St Edmund Hall is home to a large, diverse and inclusive community. Renowned for our friendly and relaxed atmosphere, we are nevertheless firmly committed to academic excellence and opportunity.
St Edmund Hall occupies a tranquil and relaxed location in the city centre, just off the High Street in Queen’s Lane, with easy access to departments, libraries, museums and shops.
Accommodation and meals
All first years live in the main college site. We offer rooms to undergraduates for at least two years of study, and additional accommodation annexes are all within a short walk of college. All rooms are single study bedrooms with a washbasin or private bathroom. There are self-catering facilities at every site. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the large, modern dining hall, prepared by the college’s award-winning chef. Our food is renowned for its quality and variety.
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The large and well-stocked college library is housed on our main site within the reconfigured Norman church of St Peter-in-the-East. Some special collections are held in the separate 17th-century Old Library. Social and recreational spaces include the Junior Common Room (JCR) with satellite TV, hot drinks, newspaper subscriptions and a separate games room. We also have a well-equipped music room and a cosy, historic college bar. There is high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the college estate and dedicated computer rooms with PCs and printing facilities. Although many of our buildings are old, most main areas of the college are accessible.
Our students take part in many different extra-curricular activities at the hall alongside their studies. The college has a long tradition in music, creative writing and journalism with student-led drama productions, lunch-time recitals and a flourishing choir, all assisted by a professional Director of Music.
We have thriving sports teams and a dedicated gym at our Norham Gardens centre, as well as pitches in the University Parks and a boathouse. The crowds that gather to support our teams exemplify the famous ‘hall spirit’, which unites our community and is fondly remembered long after graduation.