High Table Booking

This page is for current College Members who are eligible to attend High Table or Guest Night. Alumni are invited to attend one complimentary High Table each academic year, which must be booked using the Alumni High Table Booking Form.  Students are not eligible to attend unless invited as guests.

College Members who are eligible to attend a High Table or Guest Night dinner should click the link for the relevant date below in order to complete a booking form.  A separate form is required for each attendee and booking is open at least two weeks in advance of the date.  You must have a University Single Sign-On (SSO) in order to make a booking for yourself and any guests.

The deadlines below for booking are strictly adhered to:

After the deadline, it is not possible to cancel or amend a booking, and the dinner will be charged at the price listed on the booking form even if you do not attend.

The default meal for all formal dinners is vegetarian and diners who would like a non-vegetarian meal are asked to make this clear in the booking form.

All diners are asked to note any specific dietary requirements, for example: kosher, halal, gluten free or any allergies, on the form. If you require a Kosher meal or other specialist food which is pre-ordered by out kitchen team, please ensure to email hightable@sant.ox.ac.uk at least 3 working days before the event.

The name of each diner attending a dinner will appear on the list of attendees at this link: list of attendees (University Single Sign-On is required to view the list)

To make changes to a booking before the deadline, or with questions, please contact: hightable@sant.ox.ac.uk 

Trinity Term 2024  Guest Night (Monday)High Table (Tuesday)High Table (Friday)
Week 122 Apr 202423 Apr 202426 Apr 2024
Week 229 Apr 202430 Apr 20243 May 2024
Week 36 May 20247 May 202410 May 2024
Week 413 May 202414 May 202417 May 2024
Week 520 May 202421 May 202424 May 2024
Week 627 May 202428 May 202431 May 2024
Week 73 June 20244 June 20247 June 2024
Week 810 June 202411 June 202414 June 2024

Please note that Guest Nights and High Tables may be cancelled if fewer than six or eight people (respectively) sign up.

Dinner is served at 7.30pm sharp in the Dining Hall. The normal dress code is jacket and tie or equivalent, and hosts are asked to inform their guest(s) of this.

The College grace is spoken at the start and end. At the beginning of the meal, the grace is “Benedictus benedicat” and at the end of the meal it is “Benedicto benedicatur”.

At High Table the Steward will ask a small number of Fellows to preside over a table at second dessert. These Fellows are asked to move to the New Fellows’ Dining Room as quickly as possible to occupy their place, which will be marked as “Reserved”. 

Guest Nights are slightly less formal than High Tables; there is no seating plan and no second dessert.