Lady Margaret Hall | University of Oxford
Lady Margaret Hall
Lady Margaret Hall
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Lady Margaret Hall

About the college

Lady Margaret Hall has a thriving graduate community, welcoming students from all over the world.

The college has active societies in history, law and literature, among others. Students' experience is enriched by a range of seminars and lectures, including the regular meeting of the Canada Seminar, as well as more informal social events to meet with fellows of the college. 

The college is set in beautiful twelve-acre grounds, with gardens leading down to the River Cherwell and adjacent to the University Parks.

Accommodation and meals


The college accommodates its graduate students in single study bedrooms at Lady Margaret Hall’s main site in North Oxford. For September 2019 LMH also expects to offer some off-site accommodation/housing through the college’s leased private accommodation in other areas of Oxford. The college does not offer accommodation for families or couples. 

The Clore Graduate Centre opened in 2016 and provides just over 40 en-suite study bedrooms for graduate students. Further accommodation is available in the college's houses on Fyfield Road which borders the main college site, and in three other buildings within the grounds. All on-site accommodation is located within a couple of minutes' walk of the library, MCR and dining hall.

For students returning after their first year of studies, accommodation is available for the recipients of certain scholarships and for some MCR officers. Accommodation for other returning graduates is subject to availability.

More information about accommodation at Lady Margaret Hall is available on the college website.


For ten weeks each term, breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the college's dining hall from Monday to Friday, with brunch available on Saturday and dinner available on Sunday. All graduate residents have access to shared self-catering facilities. Outside term time, informal arrangements are usually made for graduates who wish to eat lunch at the college, but other meals are not served. The college offers graduates four free formal dinners per term.

The cost of meals in the dining hall is not included in the accommodation charge and is offered on as pay-as-you-go basis using a cashless payment system.

Library and IT services

The college has a well-stocked library, open 24/7, with particularly strong collections in the arts and humanities. The library has ample seating, with wired network connection points in every bay. 

The library also houses a computer room with a photocopier, printers, and computers linked to the University’s library network.

There are wired network connections in all rooms and a dedicated graduate computing room. WiFi access is available across most of the college site, including the MCR and library.

In addition, there is a dedicated MCR study room in the Clore Graduate Centre with computer facilities.

Sport, music and college facilities

Lady Margaret Hall has a strong musical tradition, supported by an excellent organ and chapel choir, active musical society and several rooms with pianos.

Sports facilities include an on-site punt house, tennis courts and fitness room. Lady Margaret Hall and Trinity College share a boathouse on the Isis and a sports field located on Marston Road, offering space to play rugby, football, lawn tennis, hockey and cricket.

Facilities for students with disabilities

The dining hall and some teaching rooms on the ground floor have wheelchair access and there are level pathways/stair lift to main meeting/function rooms elsewhere in the college.

There is ground floor access to the library, and managed service for book access on other floors via the librarian.

Car parking can be made available close to the main building entrances for student drop-off and collection. There are nine bedrooms with fully accessible en-suite facilities.

Four induction loops have been fitted in the college (chapel, lecture theatre, porters' lodge and Talbot Hall) and five student rooms have vibrating/visual fire alarms.


The LMH Middle Common Room (MCR)  offers its members:

  • free tea and coffee
  • DVD library
  • spacious TV room
  • XBOX, Wii and other games consoles
  • table football
  • kitchen and dining area.

The MCR also offers a wide range of social and welfare activities.


This college accepts graduate students for the following courses:

Please note that not all subjects areas or streams of a particular course may be offered by this college. Please see the college information on the relevant course page for further details. For a comprehensive list of all graduate courses available at the University of Oxford, please refer to our courses A-Z listing

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