I hope everyone had a great time at last night's grand bar opening here at Connaught Hall. There was a very friendly, warm atmosphere and a extremely good turn-out of residents, which I think augers well for the coming year.
Tom Stewart, our Bar Manager, has worked exceptionally hard over the last few days preparing and cleaning the bar for its opening night. He has had no shortage of willing residents to help him every day. I think everyone will agree they have done an excellent job. Thank you, Tom and all!
If you were there last night, you will have noticed one or two small problems arising with second-year students who don't actually live in the Hall this year, including the breaking of the glass panel in the bar door. I will work with the Residents' Club Committee to deal with those issues before our main welcome party on Saturday 8th October. But for now, I hope everyone has wholly good memories of the night and maybe some lasting friendships already - let's all start as we mean to go on.
The bar is open every night in term 1 and this year will be running drinks promotions to match the best prices you will find in this area. Our bar is an important social hub for the Hall and I urge every resident - drinker or no - to make the most of it.