Academic Staff Common Room


Social Events

The ASCR holds a series of at least fifteen regular events every membership year, as well as a number of special one-off events.

In the 2022-2023 academic year, the ASCR introduced a new series of events called "Housman Talks". 

Regular Events

First Term: Coffee Morning, ASCR Annual General Meeting with curry dinner, Christmas Afternoon Tea, 3 Housman Talks
Second Term: Coffee Morning, Wine Tasting, Afternoon Tea, 3 Housman Talks
Third Term: Coffee Morning, Strawberries, Cream & Pimm's Summer Event, Afternoon Tea, 3 Housman Talks

Coffee morning

Coffee mornings

A selection of pastries and Portugese tarts, with fruit and yoghurt in summer and porridge in winter.


Afternoon Teas

Tea, finger sandwiches and cakes with vegan and gluten-free options.

Strawberries, cream & Pimm's

Strawberries, Cream & Pimm's Summer Events

A summer event with a regular pianist.


Annual General Meetings

An Annual General Meeting is normally held each academic year on the third Wednesday of November. The meeting is followed by a curry dinner and music by a regular pianist.


Wine Tastings

A selection of wines with cheese and biscuits.


Beer Tasting

The first beer tasting event was held in May 2022.