St Hilda’s Choir marked Ascension Day on 25 May 2017 by singing Ascensiontide hymns and madrigals in our grounds outside South Building. Ascension Day is when the Church celebrates the ascension of Christ into heaven and the end of his post-resurrection appearances. Its theological emphasis is on aspiration to the moral values that Jesus taught. Many churches, including the University Church and St Michael’s at the North Gate in Oxford, beat the bounds of their parish on this day.
On Tuesday 30 May (Tuesday of 6th week), Liberal Democrat peer and St Hilda's PPE alumna, the Right Honourable the Baroness Kramer KC will be joining students of St Hilda's College for the latest in our termly PPE seminar series. Respected parliamentarian and vocal Remain supporter Susan Kramer discusses the prospects for young people, asking whether young people really will be the biggest losers and what hopes there are of securing our futures. This event is open to all members of St Hilda's College, JCR, MCR, and SCR. Students of all subjects are encouraged to attend!
Professor Mark Franko (Temple University USA), renowned dance scholar, returns to St Hilda’s to deliver a guest seminar on his new research into French dance and neo-classicism. The title of the seminar is: Serge Lifar and the Interwar Dance Discourses of Neoclassicism (1930-1939): An examination of how neoclassicism was theorized in French ballet during the 1930s. The event will be followed by refreshments.
Programme (all in the Lady Brodie Room and adjoining Sibthorp Room): 10.00-10.30am Arrival, tea/ coffee and welcome by Jenny Lewis, The Poet’s House, Oxford 10.30-12.30pm: Symposium, chaired by Sarah Watkinson.