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St Hugh's College

The University of Oxford comprises 39 Colleges and 7 religious Permanent Private Halls (PPHs), which are autonomous self-governing corporations within the university. ... A Permanent Private Hall at the University of Oxford is an educational institution affiliated to the University — not as a full College, but able to award Oxford University degrees. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 441 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1683 × 2285 pixel, file size: 1. ...

                       
College name St Hugh's College
Named after Saint Hugh, bishop of Lincoln
Established 1886
Sister college Clare College, Cambridge
Principal Andrew Dilnot
JCR President Alistair Wrench
Undergraduates 419
Graduates 226


Location of St Hugh's College within central OxfordCoordinates: 51°45′56″N 1°15′48″W / 51.765675, -1.263406
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St Hugh's College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford, England, located on St Margaret's Road, North Oxford. It was founded in 1886 as a women's college, and accepted its first male students in 1986. It is one of the largest colleges in the University. Hugh of Avalon or Hugh of Burgundy, best known as Saint Hugh, bishop of Lincoln, (1135/1140 – London, November 16, 1200) was at the time of the Reformation the best-known English saint after Thomas Becket. ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Most of the colleges of the University of Cambridge have sister colleges in the University of Oxford (and vice versa). ... College name Clare College Named after Elizabeth de Clare Established 1326 Previously named University Hall (1326-1338) Clare Hall (1338-1856) Location Trinity Lane Admittance Men and women Master Prof. ... Andrew William Dilnot CBE (born 19 June 1960), economist and broadcaster, has been Principal of St Hughs College, Oxford since October 2002. ... In some universities in the United Kingdom—particularly collegiate universities—the student body is organised into one or more of the following: A Junior Common Room (JCR) A Middle Common Room (MCR) A Senior Common Room (SCR) In addition to this, each of the above phrases may also refer to... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 360 × 370 pixelsFull resolution (360 × 370 pixel, file size: 156 KB, MIME type: image/png) Small map of central Oxford This map may be incomplete, and may contain errors. ... Image File history File links Blue_pog. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... The University of Oxford comprises 39 Colleges and 7 religious Permanent Private Halls (PPHs), which are autonomous self-governing corporations within the university. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... St Margarets Road is a road in North Oxford, England. ... North Oxford, especially central North Oxford between the city centre and Summertown, is considered by many to be the most desirable and famous suburb of Oxford, England. ...

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Location

St Hugh’s occupies a rectangular site in the affluent North Oxford area. It is bordered by Banbury Road on the east, Woodstock Road on the west, St Margaret’s Road on the north and Canterbury Road on the south. The college is equally accessible via the main entrance on St Margaret's Road and the back gate, which opens onto Canterbury Road. North Oxford, especially central North Oxford between the city centre and Summertown, is considered by many to be the most desirable and famous suburb of Oxford, England. ...


History of the College

Founded in 1886, St Hugh's was originally a women's only college, becoming coeducational a century later. It was founded by Elizabeth Wordsworth, a great-niece of the famous poet, William Wordsworth. Using money left to her by her father, a bishop of Lincoln, she named the College after one of his twelfth century predecessors, Hugh of Avalon, who was canonised in 1220, and in whose diocese Oxford had been. Elizabeth Wordsworth was a champion of the cause of women's education, and her foundation was intended to enable poorer women to gain an Oxford education. Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Elizabeth Wordsworth was the great-niece of the poet William Wordsworth. ... William Wordsworth (April 7, 1770 – April 23, 1850) was a major English romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their 1798 joint publication, Lyrical Ballads. ... Hugh of Avalon (also known as Hugh of Burgundy), was born in 1140 at Avalon Castle, Burgundy, France, the son of William, Lord of Avalon. ...


There are statues of both St Hugh and Elizabeth Wordsworth, presented to the College as gifts for its Jubilee in 1936, on the Library stairs. St Hugh carries a model of Lincoln Cathedral, which would have been very familiar to Elizabeth Wordsworth, and has his other hand resting on the head of a swan, probably the famous swan of Stow, although the swan is also a symbol of purity. Elizabeth Wordsworth is depicted wearing her doctoral robes. Elizabeth Wordsworth was the great-niece of the poet William Wordsworth. ...


The first male undergraduates were admitted in 1986 and now the College has a equal mix of men and women.


College Life

Undergraduate students at the college and many graduate students are eligible for college accommodation on the main college site. There is a range of rooms and flats available which are decided by the room ballots organised by the student bodies.


