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St Aidan’s College Facilities

SCR Room

The SCR Room is located in the main building. To gain access, you will need a code, but because of COVID restrictions, the SCR room is only available for a small number of people to us at once. (until further notice). Please contact the SCR President, Chair, or Rep if you want to use the Common Room. Also, the Shincliffe Room (located next to college mailboxes in reception) and St Aidan’s College’s Lindisfarne Centre (located next to college tennis courts) will be used for SCR gatherings.


The College Gym has been designed by students to make sure it meets our needs. It’s equipped with two treadmills, four rowing machines, three elliptical trainers, two cycles, two recumbent cycles and a multigym. The gym is for the college community to use and is run by JCR Committee. Each member must undergo induction training before using it. In order to arrange training and payment for membership please contact the JCR Sports Captain


Aidan’s is a secular college and the College Meditation Space (formerly the Chapel) is open to people of all faiths or to those who seek a place for quiet reflection. The College has an Interfaith Forum and if you are interested in getting involved in this details will be circulated around the SCR or email [email protected]


The College library provides 24-hour study space, with access to a Reference section, 14 networked computers, printing facilities and desks for working. If you have any questions email [email protected]

Books are available for borrowing during the staffed hours in term-time:

Sunday – Friday7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday2:00pm – 4:00pm

All year during COVID restrictions, the Shincliffe Room is used as extra study space. At this time borrowing hours are extended by one hour.

The College Librarian is Mrs Ann Caddel.



St Aidan’s College Bar is for the college community and is run by the JCR Bar Committee with many postgraduates getting involved as bar staff. The bar has a projector TV, darts boards and a quiz machine. In summer you can enjoy a drink in the beer garden, which also plays host to the annual summer festival and college Pride. The bar hosts several events throughout the year, which will be advertised on our calendar and mailing list. To book a table in the bar, please message Aidan’s Bar.

The bar general opening hours are 7:30 pm – 11 pm on weekdays (from 7 pm on Fridays) and on the weekends it is open from 1 pm – 5:30 pm, then 6 pm-midnight on Saturday and 6 pm – 11 pm on Sunday. The bar’s license covers all the public spaces in college, though please note that the license requires that any alcohol you consume in those spaces must be bought from the bar.


The College Shop sells a variety of items that are particularly useful for livers-in. Pick ‘n’ Mix sweets, crisps, microwave popcorn, cereal bars and ice cream are among the range of stock. If you happen to have missed breakfast or lunch you can get toast, pasties and paninis as well as soft drinks, teas and coffee. In the evenings the shop also serves toasties, with a plethora of different fillings on offer! In addition to food and drink, the shop also stocks other essential items, such as paracetamol, pro-plus and washing tablets. Facebook message them with any questions.