13 March 2017
LMH student Eve Shenkman (French and Spanish) tells us about her successful participation in this year’s rackets varsity.
2 March 2017
Today, 2nd of March, is World Book Day, the biggest annual celebration of books and reading in the UK and Ireland. The main aim of World Book Day is “to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading”. Here at LMH we are joining the celebration by suggesting our own childhood favourites.
13 February 2017
Revolutionary England, c. 1630-c. 1660: Essays for Clive Holmes is a collection of essays designed to pay tribute to the scholarly career of one of Oxford's leading early modern historians.
23 January 2017
We all know what food we like but is this determined just by our taste buds? At last Friday’s formal hall, diners were the willing guinea pigs to an experiment exploring this question, organised by our MSc student Jessica Rowley.
31 December 2016
22 December 2016
Many congratulations to our alumna Jessica Reeves (Music, 2011), winner of this year's BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition
7 December 2016
Many congratulations to our former Principal and Honorary Fellow Dr Frances Lannon, who was made a Dame of the British Empire at a ceremony at Windsor Castle last Friday.
30 November 2016
Lady Margaret Hall Support Staff Services have been reassessed against the new Investors in People Generation 6 standard and have achieved Silver accreditation. LMH is the only Oxbridge College to have achieved Silver IIP at the time of re-accreditation (October 2016), demonstrating the College's commitment to high performance through good people management.
4 November 2016
We are pleased to announce that LMH came second in the 'Best College Dining Room' category at the 2016 Oxforshire Restaurant Awards. Congratulations to our catering team!
26 October 2016
In her paper “Africa versus the International Criminal Court: The Strategy of Regionalizing International Criminal Justice” Nicole De Silva, the IKEA Research Fellow in International Relations at LMH, examines African states’ evolving strategies vis-à-vis the ICC, their decision-making regarding the proposed regional criminal courts, and, more generally, the opportunities for and constraints on regional human rights protection and institution-building in Africa. This research has been recognised by the British International Studies Association (BISA) and the journal African Affairs, which jointly awarded Dr De Silva the 2016 BISA African Affairs Postgraduate Paper Prize.
24 October 2016
The word ‘astrophysics’ may conjure images of telescopes or particle accelerators, but an exciting new area in the field brings the large scales of the universe to a more manageable laboratory setting. Our Tutor in Physics, Professor Gianluca Gregori, is an expert in laboratory astrophysics and his research has been recognised with a Fellowship of the American Physical Society.
20 October 2016
Two LMH Maths students were recognised at this year’s Annual Mathematical Institute Celebration for ‘outstanding performance' in their examinations.
19 October 2016
Footage of the conversation between our visiting fellow Dr Henry Marsh and our Principal Alan Rusbridger is now available to watch online.
14 October 2016
To celebrate Black History Month we are sharing a series of short movies where our students share the stories that inspire and motivate them
11 October 2016
Actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, Visiting Fellow at LMH since February, has kindly donated a selection of books to our College library.
5 October 2016
LMH is delighted to welcome 5 new fellows to the College. The new fellows are experts in a variety of fields and will be a valuable addition to our community.
30 September 2016
This week Oxford's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, welcomed the first cohort of students joining LMH for our new Foundation Year pilot programme.
16 September 2016
Congratulations to the LMH Principal, on being awarded an honorary doctorate at the Open University today (September 16)
9 September 2016
Congratulations to the LMH catering team, which has been nominated for an Oxfordshire Restaurant Award, in the 'College Dining Room' category.
6 September 2016
A year on from the killing of Cecil the lion, WildCRU and Panthera bring together top lion experts to consider future initiatives to preserve the African lion.
25 August 2016
Our college choir departs to Sicily for their 2016 tour.
24 August 2016
LMH's fellow and tutor Nicholas Hankins, associated professor of Engineering, will Chair the First International Conference on Sustainable Water Processing.
3 August 2016
In our latest video, LMH students discuss what it is like to study Law at LMH.
15 July 2016
Four LMH fellows have been recognised for their outstanding research alongside excellent teaching in the 2016 Recognition of Distinction Awards.
22 June 2016
Poltergeist Theatre is a young and innovative company founded by LMH students. At this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, they will be performing their dynamic new drama ‘xx’ (or ‘kiss kiss’), combining love, chance and mathematics to produce a unique performance every night. This exciting new project includes writer and director Jack Bradfield (1st year, English), marketing manager Claudia Graham (2nd year, English) and writer of the XX algorithm and assistant director Mitchell Skiles (Visiting student, Maths and Philosophy).
20 June 2016
To mark World Refugee Day, two LMH academics discuss their research on this pressing issue.
