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6.9 Music


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

Monday to Friday 1.00pm - 7.30pm
Saturday 1.00pm - 10.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 10.00pm (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. 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. This room is available at the following times:

Monday to Friday 8.00am - 9.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 10.00pm

The Diamond (Cripps Court) and the Arthur 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 2.30pm - 5.00pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings (if no other function is being held) 7.30pm - 10.00pm
Sunday 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
8.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.

Radios, music systems, and other broadcasting devices should at all times be played 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 also restrictions on the playing of the Chapel Organ at full volume. This is mainly limited to services, Choir practices and organ recitals (Thursday lunchtimes), and to the following additional times: Monday to Friday 3.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. 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.