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20 February 2023

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Intersectionalising Oxford Society launches inaugural event

Intersectionalising Oxford, founded by St Hugh’s student body, is holding the first of a series of events entitled, “St Hugh’s Women: Negotiating Gender, Class and Education” on Wednesday 22 February at 5.00pm in College’s Mordan Hall.

This first event will bring together academics, students and alumni to reflect on St Hugh’s’ history. In a moderated panel-style conversation with Jane Robinson, a social historian and writer, Florence Smith, a St Hugh’s DPhil student in History and alumna, Sam Tolley (Zoology 1987), the discussion will explore:

  • The foundation of St Hugh’s College and the establishment of its values
  • How experiences of gender and class have shaped students’ college experiences and academic lives
  • The presences and absences within the College’s history
  • The fervent debates within St Hugh’s surrounding the transition from single sex to co-education

With the support of the St Hugh’s MCR, light refreshments will be offered to all attendees.

Intersectionalising Oxford is a series of events that aims to spotlight the experiences and histories of people in Oxford who have been marginalised in dominant narratives, and whose identity intersections have uniquely shaped their experiences, as well as the University and its colleges. As Intersectionalising Oxford was established by St Hugh’s students, the first event will concentrate on the College’s history. However, future events will further explore the experiences and impacts of gender, race, identity, sexuality, class and disability in the past and present of the wider University of Oxford.

To register your attendance for our inaugural event ‘St Hugh’s Women: Negotiating Gender, Class and Education’, please sign up here:

If you are unable to attend but want to hear about future events, please contact to be placed on our event’s mailing list.


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