The Inn strives to encourage all members to continue their participation with the Inn after they have been called. Your life at the Inn does not end at Call night! We are determined that members, be it barristers, judges or Benchers, make the Inn’s extensive educational and collegiate activities both in and outside of the Inn a central part of their professional lives.
The Department is reliant on the knowledge, generosity and willingness to help of the Inn’s barristers, judges and Benchers based across England and Wales. Without this, it could not run the schemes and substantial programme of events designed to prepare students for life at the Bar. These include:
- the Mentoring Scheme for students currently on the Bar Professional Training Course
- the Court Pupillage (Marshalling) programme
- Mock Interviews for students applying for pupillage
Please contact the Education Department if you are interested in helping with any of the above schemes and programmes.
As a Senior in Hall, you would be part of barrister members of the Inn selected to fulfil certain duties in Hall during student events. It is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere of dining in Hall with fellow members and Benchers of the Inn.
Whether you play tennis, golf or the piano there are a number of clubs and societies open to all members of the Inn. Please contact a group directly if you are interested.
The Miscellany is the Inn's annual Christmas show organised by and starring its members. It is open to everyone, from students to the Supreme Court. Shows are themed and recent Miscellany titles include ‘From Gray’s with Love’ or 'Licensed to Thrill' (a Bond themed thriller), ‘Gray’s Inn Tights’ (a Robin Hood themed romp) and 'Gray's Inn Saddles' (a Wild West shoot out). The show is usually finally written an hour or so before the performance!
Miscellany is a wonderful chance for any members with musical, acting or dancing talent or a willingness to help backstage to join in the fun. You can also attend as a member of the audience of course!
If you are interested in taking part please email Master Colin Manning or contact the Treasury Office. Auditions usually take place in October.
The choir sings at Sunday Mattins and its members take part in a number of performances during the year. Chapel also hosts a number of services and events, both term-keeping and not, which are open to all to attend.
The Inn’s Barristers’ Committee is the voice of the members of Hall and exists to convey their views to the Masters of the Bench. The Committee welcomes all input and ideas from barristers regarding life at the Inn, its events and all other affairs.