Welcome to St Edmund Hall, affectionately known as ‘Teddy Hall’, and one of the oldest colleges at the University of Oxford.
We are the last standing medieval Hall in Oxford, dating back to at least the thirteenth century and are known for our friendly atmosphere, and sporting and creative traditions. Located in the heart of Oxford, we are one of the largest colleges with around 400 undergraduates and 300 postgraduates. Our students are supported by our wonderful community of almost 200 academic and non-academic staff. We are also proud to have a global network of 10,000 aularians (alumni) in over 100 countries who have excelled a broad range of fields from journalism, politics and the sciences. We are historic and forward thinking and aim to become a greener, more diverse and accessible home for world leading research and teaching.
Floreat Aula! (May the Hall Flourish)
History of the Hall
Medieval halls were established to house and educate undergraduates, many of them predating Oxford’s colleges. St Edmund Hall was the last of these many medieval halls to survive, becoming a fully incorporated college in the twentieth century.