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University College

SCR Calendar

CALENDAR FOR 2018-19

MICHAELMAS TERM 2018: 8th October – 14th December.

COLLEGE MEETING of the S.C.R.: Thursday 18th October in the Common Room after dinner.

GUEST NIGHT: in the Senate Suite, Saturday 20th October 7.00 for 7.30, dinner jacket or lounge suit.

CUTTING EDGE LECTURE: in the Senate Suite, Thursday 22nd November at 5.30pm. Prof Anne Thayer (Slater Fellow), 'A Durham Monk Engages Others: Thomas Swalwell’s Marginalia on Jews, Muslims, and Lutherans'.

COLLEGE CAROL SERVICE: Thursday 13th December in the Tunstall Chapel, followed by mulled wine and mince pies (no formal).

SCR CHRISTMAS DINNER: Friday 14th December in the Great Hall at 7.30, following drinks on the Tunstall Gallery from 6.45. Dinner jacket/lounge suit or cocktail dress

CHRISTMAS VACATION: College closed Thursday 20th December – Wednesday 2nd January

EPIPHANY TERM 2017: 14th January – 22nd March.

COLLEGE MEETING of the S.C.R.: Thursday 24th January in the Common Room after dinner.

CASTLE CHARITY BALL: Saturday 2nd February.

CUTTING EDGE LECTURE: in the Senate Suite, Tuesday 5th November at 5.30pm. Dr Conor O'Brien (Solway Fellow), further details tbc

COLLEGE ARTS WEEK: Sunday 17th February – Friday 22nd February.

CUTTING EDGE LECTURE: in the Senate Suite, Tuesday 19th November at 5.30pm. Dr Emily Thomas (College Fellow), further details tbc

COLLEGE FEAST: in the Great Hall, Thursday 21st February 6.15 for 7.00, dinner jacket or lounge suit; no guests.

GUEST NIGHT: in the Senate Suite, Saturday 2nd March 7.00 for 7.30, dinner jacket or lounge suit.

CUTTING EDGE LECTURE: in the Senate Suite, Tuesday 5th March at 5.30pm. Dr Barış Arı (Pemberton Fellow), Further details tbc

EASTER TERM 2018: 29th April – 28th June

COLLEGE MEETING of the S.C.R.: Thursday 9th May in the Common Room after dinner.

GUEST NIGHT: in the Senate Suite, Saturday 18th May 7.00 for 7.30, dinner jacket or lounge suit.

SCR AND MCR FORMAL: in the Great Hall, Thursday 23rd May. Drinks 6.30, Dinner 7, lounge suit and gown.

Summer Vacation 2018: 28th June

GARDEN PARTY AND SUMMER BUFFET: TBC

Members are kindly asked to note that events may be cancelled or altered due to unforeseen circumstances. There will be no formal on the 26th October, 16th November or 15th February. Formals will be held on Friday 9th February and Friday 4th May in place of Thursday 8th February and Friday 4th May.

MEALS (2018/19 prices)

Monday to Friday

breakfast: 8.00 – 9.30 a.m. (£5.30)

lunch: 12.45 – 1.30 p.m. (£7.40)

dinner: 6.00 - 7.00 p.m. (£7.40)

formal dinner: served at 7pm (please foregather in the SCR at least 10 minutes earlier. Tuesday £8.75, Thursday £19.90)

Saturday

breakfast: 8.00 – 9.00 a.m. (£5.30)

lunch: 12.45 – 1.30 p.m. (£7.40)

dinner: 5.30 - 6.30 p.m. (£7.40)

Sunday

breakfast: 9.00 –9.30 a.m. (£5.30)

lunch: 12.45 - 1.30 p.m. (£7.40)

dinner: 5.30 - 6.30 p.m. (£7.40)

Notes. Meals during Term are self-service. Non-formal meals are taken through the Servery.

Dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays is formal and gowns are worn. We foregather in the S.C.R. from c. 6.30 p.m., where members with guests are invited to introduce their guests to the senior member of the College present, who leads into Hall and presides at table. On Tuesdays in Term members of the M.C.R. are entitled to dine at High Table. On Thursdays in Term a special meal is served at High Table and a higher charge applies.

Bookings for meals should be made through the S.C.R. on-line system (https://www.dur.ac.uk/castle.scr/members/) before 10.30 a.m. on the day of the meal (10.30 a.m. on Monday for Tuesday dinner in Term, 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday for Thursday dinner in Term; bookings cannot be altered after this time). If you need to make or change your booking and do not have access to the internet, please contact the Bursar’s Secretary (at the weekend, the Catering Office).

