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All students, Alumnae, Associates and Fellows are very welcome at Formal Hall which occur on most Thursdays and some Fridays during Term. Some evenings we have a 'subject night' and other nights have particular themes such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Chinese New Year.

Formal Halls are back. The first one will be on Wednesday May 19th, and we will have them on the 21st, 26th, and 28th of May, and on the 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, and 18th June.

There are limited spaces available as it will be a maximum of 30 in attendance in order to keep to regulations.
As we wish to prioritise student bookings in households, if possible, we are limiting places to others to two places for Tutors, DoS or supervisors so they can join their students. We hope to be able to host other events in June /July and details will follow in due course.
We will have a drinks reception before, as normal.⁠ No guests are allowed for the time being.
Bookings have to be made at least three days in advance, and we encourage students to book by household (six per table maximum).⁠

To book Formal Hall please click here

To download the booking procedure instructions, please click the link here.

Some Formal Halls are prefaced by a free, optional lecture and discussion on a particular topic or theme, delivered by an external speaker. The full schedule of upcoming talks for the year can be found on the 'Events' section of the College website.

Normally, students, Alumnae, Associates and all classes of Fellows with queries for booking Formal Hall please email

Drinks take place at 7pm in Warburton Hall before dinner starts at 7.30pm. We ask that guests remain seated from after the first grace until the second grace (usually at about 9.15pm) and that mobile phones are switched off.

The booking deadline is midday (12:00hrs) two days before the dinner (i.e. 12:00h on Tuesday for a Thursday Formal Hall). Bookings can be changed or cancelled up to the booking deadline - Dietary requirements or seating requests must be made via the booking system or exceptionally by contacting the formal hall team If you need to cancel after the booking deadline, the cost of the meal will not be refunded.

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