Maurice E. Tucker Room
The Maurice E. Tucker room is the heart of University College's postgraduate community. The room itself is named after the former Master (1998-2011) of University College, Professor Maurice Tucker. Professor Tucker was a staunch supporter and advocate of the postgraduate experience at Castle, and it is to him whom we owe our formalised existence, much of the recent renovation and restoration work undertaken in the common room, and a good deal of weight in pushing for more centralised accommodation for our membership.
The Maurice E. Tucker Room is commonly referred to as the Middle Common Room, or M.C.R., and plays a variety of roles in the lives of its members. During the day it may be used for study or as a quiet place to escape the rest of the world. In the evenings the room acts as a somewhere to make and meet friends, relax and have a good time.
The M.C.R. is located through the first door on the right when entering the courtyard, down an outdoor flight of steps and to the immediate left. Access is granted via the M.C.R. key in exchange for a valid campus card with one of the porters. The porters are found within the gate house at the porters lodge, to the left when entering the castle. Upon leaving the M.C.R., please ensure the room is locked by the member in question. The key may then be exchanged for your campus card. M.C.R. members are most welcome to bring guests within reason so long as responsibility is taken by the member.