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Dining Customs

Ordinary dining/Guest Nights

 
Timings 6:30 pm for 7 pm
Pre-dinner No reception, members go straight to table via south end of Hall. 
There will be a short talk in Hall before dinner at 7 pm on most evenings (occasionally replaced by a debate after dinner.)
Seating Barristers are seated at their own table at the north end of Hall, parallel to the Bench table.  Place cards will be set out on the table.

Black Tie Guest Night

 
Timings 7 pm for 7:30 pm
Pre-dinner Reception - drinks in the bench rooms.
There will be a short talk in Hall before dinner at 7:30 pm.
Seating Barristers and their guests are seated at their own table at the north end of Hall, parallel to the bench table.  Place cards will be set out on the table.

Grand Day

 
Timings 7 pm for 7:20 pm
Pre-dinner Reception - drinks in the Members' Common Room
Seating Barristers are called into Hall from the Members' Common Room and are seated at their own table at the north end of Hall, parallel to the bench table.  Place cards will be set out on the table.

Domus Dinner

 
Timings 6:30 pm for 7 pm
Pre-dinner Reception - drinks in the bench rooms for benchers, barristers and students.
There is no talk before dinner. 
Seating Benchers, barristers and students are all seated together.  Place cards will be set out on the table.

Sponsorship Night

 
Timings 6:30 pm for 7 pm
Pre-dinner Reception - drinks in the bench rooms for benchers, barristers and students.
There is no talk before dinner.
Seating Barristers and students are seated together.  Place cards will be set out on the table.

 

 

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