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University College

SCR Calendar


MICHAELMAS TERM 2017: 9th October – 15th December.

COLLEGE MEETING of the S.C.R.: Thursday 19th October in the Common Room after dinner.

GUEST NIGHT: in the Senate Suite, Saturday 21st October 7.00 for 7.30, dinner jacket or lounge suit.

MCR LECTURE: Tuesday 24th October before formal.

CUTTING EDGE LECTURE: Tues 7th November before formal.

MCR LECTURE: Tuesday 14th November before formal.

IAS FELLOWS' PUBLIC LECTURE: Tuesday 5th December before formal. Dr Jorg Kreienbrock, 'What is and to what end does one study Astronoetics? Explorations of Space after the Sputnik'.

COLLEGE CAROL SERVICE: Thursday 14th December in the Tunstall Chapel, followed by mulled wine and mince pies (no formal).

SCR CHRISTMAS DINNER: Saturday16th 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 21st December – Wednesday 3rd January

EPIPHANY TERM 2017: 15th January – 16th March.

CUTTING EDGE LECTURE: Tuesday 30th January before formal.

COLLEGE MEETING of the S.C.R.: Thursday 25th January in the Common Room after dinner.

CASTLE CHARITY BALL: Saturday 27th January.

MCR LECTURE: Tuesday 27th February before formal.

COLLEGE ARTS WEEK: Sunday 18th February – Friday 25th February.

SCR LECTURE - CURATOR'S CHOICE TALK: Tuesday 20th February, 5.30pm, Senate Suite.

COLLEGE FEAST: in the Great Hall, Thursday 22nd February 6.15 for 7.00, dinner jacket or lounge suit; no guests.

CUTTING EDGE LECTURE: Tuesday 6th March, 5.30pm, Senate Suite.

EASTER TERM 2018: 23rd April – 22rd June

COLLEGE MEETING of the S.C.R.: Thursday 26th April in the Common Room after dinner.

GUEST NIGHT: in the Senate Suite, Saturday 12th May 7.00 for 7.30, dinner jacket or lounge suit.

SCR AND MCR FORMAL: in the Great Hall, Thursday 15th May. Drinks 6.30, Dinner 7, lounge suit and gown.

Summer Vacation 2018: 23th June

GARDEN PARTY AND SUMMER BUFFET: in the Fellows' Garden, Friday 6th July.

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 (2017/18 prices tbc)

Monday to Friday

breakfast: 8.00 – 9.30 a.m. (£5.10)

lunch: 12.45 – 1.30 p.m. (£7.20)

dinner: 6.00 - 7.00 p.m. (£7.20)

formal dinner: served at 7pm (please foregather in the SCR at least 10 minutes earlier. Tuesday £8.50, Thursday £19.70)


breakfast: 8.00 – 9.00 a.m. (£5.10)

lunch: 12.45 – 1.30 p.m. (£7.20)

dinner: 5.30 - 6.30 p.m. (£7.20)


breakfast: 9.00 –9.30 a.m. (£5.10)

lunch: 12.45 - 1.30 p.m. (£7.20)

dinner: 5.30 - 6.30 p.m. (£7.20)

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 ( 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

26th April

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


Roasted Lamb Loin with garlic roasted baby potatoes, caramelized onion puree, fine beans & rosemary sauce

Pine Nut Roast with garlic roasted baby potatoes, caramelized onion puree, fine beans & rosemary sauce (v)


Morello Cherry & Dark Chocolate Tart with cherry & amoretti sorbet

4th May

Leek & Potato Soup with truffle gnocchi (v)


Roasted Cod Loin with asparagus, mash & parsley sauce

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


White Chocolate Panna Cotta with strawberries & Champagne

7th June

Couscous & Feta Beignetswith red pepper mousse, coriander gel & black olive (v)


Braised Pork Belly with fondant potato, apple puree, sage ballotine, savoy cabbage & grain mustard sauce

Root Vegetable Filo Tart with apple puree, sage ballotine, savoy cabbage & grain mustard sauce (v)


Lemon Posset with raspberries & shortbread

14th June

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Squash Soup with toasted pumpkin seeds & crème fresh (v)


Poached Haddock with asparagus, mash, soft poached egg & hollandaise sauce

Asparagus & Chive Tart with mash, soft poached egg & hollandaise sauce (v)


Caramel Cheesecake with malted milk ice-cream


S.C.R. ON LINE: The S.C.R. on-line system ( 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 or by contacting the Chaplain.


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.



Andreas Pantazatos


Richard Lawrie


Francis Pritchard

Entertainment and Activities Secretary

Nicolas Hoggard

Arts Secretary (Visual)

Hazel Donkin

Arts Secretary (Music)


Castle Society Officer

Alex Nelson


Natalie Matias


Brendan Hodgson


Richard Whaite

(0191 33) 44116

Bursar’s Secretary

Alison Howe

(0191 33) 44119

Accommodation Co-ordinator

Wendy Chambers

(0191 33) 44106


(0191 33) 43800