LMH began with nine women and is now a vibrant academic community transforming the lives of hundreds of students. It’s a friendly college in a beautiful location, and is much more informal than some Oxford colleges (although we do still have some Harry Potter moments for those who like them!)
The college is set in spacious grounds, bordered by the River Cherwell and the University Parks. Lady Margaret Hall is home to just over 600 students – Foundation Year, undergraduates and graduates – most of whom live in the college. Most academic faculties and departments are no more than a few minutes walk or cycle away.
The Foundation Year was established to ensure that no-one is excluded from the benefits of an Oxford education due to their class, ethnicity or financial situation. This maintains the pioneering tradition of LMH, which was founded in 1878 to allow women – then excluded – to receive an Oxford education.