Mary Moore, Principal of St Hilda's 1980-1990, has died.

20th October 2017
Mary Moore (1930 - 2017)

We are greatly saddened by the death on 6 October 2017 of Mary Moore, Principal of St Hilda's 1980-1990.

Mary Moore (b. 1930) was the daughter of two historians, V H Galbraith, Regius Professor of History at Oxford from 1948-1957, and Georgina Rosalie Cole-Baker, a medieval historian. After reading History at Lady Margaret Hall, she made her early career in the diplomatic service, from which she was obliged to resign when she married fellow-diplomat A.R. Moore in 1963. Mary and Tony Moore presided over a very sociable era in the Principal's Lodgings, and though the centenary of the College in 1993 fell during her successor Elizabeth Llewellyn-Smith's time as Principal, Mary was instrumental in launching the Centenary Appeal which by the end of her tenure had raised over £2 million, contributing to the permanent endowment of ten named Fellowships in the College. Tony predeceased her in 2000.

Our thoughts are with her son Arthur and her wider family at this time.

Read Mary Moore's eulogy, written by St Hilda's Vice Principal, Dr Georgina Paul, here.