From the Principal
Welcome to Lady Margaret Hall. We are an academic community, utterly committed to research and scholarship and to effective, highly personalised teaching and learning for students from all backgrounds. The College prepares its students to live and work in a fast-moving, complex, and global society that is hungry for knowledge, communication, and integrity.
LMH was born 135 years ago of a dual passion for learning and for equality, and it continues to draw inspiration from this great foundation vision.
LMH today is fortunate to be located on the same – much enlarged – site of its original foundation. We are global in spirit and composition, but we are also identified by our local place at the end of Norham Gardens in Oxford, and the direct link this gives us to every LMH generation that has lived and studied here since LMH welcomed its first students in 1879.
We know ourselves to be part of a great and dynamic tradition. This is clear in the architectural coherence of the development of the site, and in the multi-generational richness of the wonderful gardens. We are heirs to an educational vision that took the quality of living and studying facilities and the sheer beauty of the natural and built environment as seriously as it took scholarship and formal education. This is the heritage and the opportunity that we want to open to the most able students, whoever and wherever they may be.