Colleges are communities and one vital part of this is eating together.
We eat in the Grand Hall, a grand Victorian Gothic space. Once a week Homerton has Formal Halls in which dinner is served by candlelight with wine. As with tradition, there is a high table for Fellows to eat with students, in their gowns. Recently for a charity Harry Potter-themed Formal Hall, real owls flew over the heads of our diners. The Hall is also big enough to hold a whole year of students for grand ceremonial occasions such as the Graduands (students about to receive their degrees) dinner.
Every other day there is a cafeteria lunch and dinner with an excellent choice of food.
We also have a Buttery (for breakfast, snacks, tea and coffee, sandwiches, cakes) and the Griffin bar, where many student events take place.
Homerton, like other Cambridge colleges, offers good value for money for accommodation and food. Our students also feed into the annual financial assessment of costs.