Formal dinners

The College hosts a variety of types of formal dinners. These include:

  • Grad Hall – Wednesday evenings, for graduates and their guests only, gowns must be worn by College members. Sherry will be served by the MCR Steward in the MCR beforehand and port and coffee afterwards.
  • Formal Hall – Thursday and Sunday evenings, for undergraduates, graduates and their guests, gowns must be worn by College members. Coffee is included in the dinner.
  • Super Halls and Black Tie Dinners – usually once or twice per term; details will be sent out by email.

Wine is not typically served at Grad Hall or Formal Hall, but guests are allowed to bring a maximum of one bottle per head from outside.  The MCR Steward provides wine for Black Tie Dinners.

MCR members are encouraged to go not only to Grad Hall, which is subsidised by the MCR (see below) but to also join the undergraduates at Formal Halls!

All college dinners are booked online. (You’ll need a Raven password; if you don’t have one yet, follow these instructions.)

Please rate the food you receive at these dinners in the Kitchen Comment Book.  Both positive and negative comments are taken seriously by college staff.