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  • Capacity
    548m2 of flat-floored space
  • Licensed bar/cafe
    Available for various packages
  • WiFi
    High speed and free to use

Originally built as a ‘cathedral to learning’, this building never fails to impress delegates and guests. This Grade II-listed red-brick hall was built in 1900 and has welcomed thousands of students for graduation ceremonies across the decades.

Now it inspires delegates and visitors alike as one of the University’s accredited Venues of Excellence. The hall itself features a trompe l’oeil domed ceiling located above its formal marble entrance, bordered by archways that draw the eye to the centre of the room.

When hiring the Great Hall, the day delegate rate includes the use of the screen, data projector, PA system, lectern and microphones. In addition, a range of audio-visual packages are available according to your requirements, with all events being delivered by our in-house AV experts.

As with other locations, a range of catering options are available through our Food Fellows catering team. This group of food and beverage specialists can deliver a wide range of options including canapés and drinks in the marble rotunda entrance, fine dining and banqueting, relaxed street food on the lawns outside, or a working buffet lunch.

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The Great Hall


  • Marble rotunda foyer
  • Licensed bar available
  • Multi-functional venue
  • Grade II listed building
  • Surround-sound PA system
  • 82m2 stage


  • Accessible toilets
  • Blue badge parking
  • Hearing loop available
  • Power-assisted doors
  • Sloped walkways and ramps
  • Wheelchair seating

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