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    How often are formal dinners and what do you have to wear? Are you expected to drink alcohol?
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    (Original post by 11234)
    How often are formal dinners and what do you have to wear? Are you expected to drink alcohol?
    Depends on the college and depends on the college. No.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Depends on the college and depends on the college. No.
    Are subject dinners college specific?
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    Depends on the college and depends on the college. No.
    How was your tripos
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    How often are formal dinners and what do you have to wear? Are you expected to drink alcohol?
    – There are two compulsory formal dinners in your uni life, matriculation dinner at the start and graduation dinner at the end. (Unless you go to Gonville and Caius where you have a certain number of slightly less formal formal dinners per term.) Different colleges offer formals at different rates, from every day to once a week. Most people probably go a few times a term at most.

    – In the majority of colleges you have to wear a jacket and tie (for males) or equivalent (for females) as well as your gown.

    – Some colleges offer tickets including wine (usually at a slightly higher price) and most others allow wine to be brought along. Drinking alcohol is never compulsory and water is also provided.
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    Are subject dinners college specific?
    Think so, it seems to be more of a DoS thing than anything else. We haven't had any at King's but I know the DoSes at Homerton organise them every so often for Maths.
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    – There are two compulsory formal dinners in your uni life, matriculation dinner at the start and graduation dinner at the end. (Unless you go to Gonville and Caius where you have a certain number of slightly less formal formal dinners per term.) Different colleges offer formals at different rates, from every day to once a week. Most people probably go a few times a term at most.

    – In the majority of colleges you have to wear a jacket and tie (for males) or equivalent (for females) as well as your gown.

    – Some colleges offer tickets including wine (usually at a slightly higher price) and most others allow wine to be brought along. Drinking alcohol is never compulsory and water is also provided.
    pepsi?
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    (Original post by 11234)
    pepsi?
    There aren't soft drinks offered at all/most(?) colleges formals but at some colleges you can bring in drinks purchased at the college bar, including pepsi if you wish. (at least you can do so at King's)
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    There aren't soft drinks offered at all/most(?) colleges formals but at some colleges you can bring in drinks purchased at the college bar, including pepsi if you wish. (at least you can do so at King's)
    does anyone do it?
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    does anyone do it?
    There is usually elderflower fizzy stuff on the tables at Homerton formals.
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    (Original post by alow)
    There is usually elderflower fizzy stuff on the tables at Homerton formals.
    urrgh...sounds horrible
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    does anyone do it?
    Does anyone bring in soft drinks? Why wouldn't they if they want to? There are many people who don't drink alcohol for religious or other reasons. It's no biggy.

    PS. You can ask multiple questions in a single post

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    pepsi?
    I've never known it happen personally. I'm not sure how colleges would feel about it though personally as a teetotaller I would favour a more open policy on soft drinks coming into formals.
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    (Original post by 11234)
    Are subject dinners college specific?
    can be both.
    Many departments organizw a formal or two (one of them usually Christmas one) a year for their students, too, though places are usually limited so not all the students can attend.
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    (Original post by 11234)
    does anyone do it?
    Yeah dw my friend bought in Shloer once and it was fine
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    You can ask multiple questions in a single post
    PRSOM
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    (Original post by 11234)
    urrgh...sounds horrible
    It's great.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    I've never known it happen personally. I'm not sure how colleges would feel about it though personally as a teetotaller I would favour a more open policy on soft drinks coming into formals.
    I don't like wine and I've brought those little squeezy Robinsons squash things into formal before.
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    (Original post by 11234)
    pepsi?
    There're many who cannot/do not drink alcohol for various reasons, so nobody put pressure on you to drink it if you don't want to, and many colleges offer soft drinks at formal for them. What they serve depends on a college.
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    (Original post by alow)
    I don't like wine and I've brought those little squeezy Robinsons squash things into formal before.
    yes wine tastes like pisss i just hate its taste. Robinsons squash lol
 
 
 
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