Thursday & Guest Night Menus

1st November

Goats Cheese & Potato Terrine with pickled beets, pink radish & fennel cress (v)

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Roasted Lamb Loin with confit shoulder, minted peas, broad beans & rosemary sauce

Pine Nut Roast with tender stem broccoli, minted peas, broad beans & rosemary sauce (v)

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Vanilla Pana Cotta with poached blackberry & pear

8th November

Jerusalem Artichoke Veloute with chervil gnocchi (v)

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Steamed Cod Loin with asparagus, mash & parsley sauce

Goats Cheese & Spinach Filo Parcel with asparagus, mash & parsley sauce (v)

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Bread & Butter Pudding with vanilla pod ice cream

15th November

Feta & Chickpea Beignets with spiced aubergine puree, sun touched tomato & black olive crumb (v)

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Roasted Chicken Breast with wild mushroom & tarragon fricassee, confit potato & cep sauce

Parmesan Risotto (v)

With wild mushroom & tarragon fricassee, confit potato & cep sauce

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Coffee Cake with salted caramel ice cream

22 November

Plum Tomato & Mozzarella Tartwith balsamic, rocket & focaccia crotons (v)

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Braised pork belly with cider fondant, baby carrots, leeks & Madeira sauce

Crispy hens egg with cider fondant, baby carrots, leeks & Madeira sauce (v)

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Steamed sultana sponge with raisin puree & clotted cream ice cream

29th November

Spiced sweet potato & squash veloute with apricot, coriander & feta bon bons (v)

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Seared seabass with crispy pomme anne, roasted parsnip, tender stem & white wine sauce

Northumberland nettle croquet with crispy pomme anne, roasted parsnip, tender stem & white wine sauce (v)

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Treacle tart with honeycomb ice-cream & crisp tuille

6th December - Christmas Formal, £8.75

Winter Vegetable Broth(v)

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Turkey ballotine with roast chateau potatoes, parsnip puree, baby carrots & poultry jus

Vegetable & letil roast with roast chateau potatoes, parsnip puree & baby carrots (v)

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Chocolate & clementine tart with cointreau chantilly & honeycomb

SCR FACILITIES

S.C.R. ON LINE: The S.C.R. on-line system (https://www.dur.ac.uk/castle.scr/members/) should be used to book meals, and to update membership details. (If your email address is registered here, you will receive regular news and reminders about S.C.R. events.) If you cannot access the system, please contact the Bursar’s Secretary.

COMMON ROOM: Coffee, tea and hot chocolate are always available, along with a range of newspapers and periodicals. Alcoholic drinks and mixers can be found in the drinks cabinet and the fridge. Please sign for these on the sheets provided. It is always possible to arrange for special drinks, canapés &c. to be served for small gatherings in the S.C.R. Contact the Accommodation Co-ordinator, Wendy Chambers, if you would like to discuss this.

FELLOWS’ GARDEN: During the summer, the Garden may be used by members for bowls or croquet: the key can be signed out from the Porter’s Lodge. Fellows' Garden may however be booked for commercial events. To avoid disappointment please check with the Bursar's Secretary, Alison Howe.

STUDENT FACILITIES: Facilities available to S.C.R. members include the Undercroft Bar and (in Bailey Court) the snooker room and the launderette.

THE CHAPEL: Details of services and other Chapel events can be found at https://www.dur.ac.uk/castle.chapel/ or by contacting the Chaplain.

GUEST ROOMS

Rooms, including the Bishop’s and Chaplain’s Suites, are booked with the Accommodation Co-ordinator, Wendy Chambers. Rooms are available at reduced rates for the personal guests of S.C.R. members only (and not, for example, for Departmental guests). Please contact Mrs Chambers for further details.

Members with guests staying in College and taking meals at High Table are personally responsible for introducing them into the Common Room before their first main meal.

For security reasons members are asked to enquire at the Porters’ Lodge in advance of visits to show guests around the Castle, and to bear in mind that some members may not be known to the Porter on duty. Both student and commercial events may mean that members cannot enter some parts of College.

SCR CONTACTS

President

Andreas Pantazatos

andreas.pantazatos@durham.ac.uk

Secretary

Richard Lawrie

r.m.lawrie@durham.ac.uk

Treasurer

Francis Pritchard

francis.pritchard@durham.ac.uk

Entertainment and Activities Secretary

Nicolas Hoggard

n.w.hoggard@durham.ac.uk

Arts Secretary (Visual)

Hazel Donkin

hazel.donkin@durham.ac.uk

Arts Secretary (Music)

TBC

Castle Society Officer

Alex Nelson

alexnelson@dunelm.org.uk

Steward

Natalie Matias

natalie.k.matias@durham.ac.uk

Webmaster

Brendan Hodgson

b.m.hodgson@durham.ac.uk

Chaplain

Richard Whaite

richard.p.whaite@durham.ac.uk

(0191 33) 44116

Bursar’s Secretary

Alison Howe

alison.howe@durham.ac.uk

(0191 33) 44119

Accommodation Co-ordinator

Wendy Chambers

w.r.chambers@durham.ac.uk

(0191 33) 44106

Porters

(0191 33) 43800