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.


Aeronautical Engineering

Andrew, along with Claudia, was the first recipient of the newly established Elton House Award. He arrived at Manor Hall in 2006 to read Aeronautical Engineering. Andrew returned to the Hall for his second and third years, serving on the JCR as Archivist and as Bar Treasurer respectively and was also heavily involved in the planning for the 75th Anniversary of the Hall in 2009. He was also active in the Hall's Christian Union. Since graduation, he has taken on a Senior Resident position until 2014, and has sat in various positions in the Association, including Chairman from 2010 - 2013. He continues today as Secretary and also as a Convocation Representative on Court. 


Claudia, along with Andrew was the first recipient of the Elton House Award. Claudia received the award at the end of her first year, shortly after becoming one of the CU leaders. She worked tirelessly behind the scenes to build up the Manor Hall community and gained the respect of many of her peers. Her service continued in the 2008/9 academic year as she returned to Manor Hall for her second year.