Here are some pictures inside the hall at Christ's. The hall is between First Court and Second Court, and dates back to the sixteenth century. The photos show a "Formal Hall" dinner taking place.

At Christ's, Formal Hall is available six nights a week and you can sign up to attend on evenings when you'd like a special served meal with college friends or visitors rather than going to the normal College canteen (Upper Hall). Think of it as an in-College equivalent of going out to a restaurant, except that at about £11 for three courses plus coffee, it's cheaper than equivalent Cambridge restaurant prices. See the meals page for more information about the various options for food, since as well as Formal Hall, there's the self-service canteen, the Buttery cafe-bar and "gyp rooms" in the accommodation too.

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Christ's College, Cambridge Hall Christ's College Cambridge Hall
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These pictures show a fairly standard Formal Hall meal, but sometimes special events are organised by the students too - there may be a theme that people dress for etc. You don't have to go to Formal Hall meals if you don't want to - it's just one of the choices for eating in College.


Facilities page / Meals at Christ's / First Court / Second Court / Third Court / New Court / Fellows' Garden