St Aidan's Gym

The College Gym has been designed by students to make sure it meets our needs. It's equipped with two treadmills, four rowing machines, three elliptical trainers, two cycles, two recumbent cycles and a multigym. It is run by the JCR and you must undergo induction training before using it. In order to arrange this please contact the JCR Sports Captain

Interfaith Provision

St Aidan's Meditation Space

Aidan's is a secular college and the College Meditation Space (formerly the Chapel) is open to people of all faiths or to those who seek a place for quiet reflection.

The College Interfaith Tutor is Dr. Bernhard Nausner. The College has an Interfaith Forum and if you are interested in getting involved in this details will be circulated around the SCR, or you can get in touch with Bernhard.


St Aidan's Library

The College library provides a 24 hour study space, with access to a Reference section, 14 networked computers, printing facilities and desks for working. Books are available for borrowing during the staffed hours in term-time:

Sunday - Friday7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday2:00pm - 4:00pm

In the Easter term, the Shincliffe Room is used as extra study space. At this time borrowing hours are extended by one hour.

The College Librarian is Mrs Ann Caddel.

Bar & Shop


Aidan's College Bar is run by the JCR Bar Committee. The bar has a projector TV, darts boards and a quiz machine. In summer you can enjoy a drink in the beer garden, which also plays host to the annual summer festival. The bar hosts several events throughout the year, which will be advertised on our calendar and mailing list.

Show Opening Times 

During term time the opening hours are:

Monday - Thursday 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Friday7:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday1:00pm - 5:30pm
 6:00 - 12:00am
Sunday1:00pm - 5:30pm
 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Outside term time the bar operates limited opening hours and conference prices


The College Shop sells a variety of items that are particularly useful for livers-in. Pick 'n' Mix sweets, crisps, microwave popcorn, cereal bars and ice cream are among the range of stock. If you happen to have missed breakfast or lunch you can get toast, pasties and paninis as well as soft drinks, teas and coffee. In the evenings the shop also serves toasties, with a plethora of different fillings on offer! In addition to food and drink, the shop also stocks other essential items, such as paracetamol, pro-plus and washing tablets.

Show Opening Times 

The shop is open every day (during term time) at:

Afternoon1:30pm - 3:30pm
Evening8:00pm - 12:00am