Relentlessly pursuing solutions to the climate crisis in the vanguard of environmental research, practicing what we preach.

Our Principal and Governing Body are engaged in world-leading environmental research, including advising global business on its ESG responsibilities and opportunities.

We have a determination to go beyond Oxford’s first ‘living wall’ and become a net zero campus, acting as an inspiration for other complex historic sites.

Our Norham St Edmund development will lead the way in environmental stewardship and sustainability.


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Your donation funds these important projects.

Norham St Edmund

Providing accommodation for our entire community of undergraduates using class-leading environmental building design and construction.  Find out more.

Queen's Lane Modernisation

Queen’s lane is the centre of Hall life and in order to ensure that it remains fit for purpose, we must:

  • Refurbish and rewire the Front Quad and its 18 rooms. (£3m)
  • Improve the energy efficiency of the site, including extensive double-glazing of the Kelly and Emden Buildings and other conservation initiatives. (£1.6m)
  • Ensure key parts of the estate are fully accessible to those with restricted mobility and that we create at least one fully-adapted en-suite bedroom, with an adjacent nurse’s room. (£500k)

Sustainability and Conservation

Sustainability lies at the heart of Teddy Hall’s ambition to be the greenest college in Oxford. In order to reach this goal, we have the following ambitions.

  • Our new Norham St Edmund development will be designed, constructed and operated in accordance with PassivHaus principles. Find out more
  • The extensive double-glazing of the Kelly and Emden Buildings with significantly improve their energy efficiency. (£750k)
  • A variety of water and energy conservation initiatives across the Queen’s Lane site will contribute to a net-zero scenario. (£250k)
  • The careful and imaginative management of our food waste will minimise our environmental impact. (£100k)
  • A range of greening initiatives across the College will enhance the appearance of our outdoor spaces and buildings, whilst creating a beneficial and vital ecosystem of which we can be proud. (£500k)


As part of our mission to be truly inclusive, we must ensure that key parts of the estate are fully accessible to those students, staff and visitors with restricted mobility. We will continue to open up areas of our historic site and will create at least one adapted en-suite bedroom, with an adjacent nurse’s room. (£500k)

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