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.
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.
5.30pm Eleanor Rawling talks on 'Walking into Clarity; exploring Ivor Gurney's Gloucestershire poetry’ (Vernon Harcourt Room) 7pm Drinks Reception (Senior Common Room) 7.30pm Dinner (Dining Hall) Perhaps best known as a musician and First World War poet, Ivor Gurney also wrote vividly and prolifically about his native Gloucestershire.
The second St Hilda's Feminist Salon of Hilary Term is hosted by Mara Clake (Abortion Support Network) and Speaking of IMELDA ( a performance art group) discussing Irish abortion activism.
Hilary term's MCR Research Symposium will take place on 7 March in the Lady Brodie Room. There will be a £50 Amazon voucher for the best talk. For this term's symposium, we have decided to set a challenging and topical theme to respond to with our own research: Post-truth