Oxford University - Lady Margaret Hall. Image courtesy of Ed Webster.

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Lady Margaret Hall

Oxford University’s Lady Margaret Hall (or LMH) was founded in 1878 and is located on the banks of the River Cherwell. It’s one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford and is located on the banks of the River Cherwell, adjacent to the University Parks.

What's the History of Lady Margaret Hall?

Lady Margaret Hall was founded in June 1878, when the Association for the Higher Education of Women aimed for the creation of a college for women in Oxford. Edward Stuart Talbot, Warden of Keble College, insisted on a specifically Anglican institution and his group founded Lady Margaret Hall (while T. H. Green, a prominent liberal philosopher who was also a prominent member of the Association) founded Somerville College.

The college was named after Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII, patron of scholarship and learning. 

Where is Lady Margaret Hall?

Lady Margaret Hall is located on Norham Gardens (OX2 6QA), Oxford. Tel 01865 274300.

Lady Margaret Hall Coat of Arms
Arms: Or, on a chevron between in chief two talbots passant and in base a bell azure a portcullis of the field.

Can you Visit Lady Margaret Hall?

Yes, Lady Margaret Hall is open to the public. 

  • Open: Daily 10.00-17.00.
  • Charge: Free.
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