Elton House Award

Each year, up to two members of the Association are awarded the prestigious Elton House Award for outstanding service to the Manor Hall community. Nominated by their peers, award winners are recognised as pillars of the Hall and through this award we are able to give a little back in thanks of their efforts.

Among other things, the recipients will receive three years free membership of the MHA. Nominations are accepted in the summer term and the winner announced at the end of the year.

The name of the award comes from the precursor to the Manor Hall Association, The Elton House Association which was founded in 1925. Elton House was one of the all-female student houses that were merged in 1932 to create Manor Hall. The rest, as they say, is history.


Peter Sirl
Peter Sirl

Peter received the Elton House Award at the end of his second year at Manor Hall. After being in Manor Hall for his first year, Peter gained the position of JCR Vice President under Rory Brennan as President. Peter was instrumental to the team. He worked very hard with the JCR Committee to make 2009/10 a successful year for the JCR, putting on many wonderful formals and other events. After winning the award, Peter stayed on at Manor for his third year, where he helped out with the hall Charity Committee. He helped organise many successful events, raising many hundreds of pounds for the hall charities. Peter continued on in hall as a Senior Resident for 2011/12 while he was studying for a Masters Degree at the university, again helping the Charity Committee as it's Tutor and being a valuable part of the Senior Resident team.