Churchill College SCR

SCR Introduction

The Churchill SCR (Senior Combination Room) is the Senior Members' association of Churchill College at the University of Cambridge. The SCR supports the interests of Churchill's 200 or so Senior Members, who hail from all corners of the globe. This website is a resource for members of the SCR and anyone interested in the SCR and its activities. Please let us know how it could be made more useful to you.



Posted by Fellows' Steward, Apr 11, 2016

Daily lunch and informal dinner menus can now be viewed at


On days when students have a Formal Hall the Hightable Dinner menu will also be available. On other evenings the menu is selected at the last minute to provide the best option for the number dining.

Useful/related website: https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/student-hub/catering/menus/
If you need to know more, please contact Jane Dixon (jane.dixon@chu.cam.ac.uk)

SCR Committee Minutes

Posted by Fellows' Steward, Jan 27, 2016

Minutes of SCR Committee meetings are now stored on the Raven protected College Fellows' pages at


If you need to know more, please contact Jane Dixon (jane.dixon@chu.cam.ac.uk)

Dining Situations

Posted by Fellows' Steward, Dec 24, 2015

For clarification, at high table dinners, Fellows dine in the Hall with students when students are dining. Students normally have a formal hall on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during full term. On these occasions, Fellows who have reason to sit with students may sign up to dine below. When signing to dine below please specify in the notes with which group of students you intend to dine. On occasions of common tables Fellows and students mingle to dine together and there is no option to dine below. When students are not dining Fellows normally dine in the Fellows' dining room, sometimes in the Cockcroft room and occasionally in the hall. When fewer than about ten are dining service may be replaced by a buffet.

If you need to know more, please contact Jane Dixon (jane.dixon@chu.cam.ac.uk)

Ethical Mondays

Posted by Fellows' Steward, Sep 26, 2014

Meat free dining on Mondays has been replaced by an initiative to encourage the use of ethically sourced products and those that minimize the energy cost of transportation.

If you need to know more, please contact Domestic Bursar (shelley.surtees@chu.cam.ac.uk)

Meat Free Mondays

Posted by Fellows' Steward, Nov 30, 2012

From the start of the Lent term 2013 only vegetable and fish dishes will be served at all meals, including High Table dinners, on Mondays until further notice.

If you need to know more, please contact Fellows' Steward (cat@ast.cam.ac.uk)

Cancellation of High Table when too few are signed in

Posted by Fellows' Steward, Mar 20, 2012

When fewer than three Fellows or at least one Fellow and a guest have signed in for High Table dinner by the deadline of 11am on the day (the previous Friday for dinner on Sunday) then the dinner will be cancelled. In that case diners will be notified by email, if available, by noon on the day of the deadline. If no email address is registered the catering staff will endeavour to contact the diner by telephone as soon as possible thereafter.

If you need to know more, please contact Rosemary Saunders (rosemary.saunders@chu.cam.ac.uk)

Fellows' website

Posted by Peter Fayle, Jan 18, 2011 (updated Jan 31, 2011)

The Fellows' website is the new hub for general information and news concerning the Fellowship.

There will be fewer Fellows' emails, and more news will be published on the website, so we suggest bookmarking the link below.

The site requires a Raven account. If you do not have one, or if there's any other information you would like to see on the site, please contact the Registrar.

Useful/related website: http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/collegelife/fellows/private/
If you need to know more, please contact Paula Halson (registrar@chu.cam.ac.uk)

Wine at High Table

Posted by Fellows' Steward, Jun 09, 2009 (updated Jun 09, 2009)

Further to the decision to charge Fellows for wine consumed at High Table we have now added a box to the web signing list where Fellows may indicate whether they wish to take wine. By default this is set to 'Yes' and so must be changed to 'No' if necessary. There is a similar box for each guest. If the box contents are set to 'No' you will not be charged fo wine but it is still your responsibility to ensure that wine is not poured for you or any non-drinking guests. Inverting your glasses is a sufficient indication that you do not want them filled.

If you are signed up to dine below you will not be charged for wine irrespective of the setting of the box. Nor will you be poured wine unless it is paid for from some predesignated source.

If you need to know more, please contact Fellows' Steward (scr-fellows.steward@chu.cam.ac.uk)


Posted by Fellows' Steward, May 29, 2008

The booking system has been updated so that those with dining privileges can sign up with their guests under their own name. You should select Dining Privilege Holders as before and then select your own name on the next screen.

If you need to know more, please contact Fellows' Steward (scr-fellows.steward@chu.cam.ac.uk)