Robinson College holds a Premises Licence for various regulated activities, including the sale of alcohol. The regulations pertaining to the licence cover the entire College although only specified areas of the College are covered for specified regulated activities.
The licensing regulations affect how the College and its members carry out its/their activities and the following rules and points must be observed in order that the College does not infringe the law.
For the avoidance of doubt, these rules apply to the May Ball, for which alcohol may be bought from the College, obtained from College suppliers, (via the College) or obtained from sponsors, (via the College). The May Ball Committee may not purchase alcohol from other providers for sale (included within the ticket price).
These rules also apply if a society (or an individual) intends to offer alcohol where there is NO sale at all, i.e. they are providing drinks for a private party for which there is no charge either in the form of a ticket price or the exchange of cash or payment in kind. As the consumption will take place within the College’s licensed premises, there is a requirement for the alcohol to be purchased from the College in order that due diligence may be exercised.
For further information, organisers are invited to make enquiries with the Head of Conference and Catering or Domestic Bursar.
It is important to realise that infringements of these rules may place the College’s licence in jeopardy. That would affect the College’s ability to operate. Junior members are advised that the College will take a very serious view of any infringement of these rules.