BRIEF HISTORY OF LADY MARGARET HALL
Lady Margaret Hall was founded in 1878, the first of the Colleges for women at Oxford, and named after Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and patroness of learning. In 1978 it became co-educational. It provides an outstanding, distinctive education for approximately 500 students, and its Fellows undertake research of international importance in Science, the Humanities, Social science, and Medicine. The College buildings date from a variety of periods from the mid-Victorian to the early 1970s, plus the Pipe Partridge building which was completed in 2010. They stand in extensive and exceptionally beautiful gardens on the banks of the River Cherwell.
Staying at Lady Margaret Hall
CHECK IN/CHECK OUT
Check in time is 14:00 and check out time is 10:00. Please vacate your room by this time and leave your room key at the Porters’ Lodge.
Please keep your room key with you during your stay. The College is open 24 hours a day and security is maintained via the Porters’ Lodge. The main archway gates will be locked during the evening, your electronic fob will open them. Please return your key to the Porters’ Lodge on the day of your departure.
Please ensure all valuables are tidied away in your bedroom and the door is locked when you leave your room. If you see anything suspicious please report it to the Porters’ Lodge.
Should you discover a fire please raise the alarm by breaking the alarm call point on your exit from the building. If you hear the fire alarm vacate the building (do not stop to collect your possessions), by the nearest fire exit. Fire escape routes and meeting points are displayed in every room.
A First Aid box is held at the Porters’ Lodge. All LMH Porters are trained in First Aid.
TEA AND COFFEE MAKING FACILITIES
Tea and coffee making facilities are provided for your use in your bedroom. Your room key provides you access to the nearest kitchen.
Clean bed linen and fresh towels will be provided as necessary. Your room will be serviced daily during your stay. Any queries regarding your accommodation should be addressed to our Conference Office on 01865 274320, or to the Porters’ Lodge outside working hours.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
Lady Margaret Hall has 12 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens, the gardens stretch down to the River Cherwell. We would like you to enjoy the pleasant surroundings but ask that you do not use the Fellows’ Garden (shown on the College map). Please do not walk over the front quad lawn and whilst walking in
the gardens please keep to the paths where possible.
Breakfast times are on display on the Porters Lodge. Breakfast is normally served in the Dining Hall, in Deneke Building.
For your convenience, an ATM cash machine is available in the corridor adjacent to Talbot Bar and the Toynbee JCR. Also installed at the same location is a Change Machine.
Whilst we wish you to enjoy your stay at LMH, we request that you respect the needs of others within the College and please keep the level of noise to a minimum.
For the comfort of all our delegates we operate a non smoking policy in all bedrooms, Dining Hall and all conference rooms.
The Porters’ Lodge will be pleased to book a taxi to your required destination. The city centre is only 10 minutes walk from LMH.