Ball Chair: Tom Clennett
The Ball Chair is responsible for organising and running Castle’s three, termly balls: Ladies’ Night, Halfway Hall, and June Ball– and acts as the President of the Ball Committee and The June Ball Committee. The Ball Committee organise and execute Ladies’ Night and Halfway Hall, which take place in Michaelmas and Epiphany terms respectively, while the June Ball Committee organise and execute June Ball, which takes place at the end of Easter term after exams. The June Ball Committee has the honour of running one of the most prestigious balls in the UK, featured in the likes of Mastercard’s ‘Top Events Money Can’t Buy’, Tatler’s Bystander and The Guardian’s ‘Top 100 things to do before you die’. The theme of June Ball is kept secret until it is revealed on the night (please don’t come begging me for spoilers)!
As two of the largest committees in college, we have something to offer for everyone. Teams range from Administration, Publicity, and Sponsorship to Food and Drink to Entertainment, Graphics, and Creatives. The Ball Committee meet once a week on Wednesday afternoons while the June Ball Committee meet almost every day during the two weeks after exams and before JB.
Applications to join the Ball committee will be out very soon after Freshers’, and JB Committee during the middle of second term.
I’m Tom and a second year Sport and Exercise Sciences student. In my role as Ball Chair, I head the committees that organise the three college balls we have each year – keep an eye out for applications to join the committee! Unsurprisingly, I spend a lot of my time playing sports at both college and DU level so please do ask me about that. I’m living out this year but you will no doubt see me in and around college, especially in the undie! My top tip for freshers is don’t let freshers week make or break your uni experience, you’ll make better friends and memories in the weeks and years following!