Improving College Facilities
The Jocelyn Morris Quad is the new name for the cluster of student accommodation buildings on the junction of Iffley Road and Stockmore Street in Oxford. The Jocelyn Morris Quad has been developed as part of our plans to improve and increase our facilities for St Hilda's students. Work on the Iffley Road Centre project started on site in July 2017. The completed project provides 67 high-quality study bedrooms for academic year 2018/19.
The buildings - Stockmore House, Rosalind Hill House (extension to Stockmore House), Catherine Fulford House (formerly Fulford House) and Sylvia Mann House (formerly 85/87 Iffley Road) - all share a central garden that is also getting a landscape makeover. The buildings have been fully refurbished and extended to provide more accommodation. They have a new heating system, new windows, new data, and improved insulation. The buildings have been rewired and are fully fitted with coordinated furnishings.
The completed scheme includes 67 student rooms (a mixture of sizes, most with ensuite bathrooms). There are a number of kitchens, each serving between 3 and 7 rooms. Rosalind Hill House has three fully accessible rooms on the ground floor and an accessible kitchen with height adjustable fittings.
Jocelyn Morris (Archaeology, 1941) was a History graduate from Westfield College, University of London. She was accepted for a B.Litt on 'Romano-British pottery from the Oxford Region', for which she was attached to St Hilda's, although her studies were based at the Ashmolean. In 1942, Jocelyn left Oxford to undertake war work. She returned on her retirement in 1978, but had supported St Hilda's since 1968, when she began donating to the College's building appeal.
Our on-site Stone Family Gym, which was funded by a gift from a generous donor, officially opened on 3 March 2017. The gym opened for use by members of St Hilda's College at the beginning of Trinity Term 2017 and has proved to be very popular. Take a look at how the project evolved here.
More student rooms were refurbished in Wolfson Building over the Easter break and long vacation in 2017.
At the request of the Junior Common Room Committee, the JCR Bar had a mini-makeover in 2017. It was been repainted and new flooring was put down in the bar servery.