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St. Hilda's College, Oxford

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St Hilda's College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. The college is named after the Anglo-Saxon Saint, Hilda of Whitby and was founded in 1893 as a hall for women; remaining an all-women's college until 2008. The college now has almost equal numbers of men and women at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
The current Principal is Sir Gordon Duff, who took up the post in 2014.
As of 31 July 2015, the college had an endowment of £45.5 million and total assets of £62.4 million.
Founded in 1893, St Hilda's College was originally an Oxford Hall for women. It was founded by Dorothea Beale (who was also a headmistress at Cheltenham Ladies' College) as a women's college, a status it retained until 2008. Whilst other Oxford colleges gradually became co-educational, no serious debate at St Hilda's occurred until 1997, according to a former vice-principal, and then the debate solely applied to the issue of staff appointments. After a vote on 7 June 2006 by the Governing Body, men and women can be admitted as fellows and students. This vote was pushed through with a narrow margin and followed previous unsuccessful votes which were protested by students because of the "high-handed" manner in which they were held. The change was met with some dismay from former alumnae and current students.
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  • Why do you still show the comment which says StHilda’s is the only women’s college in Oxford. It has been mixed for 10 years. Why do you not check facts?  more »
  • Founded in 1893 St. Hilda's college is currently the only women's college in Oxford university. Located in Cowley Place and near to the riverside.  more »
  • '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 K...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful place to live!👌🏻
  • Very beautiful college. There is a really tasty food and a good view. I hope to return here again😀
  • Most beautiful views of the river in Oxford
  • Overpriced. Single room, one towel, no heating and I am freezing.
  • beautiful trees...second to none.
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