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Our Stipendiary Lectureship in English is named the 'Rebecca Marsland Lectureship in Medieval Literatures'
8th October 2021
St Hilda’s College is delighted to announce that the Stipendiary Lectureship in English that covers our core college undergraduate teaching in Old and Medieval English Language and Literature is to be named as the Rebecca Marsland Lectureship in Medieval Literatures.
Margaret Bullard and guests at the launch of 'Endangered Species: Diplomacy from the Passenger Seat'
5th October 2021
Congratulations to our alumna, Margaret Bullard (PPE, 1947), on the launch of her latest book, Endangered Species, Diplomacy from the Passenger Seat.
9th September 2021
The Bodleian Libraries has reached a significant milestone in its online digital library allowing over 1 million images from its collections to be seen and freely used anywhere in the world. The one millionth image to be digitized is from an original notebook of poet and our alumna, Jenny Joseph (1932 – 2018). It shows the first draft of her poem, 'Warning', which was voted the ‘nation’s favourite poem’ in a BBC poll in 2006
9th September 2021
St Hilda's alumna, Susanna Clarke (PPE, 1978), has won the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021 for her novel Piranesi. Susanna's acceptance speech gave heart to others coping with long-term ill health: "It is the book that I never thought I would get to write.... My hope is that my standing here tonight will give courage to other women with incapacitating illness."
13th August 2021
We were saddened by the news of the death on 31 July of Dr Margaret Christie, Fellow in Chemistry at St Hilda's from 1958 to her retirement in 1985.
16th June 2021
Meg Hillier DBE (PPE, 1987) and Sarah Mukherjee MBE (Law, 1984), both appear in the Queen's Birthday Honours list this year.
The Inaugural Dr Joyce Mitchell Cook Memorial Lecture
28th May 2021
The inaugural Dr Joyce Mitchell Cook Memorial Lecture, celebrating the life and career of trailblazing St Hilda’s alumna, Dr Joyce Mitchell Cook took place on 26 May. If you missed it or would like to watch again, you can do so on our Alumnae Events YouTube channel.  
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.

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