Hall life

Churchill Hall offers its residents spaces to study and relax. As a catered Hall, Churchill's meal times are one of the most sociable events of the day and are a great way to meet new people.

Churchill's picturesque location offers an alternative to the hustle and bustle of city life, yet the Hall is just a few minutes walk from other residences on the Stoke Bishop campus. Residents are encouraged to explore the grounds, arboreatum and botanic garden and can make use of their own small allotment.

Inside the Hall the library provides a spacious quiet study area, which is well used - particularly in exam time. The Reynold's Room is open 24 hours a day and has computers and a printer for residents use, with Wifi avilable throughout the Hall.

Away from your studies, the large Junior Common Room is a social space for residents and a venue for events hosted by the JCR Committee and other university groups: from first-aid training to dance classes and fashion shows.

The Hall bar is run by student residents and hosts pub quizzes and film and TV nights, you'll also find dart boards, pool tables and comfy sofas. A full-size snooker table, table football and a 50" flat-screen television are over in the Hexagon, a recent addition to the Hall.

Churchill is a musical hall, often hosting recitals and concerts. Our music room is located in The Holmes and equipped with a keyboard and drum kit. Music and entertainment are also an important part of the Hall's formal dinners.

Formal dinners are held twice a term at Churchill Hall on Friday evenings. The dining room at Churchill is the largest of all the Stoke Bishop Halls and is big enough to seat 300 of the 350 Churchill's residents.

Formals are an opportunity to celebrate the Hall and its residents. The dress code is smart and residents often go on to an organised JCR event afterwards. The Warden hosts the dinner and, along with members of the Senior Common Room, invites guests to attend and dine on the High Table. Well-mannered and sensible behaviour is expected throughout the evening. You can bring an unopened bottle of wine or soft drink into a Formal but no other alcohol is allowed. Further information about meal times is provided in your Hall guide.

Churchill hall offers a warm, welcoming environment in which to start your university career.

Robert Mayhew - Warden, Churchill Hall

Your handbook and guide

Download your copies of the Hall handbook (PDF, 450KB) and residence guide (PDF, 858kB) to learn more about living at Churchill Hall.

Residence conditions

The student residence conditions explain the contract between you and the University. These conditions should be read and understood prior to moving into the Hall.