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Oxford University QUADcast with our alumna, Val McDermid
26th February 2021
Best-selling author and our alumna and Honorary Fellow, Val McDermid (English, 1972) spoke to the Alumni Office's Harriet Packer about what it was like to arrive at Oxford as a 17 year old from Fife for the University's QUADcast series.
16th February 2021
We were very sorry to hear that our alumna and Honorary Fellow, Dame Fiona Caldicott DBE FMEDSci, passed away on 15 February.
4th January 2021
Wasfi Kani OBE (Music, 1975). Wasfi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Grange Park Opera, has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to Music. Wasfi received an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list in 2002 for her work in bringing her second opera company, Pimlico Opera, into prisons.
15th December 2020
Ruth Hunt (English, 1998) is featured on the University of Oxford's Timeline: 100 years of women's history at Oxford, which marks the centenary of women becoming full members of Oxford University. From 2014-2019, Ruth was the Chief Executive of Stonewall, the largest LGBT+ equality body in Europe. In 2019, she was named Baroness Hunt of Bethnal Green.
3rd November 2020
Reading English Verse in Manuscript c.1350-c.1500 by our alumnus, Dr Daniel Sawyer (English, 2011), has been published by Oxford University Press. Dr Sawyer held the the Jeremy Griffiths Memorial Studentship in the History of the Book while a postgraduate student at St Hilda's College. He is currently the Fitzjames Research Fellow in Medieval English at Merton College.
29th October 2020
Our alumnus, Benjamin Shelley (Economics and Management, 2015) has won The Walton Prize for the Strategic Business Management Exam for scoring the highest mark globally in the exam sitting. The exam is one of the final three exams of the ACA qualification, this is the chartered accountancy qualification of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales). Many congratulations on this achievement!    
27th October 2020
Our alumna, Zeinab Badawi (PPE, 1978), received the Sir Brian Urquhart Award for Distinguished Service to the UN. She accepted the award at the first-ever virtual UN Day on 24 October 2020. 
25th July 2020
Catch up with some of our past events here by watching the recorded sessions. St Hilda's Garden Party  Recorded greeting from the Principal, Sir Gordon Duff
St Hilda's Virtual Garden Party
29th June 2020
Thank you to our speakers and everyone who joined us for our virtual Garden Party.
10th June 2020
The best British TV of 2019 nominations for the Bafta Television Awards include television programmes directed and written by two of St Hilda's alumnae. The Family Secret, a True Vision Yorkshire film directed by Anna Hall (English, 1987), has received a nomination for Best Single Documentary. The End of the F***king World, adapted for the screen by Charlie Covell (English, 2003) has been nominated for Best Drama Series. Naomi Ackie has also received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her part in the series.
27th May 2020
Rupert Stuart-Smith (Geography, 2016) has been awarded the Alfred Steers Dissertation Prize by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). The Alfred Steers Dissertation prize is awarded to the best undergraduate dissertation in a UK geography department.
30th April 2020
Frances Leviston (English, 2000), returned to St Hilda's earlier this year to give the guest lecture at the annual P.D. James event. Frances generously shared extracts from her first work of fiction, The Voice in My Ear,  with current English students and tutors. Many congratulations to Frances on the book's publication in March 2020.