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St Hilda's College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxfordmarker in Englandmarker.

The college was founded in 1893 as a hall for women, and remained an all-women's college until 2006.

The college is located in Cowley Place, and is the most easterly of all the university's colleges. It consists of six major buildings containing student accommodation and teaching areas: Hall, South, Milham Ford, Wolfson, Garden, and the Christina Barratt Building (opened in 2001). The Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building is a concert venue named after the famous cellist who was an honorary fellow of the college. The college also owns a number of properties on Iffley Road, and in the Cowley area.

The college is situated alongside the River Cherwellmarker, with many college rooms overlooking the river itself. One benefit of this location is that the college has its own fleet of punts, which students of the college may hire for free in summer months. Unfortunately, this has at times led to problems with flooding in Milham Ford building.

The current Principal is Sheila Forbes, CBE, a graduate of the college. She took up the post in 2007.

As with all the colleges of the University of Oxford, St Hilda's has always maintained very high academic standards in all fields. In its history as a women's college, it has also shown continuation at degree level of particular trends demonstrated by girls at GCSE and A-Level, with students at St Hilda's scoring huge numbers of Firsts in English, Modern Languages and History. St Hilda's has frequently produced a greater percentage of English Firsts per year than any other constituent college.

As of 2006, the college had an estimated financial endowment of £39 million.

The college is named after the important Anglo-Saxon Saint, Hilda of Whitby.


Founded in 1893, St. Hilda's College was originally an Oxford Hall for women. It was founded by Dorothea Beale, who was also a headmistress at Cheltenham Ladies' Collegemarker. A key feature of the college from its foundation to 2006 was its all female status. After a vote on 7 June 2006 by the Governing Body, men and women can be admitted as fellows and students. The first male undergraduate and graduate students commenced their studies in Michaelmas term 2008.

The Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building

The Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building (JdP) is a part of St. Hilda's College. Named after British cellist Jacqueline Du Pré, an honorary fellow of the College, the JdP was the first purpose-built concert hall to be built in Oxford since the Holywell Music Roommarker in 1742. Built in 1995, it houses the Steinwaymarker equipted Edward Boyle Auditorium and a number of music practice rooms. In addition to frequent recitals presented by the St. Hilda's Music Society, the JdP also hosts concerts by a number of world renowned performers. Musicians who have performered in the JdP in recent years include Steven Isserlis, the Jerusalem Quartet, the Chilingirian Quartet and the Belcea Quartet.


Notable alumni

See also Alumni of St Hilda's College.


Honorary fellows


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