As a mature and postgraduate College, St Edmund’s (popularly known as Eddie’s) welcomes a high number of new students every year. While the faces may change, what makes this College special clearly endures.
The vibrant energy that characterises this place is nourished by its amazing diversity. More than 85 countries are represented here. The College was founded as a home for Catholics at a time when they found themselves on the margins. Today, Eddie’s continues to be a home for the different. It hosts students from around the world and from vastly different cultures and stages of life, but who fit perfectly into our mosaic.
We meet for poetry in the Okinaga Room atop the tower, painting in the Combination Room, drinks in the bar, plays in the Garden Room, gardening in the greenhouse, barbecues in the orchard, and football on the field. We fly the rainbow flag high above and drape it across the wall of our bar. We punt because, hey, ours are free. Here, you can walk on the grass. But don’t disturb the family of ducks – they belong here, too.