St Hugh’s regrets failing to take appropriate action against sexual harassment

An independent inquiry, commissioned by St. Hugh’s College, revealed the College has failed to take appropriate action over the misconduct of a former fellow. The inquiry was commissioned after two former students accused their tutor Prof. David Robertson of sexual harassment. Following the investigation, members of the College’s governing body expressed “profound sorrow” at the […]

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Former women-only college criticised for fielding all-male University Challenge team

St Hugh’s college, originally an all-female college, has attracted criticism for fielding an all-male team on BBC quiz show University Challenge, prompting presenter Jeremy Paxman to joke in the introduction of the show: “On the basis of tonight’s team, we could be forgiven for thinking they’d [men] rather taken it over.” Founded in 1886 by […]

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Hugh’s “questionable” prayer room plan

A new prayer room at St Hugh’s College is set to open next year amidst controversy over its location and security. The room’s proposed site in the Wolfson building would lead to a staircase  previously accessible only by residents being open to all college members. Venkat Kondragunta, JCR President at Hugh’s, stressed that the “consultation […]

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Shrewd Hugh’s chews on food luge

St Hugh’s has been beset by rumours of theft this week, after students received an email from the Principal ‘s office condemning the amount of food being illicitly removed from residence kitchens. In an email from Amanda Moss, assistant to the Principal Dame Elish Angiolini, students were told that this act is, “a serious breach […]

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Hugh’s anger at “hideous” state of college rooms

St Hugh’s has come under fire this week for the “skanky” standard of its accommodation. Students were greeted with graffiti, broken furniture and cold showers on their return to college last week. One student even came back to find a swastika carved into his wall by the previous occupant. There has been a flood of […]

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