In Memoriam

Mary Moore, Principal of St Hilda's 1980-1990, died on 16th October 2017.

Mary Moore (b. 1930) was the daughter of two historians, V H Galbraith, Regius Professor of History at Oxford from 1948-1957, and Georgina Rosalie Cole-Baker, a medieval historian. After reading History at Lady Margaret Hall, she made her early career in the diplomatic service, from which she was obliged to resign when she married fellow-diplomat A.R. Moore in 1963. Mary and Tony Moore presided over a very sociable era in the Principal's Lodgings, and though the centenary of the College in 1993 fell during her successor Elizabeth Llewellyn-Smith's time as Principal, Mary was instrumental in launching the Centenary Appeal which by the end of her tenure had raised over £2 million, contributing to the permanent endowment of ten named Fellowships in the College. Tony predeceased her in 2000.

Janet Morgan, nee McAllister, (History, 1954-1957) died in October 2017 at the age of 82. Ms Morgan was a History teacher and also a Liberal Democrat politician who served as a town, district and county councillor for almost 30 years. She was also former mayor of Abingdon.

Dr Kate Millett died in September 2017. Kate Millett was a pioneering American feminist author, sculptor, and activist. She is best known for her involvement in second-wave feminism, and for the book Sexual Politics (1970). Kate came to St Hilda's with senior status to read for a degree in English, having completed her first undergraduate degree in the USA. She was one of the first American women to be awarded first-class honours while studying at St Hilda’s College. She died of a heart attack while on holiday in Paris.

In 2015, we were saddened by the loss of the following former members:

Jenny Wormald, Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at St Hilda's for twenty years (1985-2005), during which time she served also as Fellow Librarian and Senior Tutor.

Sue Lloyd-Roberts (History and Modern Languages, 1970), was a distinguished BBC journalist whose uncompromising documentaries highlighted humanitarian issues across the world. Sue died aged 64.

Irene Collins, who studied History at St Hilda's College and graduated with first-class honours in 1946, died peacefully aged 89.


Irene Collins, historian - obituary

P D James - Obituary

Our alumna and BBC journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts, who had been diagnosed with leukaemia, has died, aged 64

Janet Gordon - obituary