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St Hugh's College

About St Hugh's College

St Hugh’s College was founded by Elizabeth Wordsworth (William Wordsworth’s great-niece). Elizabeth wanted – in face of considerable opposition – to make an Oxford education available to women. While the college now accepts students of all genders, it still holds to its radical tradition and focuses on providing an Oxford education to anyone with the academic skills required, regardless of their background.

Despite its relatively recent foundation, St Hugh’s has an impressive roll-call of alumni, including the suffragette Emily Davison, the current Prime Minister Theresa May, the writer Joanna Trollope, and the Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi.

St Hugh’s is located in North Oxford, close to the University Parks and the Pitt Rivers Museum.

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Accommodation details

St Hugh’s is one of the colleges in which our Oxford Summer School is hosted. Students will be accommodated in spacious and modern single rooms, which are standard undergraduate bedrooms. Many bathrooms are en suite but some are shared between a small number of students. Male and female students will be accommodated on different corridors and/or in different staircases.

  • Founded in: 1886
  • Bathroom type: En-suite & shared (single gender)
  • Bedroom type: Predominantly single with a small number of twin rooms
  • Student ages: 13+

Safety and security on campus

In the college, students are overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford.

The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss university applications.

Each campus has a few members of residential staff who live in the college throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.

Oxford Royale and St Hugh's College

It is important to note that Oxford Royale is not a part of, or otherwise affiliated to, St Hugh’s College or the University of Oxford. Find out more about Oxford Royale and the University of Oxford.

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