Affectionately known as Teddy Hall, St Edmund Hall is the last surviving medieval hall at the University of Oxford with a claim to be the oldest surviving academic society to house and educate undergraduates. Dating back to the thirteenth century, St Edmund Hall has a long history of independent thought and stands today as a constituent college with a modern and progressive outlook.
St Edmund Hall: A College Like No Other contextualises the heritage of the college within the wider social, political and economic landscape with over 300 fully integrated illustrations. This beautiful hardback is divided into thematic chapters, punctuated by vignettes and alumni reminiscences. Featuring imagery of the east window of the Chapel, reconstructed in 1865 with stained glass by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris and the altar painting by Ceri Richards, the college's buildings incorporate some of the most fascinating artwork and architecture in Oxford.
Inspired by their experience at the college St Edmund Hall graduates have forged successful careers around the world and notable alumni include Terry Jones, Emma Kennedy, Stewart Lee, Al Murray and Keir Starmer QC.
'Teddy Hall gives me a place to call home... a beautiful corner of Oxford in which to ponder, write, and debate.' - Emma Lochery, DPhil student