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22nd October 2017
Our Senior Research Fellow , Dr Lyndall Gordon has written a group biography, Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World. The book, which publishes by Virago on 26 October 2017, tells the stories of five novelists – Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, Virginia Woolf – and their famous novels.
Mary Moore (1930 - 2017)
20th October 2017
We are greatly saddened by the death on 6 October 2017 of Mary Moore, Principal of St Hilda's 1980-1990.
Goodbye Christopher Robin
20th September 2017
Our alumna Dr Ann Thwaite (English, 1952) was a consultant on the film 'Goodbye Christopher Robin', directed by Simon Curtis and written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Simon Vaughan.
19th September 2017
Congratulations to our alumna Regina Pisa (PPE, 1977). The American Lawyer has selected Regina for its top honour, the 2017 Law Firm Distinguished Leader, as part of its Lifetime Achievement Awards. The award is presented annually to a law firm leader for exemplary stewardship of their firm. Find out more here.
Dr Kate Millett at a lunch in her honour with St Hilda's Fellows past and present (May 2011)
7th September 2017
We are deeply saddened by the death of our alumna, Dr Kate Millett.
St Hilda's University Challenge Team 2016
6th September 2017
A special, live version of University Challenge pitting the recent, triumphant graduate team of Dr Daisy Dunn (Classics, 2005), Dame Fiona Caldicott (Physiology, 1960), Dr Val McDermid (English, 1972) and Adele Geras (Modern Languages, 1966) against another vintage team reuniting Gill Elliott (History, 1963), Dr Susan Bird (Chemistry, 1962), and Professor Heather Joshi (PPE, 1964), with their new captain Anne Morse (History, 1968.) The session will presided over by none other than Bamber Gascoigne.
16th August 2017
Our alumna and the Observer's art critic Laura Cumming was announced as one of the winners of the James Tait Black Prize at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 14 August 2017. The £10,000 prize for biography counts among its former winners Lytton Strachey, John Buchan, Antonia Fraser, and another St Hilda's alumna, Hermione Lee, who won the biography prize for her book 'Penelope Fitzgerald: A life' in 2013.
2nd August 2017
Our alumna Nicola Dandridge (Classics, 1978) will be come the first chief executive of England's Office for Students on 1 September 2017. She will leave her current position of chief executive of Universities UK to take up this role, joining Sir Michael Barber, who has been appointed as chair of the regulator.
Goodbye Christopher Robin
22nd June 2017
We are looking forward to welcoming our alumna Dr Ann Thwaite (English, 1952) to our Garden Party on 24 June 2017. In 1990, Dr Thwaite's book, 'A.A. Milne: His Life' won the Whitbread Prize for best biography of the year. In September 2017, a version of the book will be published by Pan Macmillan as 'Goodbye Christopher Robin'. This will coincide with the release of the film of the same name, for which Dr Thwaite has been a consultant.
The Orwell Prize
15th June 2017
In 2014, The Orwell Prize and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation launched The Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils, a new social issues journalism prize. 'Behind Closed Doors' by our alumna Anna Hall (English, 1987), Erica Gornall and Louise Tickle, True Vision Aire and The Guardian, has been shortlisted for the 2017 prize.
Three Girls
15th May 2017
Congratulations to director Philippa Lowthorpe (Classics, 1980) and screen writer Nicole Taylor (Law, 1997) and everyone at Studio Lambert on their new series, 'Three Girls', which tells the story of three of the children wo were victims in the 2012 grooming and sex trafficking case in Rochdale.