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.
Michael was the President of the Junior Common Room for the 2016/17 session of the University and it was his efforts in this role that lead to him receiving a large number of nominations. It was noted by those who nominated him that he was an excellent leader of what was an excellent JCR Committee. Michael was always an engaging President, encouraging all current residents to get involved in the life of the Hall. His three formals were always well attended, thoroughly enjoyed and a credit to both him and his Committee. We hope that the award serves as a small token of thanks on behalf of those he was elected to serve.
Robert first came to Manor Hall in 2015 as a Senior Resident, in this role he has had responsibility for the Manor Hall Amateur Dramatics Society and it is his efforts in this regard that lead to the vast majority of his nominations. It is often easy to overlook the role that the Senior Residents play in the life of the Hall as if things are running according to plan they often fall to the background; however, they play a vital role not just in the essential pastoral support they provide but also by acting as the catalyst to spark the Manor Hall Community year on year. Robert has been an excellent Senior Resident and his efforts have not only ensured the continuation of Manor’s proud tradition in music and drama but also that all residents get the most out of their time in Hall.