Women at the House

Forty years ago 22 pioneers became the first women to study as undergraduates at Christ Church.

Matriculation Photo of 1980


We are delighted to launch a series of films, made for us by Kimberley Littlemore (1985) of Littlefox Communications, focussing on Christ Church women. Click on the links below to watch the films featuring some of the remarkable women of Christ Church:

Photo of Judith PallotPhoto of Ophelia FieldPhoto of Samantha Job

            Professor Judith Pallot                                       Ophelia Field                                           Samantha Job

Photo of Joanna SmithPhoto of Princess BadiyaPhoto of Professor Clare Grey

                     Joanna Smith                                             Princess Badiya                                  Professor Clare Grey, FRS


Women of the House, we need you!

Women 40th Lapel BadgeYou will be aware that 2020 marked 40 years since women were admitted to study at Christ Church. As part of our celebrations, albeit postponed, we are creating a collage to showcase our alumnae and their experiences through the years; thank you to those of you who have contributed already. We want to hear from everyone, whether it is a reflection of how gender played a role in your time at Christ Church, or simply a memory of studying and living here. Please send us your anecdotes, recollections and photographs.

This is an important milestone for the House and we want to do it justice. Our collage will be displayed digitally and physically in September, added to the archives and, eventually, the history books. Whether you were in the first intake of women in 1980 or you graduated just last year, we want to hear from you!

Please send your submissions to development.office@chch.ox.ac.uk, and note that by sending in photographs and writing, you consent to being featured in the collage. As a token of our thanks, we will send you a 40 Years of Women at the House commemorative pin badge. We look forward to hearing from you!