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Designing English at the Bodleian opens on 1 December 2017

1st December 2017

This exhibition, curated by Professor Daniel Wakelin, our Professorial Fellow in English and Jeremy Griffiths Professor of Medieval English Palaeography at the Faculty of English, illustrates the graphic design of...

Miriam Margolyes OBE is giving a reading of the prose and poetry of Jenny Joseph

30th November 2017

The Bodleian is celebrating our alumna Jenny Joseph's (English, 1950) donation of her literary archive with a reading of her poems and previously unseen extracts from her collection archive, given by award-winning actress Miriam Margolyes OBE.

'A Life in Letters: A Tribute to Jenny Joseph...

'The Truth About Muslim Marriage', directed by Anna Hall, is on Channel 4

23rd November 2017

'The Truth About Muslim Marriage', directed by our alumna Anna Hall, examines whether the UK's marriage laws need to be updated to reflect and better serve today's multicultural and multi-faith community.

Dr Myriam François presents the results of a ground-breaking Channel 4 survey, which...

2018 Media Network Twelfth Night Drinks party is on 5 January

23rd November 2017

We are already looking forward to our Media Network Twelth Night drinks! On 5 January 2018, College members will be able to meet Claire Armitstead, (associate editor, culture for The Guardian), who is the new Chair of St Hilda's...

St Hilda's wins three awards at Oxford University Drama Society's Drama Cuppers 2017

20th November 2017

St Hilda's had great success in Drama Cuppers 2017. Our cast of Freshers won Best of Cuppers, the highest award in the competition, for their performance of 'The Tell-Tale Heart' at the Burton-Taylor Theatre on 1 November 2017. In addition, Niimi Day Gough (2017, English) won the Best Actor...

St Hilda's Founder's Day Dinner with guest speaker Gareth Peirce

St Hilda's Founder's Day 2017

16th November 2017

At our Founder's Day service, we remembered Dorothea Beale, who founded St Hilda's 124 years ago. Also in our thoughts was St Hilda, who was known for her patronage of learning, and for her leadership of the English Church in a formative period. At the dinner that followed the service, we were...

Marchella Ward is a specialist researcher on 'Ovid from the RSC: The World's Greatest Storyteller'

16th November 2017

St Hilda's student Marchella Ward, who is studying for her DPhil in Classics on blindness and the theatre, was a specialist researcher on 'Ovid from the RSC: The World's Greatest Storyteller'. BBC Four has partnered with the Royal Shakespeare Company to introduce highlights from the Roman poet...

Dr David Howey's work features in Shell's video, 'The Quest for Better Batteries'

15th November 2017

Dr David Howey Tutorial Fellow in Engineering, and his Research Group are among those featured in 'The Quest for Better Batteries'. This video by Shell looks at the global race for...

We are celebrating our Founder's Day on 15 November

15th November 2017

We hold our annual Founder's Day College Service on the wednesday closest to 17 November, which is St Hilda's Day. On this occasion we recollect our Founder, Dorothea Beale, and give thanks for the benefactors who have enabled the continuation of the College, now for 124 years. 

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RAWAA: A new ballet in the making

14th November 2017

We have been watching the process of creating a new ballet in an interdisciplinary workshop with writer Marina Warner, choreographer Kim Brandstrup, pianist and composer Joanna MacGregor, and professional dancers.

Sara Paretsky will be our Guest of Honour at the 25th Mystery & Crime Conference at St Hilda's College

14th November 2017
‘There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water.’  Alan Clark Diaries.

We are delighted to announce that this year’s conference Guest of Honour is Sara Paretsky. Credited...

'Venus Uncovered' with Bettany Hughes is showing on BBC4 tomorrow.

14th November 2017

St Hilda's alumnae, award-winning documentary makers, Bettany Hughes and Ruth Sessions, recently set up a new production company, SandStone Global. Their first release, 'Venus Uncovered: Ancient Goddess of Love', will be on BBC Four at 9pm on 15 November 2017. Professor Bettany Hughes embarks on...

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