Formal Dinner:

From Monday to Friday, we, as a hall, will be having dinner together from 18:30 until 19:15. It is important to wear a gown that you can purchase during the the first week from the Treasurer of the hall. You will be able to buy either a second- hand cheaper gown or a brand new one. We will all assemble in the open JCR and we will be called in by the kitchen staff once the dinner is ready.


Upon entering the dining hall you'll notice that there are three more 'relaxed' tables, where casual attire can be worn in addition, the top table at the end of the room, where formal dress is required. Everybody is welcome at the top table, along with the JCR members and the Res-life team. As a part of the tradition, males are required to wear a shirt and a tie and of course a gown and females are required to dress in a smart casual way, also wearing a gown.


We all meet in the Open JCR at 6.20 pm and go into the Dining Hall for a 6.30 pm start. We receive any updates and news from the JCR President, and then we stand for the entry of the Hall RLO and Pastoral Team. Dinner usually takes 45 minutes, and the menus are on a 5-week rota. The menus will be advertised in the Open JCR .

Meal Timings:

Monday -Friday (Breakfast) 7:30 – 9:30 am

Saturday Brunch: 11:00 – 1:30pm

Sunday Breakfast: 9:00 – 10:00 am

Sunday Dinner: 17:15 – 18:30


Brand new gowns and second-hand gowns will be available to purchase during the fresher's week. Gowns can be purchased from the treasurer of the hall. The price tag of a new gown is £40 or you can get a second-hand gown for £20. At the end of the year, you can keep your gown or return it for £10.

St Anselm Hall JCR 2020/ 2021


St Anselm Hall,

Kent Rd East, 

Victoria Park

M14 5BX


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