16 June 2016
At yesterday’s Sustainability Showcase, LMH’s efforts in promoting an environmentally sustainable workplace were rewarded with a Green Impact Gold Award, the first and only Oxford college to do so.
11 June 2016
Many congratulations to the LMH members recognised in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
9 June 2016
Our boat club reached unprecedented success in this year’s Summer Eights, but they have no intention to rest on their laurels.
8 June 2016
The Lady Margaret Hall Law Society recently celebrated the success of its inaugural Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition, a first for an Oxford college.
5 June 2016
Today, 5th June, marks UN World Environment Day (WED), a day recognised annually to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. The theme this year is ‘zero tolerance for the illegal wildlife trade’. Wildlife trafficking and poaching is driving some of the world’s most iconic animals towards extinction but many members of the LMH community are committed to securing a sustainable future for wildlife under threat from trafficking and poaching.
2 June 2016
Pauline Stafford, LMH alumna and Professor Emerita of Early Medieval History at the University of Liverpool, will be giving this year’s Prothero Lecture at the Royal Historical Society.
2 June 2016
Prof Alexandra Braun, Fellow and Tutor in Law at LMH, has edited a new book on how wealth can be transferred on death.
1 June 2016
A remarkable story of teamwork illustrates how modern conservation work goes far beyond biology.
30 May 2016
The LMH Boat Club enjoyed a fantastic run of success last week at Summer Eights. The annual four-day long regatta, in which college boats compete against each other to ‘bump’ the boat beginning the race in the position ahead of them, saw two of LMH’s five boats win ‘blades’ in spectacular fashion.
26 May 2016
Many congratulations to Christopher Robson, 3rd year student in English Literature, for winning this year’s Chancellor’s English Essay Prize.
23 May 2016
We congratulate Dr Sophie Ratcliffe, fellow and tutor in English at LMH, for her appointment as one of the judges of the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction.
18 May 2016
LMH congratulates Dr Jill O'Reilly, Fellow and Tutor in Psychology, for being awarded most Outstanding Graduate Supervisor in the Department of Medical Sciences. She received her award on the 3rd of May, at the Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) Teaching Awards ceremony.
Further details on Dr O'Reilly's research can be found on her lab's website.
12 May 2016
LMH congratulates Dr Helen Kaufmann, Stipendiary Lecturer in Classics, for being awarded a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award.
The BARSEA "enables established early career scholars to actively engage in the work of the Academy and to enhance their own skills and career development through the organisation of events, training, and mentoring activities for a wide range of other early career researchers".
Dr Kaufmann will use the award to bring together and foster exchange between graduate students and early career researchers who work in the field of late Latin poetry through an international workshop and conference.
For further details on these events, see https://voicesinlatelatinpoetry.wordpress.com/.
9 May 2016
The weekend before last, LMH won athletics cuppers – 26 of them made the trip down to Iffley, ranging from blues athletes to sports enthusiasts and freshers to MCR DPhil students.
29 April 2016
LMH congratulates Professor Antony Galione named as one of this year’s 50 elected fellows of The Royal Society
25 April 2016
Sanja Bogojevic will join LMH and the Faculty of Law as an Associate Professor in Law in September 2016. Prior to joining LMH, Bogojevic was an Associate Professor of Law at Lund University in Sweden (2011-2016). Bogojevic received her LLB with German Law from King’s College London and Passau Universität, LLM from the College of Europe, Bruges, and DPhil from Oxford University.
She has been a DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Collective Goods in Bonn, and a visiting doctoral Hauser Global Fellow at the New York University School of Law. She has also been a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia) and at UC Berkeley School of Law.
Bogojevic researches in the areas of environmental law, EU law, constitutional law and administrative law, which are also subjects she teaches in. More precisely, her work analyses interlinks and dichotomies between public and private spheres in law. To this end, she discusses the role of states and markets in emissions trading regimes in her book, 'Emissions Trading Schemes: Markets, States and Law', published by Hart Publishing (2013).
Her current research looks at the adjudication of environmental rights with a similar focus on the public/private divide in environmental law. In 2016, she was awarded the Nils Klim prize for her outstanding scholarly contribution to environmental law and emissions trading.
4 April 2016
Jennifer Pike (2009 Music) returned to LMH on 31 March to give an evening concert.
18 March 2016
Two of our students have been awarded the Kolkhorst & Arteaga Exhibition.
18 March 2016
11 March 2016
This week saw the LMH sports dinner take place, with awards being presented to many of the students in recognition of their achievements.
