Hall Facilities


The hall has a variety of facilities that residents can use, see below to find out more about these facilities.


Open JCR

This is the way in which we refer to our main common room, at the centre of the hall. People often meet there to share a take-away, to assemble before formal dinner and to relax with a cup of tea or coffee after dinner whilst having a long and insightful debate. There are serval cosy chairs along with a large wooden table. In addition, there is a table tennis table with the racquets and balls in the foyer.


Closed JCR

A meeting room, just next to the Packard room, with a large table and more than a dozen chairs. In here, every Thursday the JCR will be holding meetings. After chapel on a wednesday, people often meet here for a glass of port before dinner.


Snooker rooms

Located down a flight of stairs outside, behind the closed JCR, the snooker room is one of slems’ hidden gems. With a full-sized snooker table, chalk and two house cues you will find everything you need to play a game or two. To access it you will need to rent a key from Dalton Ellis Reception.


Jordaan room

A ‘hangout’ room just before the Closed JCR, this room is fitted with a flat screen TV and several sofas. It's a great place to go and watch football or rugby game along with mate. The room is also used for hall film nights.

The Jordaan room (previously the Packard room) is named after Slemsman Han Jordaan who was captured whilst working in the Secret Service during World War 2 and subsequently died at Mauthausen.


The Gym

The Hall Gym is located outside the main building and right next to the Lodge. The gym includes plenty of useful equipment like a treadmill, stepper, vast range of dumbbells, punch bag and many more! Membership for the gym can be purchased for £65.


The Chapel

The chapel is located behind the main hall and can be accessed with your room key. It is used for services several times a week and also serves as a music room, with a range of musical instruments, including a piano and drum kit, available for student use





The library is a communal quiet space, where  many students go to work. In addition to a wide range of books, the library has several  desktop computers and a printer.



Within the hall grounds we have a bike shed where you can safely store your bike.


Bike shed

Squash Court

The Court is located behind Summerfield Wing. The hall also has rackets and squash balls available to borrow


 The Cellar Club

The Cellar Club ( also known as the bar) is located underneath the dining hall. The bar puts on a range of events each year including a Christmas party and a Halloween party. To find out more see here.