Student Christmas Dinner

Formal Hall and Superhall

Formal Hall

Whilst Formal Hall will not be available at the beginning of Term, it is hoped that it will be restored later in the Term, as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so. Notification of this will be given in due course.

Tickets for Formal Hall must be booked in advance and are available online via Upay. Formal Hall costs £7.00 and the charge is deducted from the balance held on the individual’s U-pay account.  Bookings may be made one week in advance, and close by 1.30pm on the day (1.30pm on Saturday for Sunday evenings) so that final numbers are available to the catering staff.  U-pay allows the ordering of special meals for dietary requirements.


Guest tickets and group dining permit
Once guests are permitted to attend, guest tickets can be purchased online, with a £2.50 guest charge. Guest tickets are subject to VAT. Any dietary requirements should be indicated in advance.  Junior Members can ordinarily purchase a maximum of six guest tickets for a single Formal Hall and are expected to be present in Hall for the duration of dinner in order to host their guests.  Larger numbers (usually up to twelve guests) require the permission of the Senior Tutor in the form of a group dining permit.  Dining permits may be obtained by e-mail from the Manciple or Catering Manager:


Wine at Formal Hall
Junior Members are permitted to bring wine into Formal Hall.  This may be purchased from the College.  If wine bought externally is taken into Hall, a corkage fee of £2.00 per bottle is payable.  Spirits, liqueurs and Port are not permitted in Formal Hall.


From time to time the Catering department organise Super-halls, in place of Formal Hall.  Bookings for these events should also be made online, where details of the menu and booking procedure (including maximum guest numbers) can be found.  The price of tickets for these special events will be indicated on the booking information.