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As well as our full and varied programme of alumni events, there are other opportunities Old Members to keep in touch with College:

Dining on High Table

Old Members (matriculated members who are not current members of College) have a lifetime’s entitlement to dine on High Table, at their own expense, once a term on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings or Sunday following Chapel. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there is no Formal Hall and the High Table dinner takes place in either the Old Bursary or the SCR.

The cost of dinner is £19.08 (2019-2020), plus wine, and members are welcome to bring a guest. Bookings should be made by 10.00 am on the day (2.00 pm on Friday for the following Sunday). Please book through the Alumni & Development Office.

Lunch in Hall

Old Members and their guests visiting Oxford are welcome to have lunch in Hall. Lunch, which is self-service, is available Mondays to Fridays only, from 12.30 to 1.30 pm during term and usually from 12.00 noon to 12.30 pm during vacations, except during the college closure and on days when other events are taking place—please check times when booking.

There is a choice of hot dishes each day, with soup, salads and puddings also usually available. The bar is open in the beer cellar for coffee from 10.30 am to 2.00 pm (1.00 pm during vacations). There is a flat rate of £8.00 for lunch per person and places must be booked and payment made beforehand (as there is no facility for paying in Hall). Please contact the Alumni & Development Office, 01865 279887, to make a booking.

Staying in College

Single, twin or double guest rooms for up to three consecutive nights may be booked by members throughout most of the year depending on availability. Rates for 2019-20 are: single room, £58.50; double room, £92.70; twin room £117, which include breakfast when available (brunch on term-time weekends) and VAT – payment by cash or card is taken at the lodge on arrival.  Rooms should be booked through the Alumni & Development Office. Availability is often very limited.

Visiting Trinity

Old Members and Friends are very welcome to visit College at any time, free of charge, even when the college is closed to the public. On rare occasions college may be closed to all visitors for special functions or for reasons of safety. You are welcome to let the Alumni & Development Office know if you plan to visit and we can let the porters know to expect you.

Old Members visiting Oxford will find an Oxford University Alumni Card useful to have for visiting other college and University attractions. Trinity members do not need one to visit Trinity, though having one will help the porters identify you when you arrive.

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