You are asked to keep the courts, hostels and gardens quiet, because there are always other people working. You should not, in general, play musical instruments (which can be particularly disturbing) except between the following times:

Monday to Friday

1.00 pm – 5.30 pm
7.30 pm – 8.30 pm


1.00 pm – 10.00 pm


10.00 am – 10.00 pm (except during Evensong)

If your instrumental or singing practice is likely (for example by its duration or volume) to disturb your neighbours, you should use the Music Practice Room situated on the Ground Floor of K Staircase, Cripps Court. This room is available at the following times:

8.00 am to 9.00 pm on weekdays
8.00 am to 10.00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays

Although the room is soundproofed to a degree, care should still be taken to limit excess noise.  The window and door should be kept closed.

The Diamond (Cripps Court) and the Lyttelton Room (Ground Floor, G Staircase) may also be used on application to the Porters’ Lodge, subject to the same time restrictions as above.

Rehearsals and/or concerts in Hall may take place during the following times:

Monday to Saturday

2.30 pm – 5.00 pm

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings (if no other function is being held)

7.30 pm – 10.00 pm


2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

8.30 pm – 10.00 pm

Radios, music systems and televisions should at all times be adjusted so as to cause minimal disturbance to your neighbours, and may only be played outside music hours if they are inaudible in neighbouring sets of rooms.

There are restrictions on the playing of the Chapel Organ at full volume. This is mainly limited to services, choir practices and occasional Sunday evening organ recitals, and to the following additional times:  Monday  to  Friday 3.00  pm –  8.30  pm;  Saturday and  Sunday, 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm. The Dean of Chapel and the Director of Music may grant occasional exceptions to these arrangements. Whenever possible, notice of these exceptions will be posted on the Chapel Noticeboard outside the Porters’ Lodge.

An additional restriction on the playing of musical instruments in rooms is in place during the two Quiet Periods