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Professor Dame Sarah Springman

Principal receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ghent

24th March 2023

We are delighted to announce that our Principal, Professor Dame Sarah Springman, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ghent.

Each year, the University of Ghent awards a number of Honorary Doctorates to successful doctoral students and academics who did not...

Interview with former Development Director Bronwyn Travers

15th March 2023

For the past 15 years, Bronwyn Travers has been the heartbeat of Development at St Hilda’s. Now entering retirement, Bronwyn is leaving the College, and her life in Oxford, behind. In this interview, she reflects on her time at St Hilda’s and the projects she has overseen.

Oxford Skyline: view from St Hilda's College

St Hilda’s Oxbridge Outreach Roadshow

13th March 2023

This week, our Outreach Officer, Rachel Hindmarsh, is visiting a number of schools in Hampshire as part of our Oxbridge Outreach Roadshow. Alongside the School’s Liaison Officer from Trinity College, Cambridge, Rachel will be speaking to students from Year 9 up to Year 12 about university...

Artist's impression of the blazing eruption of the neutron star Swift J1858 compared to the black hole GRS 1915+105.

International study reveals the nature of binary star systems

7th March 2023

An international scientific team, led by Dr Federico Vincentelli of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias and featuring input from St Hilda’s Dr Jakob van den Eijnden (Lee Hysan Junior Research Fellow in Physical...

Q&A with the founder of the St Hilda's Book Club

2nd March 2023

As we celebrate World Book Day 2023, we speak to Arts Rep Cassie Wicks (English, 2021) about the St Hilda's Book Club, the inspiration behind it, and how to get involved.

When was the Book Club founded and why?

W2 rowers pictured by the river with blades behind them.

W2 win blades in impressive Torpids display

27th February 2023

St Hilda's Boat Club took to the river last week for Torpids; the annual Hilary term Bumps race. For the first time in four years, St Hilda's had four crews competing: M1, W1, M2 and W2.

The Boat Club got off to a great start on Day 1, with four bumps by all four crews. M2 began by ...

View of the Anniversary Building and Pavilion

Building projects shortlisted for RIBA South Award

23rd February 2023

St Hilda's College has been shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) South Award for the Anniversary Building and Pavilion project.  

These new buildings, designed by architects Gort Scott, have transformed the College site, and we are delighted to see...

Walter and Ken are pictured on the riverside walkway at St Hilda's. They look out onto the river, with a flowerbed in front.

Interview with Walter Sawyer (Gardens Consultant)

17th February 2023

In this interview we speak to Gardens Consultant Walter Sawyer. After leaving school in 1972, Walter worked as a garden labourer for Newcastle-upon-Tyne Parks Department. While studying at Askham Bryan College (North Yorkshire Institute for Agriculture), he completed a year in industry at the...

St Hilda's College South Lawn

St Hilda's commits to paying the Oxford Living Wage

15th February 2023

We are pleased to announce that from 1 January 2023, St Hilda's College will be paying its permanent members of staff at least the Oxford Living Wage.

Having previously been a Living Wage Employer, this is part of the College's ongoing commitment to supporting our staff and promoting ...

St Hilda’s student releases debut novel

8th February 2023

Current graduate student Josh Hickford (MSt in History of War, 2022) has recently released his debut novel, Retracting Claws.

Set during World War II, Retracting Claws follows a German tank driver and portrays the insanity of conflict and the hopelessness felt by soldiers in the final...

Interview with Deborah Bowden (Head Gardener)

2nd February 2023

In this interview we speak to Head Gardener, Deborah Bowden. Her first horticultural job was at Waterperry Gardens, initially in the Garden Shop then in the Nursery. In 2006, she moved to the Oxford University Parks where she worked in both the Parks and in all manner of departmental and...

St Hilda's students reflect on their rugby tour of Cape Town

1st February 2023

From 1-13 December, the Men’s Blues Rugby Union team went on a tour to South Africa to play against two of the local university teams, including four St Hilda’s students: Edward Blake (2nd year, Economics and Management), George Fowler (3rd year, Biology), Luke Wyllie (2nd year, Chemistry) and...