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The Venue

Lady Margaret Hall or LMH as it is widely known, opened its doors in 1875, the first college to accept female students, and has an impressive list of alumni including scientists, philanthropists, artists, poets, historians, prime ministers, social reformers and explorers. Historian Antonia Fraser studied here, as did authors Diana Athill and Marina Warner, politician Benazir Bhutto and two senior members of the current UK cabinet. Current students include campaigner and writer Malala Yousafa. You can read more about the college and its history here.


LMH is the leafiest of Oxford University’s Colleges. Set apart from
the city centre, it has extensive gardens running do down to the Cherwell River with its own on-site boating house, tennis courts
and croquet lawns.

Talbot Hall 02 (2)
Maria Milusheva Punting 1
dining hall 02

Students are housed in the rooms that Oxford college students use during term time. They are individual rooms that are simple, clean and furnished with a single bed, wardrobe, desk and chair. Rooms are cleaned daily, with bedsheets and towels changed every three days. Students will only ever stay on floors with people of the same sex with whom they will share bathrooms and small kitchenettes.

Individual rooms help to ensure that students get a good night’s sleep and are able to keep up with the demanding pace of the course. They also provide opportunity for quiet study.

Students will have a fob attached to their room key that gives them access to all areas of the college that they will require (but with a timed mechanism that prevents unauthorised exits!) A porter is stationed at the entrance of the college 24/7 ensuring a safe and secure environment.


All lessons and workshops will take place within the college. Teaching rooms are all light, bright and spacious, and students will also make use of the LMH’s larger functions such as the historic wood-panelled Talbot Hall and the brand-new, high-spec Simpkins Lee Theatre.

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