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14 August 2015

Exclusive book launch of the Dorothy Hammonds’ Diary

Join us for the exclusive launch of our new St Hugh’s publication: ‘Dare unchaperoned to gaze’: A Woman’s View of Edwardian Oxford, edited and introduced by Professor George Garnett, Fellow & Tutor in Modern History at St Hugh’s College.

‘At the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1905, two bright and vivacious students at St Hugh’s Hall, Oxford – Dorothy Hammonds and Margaret Mowll – decided to start a Diary. The Diary is illustrated with Dorothy’s delightful sketches that characterised their verbal sketches of daily life in Edwardian Oxford. It is also particularly precious, because it is the only strictly contemporary record, from a student perspective, of this early period in the College’s history. Hitherto it has been known only to a few specialists. Now, this facsimile edition can secure the wider audience it deserves.’


There is a limited amount of parking at St Hugh’s College for visitors with accessibility requirements. Please contact us if you require this.

We are a short walk from Oxford city centre and it’s a lovely walk along either Banbury Road or Woodstock Road. If you would prefer to hop on the bus the Oxford Bus Company runs services along Woodstock Road (city6) and Banbury Road (city2). If you are travelling from further afield you can make use of the Oxford City Council Park and Ride. If your visit is under two hours there is parking available on St Margaret’s Road.

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