Josephine Butler College is self-catered. Kitchens are shared between six students and are large, well-equipped spaces for cooking, eating and socialising.
Our kitchens feature the following facilities:
- Sink and washing up area
- Individual (lockable) storage areas
- Substantial cupboard space
- Television point
- Table and dining chairs
- Comfortable seating
- Iron and Ironing board
- Vacuum Cleaner
Groceries and Meals
We have an on-site shop providing all the basics necessities and, in addition, supermarket deliveries can be made to the College. In the city centre (easily accessible via the Park and Ride bus directly outside the College) you will find a Tesco Metro which provides amply for the needs of the vast majority of students, as well as many smaller shops and the indoor market which provides discounts to students. Alternatively, there are several bigger supermarkets on the outskirts of the city (including Sainsbury's and Tesco Extra) which can be reached by bus.
If you do not fancy cooking, during the day the College coffee shop is a great place to grab a sandwich - at night, a wide variety of meals at very reasonable prices can be purchased from our bar kitchen.
Formal dinners are an integral part of the social calendar here at Josephine Butler and we have several a term, with themes ranging from murder mysteries and Harry Potter to Burns night and Valentine's day. They provide an opportunity for the whole of College to come together, and are fantastic evenings of wining, dining and entertainment, which can be fully formal (e.g. gowns, lounge suits and dresses) to fancy dress or black tie. Our formals are some of the most popular in the University, and with good reason, as you will come to see!
We hold regular informal meals for our postgraduate students - Scholars' Suppers - in which we bring in speakers to address subjects of current or widespread concern (for example, 'The energy gap', 'Interdisciplinary research', 'Remembering childhood'). This gives the postgraduate community a chance to share the fellowship of the table, get to know each other and some College Mentors, as well as discuss the topic.