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Formal Hall

Upcoming Formal Dinners

Michaelmas Term 2023

Week Date Event
6 17/11/2023 Biochemistry Dinner
7 19/11/2023 Special Guest Night
7 20/11/2023 Social Sciences SFD
7 22/11/2023 Wednesday Formal
7 23/11/2023 Thanksgiving Supper
7 25/11/2023 ECBC dinner
8 26/11/2023 Student Xmas Formal
8 29/11/2023 Student Xmas Formal (MCR)
8 01/12/2023 Student Xmas Formal (JCR)

Hilary Term 2024

Week Date Event
1 14/01/2024 Sunday Formal
1 17/01/2024 Special Guest Night
2 21/01/2024 Sunday Formal
2 24/01/2024 Wednesday Formal
3 28/01/2024 Burns Supper
3 31/01/2024 Wednesday Formal
4 04/02/2024 Sunday Formal
4 07/02/2024 Wednesday Formal
5 11/02/2024 Lunar New Year Dinner
5 13/02/2024 Halfway Hall
5 14/02/2024 Special Guest Night
5 15/02/2024 Fortescue Law Dinner
5 16/02/2024 Scholars Dinner
5 17/02/2024 Bannister Society Dinner
6 18/02/2024 Turl Street Arts Festival Formal
6 19/02/2024 Maths, Physics & Engineering SFD
6 21/02/2024 Green Impact Vegetarian Formal
6 22/02/2024 Graduate High Table
6 24/02/2024 Parents Dinner
7 25/02/2024 Sunday Formal
7 26/02/2024 Medical Sciences SFD
7 28/02/2024 Wednesday Formal
7 02/03/2024 Torpids Dinner
8 03/03/2024 Sunday Formal
8 06/03/2024 Wednesday Formal
9 10/03/2024 Sunday Formal


Special Guest Night, Sunday 19th November 2023, 7.30pm

Wild Mushroom Arancini, Spicy Tomato Sauce (V)

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup, Almond Crumble (V)


Pan-Fried Seabass, Noisette Potato, Baby Leeks, Vanilla Sauce Viege


Beetroot Tarte Tatin, Feta Cheese (V)

Coffee Panna Cotta, Caramelised Walnut



You must sign on for formal hall meals online at You will be issued a receipt for the booking you have made.

Booking in time

  • Wednesday: sign on by 1.30pm the day before
  • Sunday: sign on by 1.30pm on the Friday before

These timings are set and no late bookings will be taken.

The cost of your meal will be deducted immediately from your account. The system will not allow you to sign on for meals if you do not have enough cash on your card.

You will be able to sign up for all Formal Dinners in Hall up to one week in advance. Formal meals such as Boat Club or Rugby Club Dinner will also be available for booking on this screen.

Cancelling a booking

If you have signed on for a dinner which you will not be able to attend you must go to the Catering Services Manager who will cancel your booking and refund the booking fee. Please note that cancellations must be made a minimum of 48 hours before the dinner. No refunds will be given for late cancellations.