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St. Hilda's College

Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY, England
+44 1865 276884
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Non frustra vixi

'I didn't live in vain' is a translation of the motto for St. Hilda's College Oxford whose alumni... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful and gracious college

We stayed at St. Hilda's for two weeks for a class we were teaching. Our undergraduates loved... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
Wendy T
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Founded as an Oxford hall for women in 1893, St. Hilda's is currently the only women's college in the University.
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“chamber music” (2 reviews)
“jacqueline” (3 reviews)
“cherwell” (2 reviews)
Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY, England
+44 1865 276884
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

'I didn't live in vain' is a translation of the motto for St. Hilda's College Oxford whose alumni include Scottish Nationalist author Val McDermid, Ruth Hall the CEO of Stonewall and feminist author Kate Millett. Whether any of these have lived up to the motto...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We stayed at St. Hilda's for two weeks for a class we were teaching. Our undergraduates loved Oxford and immediately adopted the concept of being "Hildabeasts." OK, you may not want to do this but the site is lovely, right on the Cherwell, over the...More

Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

As mentioned in earlier reviews this college is very often overlooked. It's a beautiful college at the Riverside with a great atmosphere! The porters are always very friendly and willing to help. St. Hilda's College may not be as old and massive as other colleges...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 16 June 2015

St Hilda's is often missed by virtue of being slightly further out of town than most of the other colleges, but the various gardens are lovely, the college is set right on the river, and the view over to Christ Church Meadows are great. No...More

Thank Fritheswith
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Ok, this is convenient if you are at a conference, or cheap if that is what you need. Mobile and internet receiption is non-exisitent. There is Wifi if you can persuade them to give it to you. I was at a conference for an internet...More

Thank Carole R
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Tucked away in the grounds of St Hilda's college, many people miss this lovely intimate concert hall. It was built in 1995 to commemorate Jacqueline du Pre and it runs an interesting and varied programme of chamber music and instrumental music. During term time there...More

Thank fxluk
Reviewed 22 September 2014

St hildas is opposite magdalen & a short walk down cowley lane. It was founded in 1893 by the principal of cheltenham ladies college and it STILL has the atmosphere of a girls private school - a little sad in a way that men had...More

2  Thank hfulton32
Reviewed 9 March 2013

In contrast to the majestic architecture of the typical central Oxford colleges is a calmer and more relaxed college on the banks of the river Cherwell. The atmosphere is really friendly and the college has a subtle charm. Definitely worth walking an extra ten minutes...More

3  Thank Millie E
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