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Dr Kate Millett at a lunch in her honour with St Hilda's Fellows past and present (May 2011)
7th September 2017
We are deeply saddened by the death of our alumna, Dr Kate Millett.
St Hilda's University Challenge Team 2016
6th September 2017
A special, live version of University Challenge pitting the recent, triumphant graduate team of Dr Daisy Dunn (Classics, 2005), Dame Fiona Caldicott (Physiology, 1960), Dr Val McDermid (English, 1972) and Adele Geras (Modern Languages, 1966) against another vintage team reuniting Gill Elliott (History, 1963), Dr Susan Bird (Chemistry, 1962), and Professor Heather Joshi (PPE, 1964), with their new captain Anne Morse (History, 1968.) The session will presided over by none other than Bamber Gascoigne.
16th August 2017
Our alumna and the Observer's art critic Laura Cumming was announced as one of the winners of the James Tait Black Prize at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 14 August 2017. The £10,000 prize for biography counts among its former winners Lytton Strachey, John Buchan, Antonia Fraser, and another St Hilda's alumna, Hermione Lee, who won the biography prize for her book 'Penelope Fitzgerald: A life' in 2013.
2nd August 2017
Our alumna Nicola Dandridge (Classics, 1978) will be come the first chief executive of England's Office for Students on 1 September 2017. She will leave her current position of chief executive of Universities UK to take up this role, joining Sir Michael Barber, who has been appointed as chair of the regulator.
Goodbye Christopher Robin
22nd June 2017
We are looking forward to welcoming our alumna Dr Ann Thwaite (English, 1952) to our Garden Party on 24 June 2017. In 1990, Dr Thwaite's book, 'A.A. Milne: His Life' won the Whitbread Prize for best biography of the year. In September 2017, a version of the book will be published by Pan Macmillan as 'Goodbye Christopher Robin'. This will coincide with the release of the film of the same name, for which Dr Thwaite has been a consultant.
The Orwell Prize
15th June 2017
In 2014, The Orwell Prize and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation launched The Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils, a new social issues journalism prize. 'Behind Closed Doors' by our alumna Anna Hall (English, 1987), Erica Gornall and Louise Tickle, True Vision Aire and The Guardian, has been shortlisted for the 2017 prize.
Three Girls
15th May 2017
Congratulations to director Philippa Lowthorpe (Classics, 1980) and screen writer Nicole Taylor (Law, 1997) and everyone at Studio Lambert on their new series, 'Three Girls', which tells the story of three of the children wo were victims in the 2012 grooming and sex trafficking case in Rochdale. 
This is Not a Rescue by Emily Blewitt
2nd May 2017
Congratulations to our alumna Emily Blewitt (English, 2004), who has published her first poetry collection 'This Is Not A Rescue' with Seren, Wales’ leading independent literary publisher.
11th April 2017
Our alumna and multi-award winning documentary Director/Producer Anna Hall (English 1987) produced and directed ‘Behind Closed Doors’ (True Vision Aire for BBC One), which has been nominated for a BAFTA for Best Single Documentary. Shot over 12 months, and starting from the moment a 999 call is received, the film follows three brave women who each waive their right to anonymity to show how insidious and terrifying domestic abuse can be.
Book signing at St Hilda's Writers' Day, Oxford Literary Festival
4th April 2017
Now in its eighth year, St Hilda's Writers' Day at Oxford Literary Festival was once again a great success. We began by welcoming mother/daughter, author/illustrator team Wendy Meddour and Mina May. Interviewed by Nicolette Jones of The Sunday Times, they discussed working together on their 'Wendy Quill' books as well as how to get, and stay, published.
St Hilda's College Writers' Day Oxford Literary Festival 2017
1st April 2017
Organised by the St Hilda's College Media Network and Programme Director Triona Adams, St Hilda's College Writers' Day at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival is on Saturday 1 April. Events will take place in Worcester College's Lecture Theater.
20th February 2017
Our alumna and Honorary Fellow Dr Val McDermid (English, 1972) has been elected to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in February 2017. She is one of 60 distinguished individuals hailing from sectors that range from the arts, business, science and technology and academia. They join the current RSE Fellowship whose varied expertise supports the advancement of learning and useful knowledge in Scottish public life. Many congratulations to Val! You can read more here