8 March 2016
Dedicated to recognise the achievements of women all around the globe, International Women’s Day celebrated each year on 8th March, highlights the social, economic and political success of women.
Founded in 1878, LMH was the first College in the University of Oxford college for women. Today we recognise the empowering women who have read various subjects in LMH and gone on to become some of the most notable global figures.
4 March 2016
Christopher Schoene (Biochemistry, 2012) 24, was present at Parliament to present his biological research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain on Monday 7 March.
1 March 2016
Lady Margaret Hall welcomes the appointment of Dr Gascia Ouzounian who will begin her Fellowship here in LMH September this year.
11 February 2016
The Oxford student newspaper, The Cherwell, has given the vintage farce, Thark, a stunning 5-star rating. The Cherwell Review
4 February 2016
LMH congratulates alumna and BBC’s diplomatic correspondent, Bridget Kendall (194 Modern Languages) who has been elected next Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge.
18 January 2016
A film made by students from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and narrated by Alan Rickman to raise money for refugees has been viewed by over 3.5 million people since his sad death last week.
8 January 2016
PPE student, Sam Sanders meets the Queen
5 January 2016
Turner Prize winner, Dr Elizabeth Price brings another thrilling work of art to the museums of Oxford.
4 January 2016
Many congratulations to two of our alumni who have received appointments in the New Year’s Honours List 2016.
22 December 2015
Oxford University’s Cecil the lion appeal has raised more than £750,000.
15 December 2015
A student-run charity initiative, part-founded by current LMH students called OneClickGiving has launched a video, featuring voice over by movie star Alan Rickman on YouTube. The 30-second clip intends to spread awareness to raise money for the ongoing refugee crisis.
3 December 2015
The Simpkins Lee Theatre was packed on Saturday 28 November to hear the Principal Alan Rusbridger in conversation with Dinah Rose QC, a discussion covering a fascinating range of topics including human rights legislation, legal aid and access to justice, and a career at the bar today.
2 December 2015
The Principal of Lady Margaret Hall was last night given the Marie Colvin Award – a new prize to recognise a lifetime achievement in raising the reputation of British Journalism.
1 December 2015
Two LMH students in Rugby Varsity 2015
30 November 2015
2015 has been a thrilling year so far. LMH welcomed new principal, Alan Rusbridger, who took up office in October and said goodbye to former principal Dr Frances Lannon.
The newsletter also shares the impact of losing Cecil the Lion plus updates on the New Buildings Project. Read more here.
5 November 2015
Finalists for the 2016 Ockenden International Prize Announced
4 November 2015
Following the success of the first “Women, Ancestry and Heritage (WAH)” workshop in 2014, a second workshop was convened on 21-24 October 2015 at SEAMEO CHAT in Yangon, Myanmar. The essential purpose of the Myanmar Women’s Oral History Project Series is to serve the needs of education, heritage, research, teaching, outreach and archival holdings, and to offer an opportunity for interdisciplinary collaborative and transformative research with long-ranging implications and impact on educational and teaching uses.
26 October 2015
George Chambers (2007, Music) never forgot debt he owest to family, friends and teachers who helped him blossom.
20 October 2015
LMH Undergraduate students awarded prizes in Mathematics
13 October 2015
Professor Brian Bell along with other tutors from colleges around Oxford University reveal sample questions asked to applicants during interviews when applying to study in the University.
9 October 2015
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has recently awarded Prof Christina Goldschmidt a 5-year Early Career Fellowship, to begin on 1 January 2016.
2 October 2015
Useful information for freshers.
1 October 2015
Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller (1971, English) is the first woman to chair the Wellcome Trust's Board of Governors.
29 September 2015
Alice Thomson (2013, Biological Sciences) has been selected as part of a five-strong team from Oxford to ride in the Vision Varsity horse race at Newmarket on October 10th 2015.
29 September 2015
Markus Gerber will join LMH's Support Staff team, as the new Head Chef on October 1st 2015.
23 September 2015
The project known as the HARMONI spectrograph, will be designed and built for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) and will provide the world's largest visible and infrared telescope with unprecedented physical insights about objects in the distant Universe.
22 September 2015
Renato was awarded the prize for his essay on three central institutions of the medieval society.
22 September 2015
Species Survival Commission of the IUCN recognized the achievements of two acclaimed members of the WildCRU team.
10 September 2015
Congratulations to LMH student Adam Cobb (2011, MEng) who was awarded the HMGCC prize. Adam's project called 'Exoplanet Detection in Large Astronomical Data Sets' is aimed to improve upon current methods for detecting planets outside our Solar System.
