Lady Margaret Hall

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Lady Margaret Hall
motto Souvent me souviens
founding 1878
Sponsorship University of Oxford
place Oxford
country United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Rector Alan Rusbridger
Students 691 (2019)
Undergraduates : 404
Postgraduates : 259
Foundation assets £ 39.0 million (2019)
Website Homepage
Talbot Hall of Lady Margaret Hall

Lady Margaret Hall (LMH) is one of the 38 colleges at Oxford University , named after Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443-1509), mother of King Henry VII and located at the end of Norham Gardens in north Oxford.


Lady Margaret Hall was founded in 1878 as the first women's college by Edward Stuart Talbot and his wife Lavinia, after the Oxford University Statutes had allowed women to take exams since 1875. In 1879 the first nine female students were accepted. The first female principal was Elizabeth Wordsworth, daughter of the Bishop of Lincoln , Christopher Wordsworth, and great-niece of the British poet William Wordsworth . After the strict segregation of the sexes at the Oxford colleges in the mid-1970s, which only allowed men or women to study, male students have been allowed to enroll at the LMH since 1979. In 2006 the college had an estimated budget of £ 34 million .

Portrait of Lady Margaret Beaufort in the Dining Hall of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

Well-known graduates

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Mr Alan Rusbridger elected as next Principal of Lady Margaret Hall
  2. ^ Student Statistics - College Breakdown. University of Oxford , 2019, accessed July 20, 2020 (UK English).
  3. Annual Report and Financial Statements. (PDF) July 31, 2019, accessed July 20, 2020 (UK English).

Coordinates: 51 ° 45 ′ 54 ″  N , 1 ° 15 ′ 14 ″  W.