Alumnae, Associates and Emeritus 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. 

The 2016-17 Formal Hall Schedule

Some Formal Halls are also 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.

You can book your place at Formal Hall here. Alumnae and Associates should read these booking instructionsAlumnae, Associates and Emeritus Fellows with queries for booking Formal Hall please email This inbox will be checked at the following times each week: Monday at 4pm, Tuesday at 11am (before Thursday Formal Halls) and Wednesday at 11am (before Friday Formal Halls) and Friday at 10am.

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 - please inform the College of any dietary requirements or seating requests in good time. If you need to cancel after the booking deadline, the cost of the meal will not be refunded. The cost for Associates, Alumnae and their guests is £25.15.