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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

Dining in College

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    Evening meal in the Dome at Murray Edwards College

    Our alumnae are entitled to dine in College free of charge once each year, and may also attend up to three additional meals per term at the guest price. Alumnae are welcome to bring up to three guests with them and prices are listed below.

    Requests to dine in Formal Hall are always subject to availability and granted on a first come, first served basis. 

    Dining rights

    Dining rights for alumnae apply to Formal Halls or dining at High Table during a normal cafeteria lunch or dinner.

    Alumnae may also request to sit at High Table at a Formal Hall, but this is subject to availability. If we are unable to seat you at High Table, we will reserve a separate table for you and wine will be provided.

    If you choose to sit with our students, wine will not be provided, but you will be able to purchase bottles of wine in the College Bar to take to dinner.

    Lunch and dinner in the Cafeteria

    In addition to these dining rights, you are welcome to dine in the cafeteria (not at High Table) for lunch or dinner at any time during term and pay at the cash desk in the Dome. Please contact the Development Office to confirm meal times prior to coming in.

    Outside of Full Term, there is a reduced catering service, so it is not always possible for alumnae to dine in College. If you are planning to visit during the vacation periods and would like to dine in College, please contact the Development Office in advance.

    Formal Halls 2016-2017

    Michaelmas Term

    • Tuesday 11 October
    • Tuesday 18 October
    • Tuesday 25 October
    • Tuesday 1 November
    • Tuesday 8 November
    • Tuesday 15 November
    • Tuesday 22 November

    Lent Term

    • Tuesday 17 January
    • Tuesday 24 January
    • Tuesday 31 January
    • Friday 3 February
    • Tuesday 7 February
    • Tuesday 21 February
    • Tuesday 28 February
    • Friday 3 March
    • Tuesday 7 March
    • Wednesday 15 March

    Easter Term

    • Tuesday 2 May
    • Thursday 4 May
    • Tuesday 9 May
    • Tuesday 16 May
    • Tuesday 23 May
    • Friday 2 June
    • Tuesday 6 June

    Super Halls 2016-2017

    • 28 October (Halloween)
    • 29 November (Christmas)
    • 30 November (Christmas)

    Prices for guests and additional alumnae meals

    • Cafeteria lunch or dinner at High Table - £12.45
    • Formal Hall, at High Table - £22.24
    • Formal Hall, not at High Table - £16.60
    • Super Hall, at High Table - £25.14
    • Super Hall, not at High Table - £19.50

    Reserve your place

    Please contact the Development Office to book for Formal and Super Hall by calling 01223 762288 or emailing .