At our Founder's Day service, we remembered Dorothea Beale, who founded St Hilda's 124 years ago. Also in our thoughts was St Hilda, who was known for her patronage of learning, and for her leadership of the English Church in a formative period. At the dinner that followed the service, we were honoured to welcome our guest speaker and Human Rights lawyer, Gareth Peirce (History, 1958), who spoke compellingly about the challenges faced today by minority groups, and how little this has changed over the course of her career.
St Hilda's student Marchella Ward, who is studying for her DPhil in Classics on blindness and the theatre, was a specialist researcher on 'Ovid from the RSC: The World's Greatest Storyteller'. BBC Four has partnered with the Royal Shakespeare Company to introduce highlights from the Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses. One of the outputs of the partnership is this programme, which is showing at 10pm on Thursday 16 November 2017 and will be available on iplayer shortly afterwards. Find out more here.
The second Feminist Salon of Michaelmas Term 2017 will be co-hosted by a group of rising stars in the field of Alternative Feminist Media: Ash Sarkar, Ray Filar and Wail Qasim. For more information about the Feminist Salons see Maeve McKeown's blog.
The speaker at this term's St Hilda's College Philosophy Symposium will be Professor John Gibbons, Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at St Hilda's College and the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford. Professor Gibbons will speak on 'Normative Knowledge'. The event is open to all members of the College and will be followed by a drinks reception.
St Hilda's History Society welcomes guest speaker Dr Marcus Collins (Loughborough) who will speak on 'An Anti-Permissive Permissive Society'. The event is open to all members of the College.