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20th July 2018
Dr Bettany Hughes, (Ancient and Modern History, 1985), has been announced as the chair of judges for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize. The judging panel also includes writer, translator and president of English PEN Maureen Freely; philosopher Professor Angie Hobbs FRSA; novelist and satirist Elnathan John; and essayist and novelist Pankaj Mishra. The 2019 judging panel will be looking for the best work of translated fiction, selected from entries published in the UK and Ireland between 1st May 2018 and 30th April 2019. Many congratulations to Dr Hughes!
10th July 2018
Our alumna, Anna Hall (English, 1987), has had her work recognised at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Yorkshire Awards. She was an Executive Producer Catching a Killer: The Search for Natalie Hemming, produced by True Vision Yorkshire, which won the Award for Professional Excellence: Factual Production and the Documentary Series Award at the awards ceremony on 6 July 2018. Many congratulations!
10th July 2018
Our alumna, Honorary Fellow and best-selling crime author, Val McDermid, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Bath Spa University, in recognition of her significant contribution to literature and crime fiction.
Anna (third left) with dancers, choreographers, and fellow composers
5th July 2018
We are delighted to welcome our alumna, Anna Appleby (Music, 2011), back to St Hilda’s for Motion and Meaning. Anna is one of the composers working with Ensemble Klang, one of Holland's most influential contemporary music groups, and leading contemporary choreographers and dancers on this project, which is a collaboration between Dance Scholarship Oxford (DANSOX) and the Liveness, Hybridity & Noise Series.
Nadifa Mohamed
2nd July 2018
Nadifa Mohamed (Modern History and Politics, 2000) was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018. Nadifa's first novel, Black Mamba Boy, won the Betty Trask Prize. It was longlisted for the Orange Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize and the PEN Open Book Award. In 2013, she was selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. Her second novel, The Orchard of Lost Souls, won a Somerset Maugham Award and the Prix Albert Bernard.
16th May 2018
The Very Reverend Vivienne Faull (History, 1974) will become the 57th Bishop of Bristol after being appointed by Her Majesty the Queen. Currently Dean of York Minster, she will be the first woman to take on this role in the city of Bristol. She  will be consecrated bishop at a service at St Paul's Cathedral on 3 July 2018. Her appointment follows the retirement of the Right Reverend Mike Hill in September 2017.
Three Girls wins BAFTA for best mini-series
14th May 2018
'Three Girls' (BBC Studios / Studio Lambert / BBC One), for which Philippa Lowthorpe (Classics, 1980) was the director and Nicole Taylor (Law, 1997) was the screen writer, has won the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards Winners in 2018 for best mini-series. Molly Windsor also won the award for Best Leading Actress, and Liv Hill was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Find out more from the winners.
Tales of Two Londons: Stories from a Fractured City, edited by Claire Armistead
23rd March 2018
'Tales of Two Londons: Stories from a Fractured City', edited by journalist and our alumna, Claire Armistead (The Guardian and The Observer), has been published by OR Books and was celebrated at a launch party on 21 March 2018. The book comprises a rich collection of fiction, reportage and poetry to capture the schisms defining the contemporary city. Among the contributors are Claire's fellow St Hilda's alumnae, Nicolette Jones and Helen Simpson.
Professor Giovanna Mallucci, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, and Associate Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute at the University of Cambridge gives the Pamela MacKinnon Lecture: The Road to New Dementia Treatments
4th March 2018
Despite the snow, our Medical Conference, 'Depths of the Mind: Exploring Issues in Mental Health', was a very warm reunion for our alumnae and alumni who read Medicine and Experimental Psychology. They also enjoyed meeting current students and recent graduates. Take a look at the photo gallery from the day.
22nd October 2017
Our Senior Research Fellow , Dr Lyndall Gordon has written a group biography, 'Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World'. The book, which publishes by Virago on 26 October 2017, tells the stories of five novelists – Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, Virginia Woolf – and their famous novels.
Mary Moore (1930 - 2017)
20th October 2017
We are greatly saddened by the death on 6 October 2017 of Mary Moore, Principal of St Hilda's 1980-1990.