Riverside Path
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Riverside Path

 Our riverside walk outside South Building is always full of seasonal colour. 

 

Blossom Border
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Dicentra, Blossom Border, Hall Garden, Pink Hawthorn Tree
Blossom Border

The wall flower bed at the end of Hall Garden has been developed as our Blossom Border, to honour the Japanese connection already present in the Prunus mume and hawthorn trees. We have added hydrangea, anenomes, daphnes, dicentra and wisteria.

Wildflower Walkway
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Wildflower Walkway

A wildflower garden was added to the riverside border Hall Garden in 2020, to encourage more insects and bird life. This border is being fully developed in 2021. 

Suffragette Border
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Suffragette Border, Asters (Michaelmas Daisies) in the Suffragette Border at St Hilda's College, Delphiniums in the Suffragette Border at St Hilda's College
Suffragette Border

Our Suffragette Border in Hall Garden was created in 2018 to mark the 100th anniversary of the first women winning the right to vote. In the summer months the border is full of suffragette colours with purple and white plants, including asters, erigeron (the darkest of all dunkelstealles), penstemon (sour grapes), anenomes, and clematises. Some evergreen plants give year-round colour.

Anniversary Building
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Anniversary Building

The Anniversary Building includes a new entrance to the College and Porters' Lodge. It provides more student accommodation, and teaching and social spaces, including the new Middle Common Room. The Roof Garden Suite has three meeting rooms and the Tower Suite has an observation room and a meeting room.   

Pavilion
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Pavilion

St Hilda's pavilion overlooks the River Cherwell. The auditorium has spectacular views. There is a bar and an outside bar terrace.

Stone Family Gym
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Stone Family Gym, Stone Family Gym
Stone Family Gym

Thanks to a generous gift from the Stone family, our gym, fully equipped with St Hilda's-branded equipment, we opened our gym, for the exclusive use of St Hilda's students, Fellows and staff, in 2017. 

Punts Wharf
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Punts at St Hilda's College, Punting past South Building, St Hilda's College
Punts Wharf

We have our own punts' for use by College members and guests. 

Rose Garden
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Rose Garden

The Rose Garden was created in memory of Winifred Moberly, Principal from 1919-1928, by the Old Students’ Association. The bird bath in the rose garden is engraved with her initials, WHM. The garden was restored and replanted in 2011 thanks to a gift from Mrs Margaret Bliss (Massey Stewart, Biochemistry 1952).

Christina Barratt Building
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Final-year student room, Christina Barratt Building
Christina Barratt Building

Christina Barratt Building was opened in 2001. The building was funded by a legacy left by Professor Rosalind Hill, a graduate of St Hilda's. It was named in memory of one of her closest friends. Finalist students are given the first option to live in the Christina Barratt Building. 

Garden Building
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Garden Building

Garden Building is an additional residential block between South and Wolfson Buildings. It was designed by Peter and Alison Smithson and formally opened in 1971.

Wolfson Building
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First-year student room in Wolfson Building
Wolfson Building

Wolfson Building was opened in 1964, thanks to a grant from the Wolfson Foundation. The building was formally opened by H.R.H. Princess Margaret. The Rt Hon Harold Wilson also spoke at the opening ceremony on 26 June 1964.

South Building
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South Building

In 1920, St Hilda’s leased Cherwell Hall, a teacher training college, from Christ Church College. Cherwell Hall was originally built as Cowley Grange in 1879 for Augustus Vernon Harcourt, Christ Church don, model for the White Knight in 'Through the Looking Glass', and nephew of one of Gladstone’s great cabinet ministers – Sir Vernon Harcourt. The College finally acquired the house and grounds in 1949. The house was later remodelled to provide students’ and Fellows’ rooms and a Dining Hall and became known as South Building.

