This is an exciting opportunity to tour the Picture Gallery at Royal Holloway with curator and St Hugh’s Alumna, Dr Harriet O’Neill (Modern History, 1999). There will also be a unique chance to view material relating to St Hugh’s College from the Royal Holloway archives, to visit the Chapel and enjoy a full afternoon tea, included in the cost of the ticket.
As parking is very limited at Royal Holloway, attendees have the option of taking a coach from St Hugh’s at an additional cost of £19 per person, departing from St Hugh’s at 12:30. The event will finish at 17:00 and the coach will return to Oxford shortly afterwards.
Should you have mobility requirements and wish to park at Royal Holloway, please let us know your registration number in order to reserve a spot.
The Collection is likely to be of particular interest to St Hugh’s Alumni: Emily Wilding Davison was a student at Royal Holloway prior to her enrolment at St Hugh’s. During this time she was influenced in her political views by the collection of paintings, many of which offer insights into Victorian social history. RHUL is also home to the formerly private collection of Lady Christiana Herringham, who as well as being an influential figure in the Edwardian art world was a committed member of the women’s suffrage campaign.
In addition to these links to St Hugh’s and the suffrage movement, the art collection is fascinating in its own right. It contains a number of works by well-known Victorian artists including Sir John Everett Millais, William Powell Frith and Edwin Landseer.