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The Avril Gilchrist Bruten Award for Creative Writing 2024

Applications for the Avril Bruten Award for Creative Writing 2024 are now open! The competition is open to all current undergraduate and postgraduate students of St Hugh’s College and the prize will be £250 to the winning entrant. Categories of writing that are included in the scope of the Award include: poetry; short prose fiction; drama; memoir and life writing; travel writing. You can submit one short piece, or a selection, including extracts from a longer work. Entries should be...
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St Hugh’s Principal becomes first female to be sworn in as Lord Clerk Register of Scotland
Congratulations to our Principal, Lady Elish Angiolini, who was yesterday sworn in as the new Lord Clerk Register of Scotland by the Lord Pre...
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St Hugh’s Fellow provides expert comment for BBC on the use of tidal power
St Hugh's Career Development Fellow in Oxford University's Department of Engineering Science, Dr Amanda Smyth has featured on BBC TV News and
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Alumni Weekend 2023
This year we were delighted to put on a bumper weekend of alumni reunions at St Hugh’s to coincide with Meeting Minds in Oxford, 22-24 September. It...
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Brecht at the Sheldonian by Dr Tom Kuhn
In the early 1940s, the German poet and playwright, Bertolt Brecht, embarked on a new scrapbook project. Struck by the way the war was represented in ...
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St Hugh’s Fellow appointed Simons Foundation Investigator
Congratulations to St Hugh's Tutorial Fellow in Mathematical Biology, Professor Ruth Baker, who has been appointed Simons Foundation Investigator. ...
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St Hugh’s Alumni Association celebrates women in politics
By Dr Gianetta Corley (Modern Languages, 1958), Alumni Association Committee As part of the Oxford University Meeting Minds Alumni...
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St Hugh’s Fellows receive Recognition of Distinction Award
Congratulations to five St Hugh's Fellows who have received the title of full Professor in the Recognition of Distinction Awards at Oxford University:...
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St Hugh’s Graduate student nominated ‘Best and Brightest in the World’
Congratulations to St Hugh's Graduate student, Eleanor Hevey (EMBA, 2020), who is one of two students representing
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The sun shines for St Hugh’s Annual Garden Party
In June,  350 alumni, families and friends joined us for St Hugh’s annual St Hugh’s Garden Party. Guests enjoyed a sunny afternoon with tea an...
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St Hugh’s Post Graduate research student throws new light on Elizabeth I
St Hugh's Post Graduate Research Student, Helena Rutkowska is working with the British Library using a new state of the art technique to uncover passa...
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St Hugh’s College Visitor, The Rt Hon Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood has died
We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of our Visitor, The Rt Hon Lord Simon Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood (9 April 1937-7 July 2023). Lord Brown...
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Final-year student of French at St Hugh’s ranked second in a UK-Ireland creative writing contest
Congratulations to Maddy Bellucci, a final-year student of French at St Hugh's, who has been ranked second in a UK-Ireland creative writing contest at...
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St Hugh’s welcomes record number of students to Open Days
St Hugh's College hosted its busiest Open Days ever in June, welcoming prospective applicants from far and wide!  Our personal statement and admissio...
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27th Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture held at St Hugh’s
On Tuesday 30 May, we were delighted to welcome to College Professor Fabrizio Nevola, Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at the University of...
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St Hugh’s Honorary Fellow appointed a CBE in The King’s Birthday Honours List 2023
Congratulations to St Hugh's Honorary Fellow and Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oxford, Professor Alison Noble CBE...
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A new Bodleian exhibition: “Gifts and Books” curated by St Hugh’s Fellow opens on Friday 16 June 2023
A major exhibition curated by Tutor in English, Dr Nicholas Perkins, will open on Friday 16 June at the Weston Library in Oxford (the Bodleian’s spe...
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St Hugh’s Principal is first woman to be appointed Lord Clerk Register of Scotland
His Majesty the King, on the recommendation of the First Minister of Scotland, has appointed Lady Elish Angiolini LT DBE PC KC FRSE, as the new Lord C...
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St Hugh’s Tutorial Fellow in Archaeology awarded book prize by Society of Africanist Archaeologists
Professor Peter Mitchell’s latest book African Islands: A Comparative Archaeology, has been awarded the Society of Africanist Archaeologis...
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Debbie Quare, St Hugh’s Librarian from 1980 to 2009, has died
Generations of members of College will be saddened to learn that Debbie Quare, Librarian from 1980 to 2009, died on 30 May. She had been seriously ill...
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St Hugh’s Principal meets alumni community in New York
In April, St Hugh's Principal, Lady Elish Angiolini, accompanied by Bruce Lawrence, Director of Development and Jenny Wood, Head of Alumni Relations &...
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Screening of ‘Happening’, by Audrey Diwan
9 June 2023, 7pm at the Maison Française d'Oxford (2-10 Norham Rd, Oxford) Admission is free. Registration req...
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Exhibition ‘Annie Ernaux, Nobel Laureate: Class, Gender, and Life-Writing’
8 June-1 December 2023 Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm at the Library of St Hugh's College library@st-hugh...
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International Colloquium ‘Annie Ernaux: Writing, Politics’
9 June 2023 9.30am-4.35pm at St Hugh's College, Oxford Admission is free. All welcome*
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Screening of ‘The Super 8 Years’, followed by a Q&A with director David Ernaux-Briot
8 June 2023, 4pm at the Curzon Oxford Cinema, Westgate Admission is free Registration required:
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We saw the crowns placed on the King and Queen: heads of Oxford houses in key role at the Coronation
St Hugh's Principal, Lady Elish Angiolini and Master of University College, Baroness Valerie Amos took part in the Coronation ceremony on Saturday 6 M...
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St Hugh’s welcomes alumna and barrister, Amal Clooney, back to College
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St Hugh’s launches art exhibition for Oxfordshire Arts Week
St Hugh’s is delighted to announce it will be hosting a special exhibition as part of the Oxfordshire Art Weeks ...
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St Hugh’s announces winner of Avril Bruten Award 2023
Congratulations to Eliza Browning (MSt English [1900-present]) who has won this year’s Avril Bruten Creative Writing Award for her story "Jeanne D...
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Discover the tradition behind The Coronation ceremony with St Hugh’s Tutorial Fellow in History, Professor George Garnett
There is a long tradition of 'kings', but as St Hugh's Tutorial Fellow in History, Professor George Garnett who is a leading expert on coronation trad...
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The Colin Matthew Fund (2023) is open to applications.
This fund offers travel awards for historical research to undergraduate and graduate members of the University of Oxford. Professor Colin Ma...
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