Formal Halls happen twice each week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) during term time. The dress code is formal and, as a Selwyn member, you will be asked to wear a gown.
You receive a 3 course dinner for £13.00. There are two ways to book tickets for Formal Halls:
- For yourself and two guests, you can book through the Selwyn meals booking system where tickets go on sale on Monday/Wednesday, one week before the dinner and go off sale on Monday/Wednesday noon one day before the dinner (for Tuesday/Thursday formals, respectively); or
- for groups of more than three, you must go in person to the Conference and Events Office in person to check availability, then get an "Events Permission Form" approved by the Dean (the form available from the Porters' Lodge).
Once a month the MCR invites members and friends to come together for an MCR Dinner. Whilst Formal attire is always appropriate for these dinners some of them are themed and fancy dress is strongly encouraged. The dinner as such usually consists of a three-course meal, followed by coffee and port, all for £19. Tickets go on sale from Sunday afternoon two weeks before the dinner until Wednesday midnight one week before the dinner. Members can purchase up to 3 tickets each through the MCR booking system.
The evening starts at 19:00 with pre-drinks in the New SCR followed by dinner in Hall starting at 19:30. Afterwards, everyone goes to have a couple of drinks in the bar before heading off to the bop where you can enjoy amazing music with the best company you could ever imagine!