The House is pleased to welcome old members wishing to dine at the High Table.
Dinner is served at the High Table, in Hall, on most nights during each of three 10-week terms. This is a popular service, with only occasional busy evenings when it is not possible to accommodate members; it can also infrequently be the case that no current members have requested dinner and the service is suspended: this is more likely on Saturdays and Sundays.
A dinner service is also provided on most evenings during the vacations, when it is served in the Lee Building of the Senior Common Room. Members are therefore asked always to contact the Steward, via her Assistant, in advance when planning to dine.
There is a dining limit of up to 3 times in any one Term, and similarly during the vacation. This is flexibly implemented by the Steward, taking into account other demands and the House’s busy social programme. Very often, a member booking dinner will arrange to book with another member of the House, and the arrangements, as established, do not confer any entitlement to bring a guest. But this can often be waived, and a guest welcomed. The House is always glad to hear from members wishing to take dinner and we have recently experienced a welcome increase in members dining at the High Table.
All arrangements for High Table dining are overseen by the Steward and further information will gladly be provided. A paper, describing the customs and protocols of the High Table, and including arrangements for payment of the modest charges will gladly be e-mailed. For all enquiries about High Table dining, please contact the Steward’s Assistant, Mrs Helen Camunas-Lopez, on 01865-286580 or email email@example.com.