St Edmund Hall
A COLLEGE LIKE NO OTHER
Update for Subscribers (July 2019): Thank you to those Aularians who have pre-ordered a copy of the History of the Hall. The book will be a beautifully illustrated celebration of Hall life past and present. It draws upon many Aularian contributions and centuries of archival material and, for this reason, it has proven to be a complex project that has taken longer than anticipated to edit.We are sorry for the delay and, over summer, we will provide an update on the revised publication date. Our thanks go to all subscribers for your patience and understanding and to Professor Keith Gull for his continued dedication in editing the book.
A College Like No Other
We are pleased to announce that in 2020 Teddy Hall will be publishing a beautifully illustrated book which will stand as a portrait of St Edmund Hall and a lively celebration of its past and present.
We will produce a rich overview of Hall life – the intriguing history of a medieval Hall and its transformation into a distinguished college within the University of Oxford. It will record the stories of place, people, communities and events. The book will be a shared project where the writings of many Hall personalities come together to illustrate the diverse aspects of college life, both academic and social, through all periods of the Hall’s existence.
The book will be split in to the following chapters:
• Origins and Development of the Medieval Hall
• The 20th Century Transitions
• Buildings, Places and Things: Eclectic Accretions
• Student Life
• Academic Development: People and Disciplines
• Aularian Recollections: Stories from the Hall
This will be the first such celebration of life at the Hall and a treasure for Aularians and friends. We are rightly proud of the Hall’s claim to a special, distinctive and distinguished place in Oxford. We look forward to capturing that distinctive ethos – often termed ‘Hall Spirit’ – in the book and I hope you will support this venture with contributions and subscriptions.