Runs on the formal hall board

Formal halls are a highlight of the Oxford or Cambridge University experience. Each college has formal halls once, twice, or even three times a week. You get a three course meal for anything between £3 to £16 (A$7.50-40), and it often includes sherry, port, wine, coffee, tea, chocolates and fruit. Cambridge has 31 colleges. By the end of my year here, I will have been to formal hall for at least eleven of them.

Formal halls attended or soon to attend

  • New Hall
  • Hughes Hall
  • St John’s
  • Clare Hall
  • St Catherine’s
  • Newnham
  • Wolfson
  • Sidney Sussex
  • Darwin
  • Churchill
  • Emmanuel

Formal halls regretfully declined because of other commitments

  • St Edmund’s (missed out three times!)
  • Trinity Hall
  • Downing

Lunched at

  • Darwin
  • Peterhouse
  • Hughes Hall
  • St Edmund’s

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