7 September 2015
LMH Fellow and Tutor in Biology, Professor Adrian Thomas, will try to break the human-powered water speed record.
7 September 2015
Two LMH alumni, biographer and cultural historian Fiona MacCarthy OBE (1958 English) as well as renowned sculptor Conrad Shawcross RA (1996 Fine Art), will be taking part in a major new literary festival at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire from Friday 18 September to Sunday 20 September 2015.
2 September 2015
Miss Sheila Browne (1942 Modern Languages), Honorary Fellow of LMH and former Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, (1983-1992) died on 27 August 2015 at the age of 90.
14 August 2015
The College marked an important milestone on August 5, with a topping-out ceremony for the Donald Fothergill Building, one of two buildings being constructed at the front of the College. The traditional ceremony takes place when a building under construction reaches its highest point.
13 August 2015
Certain distinctive smells can immediately transport one back to a familiar time in life. Having fond memories of her university days, Ruth Mastenbroek (Chemistry, 1970), has created a perfume to bring those memories gushing back.
7 August 2015
Dr Amin Benaissa (LMH Classics Fellow) and Prof. Nikolaos Gonis (Professor in Papyrology at UCL) are hosting a workshop and conference at LMH on a substantial collection of papyri known as the "Apion archive". The conference, which will take place on the afternoon of 4 September, is entitled "An Afternoon with the Apiones: New Evidence from an Aristocratic Large Estate in Late Antiquity". It will follow a two-day workshop between the participants on unpublished texts.
4 August 2015
LMH fellow, Prof David Macdonald's reflection on the projection of Cecil the Lion's image on The Empire State Building
3 August 2015
The recent news of the demise of Cecil, Zimbabwe's most famous lion, has hit the world by storm. Cecil was one of the lions fitted with a GPS collar as part of Oxford University research led by Dr Andrew Loveridge of Oxford's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU).
23 July 2015
LMH Student Rose Jones was recently awarded the Arteaga Prize in Spanish Studies 2014-15.
17 July 2015
Liam Peck (Medicine, 2015) wins Wronker Research Project Prize
22 May 2015
Samuel West (English 1985), follows in the footsteps of his parents Prunella Scales and Timothy West, making it a family treble, on his receipt of the UEA honorary degree.
13 May 2015
BBC Wildlife Magazine, 13/05/2015 (May Edition), p.36
12 May 2015
William Shakespeare's As You Like It
The Gardens, Lady Margaret Hall
29 April 2015
Victoria Rees, student of Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at LMH makes her fourth appearance at the renowned London Marathon this year, which took place on the weekend of April 26 2015.
28 April 2015
Katrina Palmer, Randall MacIver JRF at LMH Award winning new sculpture opens in Dorset and programmed on BBC Radio 4
24 April 2015
LMH is delighted to welcome Anna Sapir Abulafia LittD, DLitt, recently appointed to the Professorship of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, as a Professorial Fellow of the College.
20 March 2015
The Governing Body of Lady Margaret Hall is delighted to announce the election of Professor Margaret Buckingham, Professor Carol Harrison, and Ms Bridget Kendall to Honorary Fellowships, and the election of Mr Michael O’Sullivan, and Mr Guy Monson to Foundation Fellowships. Honorary Fellowships are awarded to those who have achieved recognition for outstanding work and distinction in their field. Foundation Fellowships are awarded in recognition of exceptional service to the College.
13 March 2015
Dame Marina Warner, (1964 Modern Languages) Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, and Professor of English and creative writing at Birkbeck, University of London, was named on March 12th as the 11th winner of the Holberg Prize.
12 March 2015
11 March 2015
One of the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA)'s stated aims is to advance the dissemination of knowledge in the field of socio-legal studies. To that end, the Executive Committee of the SLSA invites nominations for three annual prizes sponsored by Hart Publishing and a fourth prize sponsored by a private benefactor (new for 2015).
25 February 2015
The third annual Ockenden International Prize for excellence in self-reliant refugee projects has been won by The Community Association for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights (ACPDH) and Disability and Development Partners (DDP) UK for the DDP-nominated project: “Twunganire Abahungutse (TA) - Everyone Supports Returddpuk.org/nees” operating in two provinces of Burundi.
24 February 2015
Professor Douglas-Scott discusses constitutional implications of leaving the EU.
16 February 2015
Born Elaine Floyd in Hopkins, Pontypridd in 1920 and better known as Elaine Morgan, feminist writer and maverick scientist, was remembered in a special plaque-unveiling-memorial at Pontypridd Library on February 12th.
12 February 2015
The new production by Edward’s Boys (the all-boy theatre company from King Edward VI School) will be John Ford’s The Lady’s Trial, in collaboration with the education wing of Shakespeare’s Globe.