The main entrance of the college leads straight to the Main Bulding, which usually accommodates first year students, but also houses the chapel and the dining hall. Other first year students may be accommodated in the 1960s style Kenyon Building. Second years either live in the Rachel Trickett Building, named for a past principal of the college, or the Mary Gray Allen Building. Wolfson Building consists of nine staircases. Finalists usually live in the newer Maplethorpe Building, whose rooms have en-suite facilities and clusters of eight rooms sharing a kitchen on each of the three floors, with four staircases altogether. All the rooms have views of gardens. Rachel Trickett (December 20, 1923 — June 24, 1999) was an English novelist, non‑fiction writer, literary scholar, and a prominent British academic; she served as Principal of St Hugh’s College, Oxford for nearly twenty years, between 1973 and 1991. ...


The college is big enough to accommodate all its undergraduates and a large proportion of its post graduates for the duration of their studies. There are two big lawns which are for the use of students all year round. The gardens are also the venue for croquet, tennis and frisbee, and St Hugh's is the only Oxford college with its own basketball courts. There are a wide range of clubs and societies, both sporting, academic, and those supporting niche interests.


The Principal of the college is Andrew Dilnot. Andrew William Dilnot CBE (born 19 June 1960), economist and broadcaster, has been Principal of St Hughs College, Oxford since October 2002. ...


St Hughs JCR

St Hugh's College has an active Junior Common Room (JCR) currently presided over by the Alistair Wrench. It is one of the biggest JCRs in terms of numbers. His predecessor, Martin McCluskey, is the current president of the Oxford University Student Union. The term Junior Combination Room or Junior Common Room (JCR) is used in many British universities (as well as at Harvard College in the United States) to refer to the collective of students (similar to a students union) at a constituent part of a university, typically a college or a... The Oxford University Student Union is the official student union of the University of Oxford, representing the interests of its members to the university and the outside world. ...


Notable former students


See also Former students of St Hugh's College. Kate Adie (born September 19, 1945) is a British journalist. ... Barbara Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn (October 6, 1910 – May 3, 2002), British left-wing politician, was born Barbara Anne Betts in Bradford, Yorkshire, and adopted her familys politics, joining the Labour Party. ... Emily Davison Emily Davison (1872 – June 8, 1913) was an activist for womens suffrage in the United Kingdom. ... Patricia Duncker (born June 29, 1951) is a British novelist and academic. ... Dame Elizabeth Liz Anne Lucy Forgan, DBE (born 1944) is a British journalist and television executive who was educated at St Hughs College, Oxford. ... Khairy Jamaluddin Khairy Jamaluddin (born January 10, 1976) is a Malaysian politician. ... Ruth Elke Lawrence (born August 2, 1971) is an Associate Professor of mathematics at the Einstein Institute of Mathematics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a researcher in knot theory and algebraic topology. ... Barbara Levick (born 1932) is one of Britains foremost ancient historians. ... Theresa May The Right Honourable Theresa Mary May (born in Eastbourne, Sussex on October 1, 1956 as Theresa Mary Brasier) is a British politician, former chairman of the Conservative Party, and Member of Parliament for Maidenhead. ... Myfanwy Piper (28 March 1911 – 18 January 1997) was an English art critic and opera librettist. ... Mary Renault (1905–1983) was an English novelist whose works are still popular with devotees of the historical novel. ... Aung San Suu Kyi (Burmese: ; MLCTS: ; IPA: ); born 19 June 1945 in Yangon (Rangoon), is a nonviolent pro-democracy activist and leader of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar (Burma), and a noted prisoner of conscience. ... June Tabor (born 1947) is an English folk singer. ... Joanna Trollope OBE (born December 9, 1943, in Gloucestershire), is an English novelist. ... Joe Goddard is the vocalist and drum master for the British band Hot Chip. ...

The gates at the rear of St Hugh's College, on Canterbury Road.
The gates at the rear of St Hugh's College, on Canterbury Road.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 996 KB) The gates at the rear of St Hughs College, on Canterbury Road, Oxford, England. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 996 KB) The gates at the rear of St Hughs College, on Canterbury Road, Oxford, England. ... Canterbury Road is a road in North Oxford, England. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • Virtual Tour of St. Hugh's College
  • Official JCR Website

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St Hugh's is a college of Oxford University.
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St Hugh's was founded by Elizabeth Wordsworth, great-niece of the poet, to further the cause of women's education.
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St Hugh's is located on a 14-acre, partially wooded site in North Oxford, about ten minutes' walk from the city centre and with easy access, by foot or by bicycle, to all University departments, libraries and other resources.
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