MAs of the College (with effect from the beginning of the academic year after the one in which they proceeded to the degree of MA), PhDs and other higher degree graduates are entitled to dine in College up to ten times per academic year. The first dinner of each academic term is at the College's expense. There is a charge for subsequent dinners within the allowance.


High Table

Those dining at High Table with the Fellows assemble in the Senior Combination Room (entrance from Second Court) where wine is available from 7.15pm. Gowns are worn except when dinner is served in the Senior Combination Room (which is normal outside of Full Term). After dinner coffee can be taken in the Fellows' Parlour and wine and coffee will be served in the Senior Combination Room when there is sufficient demand. 


Formal Hall

Eligible alumni may also dine in Formal Hall, where gowns are also worn. They should make their own arrangements for wine at the Buttery. 



It is possible to bring one guest to High Table or to Formal Hall, by prior arrangement, and subject to the limit on numbers below. Please contact the Catering Office for details and current costs.


Please note that a maximum of six alumni and their guests can exercise their dining privileges on any one night. If you wish to bring a guest who is under 18, please contact the Development Office in the first instance (alumni@christs.cam.ac.uk) so that they can advise.

Bookings may be made via the Catering Office:
Email: mealbookings@christs.cam.ac.uk 

Bookings for High Table can be made from Sunday to Friday only. Bookings must be made before 2pm on the day before you wish to dine (Thursday for a booking on a Sunday). When making a booking, please confirm with the Catering Office your name, date of matriculation, eligibility to dine on High Table, and any special dietary requirements you may have.