St Hugh’s College – A New Centre for 2015!
Oxford Royale Summer Schools is delighted to announce that we have added a new centre: the beautiful and spacious St Hugh’s College will host a selection of courses for students aged 16-18 this coming summer.
St Hugh’s is one of Oxford’s largest colleges, with traditional Victorian architecture alongside sympathetically designed newer buildings, all set in lavish gardens. The grounds of St Hugh’s are considered some of the most beautiful in all of Oxford. The college is in leafy North Oxford, close to the Pitt Rivers Museum. Students will delight in picnics in the sunshine on the extensive St Hugh’s lawns, as well as cricket and frisbee in the nearby University Parks.
By Oxford standards, St Hugh’s is a young college – it only just celebrated its 128th birthday – but it has a fascinating history all the same. It was founded by Elizabeth Wordsworth, the great-niece of the Poet Laureate and founder of the Romantic tradition in English poetry, William Wordsworth. Despite substantial opposition, she wanted to make an Oxford education available to women, and while the college is now mixed, it continues to hold to the aim of providing the best possible education to anyone academically able, regardless of their background. Its alumni include remarkable politicians such as Theresa May, Barbara Castle and Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as the suffragette Emily Davison.
Students will have the best of both worlds at St Hugh’s, enjoying the traditional architecture while being accommodated in the state-of-the-art modern Maplethorpe building.
We are exceptionally pleased to be able to give our students the chance to experience life in St Hugh’s this summer.
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