The Lodge is both the security and information hub of the College, monitoring alarms, safeguarding keys, receiving and sending mail, directing visitors and generally providing information. The Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for most of the year T: (0) 1865 276 602 or as extension 76602.
“The Lodge and the porters are what make College a home as opposed to a series of rooms.” – Hannah, Medicine
The porters are a crucial part of College life – combining the expert knowledge of a concierge with the practical knowhow needed to help students, both new and returning, through their time at Univ. Lost keys – a rite of passage for most students – can be dealt with easily, as can directions to the furthest flung corners of College, or information on local transport and amenities. When the porters aren’t effortlessly combining the roles of custodian, oracle and all-seeing eye they also look after Percy the Univ tortoise and and Lyra the cat. The Lodge can be reached on extension 76602.
In various combinations in the Lodge you will find: Head Porter Charles Scarf, Deputy Head Porter Jeremy Franklin and Porters Aiden Gillett, David Larner-Smith, Angie Carter, Azzam Subahey and Bernard Chylinski (plus, of course, Percy the tortoise and Lyra the cat.)
The Porters also arrange and manage storage during vacations.
“They’re basically the go-to people for solving immediate problems in College.” – Max, History
Products and Merchandise
The Lodge sells a wide variety of products central to life as a Univ student; these include:
• Packing boxes
• Lanyards for Bod Cards
• Univ gifts and souvenirs