Foundation and origins
Founded by three students, Brendan Somers, Stuart Tilley and Robin Holland, in 1971. One other student was present but prefers not to have his name mentioned. The Club insignia and its name were suggested by Brendan Somers. It is now the only remaining dining club at the college, and the only verifiable collegiate dining club in Wales. The club's colour is pale blue.
Today, The 16' Club is solely a dining club, though vestiges of the university's clerical origin remain in the retention of the College Prayer and the nominal requirement that members be bachelors.
The clandestine nature of these meetings, and the reticence of its members, means that little is known about the club.
The purpose of the College 16 is loosely defined as, "...to maintain the traditions of Saint David's College, and to provide and maintain a fraternity of gentlemen of calibre for mutual support whilst at University and in post graduate life."
Membership of the club is by invitation only. The requirements and procedure are unknown.