St Hilda's has a large and vibrant Classics community at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and senior levels, with regular invited speakers and social events. This is a friendly and academically challenging environment in which Classical students from a diverse range of backgrounds thrive and receive the support needed to realise their potential and achieve excellent results.
The Classics tutors hold a drinks party every term for all the classical students at St Hilda's, as well as running informal discussion lunches on an exciting range of classical topics which offer the chance to roam off-syllabus. The St Hilda's Classics Society is run by undergraduates, hosting speakers on classical themes, as well as dinners, classical film nights and trips to museums.
Generous bequests mean that we are able to offer substantial financial help towards the cost of travel to classical sites around the Mediterranean world, and we encourage students to make the most of this opportunity. We have a stock of the large Latin and Greek dictionaries for students to keep on long-term loan for the duration of their course. These are expensive items which we recognise many students cannot afford to buy for themselves, but which are an essential aid for translating the considerable number of set texts in the course.
From the purely practical provision of travel grants and dictionaries, to a lively social calendar, we aim to make the study of Classics at this college as enjoyable as it is academically rigorous, for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.