Permanent Private Hall
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A Permanent Private Hall (PPH) at the University of Oxford is an educational institution within the university. There are six Permanent Private Halls at Oxford, five of which admit undergraduates. They were, like the Colleges of the University of Oxford founded by different Christian denominations. The principal difference between a college and a PPH is that the colleges have a right to present students to the University of Oxford for degrees in various subjects, whereas the PPHs have a license to present students to the University for degrees. Whereas the University could (theoretically) revoke a PPH's right to present for degrees, an Order in Council would be required to revoke a college's right.
Students at PPHs are members of the University of Oxford and have full access to the University's facilities and activities. Regent’s Park College is the largest PPH, and admits men and women of any age. St Benet’s accepts only male students. Blackfriars, St Stephen’s House and Wycliffe Hall only accept mature students. Campion Hall admits Jesuits and priests of other orders and congregations.
In some cases, a Permanent Private Hall can be granted full collegiate status; recent examples include Mansfield College (became a full college in 1995) and Harris Manchester College (became a full college in 1996). However, one hall, Greyfriars (1224 — refounded 1910), closed at the end of the academic year 2007–08, as the Franciscan order which ran and funded it could no longer afford the expense. Greyfriars' students were transferred to Regent's Park College when it closed.
Permanent Private Halls of the University of Oxford
|Name||Founded||PPH status since||Affiliation||Student numbers (undergraduates/graduates)||Undergraduate degree subjects|
|Blackfriars website||1221 — refounded 1921||1994||Roman Catholic (Dominican)||7/18||PPE, Philosophy and Theology, Theology|
|Campion Hall website||1896||1918||Roman Catholic (Jesuit)||1/9||-|
|Regent's Park website||1810||1957||Baptist Union of Great Britain||100/55||Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Classics, Classics and English, English, Geography, History, History and Politics, Law, Philosophy and Theology, PPE, Theology|
|St Benet's Hall website||1897||1918||Roman Catholic (Benedictine)||45/2||Classics, Classics and Oriental Studies, History, History and Politics, Oriental Studies, PPE, Philosophy and Theology, Theology|
|St Stephen's House website||1876||2003||Church of England (Anglo-Catholic)||38/20||Theology|
|Wycliffe Hall website||1877||1996||Church of England (evangelical)||50/25||Philosophy and Theology, Theology|
Former Permanent Private Halls
|Name||Founded||PPH status from||Affiliation||Fate|
|Mansfield||1886||1955||Nonconformist||Became a full college 1995|
|Harris Manchester||1889||1990||Nonconformist||Became a full college 1996|
|Greyfriars||1224 — refounded 1910||1957||Roman Catholic (Franciscan)||Closed 2008|
- Regulations for the Establishment and Maintenance of Permanent Private Halls
- Review of the Permanent Private Halls associated with the University of Oxford