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.
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.
19 February: Queer Women's Discussion Group, 3pm - 4pm, South JCR. 20 February: Partners in Change, Fiona Ledger, St Hilda's alumna (History & Modern Languages, 1975), and former Executive Editor, BBC Media Action, Myanmar Office, 11am - 12pm, Lady Brodie Room.
St Hilda's is hosting a talk by our alumna Catherine Woollard as part of our PPE Seminar Series. Catherine is Secretary General of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles. She will discuss the current refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe. The event is open to all JCR, MCR, and SCR members of St Hilda's College.
John Cranko (1927-1973) was a South African born ballet dancer and choreographer with the Royal Ballet and the Stuttgart Ballet. His most famous "literary" ballets include Romeo and Juliet (1962), with music by Prokofiev; Onegin (1965), an adaptation of the verse novel by Alexander Pushkin, with music by Tchaikovsky; The Taming of the Shrew (1969). The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. Free and open to all - book at Eventbrite