Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

photo (c) John Cairns

Beginning with just 9 women, Lady Margaret Hall (or “LMH”) was founded in 1878 and was named after Lady Margaret Beaufort, the paternal grandmother of King Henry VIII. It was the first college to admit women who until then were excluded from Oxford University altogether.

LMH is now one of the university’s largest colleges and occupies a peaceful and secure 12-acre site in North Oxford, just a short walk from the university’s science faculties and the historic city centre. The college’s beautiful gardens back onto the River Cherwell, where students enjoy punting during the summer months, and there are pitches and courts for you to hone your skills in football, basketball, or even croquet. Whether you want to spend your free time relaxing in the college grounds or exploring central Oxford, LMH is the perfect base.

Accommodation at LMH is in modern, single en-suite rooms, which will allow you to work and rest comfortably whilst enjoying the college’s stunning Victorian architecture. You'll walk the same halls as some of Oxford's most notable alumni, including Benazir Bhutto, Elizabeth Wordsworth, and Malala Yousafzai.

You will be able to enjoy breakfast every morning in the oak-panelled dining hall, and have on-site access to everything you need to get the most out of your time in Oxford. Lady Margaret Hall is located a short walk from some of the finest restaurants and shops in Oxford.

Lady Margaret Hall is only the beginning. Explore all summer courses in Oxford, held throughout the city in its most prestigious colleges.

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