The Food

All meals are eaten in college at Regents Park. Lunch is at 1pm Monday-Friday and dinner is at 7pm - Friday dinner is formal hall. Lunch consists of the main course and desert (or a baked potato and salad if you aren't a fan of what's being served) while dinner is the same plus a starter. It's quite a change to have a 2 course lunch and 3 course dinner everyday. Overall the food is quite good. Something quite different from Georgetown is that all meals are served "Harry Potter" style in that everyone sits at long tables and you are waited on. There's also quite a bit of tradition that goes into these meals. You walk in and stand behind your chair and wait for the graduate students to enter. They then say a very, very short prayer and everyone is seated. You don't get up until the grad students do. During formal halls people bring wine and there are candles and such. Everyone is dressed up and in their Oxford gowns - hopefully I'll have a picture of those after this Friday.


Peggy Coots said...
April 23, 2009 at 4:07 PM

yes, take a picture of the Harry Potter style eating. I want to see this and wouldn't mind experiencing it either. :)

Linnette said...
April 23, 2009 at 6:03 PM

Wow, I really like the way they do lunch and dinner. It sounds very enjoyable, the way dining should be. I would love to attend the formal halls, glad you have the opportunity.


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