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St Hilda's Virtual Literary Festival speakers
29th March 2020
The year 2020 was to have been St Hilda's 11th as the only college curating its own day of sessions at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival. As ever, we had an outstanding line-up of speakers, all of whom are members or friends of College. The 2020 Festival, like so many events, has been postponed due to COVID-19. While we all hope to rearrange in full at a later date, we can now bring you our speakers and their subjects right here, in the comfort of your own home. With specially recorded films as well articles, reviews and links, there is a wealth of material here.
11th March 2020
After careful consideration, St Hilda's College has made the decision to postpone all College events up to and including the College Ball that was planned for 2 May 2020.
30th January 2020
This annual lecture series was established in honour of our alumna, Sue Lloyd-Roberts, an award-winning broadcast journalist whose uncompromising and courageous documentaries highlighted humanitarian issues across the world. This year we welcomed author and broadcaster, Carrie Gracie, as our speaker.
13th December 2019
Congratulations to Dr Anneliese Dodds (PPE, 1998) and Meg Hillier (PPE, 1987), who have both retained their seats for Labour in the General Election of 12 December 2019.  Anneliese Dodds has been re-elected as MP for Oxford East, while Meg Hillier was re-elected as MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch. Both retained their seats by a landslide.
26th October 2019
We were delighted to welcome back to St Hilda's our Senior Members who matriculated in 2012 and to celebrate them receiving the Oxford Master of Arts. We are proud of our alumnae's achievements and look forward to hearing about what they do next. We hope to see everyone back at St Hilda's again soon.  
10th September 2019
Ruth Hunt (English, 1998) has been made a crossbench life peer in Theresa May’s parting honours list. The prime minister’s resignation honours are granted by the Queen at the request of an outgoing prime minister. These honours and peerages follow the resignation of Theresa May. Ruth was the chief executive of Stonewall until August 2019. She was appointed in August 2014, having worked in senior positions in the organisation since 2011. Many congratulations to Ruth on receiving this honour!
16th June 2019
'Behind Closed Doors: Through the Eyes of a Child' won the RTS Yorkshire Centre Award for Professional Excellence Factual Production on 14 June 2019. Congratulations to the Production Team at True Vision Yorkshire, including their Creative Director and our alumna, Anna Hall (English 1987), on this achievement.  
In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny' by Daisy Dunn publishes in paperback
16th June 2019
In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny is the latest book by our alumna, Daisy Dunn (Classics, 2005). It publishes in paperback on 18 June 2019. Blackwell's Oxford is hosting a day-time talk with Daisy about her new book on Tuesday 25th June 2019 at 3pm. Find out more.
10th June 2019
Our alumna, historian, author, and television presenter Bettany Hughes (Ancient and Modern History, 1985), has been made an OBE for services to history
3rd June 2019
We are deeply saddened by the news that Dr Margaret Rayner CBE, Emeritus Fellow in Mathematics, died on 31 May 2019. Dr Rayner first came to St Hilda's as a temporary part-time lecturer in Maths aged 24 in 1953. She went on to become Fellow in Maths and a longserving Vice-Principal in the 1980s. Dr Rayner was an admired mathematician and a much-loved tutor. In retirement, she turned historian and was the author of the College's centenary history. She will be missed greatly by her former colleagues, students, and friends at St Hilda's.  
3rd May 2019
Our alumna and Honorary Fellow, Val McDermid (English, 1972), will play Glastonbury 2019 with the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers!
15th April 2019
The Conviction of Cora Burns, the debut novel by our alumna, Carolyn Kirby (nee Milner, History, 1983) was published in March 2019 by No Exit Press the UK and Dzanc Books in North America. The book won the Bluepencilagency Award for unpublished novels. Since publication, it has won praise from reviewers and journalists. The Sunday Mirror called it, '...a great historical novel with bite'. It was chosen by The Times as an historical fiction book of the month.