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This is Not a Rescue by Emily Blewitt
2nd May 2017
Congratulations to our alumna Emily Blewitt (English, 2004), who has published her first poetry collection 'This Is Not A Rescue' with Seren, Wales’ leading independent literary publisher.
11th April 2017
Our alumna and multi-award winning documentary Director/Producer Anna Hall (English 1987) produced and directed ‘Behind Closed Doors’ (True Vision Aire for BBC One), which has been nominated for a BAFTA for Best Single Documentary. Shot over 12 months, and starting from the moment a 999 call is received, the film follows three brave women who each waive their right to anonymity to show how insidious and terrifying domestic abuse can be.
Book signing at St Hilda's Writers' Day, Oxford Literary Festival
4th April 2017
Now in its eighth year, St Hilda's Writers' Day at Oxford Literary Festival was once again a great success. We began by welcoming mother/daughter, author/illustrator team Wendy Meddour and Mina May. Interviewed by Nicolette Jones of The Sunday Times, they discussed working together on their 'Wendy Quill' books as well as how to get, and stay, published.
St Hilda's College Writers' Day Oxford Literary Festival 2017
1st April 2017
Organised by the St Hilda's College Media Network and Programme Director Triona Adams, St Hilda's College Writers' Day at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival is on Saturday 1 April. Events will take place in Worcester College's Lecture Theater.
20th February 2017
Our alumna and Honorary Fellow Dr Val McDermid (English, 1972) has been elected to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in February 2017. She is one of 60 distinguished individuals hailing from sectors that range from the arts, business, science and technology and academia. They join the current RSE Fellowship whose varied expertise supports the advancement of learning and useful knowledge in Scottish public life. Many congratulations to Val! You can read more here
Karina Gould
11th January 2017
Karina Gould (MPhil International Relations, 2011) was elected for the Liberal Party in Burlington, Canada, on 19 October 2015. Facing her first election, she was described by the Liberal party as “young, articulate and very well-educated.”
9th January 2017
St Hilda's College is well represented at the Jewish Book Week Festival 2017. See the full programme, 17 January - 5 March 2017 at
2nd January 2017
Well done to our winning alumnae, team captain Dr Val McDermid, Adele Geras, Dr Daisy Dunn and Dame Fiona Caldicott, who defeated worthy rivals Leeds University in the final of Christmas 2016 University Challenge. Many congratuations and thanks to them for providing our festive viewing highlights!
24th November 2016
Our alumna and multi-award winning documentary Director/Producer Anna Hall produced and directed ‘Behind Closed Doors’ (True Vision Aire for BBC One), which has been shortlisted for Best Documentary Programme in the Broadcast Awards 2017.
15th September 2016
The Fellows of Trinity College have announced the appointment of Hilary Boulding, Principal of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and alumna of St Hilda's College (Music, 1975), as their next President. Ms Boulding will succeed Sir Ivor Roberts, with effect from 1st August 2017. She was previously Director of Music for Arts Council England and before that was a producer, director and latterly a commissioning editor in arts broadcasting for the BBC.
22nd July 2016
Professor Jane Mellanby, Emeritus Fellow of St Hilda's College, was elected as Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London (RCP) on 6 July 2016. As the President and Fellows of RCP London heard in the citation to Professor Mellanby's election, '...over many decades, Professor Jane Mellanby has been an outstanding and inspirational educator of female medical students at St Hilda’s College in Oxford. She has also taught and mentored generations of medical students across the entire University of Oxford since the early 1960’s.
25th March 2016
All events are in Jesus College Lecture Theatre, Ship Street, Oxford. Programme director: Nicolette Jones Bound Feet Blues, 12pm Yang-May Ooi talks about her book and one-woman West End show about the history of women’s lives in China. The Art of the Short Story, 2pm With Helen Simpson (Cockfosters), Frances Leviston (shortlisted for the BBC’s National Short Story Award) and Kirsty Gunn (My Katherine Mansfield Project).