St Sophia's College was one of the twenty-three colleges of Oxford University in Lyra's world. It was located next to the River Cherwell.[1] The head of the college was Dame Hannah Relf.[2] Lyra Silvertongue studied here.[3]


Hannah Relf was the head of the college. The historian there was a woman called Miss Greenwood.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • St Sophia's roughly corresponds to Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, which is situated in Norham Gardens and was the first women's college in Oxford.



  1. Lyra's Oxford, map of Oxford
  2. Northern Lights, Chapter 3
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lyra's Oxford
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