About High Table Dinner

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High Table Dinner (HTD) originated from the formal dinner of English colleges at Oxford and Cambridge Universities with long years of history. With the College Master being the host of the event, the HTD in the dinner hall is organized normally twice a semester.

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Our residents wearing formal dress, attending a grand formal dinner sit at long refectory tables in the dinner hall. To make the HTD a memorable night for all residents, scholars are invited as the honourable keynote speaker(s) to share their success story or their views on topics of common interest. As a major college hall education, it is our hope that residents will feel at ease in attending formal social functions and get well versed to social and dining etiquettes which is a combination of ritual and consumption that helps college keep their traditions alive. Given these values, the HTD is an important college function that all residents are required to attend.

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Honorable guests invited as honourable keynote speaker in HTD in 2015/2016 are shown as follows:

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 12 October 2015  11 November 2015
Prof. Chuxia DENG
Dean of Faculty of Health
Sciences
 
 Prof. Haydn CHEN
Vice Rector of Students Affairs 
of UM
 Topic: “Chronic Diseases and
the Concept of Sub-Health
 
 Topic: “Being Educated and
Civilized”
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3 March 2016 21 April 2016
 Prof. YAMAZAKI
Associate Professor of Teikyo
University
Prof. Lionel M. NI
Vice Rector (Academic Affairs) 
of UM
 Topic: “Japanese 
dining etiquette”
Topic: “4 Years of University 
Education: What should you
learn, and why?”

 Honourable Keynote Speakers in  in 2014/2015