A few times a term the Ustinov puts on formal dinners. These are three course meals where you sit with your friends, dress up, and have a good old knees up. They are usually based on a theme, and are always followed by a party in Fisher House. The formals held at Ustinov include; The Induction Week Formal, the Bonfire Night Formal, The Christmas Formal, Burns Night Formal, the Ustinov Formal @Castle, and the Ustinov Inter-MCR Formal. They really are a fantastic part of the collegiate experience, and GCR members get subsidised tickets.
Format: Depending on the formal, the format is usually as follows. People are seated, then then there are a couple of speeches. Food is then served and there may be some inter-course entertainment. After the dinner is finished (usually about 9.3opm), everyone heads to Fisher for a night of festivities.