Lady Margaret Hall is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford.  It was founded in 1878 as the first women's college. In 1979 it became fully coeducational and now has a nearly even ratio of men to women. You can learn more about the College's history on this website.


The College occupies extensive grounds by the Cherwell River just north of the centre of Oxford. You can find maps and directions on this page.


The Principal and Fellows form the Governing Body of the College.  The College is constituted and regulated in accordance with the College Statutes, which are made from time to time by order of Her Majesty in Council in accordance with the Royal Charter of 17 March 1926, and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923 (see The Stationery Office). The College Bye-Laws are additional rules made by the Governing Body.  The Governing Body has responsibility for the direction and management of the affairs of the College.

Organisational and committee structure

The College has a number of committees that report to Governing Body to enable Governing Body to make informed decisions.

A diagram of the management structure is available.

Services we offer

The College exists to promote scholarship through teaching and research.  This website contains information about undergraduate admissions, graduate admissions (see also the Oxford University graduate admissions area), and details of the facilities and services we offer to current students including welfare provision.

Information about the research undertaken by individual Fellows, Tutors and lecturers is available in the academic community section of the website.

Information about alumni services and fundraising is available on the alumni section of the website.

The Chapel is a place of public worship and all are welcome to attend the regular services held in term time.

Subsidiary companies

LMH operates three wholly owned companies which help to support the College's core activities of education and research:  LMH Conference Services Ltd., Lady Margaret Hall Trading Ltd., and Lady Margaret Hall Properties Ltd.

Document Formats and fees

Printed versions of all documents produced by Lady Margaret Hall and referred to on this page are available. A fee may be charged.