, the tail, would have perfected it. A little hand would have evolved at the end of it — such a one as might hold his saucer, while a gentleman sips from his teacup."

                                                             ~Contributors' Club, The Atlantic Monthly, October 1917


And if cookies were baked since the Cretaceous era, we would probably have extra limbs to hold onto more of them as well as increased land speed to make it before they run out in the first few minutes.

Please note that the Teatime this week will start a bit later than usual due to the ongoing Admissions Workshop, so come discuss the merits and weaknesses of this hypothesis on Thursday at 16:30 in the Restaurant Area on Level B of the central building!


Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 16:00

What do we want? Free Cookies!

When do we want it? Thursday between 16:00 and 16:03 (because there won't be any left after that)!

Join us for tea, coffee and catching up with everybody in the restaurant area on level B on the Central Building.

There will also be a short promotion by OIST students about their upcoming Science Mentoring Program with local high school students during summer break. Come listen to what they have to say and sign up if you are keen!