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Dr Daniel Bulte is awarded a five-year grant by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

3rd May 2019

Dr Daniel Bulte, our Tutorial Fellow in Engineering, has been awarded a 5-year grant worth £1.3 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for their Healthcare Technologies Investigator-led...

Dr Eve Worth co-edits a Special Issue of 'Cultural and Social History'

3rd May 2019

Our Junior Research Fellow, Dr Eve Worth, co-edited a Special Issue of Cultural and Social History, the Journal of the Social History Society, on the theme of ‘Rethinking Social Mobility in Modern Britain’. This includes her article...

Val McDermid and the Fun Lovin' Crime Writers play Glastonbury

3rd May 2019

Our alumna and Honorary Fellow, Val McDermid (English, 1972), will play Glastonbury 2019 with the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers!

Dr Andrew Sillett and Amy Orben are shortlisted for Oxford SU's student-led teaching awards

2nd May 2019

Our Classics Lecturer, Dr Andrew Sillett, is among those shortlisted for Oxford Student Union's 2019 student-led teaching awards in the category of Most Acclaimed Lecturer.

Amy Orben, our DPhil student and...

Professor Daniel Wakelin gives the Annual Riddy Lecture

30th April 2019

Professor Daniel Wakelin, Professorial Fellow in English at St Hilda's and Jeremy Griffiths Professor of Medieval English Palaeography, Faculty of English, gives the Annual Riddy Lecture at the University of York on 2 May 2019: 'In the next leyf: The edge of the material text'....

Writer in Residence - Wytham Woods

30th April 2019

Dr Sarah Watkinson, Emeritus Fellow, has been appointed the inaugural Writer in Residence at Wytham Woods. Dr Watkinson spent most of her career as a mycologist in the University's Department of Plant Sciences and has published award-winning poetry including Dung Beetles Navigate by Starlight,...

On the frontline in the fight for LGBT Rights: Ruth Hunt's podcast is in the Guardian

29th April 2019

As our alumna, Ruth Hunt (English, 1998), prepares to stand down as CEO of Stonewall, she reflects on how much further there is to go towards equality. Listen to her podcast for the...

Announcing the winners of SciPo 2019 under-18 Poetry Competition

26th April 2019

The winners of of the SciPo 2019 under-18 SciPo 2019 Poetry Competition for a poem on the theme of 'Eating Plants', judged by poet, Carrie Etter:

1st: Nerium Oleander, by Isiaiah Ambssia Robinson...

Hildegard Prize

24th April 2019

The Hildegard Prize was established in October 2014 by the generous benefaction of Catherine Hughes (St Hilda’s, History, 1952), former Principal of Somerville College, under whose term of office Somerville became co-educational. In reflection of Mrs Hughes’s wish that the Fund should celebrate...

Nuzha Nuseibeh has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize

17th April 2019

St Hilda's student, Nuzha Nuseibeh (Education, 2017), is among the 21 authors who have been been shortlisted from over 5,081 entrants to the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize contest, for  'Love-life' a 'half-love story for the millennial generation'.

The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby is published by No Exit Press

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...

'Home, I'm Darling', starring Katherine Parkinson, wins the Olivier Award for best new comedy

'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'...