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ORA is most privileged to use the facilities of St Hugh's College of the University of Oxford over the summer months.
St Hugh’s is a relatively young college by University of Oxford standards, having been founded in 1886. Its founder, Elizabeth Wordsworth (William Wordsworth’s great-niece) wanted – in face of considerable opposition – to make an Oxford education available to women. While the college now accepts students of all genders, it still holds to its radical tradition and focuses on providing an Oxford education to anyone with the academic skills required, regardless of their background.
St Hugh’s is one of Oxford’s largest colleges, able to accommodate all of its 600 students on-site. Its architecture is mostly traditional with some newer buildings, and its sizeable gardens are described as the most beautiful in Oxford.
Despite its relatively recent foundation, St Hugh’s has an impressive roll-call of alumni, including the suffragette Emily Davison, the current Prime Minister Theresa May, the writer Joanna Trollope, and the Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi.
St Hugh’s is located in North Oxford, close to the University Parks and the Pitt Rivers Museum.
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Explore the cloisters and quads of St Hugh's College through this interactive virtual tour.
Students will be accommodated in spacious and modern single rooms, which are standard undergraduate bedrooms. The majority of bathrooms are en suite. Male and female students will be separated by corridor and/or staircases.
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In the college, students are overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford.
The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss university applications.
Each campus has a few members of residential staff who live in the college throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.
It is important to note that Oxford Royale Summer Schools is not a part of, or otherwise affiliated to, St Hugh's College or the University of Oxford.Find out more about ORA and the University of Oxford.
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Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, a company registered in England as company number 6045196. Registered office: 14 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4EF. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.