The core of the MCR community is our weekly Grad Hall. Extremely affordable, they offer a 3-course meal held every week, usually on Tuesday, with pre-drinks in the MCR from 7:00 and dinner in the hall at 7:30, followed by port and chocolates. The food is good, but the real reason to come to grad halls is the outstanding company of your fellow grads. There's always lots going on in Cambridge, but you should try to stay in contact with your college and coming to grad hall is a great way to do that.
We also have special dinners each term, called Superhalls. These are extravagant, not to be missed black tie (or fancy dress!) affairs with top quality food, free-flowing wine and some form of after dinner entertainment. Some examples of after dinner entertainment in recent years have included piano players, a jazz band, a belly-dancing filled luau, and a casino! There are also other special dinners planned for holidays and academic events throughout term, so keep an eye on your email and the MCR Facebook group for details!
Lastly, our Swaps Officer organises several college swaps every term where you can experience formal hall at other Cambridge colleges, some of which are fancy dress dinners! It's a great opportunity to see more of Cambridge as well as to connect more with your own MCR members.
Seating Plans FAQ:
Some meals in the hall have seating plans (Superhalls, ERSS, other special events). The way this works is the halls officer gets the list of people booked in from the meal booking system (the same one you can see by clicking "View") and makes a seating plan. Then they send it to catering, who make the little name tags you see in the hall. Catering also use the seating plan to know who is vegetarian or has other dietary requirements/allergies, so it's important to stick to the plan once it's set. If you have a question not answered below email email@example.com and ask!
Q: How do I book in for meals with a seating plan?
A: This way:
- You will get an email to the Christ's MCR list to announce the opening of booking for an event. It will have information about the meal and a deadline for booking in and for making seating plan requests.
- Go to the meal booking system and book in. Send the halls officer (firstname.lastname@example.org) any requests you might have for the seating plan.
- Enjoy the event!
Q: I sent a request for a previous dinner and I'd still like to sit with the same people. Do I have to send another request with the same name(s)?
A: No, old requests are kept and re-used. If you want to sit with different people you have to send a request for that.
Q: I have booked in a guest on the meal booking system, do I have to request to sit with them?
A: No, if you booked a guest yourself you will be sat with them. If you have a guest booked for someone else you have to tell the halls officer who you booked them for. Please give your guest a name in the booking system or they will get a name tag saying "Guest".
Q: I bought someone else's ticket after booking closed, can I choose where I'm seated?
A: If you send an email with the name of the person who sold you their ticket and the seating plan deadline hasn't passed then yes.