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College Gym

The College gym is located in the basement of the Rachel Trickett Building (RTB) and includes a selection of cardiovascular equipment and weights.

Please read this detailed guide to using the gym. You need to complete and return the enclosed membership application to the Accommodation Manager, and watch the below induction video before using the gym.


College Sports Ground

The College sports ground, located on the Woodstock Road (OX2 7EJ), has cricket and football pitches, cricket nets, space for netball, two clay tennis courts, and one grass tennis court. The ground is shared with Keble College, and bookings can be made through the Groundskeeper, Mr Adrian Roche (07817 863841). College members can also book a session on the squash courts at Wolfson College, through the St Hugh’s Lodge.


The College boathouse is located on the river below Christ Church Meadow (it is shared with St Anne’s and Wadham), and is available for the use of members of the St Hugh’s Boat Club. There are strict safety rules for rowing on the river, and all members of the Boat Club must adhere to them and complete an appropriate induction before using the facility.

Music Practice Rooms

Music practice rooms are available for students to book and use, as follows:

Eloise Susanna Gale Music Room, Main Building (book via the Lodge)

Band Room, Basement of Main Building (book via the Lodge)

Music Room, Principal’s Lodgings (by arrangement with the Principal’s Executive Assistant)

Musical Instruments

The College also owns several instruments for student use:



Location Access for

Key from


The Band Room, Basement Practice Room – external kitchen carpark steps All students Lodge

Grand piano

Mordan Hall partition Those with Grade 8 Piano, whose names have been verified by the President of the Music Society to the Accommodation Manager

Contact Conference Office to bring piano into the main hall

Schimmel upright piano

Eloise Susanna Gale Music Room All students


Yamaha Clavinova

Chapel All students

No key: please be considerate of other Chapel users

Tamburini organ

Chapel Organists with the permission of the Chaplain

Chaplain / Chapel Music Tutor

Blüthner grand piano

Principal’s lodging Students of a serious disposition unable to find time in the main practice rooms

Lodge, after prior agreement from the Principal’s EA

Harpsichord Principal’s lodging Students of a serious disposition with a need to use this instrument

Lodge, after prior agreement from the Principal’s EA