11 February 2015
Constitutional implications of draft Scotland clauses inquiry launch
9 February 2015
4th Research Fair
9 February 2015
Dr Sali Dening receives degree scroll after 61 years
30 January 2015
LMH is due to host an exciting series of Taster Days for prospective Year 12 students. Click here to find out more and book a place!'
19 January 2015
Masculinities and Class in a Global Perspective' Seminar Series
7 January 2015
New Year’s Honours List – Congratulations to Marina Warner and Anne Chisholm
17 December 2014
Mr Alan Rusbridger elected as next Principal of Lady Margaret Hall
16 November 2014
MOT International is delighted to congratulate Katrina Palmer, recipient of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists 2014.
13 November 2014
Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott visited Barcelona to speak at the international conference 'Building a New State'.
12 November 2014
Veterans’ community service organizer to be honored on Nov. 12
4 November 2014
The first Oral History Methodology Workshop on Women, Ancestry and Heritage (WAH) conducted on 9-10 October, provided an opportunity for a conversation between national and international academics to delve deep into Oral History as anthropologists and historians.
4 November 2014
29 October 2014
Thomas Hoskins (Classics) and Spencer Lenfield (Classics) were awarded Charles Oldham Scholarships for travel abroad by the Faculty of Classics. Here they share their experiences of travel in Italy and immersing themselves in Roman culture.
22 September 2014
Congratulations to five LMH students who are recipients of the Gibbs Prize.
22 August 2014
LMH Fellow invited by Scottish Parliament to discuss EU Membership, the UK, and Scotland
11 August 2014
Dr Maria Jaschok named 'Gender Specialist' on Canadian project
23 July 2014
Congratulations to a number of students who have received outstanding results in their final examinations, including the highest number of firsts for any college for BA History.
23 July 2014
LMH congratulates three students who have received prizes for their studies in Law.
10 July 2014
Congratulations to Rakesh Dodhia for winning this major University prize.
3 July 2014
Mrs Sally Chilver [Elizabeth Millicent Chilver, née Graves], 3 August 1914 - 3 July 2014, Principal of Lady Margaret Hall 1971-1979
24 June 2014
Congratulations to Oonagh Gay who has been appointed OBE in the The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2014.
20 June 2014
Congratulations to Ismaila Ngum (3rd year, Law).
17 June 2014
Professor Michael Monoyios has been awarded a Departmental Teaching Award.
13 June 2014
LMH Research Fellow Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh has been awarded a special grant by the Henry Luce Foundation to pursue her research project which will examine the gendered nature and impacts of faith-based humanitarian responses to forced migration from the ongoing Syria crisis.
13 June 2014
LMH Research Fellow Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh has co-edited a major 52-chapter volume tracing the birth and development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and analysing the key intellectual, political, social and institutional challenges arising from mass displacement in the world today.
27 May 2014
Dr Margaret Coombe, LMH Junior Research Fellow in History, is a winner in the OUSU Teaching Awards 2014.
13 March 2014
Congratulations to Anaum Riaz (2nd Year Law), who has been awarded a prestigious Middle Temple Access to the Bar Award.
10 March 2014
Dr Daw Khin Mar Mar Kyi (Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Gender Research Fellow) has won the 2013 Excellence in Gender Research Award from the Australian Gender Institute.
6 March 2014
On 19 February, two law undergraduates, Alison Stonebanks and Zhi Hao Tan, represented LMH in the final of the Inter-collegiate Mooting Competition organised by the Law Faculty.
25 February 2014
LMH has been delighted to host another Brilliant Club Graduation Day here in the College.
13 February 2014
7 February 2014
Our Outreach Officer, Hannah, and a current Experimental Psychology student, Fiona Young, recently visited Ribston Hall High School, The Crypt School and Sir Thomas Rich’s School.
7 February 2014
The LMH PPE tutors hosted a fascinating Q&A session for a group of Year 12 pupils from Manchester who are interested in applying for PPE.
31 January 2014
Congratulations to James Lomax (2010 Fine Art), who has won a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship.
23 January 2014
7 January 2014
7 January 2014
20 December 2013
29 November 2013
LMH congratulates the undergraduate students whose scholarships and exhibitions were awarded or renewed for academic year 2013-14.
29 November 2013
The Vice-Chancellor presented the Investor in People Silver Award to LMH support staff on 28 November 2013.
29 October 2013
18 October 2013
Three of our Fellows have recently been recognised for academic distinction: Dr Phil Biggin, Dr Garry Brown and Professor Gianluca Gregori.