A shared determination that no matter your background or means, the Hall Spirit is welcoming and embracing to all.
We are committed to needs-blind education. The Hall regularly reaches out to prospective students and the wider community through our brilliant Access and Outreach Programme, community events and Access Hall Areas. The latter attracted over 1,000 visitors, young and old, enabling a new audience to engage with our research, buildings and culture. We are ready to open our doors!
What does my donation support?
Your donation funds these important projects.
Access and Outreach Programme
The Hall is proud to play its part in the pan-university programme to ensure that young people from all backgrounds are encouraged to pursue their ambitions in Higher Education, and to consider Oxford as a destination for them. We visit and host schools, especially in the East Midlands Region, explaining what such an education offers and how the application process works.
Facilitating this is an Access & Outreach Team that comprises core members of staff, student ambassadors and a Fellow dedicated to making and hosting school visits.
The College currently funds 50% of our £90k programme, with the rest being kindly supported by donors. We have a target to raise £650k during the campaign towards our Outreach work so that we can sustain this vital programme and ensure an increasing level of diversity amongst our student population.
Diversity & Inclusion Fund
Teddy Hall is proud to be an international community that both welcomes and celebrates diversity. We aim to be a place where each and every student feels confident and is respected, as this enhances the social and academic experience of everyone here. We recognise that there is more to be done and therefore, donations to this fund will support regular celebratory events such as our ‘In Conversation’ series which seeks to explore questions around diversity and inclusivity, themed Formal Hall nights which celebrate festivals such as Diwali, Eid and Thanksgiving, and so much more. Help us build a welcoming, inclusive culture where every student feels at home at Teddy Hall.
Public & Community Engagement
Our inaugural ‘Access Hall Areas’ event in 2019 attracted over 1,000 visitors, young and old, enabling a new audience to engage with our research, buildings and culture. We are ready to open our doors once again!
A central feature of our community engagement is the Centre for the Creative Brain. It brings together people from a wide range of disciplines and provides an opportunity for discussion and dialogue. In particular, it aims to explore how neuroscience can further our understanding of the aspects of our lives that make us most human, and how insights from art, music, and literature can enrich our understanding of the brain. Our open events have explored topics such as Shakespeare and the brain, artists with epilepsy (‘Creative Sparks’) and the mystery of hypnosis.
An endowment fund of £100k will enable us to continue and embellish this programme for future years.