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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 The book won the Bluepencilagency Award for unpublished novels.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.
'Home, I'm Darling', starring Katherine Parkinson, wins the Olivier Award for best new comedy
10th April 2019
Theatr Clwyd has won the Olivier Award 2019 for best new comedy for its production of 'Home, I'm Darling'. It was also nominated in four other categories. The show was co-produced with the National Theatre and follows one woman's quest to be the "perfect 1950s housewife" in the present day.
Chaplain's Chat with Anneliese Dodds at St Hilda's College
1st February 2019
On the snowy evening of 1 February, Anneliese Dodds (PPE, 1998), MP for Oxford East and Shadow Minister for the Treasury, was our guest at Hilary Term's Chaplain's Chat. The Rev'd Brian Mountford welcomed the audience and Anneliese before beginning their discussion. Canon Mountford and Anneliese considered social need and political ethics. Anneliese stood for parliament in order to try to achieve her politcal goals.
12th December 2018
On 6 December 2018, we celebrated the launch of HILDA’S10. The event brought together the young alumnae community of St Hilda’s, with drinks and nibbles at Bourne and Hollingsworth Bar in Fitzrovia, London. The evening was a roaring success and we were delighted to welcome those with matriculation years between 2006 and 2015. There was a real buzz in the room, which was almost exclusively taken over by St Hilda’s!
Steven Isserlis becomes an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda's College
7th December 2018
Steven Isserlis's performance at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building on 1 December 2018 provided the perfect occasion to celebrate his acceptance of an Honorary Fellowship at St Hilda's.
4th December 2018
Lantana Publishing, which has been selected to join OXFO L.E.V8, is headed by our alumna, Dr Alice Curry. OXFO L.E.V8 at the Oxford Foundry is the University of Oxford’s newest accelerator, designed to support and nurture early-stage start-up teams affiliated to the University. The programme takes in up to 12 high potential ventures throughout an academic year.
19th November 2018
We held our annual Founder’s Day Service on the Wednesday closest to 17 November, St Hilda’s Day. Fellows, staff, students, alumnae and friends of the College processed along Oxford's High Street to the University Church of St Mary the Virgin.
17th September 2018
We were delighted to see many friends of St Hilda's at our 2018 Gaudy weekend, including alumnae attending their 40th (1978) and 50th (1968) reunions.
Archives Exhibition at Gaudy 18
12th September 2018
We are looking forward to our 2018 Gaudy, which we will celebrate with special reunions, lectures, concerts and films. Our archivist has been busy setting up our exhibitions, take a sneak preview above!
5th September 2018
In St Hilda's 125th anniversary year, the Gaudy celebrations will extend over 3 days with special reunions, archives exhibitions, lectures, concerts and films, 14–16 September. We are delighted that silversmith, John Huddleston, will be joining us there! In celebration of our 125 years, John has developed a special range of St Hilda's jewellery which he will be selling from 1pm on Saturday 15 September.
21st August 2018
Our alumna and journalist and broadcaster, Zeinab Badawi (PPE, 1978) has been awarded the British Academy President's Medal. The British Academy prizes and medals recognise individuals for their distinction in – and dedication to – the subjects.
20th July 2018
Dr Bettany Hughes, (Ancient and Modern History, 1985), has been announced as the chair of judges for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize. The judging panel also includes writer, translator and president of English PEN Maureen Freely; philosopher Professor Angie Hobbs FRSA; novelist and satirist Elnathan John; and essayist and novelist Pankaj Mishra. The 2019 judging panel will be looking for the best work of translated fiction, selected from entries published in the UK and Ireland between 1st May 2018 and 30th April 2019. Many congratulations to Dr Hughes!

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