Formal Hall at Lucy Cavendish College
On Thursdays and some Fridays during Term we have a Formal Hall, a convivial, formal-but-relaxed occasion which is a great opportunity to meet others, invite guests and relax amongst good company and with lovely food.Please click here to download the schedule for Formal Hall Dinners taking place during 2012 /13.
Some evenings we have a "subject night" which means that we reserve some tables for students and their supervisors in a particular subject. We do also keep tables free for people who are not in those subjects, so all are welcome!
Other nights have particular themes such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Chinese New Year.
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 of this website.
- Click here to book; for guidance on how to use the booking site please read this Formal Hall Booking Procedure Manual (pdf).
- We meet for drinks at 7pm in Warburton Hall and then dinner starts at 7.30pm, if you arrive later than 7.30pm you may not be admitted.
- We ask that you remain seated from after the first grace until the second grace (usually at about 9.15pm) and please turn off your mobile phone.
- The booking deadline is usually 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. If you need to cancel after the booking deadline, the cost of the meal will not be refunded.
- You should wear an academic gown as should any guests who are members of the University of Cambridge (i.e. other Colleges).
- Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page which has the answers to many common queries.
Undergraduates: If you would like to invite one of your supervisors to your subject Formal Hall please contact your Director of Studies who will organise the bookings as a group.
Postgraduates: PhD students can invite their research supervisor once per year. Other graduate students (e.g. MPhil) may invite a course tutor or academic mentor. To make the booking, graduate students should let email firstname.lastname@example.org with the supervisor's name, title, dietary requirements and subject and the supervisor's meal will then be paid for by the College.