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Goodbye Christopher Robin
22nd June 2017
We are looking forward to welcoming our alumna Dr Ann Thwaite (English, 1952) to our Garden Party on 24 June 2017. In 1990, Dr Thwaite's book, 'A.A. Milne: His Life' won the Whitbread Prize for best biography of the year. In September 2017, a version of the book will be published by Pan Macmillan as 'Goodbye Christopher Robin'. This will coincide with the release of the film of the same name, for which Dr Thwaite has been a consultant.
The Orwell Prize
15th June 2017
In 2014, The Orwell Prize and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation launched The Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils, a new social issues journalism prize. 'Behind Closed Doors' by our alumna Anna Hall (English, 1987), Erica Gornall and Louise Tickle, True Vision Aire and The Guardian, has been shortlisted for the 2017 prize.
Three Girls
15th May 2017
Congratulations to director Philippa Lowthorpe (Classics, 1980) and screen writer Nicole Taylor (Law, 1997) and everyone at Studio Lambert on their new series, 'Three Girls', which tells the story of three of the children wo were victims in the 2012 grooming and sex trafficking case in Rochdale. 
This is Not a Rescue by Emily Blewitt
2nd May 2017
Congratulations to our alumna Emily Blewitt (English, 2004), who has published her first poetry collection 'This Is Not A Rescue' with Seren, Wales’ leading independent literary publisher.
11th April 2017
Our alumna and multi-award winning documentary Director/Producer Anna Hall (English 1987) produced and directed ‘Behind Closed Doors’ (True Vision Aire for BBC One), which has been nominated for a BAFTA for Best Single Documentary. Shot over 12 months, and starting from the moment a 999 call is received, the film follows three brave women who each waive their right to anonymity to show how insidious and terrifying domestic abuse can be.
Book signing at St Hilda's Writers' Day, Oxford Literary Festival
4th April 2017
Now in its eighth year, St Hilda's Writers' Day at Oxford Literary Festival was once again a great success. We began by welcoming mother/daughter, author/illustrator team Wendy Meddour and Mina May. Interviewed by Nicolette Jones of The Sunday Times, they discussed working together on their 'Wendy Quill' books as well as how to get, and stay, published.
St Hilda's College Writers' Day Oxford Literary Festival 2017
1st April 2017
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.
20th February 2017
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
Karina Gould
11th January 2017
Karina Gould (MPhil International Relations, 2011) was elected for the Liberal Party in Burlington, Canada, on 19 October 2015. Facing her first election, she was described by the Liberal party as “young, articulate and very well-educated.”
9th January 2017
St Hilda's College is well represented at the Jewish Book Week Festival 2017. See the full programme, 17 January - 5 March 2017 at
2nd January 2017
Well done to our winning alumnae, team captain Dr Val McDermid, Adele Geras, Dr Daisy Dunn and Dame Fiona Caldicott, who defeated worthy rivals Leeds University in the final of Christmas 2016 University Challenge. Many congratuations and thanks to them for providing our festive viewing highlights!
24th November 2016
Our alumna and multi-award winning documentary Director/Producer Anna Hall produced and directed ‘Behind Closed Doors’ (True Vision Aire for BBC One), which has been shortlisted for Best Documentary Programme in the Broadcast Awards 2017.