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St Hugh's College

St Hugh's College


St Hugh's neo-Georgian facade facing the 14 acres of garden, is now flanked by more modern buildings. The chapel was designed by Lawrence Whistler. The first Principal, Annie Moberly, is remembered through her book, 'An Adventure', which recounts the experience, with Eleanor Jourdain, of finding herself in the 18th century when visiting le Petit Trianon, at Versailles.
Famous former students include: Barbara Castle, who founded the Open University (still flourishing up the hill at Cumnor) and introduced the brethalyser; the historical writer, Mary Renault; and the Burmese political Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.

Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

10.00 - 16.00
Groups of more than 6 people are asked to book.
The information given is intended for guidance only. Opening hours are subject to functions, examinations, conferences, holidays etc., and charges are subject to review.

You are advised to check opening times and admission charges in advance.


Free entry

Advance booking is required for groups of six or more.


The Bursar

01865 274900


St Margaret's Road,

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

University, free entry



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Map reference: SP 509078  Lat: 51.76656 Long: -1.26380

St Margaret's Road, OX2 6LE


  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • MAIN ENTRANCE - 2 steps ; QUADS - available ; HALL - Level ; CHAPEL - inaccessible