St Hilda's College
Current students

Societies and clubs

We have facilities for our undergraduate and graduate students through the Junior Common Room and Middle Common Room (JCR and MCR).

As a student here, you’re an important member of our community and welcome to use our facilities and take part in our events.

We are the closest Oxford college to the main Oxford University sports complex on Iffley Road where facilities include a power-lifting gym, rowing tank, Olympic-sized swimming pool and running track.


The JCR has two meanings - it is a physical place with a bar, lounge and buttery, and it is used as a term for all the undergraduates in College. The JCR Committee represents the views and interests of undergraduates, promotes the welfare of members, and organises social activities.


The JCR website does not necessarily represent the official views of the College.


The MCR is a term for both the graduate student body and our spacious meeting room for their sole use. This is a pleasant space for informal gatherings and social activities.

An elected committee of graduates runs the MCR, which represents the interests of graduate members and organises social events from brunches to film screenings.

As a graduate student, you can also use the JCR college bar and lounge.

You will be invited to a welcoming dinner with their College adviser in your first year as a graduate, and you’ll have the opportunity to attend an annual College dinner, to which you can invite your thesis supervisor or another academic guest.

Every term, you can meet and mingle with the Fellows over refreshments at the MCR research event.


Music and the arts

Whether it’s dance, poetry, drama, photography, sculpture, creative writing or music, you can develop, share and enjoy your artistic passion here.

With concerts, exhibitions, workshops, readings and drama productions all taking place in College, St Hilda's students enjoy one of the most exciting college-based cultural environments in Oxford. Our award-winning Drama Society stages a performance each term.

At our Jacqueline du Pré Music Building - with its Steinway D concert grand piano, recording studio and well-equipped practice rooms - you can be sure that whatever your musical tastes, you will have every opportunity to enjoy music. If you play an instrument or sing then you can join our orchestra or choir. You could form your own chamber ensemble or band, or just make the most of our wonderful practice facilities. And of course, we have a world-class venue where you can attend free recitals.