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St Hugh's College
St Hugh’s has a beautiful setting just to the north of the city centre, with Edwardian buildings and some of the largest college grounds. The college is known as the ‘island site’ because of its tranquil gardens, and it is a restful place to live and work, within reach of the university departments.
Founded by Elizabeth Wordsworth in 1886, St Hugh’s is now one of the largest colleges in Oxford. The College was established to offer an Oxford education to women, and it retains a strong sense of its radical tradition and inclusive heritage. St Hugh’s now accepts men and women and welcomes students from every country and background. The College operates a generous system of grants to assist students with the costs of fieldwork and foreign travel connected with their studies.