High Table During a Formal Dinner

'Formals' as they are known, bring together the college's three common rooms. 'High table', slightly elevated from the rest of the hall,  comprises the members of the Senior Common Room and their guests, and sometimes members of the Middle Common Room as well. The hierarchical seating arrangement echoes the way the hall would have been used for banquets by the Durham Prince Bishops.

'Formals' as they are known, bring together the college's three common rooms. 'High table', slightly elevated from the rest of the hall, comprises the members of the Senior Common Room and their guests, and sometimes members of the Middle Common Room as well. The hierarchical seating arrangement echoes the way the hall would have been used for banquets by the Durham Prince Bishops.