Hall Building
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Hall Building

Dorothea Beale bought Hall Building, then called Cowley House, in 1893. Built in the 18th century, it is the oldest part of the College. Its spectacular foyer – Regency Square – is at the heart of the original building. The Kathleen Major Library and Archive is named after a former College Principal. A special garden is named after English Fellow, Anne Elliot. The Val McDermid Bar in the JCR, which opened in 2014, is named after our alumna. The Buttery, or snack bar, is named after Cynthia Watson.

Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
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Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

This building commemorates the contribution made by Jacqueline du Pré, who was an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda’s. Opened in 1995, the JdP is Oxford’s first purpose-built concert hall since the time of Handel.

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Riverside path in South Garden at St Hilda's College
Riverside path in South Garden
Riverside path in South Garden at St Hilda's College
Riverside path in South Garden at St Hilda's College
Riverside path in South Garden at St Hilda's College
Riverside path in South Garden at St Hilda's College
Riverside Path

 Our riverside walk outside South Building is always full of seasonal colour. 

 

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Dicentra, Blossom Border, Hall Garden
Dicentra, Blossom Border, Hall Garden
Pink Hawthorn Tree
Pink Hawthorn Tree
Blossom Border

The wall flower bed at the end of Hall Garden has been developed as our Blossom Border, to honour the Japanese connection already present in the Prunus mume and hawthorn trees. We have added hydrangea, anenomes, daphnes, dicentra and wisteria.

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Wildflowers in Hall Garden
Wildflowers in Hall Garden
Wildflower walkway
Wildflower walkway
Wildflower walkway
Wildflower walkway
Wildflower Walkway

A wildflower garden was added to the riverside border Hall Garden in 2020, to encourage more insects and bird life. This border is being fully developed in 2021. 

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Suffragette Border
Suffragette Border
Asters (Michaelmas Daisies) in the Suffragette Border at St Hilda's College
Asters (Michaelmas Daisies) in the Suffragette Border
Delphiniums in the Suffragette Border at St Hilda's College
Delphiniums in the Suffragette Border
Suffragette Border

Our Suffragette Border in Hall Garden was created in 2018 to mark the 100th anniversary of the first women winning the right to vote. In the summer months the border is full of suffragette colours with purple and white plants, including asters, erigeron (the darkest of all dunkelstealles), penstemon (sour grapes), anenomes, and clematises. Some evergreen plants give year-round colour.

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Porter's Lodge at St Hilda's College
Porter's Lodge
St Hilda's Tower seen from Cowley Place
St Hilda's Tower seen from Cowley Place
Anniversary Building and Pavilion
The Anniversary Building and Pavilion
Student bedroom in the Anniversary Building
Student bedroom in the Anniversary Building
View from student bedroom in the Anniversary Building
View from student bedroom in the Anniversary Building
Roof Garden Suite, St Hilda's College
Roof Garden Suite
Roof Garden Suite, St Hilda's College
Roof Garden Suite, St Hilda's College
Roof Garden Suite, St Hilda's College
Roof Garden Suite
Anniversary Building

The Anniversary Building includes a new entrance to the College and Porters' Lodge. It provides more student accommodation, and teaching and social spaces, including the new Middle Common Room. The Roof Garden Suite has three meeting rooms and the Tower Suite has an observation room and a meeting room.   

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Pavilion
Pavilion
Pavilion, St HIlda's College
Pavilion, St HIlda's College
Pavilion, St Hilda's College
Pavilion, St Hilda's College
Pavilion, St Hilda's College
Pavilion, St Hilda's College
Pavilion, St Hilda's College
Pavilion, St Hilda's College
Pavilion

St Hilda's pavilion overlooks the River Cherwell. The auditorium has spectacular views. There is a bar and an outside bar terrace.

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Stone Family Gym
Stone Family Gym
Stone Family Gym

Thanks to a generous gift from the Stone family, our gym, fully equipped with St Hilda's-branded equipment, we opened our gym, for the exclusive use of St Hilda's students, Fellows and staff, in 2017. 

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Punts at St Hilda's College
Punts at St Hilda's College
Punting past South Building, St Hilda's College
Punting past South Building
Punts Wharf

We have our own punts' for use by College members and guests. 

