Student Christmas Dinner

Formal Hall and Superhall

Formal Hall
Formal Hall commences at 7.30 pm daily in Full Term, unless prior warning of closure has been given. Tickets must be booked in advance and are available online (see Upay guide). Formal Hall costs £6.70 and the charge is deducted from the balance held on the individual’s U-pay account. Bookings may be made up to three weeks in advance but will be closed by 1.30pm on the day (1.30pm on Saturday for Sunday evenings) so that final numbers are available to the Catering staff. The online booking system allows the ordering of special meals for dietary requirements.


Guest tickets and group dining permit
Guest tickets are also available to purchase online, with a £2.50 guest charge (inclusive of VAT), and dietary requirements must be indicated in advance. Junior Members can 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 (up to twelve guests) require the permission of the Senior Tutor in the form of a group dining permit. Dining permits may be obtained at: Formal Hall Group Dining Permit. Completed permits should be submitted by e-mail to:

Wine at Formal Hall
Junior Members are permitted to bring wine into Formal Hall. This may be purchased from the College Bar. If wine bought externally is taken into Hall, a corkage fee of £2.00 per bottle is payable in the College Bar. Dated receipts will be issued for corkage fees paid. Spirits and liqueurs 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.