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Dining

Dining hall

The main dining hall is a focal point for the College. All members, including those not resident on site, are encouraged to take meals in College as often as possible, to aid in the fostering of the community spirit that is so much a part of College life.

The College provides breakfast and lunch from Monday to Friday. Lunch is also served on Sundays and a brunch is available on Saturdays. Dinner is offered each evening from Monday to Friday (except when another category of dinner is scheduled); no evening meal is provided on Saturdays or Sundays. There is no formal start or end to these meals and diners may enter at any time during the period of serving. Members may bring spouses, guests and children to any of these meals.

Other, more formal dinners, of which there are several each term, are subject to dress codes, timing and guest restrictions, details of which are made known to members well in advance.

Kitchen Minimum Billing

Members will understand that in order to keep the kitchen running a certain revenue is necessary. A minimum charge for meals is therefore levied termly and added to a member's College Bill. This is credited to your University card and can be used to pay for meals and formal dinners and on other formal occasions. When a student leaves, unspent balances are not refunded. The charges for the current academic year are detailed here.

Times and dates of meals

  • Breakfast 8.00am - 9.30am (Monday - Friday)
  • Lunch 12.30pm - 1.30pm (Monday - Friday)
  • Saturday Brunch 11.00am – 12.30pm
  • Sunday Lunch 12.30pm – 1.30pm
  • Dinner 6.30pm – 7.45pm Monday – Friday
    6.00pm – 6.45pm on Formal Hall and College Guest Nights
  • Formal Hall 7.00 for 7.30pm
  • College Guest Night 7.00 for 7.30pm

No evening meal Saturday or Sunday. 

Notifcation of periods of closure and reduced kitchen service during vacations will be circulated by email and/or displayed on the College screens. 

Special dietary requirements

The College will seek to respond to the needs of members with special dietary requirements. Vegetarian options are routinely available, while other special dietary requirements should be discussed in the first instance with the Front of House Manager, who will try to prepare appropriate meals if this can reasonably be arranged (though the College cannot guarantee to fulfil all individual requests). The College should be informed if a member has a serious food allergy; this should be discussed immediately on arrival with the member's Tutor and with the Front of House Manager, who will be able to advise on the ingredients and labelling of College meals.