The 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 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.


Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keith recieved the Elton House Award at the end of his four years at Bristol. Keith has been involved with the technical side of every Manor Amateur Dramatics (MAD) production since he first arrived at the hall in 2007. After living in Manor Hall for his first year he returned for his second year as JCR Tech Rep, a CU leader and helping with MAD productions. His initiative and reliability made him a very important asset to the hall. Keith graduated with a first in July 2011. 


Catherine arrived at Manor Hall in 2008. She enjoyed her time at Manor, so decided to return for her second year and take the position of JCR Secretary. After a difficult year, in which she contributed greatly to the JCR and hall life, she decided to stay on in Manor Hall for her final year. She provided support for many other students during that time. After receiveing the Elton House Award and finishing her Law degree she was appointed a Senior Resident at Manor House, one of the annexes of Manor Hall. She was very proactive as a Senior Resident and she continued with that position until finding employment in the Spring of 2012 meant she had to move away from Bristol.