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St Hugh’s appoints Professor Robert Vilain as Senior Tutor

Professor Robert Vilain joins St Hugh’s from the University of Bristol, where he has been Professor of German and Comparative Literature since 2010 and Director of the South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership since 2020. From 2015 to 2018 he was Warden of Wills Hall, where he was responsible for welfare and pastoral support. He is also Lecturer in German at Christ Church, where he read French and German as an undergraduate in the 1980s and subsequently completed his DPhil in compa...
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Oxford golf team retain Fox-Powell Trophy
Congratulations to the team from the University of Oxford for winning the Fox-Powell Trophy in a closely contested match against the University of Cam...
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St Hugh’s student wins 2021 Henfrey Prize for Composition
Jonty Lefroy Watt (Music, 2018) has been awarded the Henfrey Prize for Composition 2021. Jonty set to music the words of fellow St Hugh's student Anni...
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St Hugh’s appoints Gareth Prior as Bursar
Gareth Prior joins St Hugh’s from Worcester College, where he has been Finance & Estates Bursar since 2018. Gareth spent over a decade as a s...
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St Hugh’s Men’s First Boat creates history at Summer Torpids
Congratulations to St Hugh's Men's First Boat who not only won blades but also made history by reaching the highest position ever reached on the river...
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Professor Loretta J Ross delivers inspirational talk at inaugural ‘Lady Ademola Lecture’
We were delighted to welcome so many guests to our inaugural 'Lady Ademola Lecture' which is part of the College's series celebrating the life and wor...
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Congratulations to St Hugh’s alumna, Professor Rebecca Shipley, recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list
We are delighted to announce that Professor Rebecca Shipley, who matriculated in 2001 and completed both her MMath and her DPhil at St Hugh’s, has b...
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New statue of St Hugh’s alumna, Emily Wilding Davison unveiled
To mark the anniversary of the fateful day in June 1913 when alumna Emily Wilding Davison ran out in front of King George V's horse at the Epsom Derby...
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St Hugh’s Alumna, The Rt Hon Baroness Heather Hallett DBE PC chooses her Desert Island Discs
Honorary Fellow and St Hugh's alumna, The Rt Hon  Baroness Heather Hallett DBE PC (Jurisprudence, 1968), appeared on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Disc...
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STEP inTO OxMed Outreach Event
We are delighted to announce that STEP inTO OxMed is to host Clinical Skills Workshop on 2nd and 3rd June. STEP inTO OxMed, an outreach initiative ...
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In conversation with Professor Dame Jane Glover DBE FRCM HonRAM (Music, 1968)
On Tuesday 18 May 2021 we were honoured and delighted to welcome celebrated conductor and musicologist Professor Dame Jane Glover DBE FRCM HonRAM (Mus...
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The Gift of Narrative in Medieval England
Congratulations to St Hugh's Tutorial Fellow Nicholas Perkins, whose book, The Gift of Narrative Medieval England, was recently published by ...
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Wellbeing workshops enable students to relax away from the pressures of exams.
College Nurse, Sarah Dragonetti, and Head Gardener, Ed Reid, have joined forces to deliver a series of wellbeing workshops for St Hugh's students. ...
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Dr Amanda Smyth delivers inspiring lecture on Offshore renewable energy
On Thursday 6 May, Dr Amanda Smyth gave a fascinating insight into the state of offshore renewable energy, with a focus on wind, tidal and wave power....
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Alumna marks 100th birthday with donation to the College’s Student Support Fund
Avril Powell (née Johnson, Classics, 1939) and her family very generously marked her 100th birthday by making a donation to the College’s Student S...
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The Rt Hon Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC FRSE appointed as Chair of Reprieve’s board of trustees
St Hugh's Principal, Dame Elish Angiolini, has been appointed as the new Chair of Reprieve’s board of trustees. She succeeds Lord Jim Wallace in the...
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Spotlight on Graduate Research
Congratulations to everyone who took part in our online event to show case some of the incredible research being undertaken by our DPhil students. ...
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The Norman Conquest in English History. Volume I A Broken Chain?
Congratulations to Professor George Garnett, Tutorial Fellow in History, on the publication of his book “The Norman Conquest in English History. Vol...
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2021 Telethon 15–29 March
The 2021 St Hugh’s Telephone Campaign is now underway and running from 15–29 March. Our student callers are busy getting in touch with as many...
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An Evening with Rebecca Front (English, 1982)
To mark International Women’s Day, 8 March 2021, St Hugh’s held a virtual evening with celebrated actress and writer, and Honorary Fellow of St Hu...
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Avril Bruten Creative Writing Award 2021
The College is delighted to announce that Kitty Blain (2nd year undergraduate studying Philosophy and Modern Languages) has won this year’s Avril Br...
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Dr Iain Morley, Paleoanthropologist and Fellow of St Hugh’s College, has died
It is with the deepest sorrow that the College has learnt of the death of Dr Iain Morley, our wonderful colleague and friend. Iain was a paleoanthr...
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Professor Horst Eidenmüeller elected as Senior Research Fellow of Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation
Congratulations to Professor Horst Eidenmüeller, who has been elected to a Senior Research Fellowship of the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital ...
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Tutor The Nation founder Jacky Lambert: “We have to act”
Jacky Lambert, an Honorary Fellow of St Hugh’s College, has been lauded in an article in the Daily Mail for her
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St Hugh’s at heart of Oxford Intellectual History
Dr Jon Parkin, Tutorial Fellow in History, has been appointed as Director of the recently launched Oxford Centre for Intellectual History. Oxford i...
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Understanding Authenticity in China’s Cultural Heritage
Dr Anke Hein, the Peter Moores Associate Professor in Chinese Archaeology, and Fellow of St Hugh's College, is organising an online conference entitle...
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The Reverend Jane Sinclair (Modern History, 1975), 1956-2021
The College is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the Reverend Jane Sinclair (Modern History, 1975), former Canon of Westminster and Rector of S...
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Warmest congratulations to the new Head of the UK Mission to the European Union, Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby CMG (Modern History, 1992)
The College is delighted to see our alumnus, Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby CMG, appointed as the Head of the United Kingdom Mission to the European Union,...
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St Hugh’s French Lecturer, Genevieve Adams, to be an Honorary Fellow
We are delighted to announce the Governing Body of St Hugh's College have voted to elect Genevieve Adams to an Honorary Fellowship. Genevieve was e...
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Former ambassador and St Hugh’s alumnus, Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, elected Honorary Fellow
We are delighted to announce that Fergus Cochrane-Dyet OBE (MSc African Studies, 2019) has been elected to an Honorary Fellowship of St Hugh's College...
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St Hugh’s Stipendiary lecturer awarded research funding
Christopher Pull, PhD, Departmental Lecturer in Animal Behaviour, Department of Zoology and Stipendiary Lecturer at St Hugh's, has been awarded a John...
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