All formal dinners commence with a drinks reception held in the Lakeside Room at 6:45pm. Please can we remind members to sign for any pre-and post-formal drinks on the drinks sign-up sheets available on the night. The dress code for full College formal dinners is lounge suit/cocktail dresses.

Wine is available to purchase by the bottle on the night, including smaller 175ml bottles. SCR members are asked to complete a wine order form upon their arrival in the Lakeside Room, and these should be given to a member of serving staff. Wine will be charged to your college bill.

Formal Dinner Sign-Up

Sign-up for formal dinners opens two-weeks before the event and closes one-week before the dinner, unless fully booked. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and all bookings must be made online, using the instructions below. If you do not have access to the internet on a regular basis, please contact for an alternative arrangement.

  • Go to: MCR formal sign-up system
  • Click “SCR Sign-Up” and enter your name and the names of any guests, along with details of any special dietary requirements.

To check that your booking has been successful and to ensure that you have obtained a place on the dinner, rather than a waiting list, if the formal is full, please click on “View List”.

Formal dinners are charged at £9.50 and this will be added to your college bill (battels).

Lunch and Dinner

SCR members may book in for lunch (1:00-1:30pm) or dinner (6:00-6:40pm) at Van Mildert on weekdays by calling Van Mildert College reception.