St Hilda's celebrates Founder's Day

17th November 2021
St Hilda's College flying the flag on Founder's Day

Today we celebrate Founder's Day and the College flag is flying to mark the occasion!

Dorothea Beale founded St Hilda's as an Oxford Hall to enable women to continue their education. The Hall opened  in 1893 with seven students.

Dorothea Beale named the College after St Hilda (614 - 680), head of Whitby Abbey, which was the leading house of education of her time. The College has remained true to its pioneering roots and continues to strive for excellence as well as equality. It has become a College tradition for us to hold a service to celebrate Founder's Day.

This year, we are holding the service in our Pavilion, overlooking the river Cherwell, which was completed this year. At the service we will celebrate our past and remember our founder, while enjoying our transformed site and looking forward to St Hilda's future.