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Rose Garden, St Hilda's College
Rose Garden, St Hilda's College
Rose Garden in bloom at St Hilda's College
Rose Garden in bloom
St Hilda's rose garden in autumn
St Hilda's rose garden in autumn
Rose Garden

The Rose Garden was created in memory of Winifred Moberly, Principal from 1919-1928, by the Old Students’ Association. The bird bath in the rose garden is engraved with her initials, WHM. The garden was restored and replanted in 2011 thanks to a gift from Mrs Margaret Bliss (Massey Stewart, Biochemistry 1952).

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Final-year student room, Christina Barratt Building
Student room, Christina Barratt Building
Christina Barratt Building

Christina Barratt Building was opened in 2001. The building was funded by a legacy left by Professor Rosalind Hill, a graduate of St Hilda's. It was named in memory of one of her closest friends. Finalist students are given the first option to live in the Christina Barratt Building. 

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Student room, Garden Building
Student room, Garden Building
Student room, Garden Building
Student room, Garden Building
Garden Building

Garden Building is an additional residential block between South and Wolfson Buildings. It was designed by Peter and Alison Smithson and formally opened in 1971.

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First-year student room in Wolfson Building
First-year student room in Wolfson Building
Wolfson Building

Wolfson Building was opened in 1964, thanks to a grant from the Wolfson Foundation. The building was formally opened by H.R.H. Princess Margaret. The Rt Hon Harold Wilson also spoke at the opening ceremony on 26 June 1964.

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St Hilda's College Dining Hall
Dining Hall
St Hilda's College Dining Hall
St Hilda's College Dining Hall
St Hilda's College Dining Hall servery
St Hilda's College Dining Hall servery
Julia Mann Room
Julia Mann Room
Vernon Harcourt Room
Vernon Harcourt Room
Senior Common Room, St Hilda's College
Senior Common Room, St Hilda's College
First-year student room in South Building
First-year student room in South Building
South Building

In 1920, St Hilda’s leased Cherwell Hall, a teacher training college, from Christ Church College. Cherwell Hall was originally built as Cowley Grange in 1879 for Augustus Vernon Harcourt, Christ Church don, model for the White Knight in 'Through the Looking Glass', and nephew of one of Gladstone’s great cabinet ministers – Sir Vernon Harcourt. The College finally acquired the house and grounds in 1949. The house was later remodelled to provide students’ and Fellows’ rooms and a Dining Hall and became known as South Building.

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Kathleen Major Library, St Hilda's College
Kathleen Major Library, St Hilda's College
Kathleen Major Library enquiries desk
Kathleen Major Library enquiries desk
Kathleen Major Library
Kathleen Major Library
Anne Elliot Garden, St Hilda's College Library
Donors sponsored the Library Garden in honour of English Fellow Anne Elliot
Regency Foyer
Regency Foyer
Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's College
Lady Brodie Room
Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's College
Lady Brodie Room
Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's College
Lady Brodie Room
Hall Building

Dorothea Beale bought Hall Building, then called Cowley House, in 1893. Built in the 18th century, it is the oldest part of the College. Its spectacular foyer – Regency Square – is at the heart of the original building. The Kathleen Major Library and Archive is named after a former College Principal. A special garden is named after English Fellow, Anne Elliot. The Val McDermid Bar in the JCR, which opened in 2014, is named after our alumna. The Buttery, or snack bar, is named after Cynthia Watson.

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Auditorium, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
Auditorium
The Brian Duke Foyer, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
The Brian Duke Foyer
Studio, Jacqueline du Pré Building
Studio
Villiers Quartet, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
Villiers Quartet
McKinnon Practise Room, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
McKinnon Practise Room
Outside the JdP, Michaelmas Term at St Hilda's College
Outside the JdP, Michaelmas Term at St Hilda's College
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

This building commemorates the contribution made by Jacqueline du Pré, who was an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda’s. Opened in 1995, the JdP is Oxford’s first purpose-built concert hall since the time of Handel.