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Clifton Hill House celebrations

16 January 2009

A book about the history of Clifton Hill House has been published to mark the Hall’s centenary. Clifton Hill House was the very first Hall of Residence of the University of Bristol.

A book about the history of Clifton Hill House has been published to mark the Hall’s centenary. Clifton Hill House was the very first Hall of Residence of the University of Bristol.

A Palladian Villa in Bristol, written by Clifton Hill House warden Annie Burnside (MA 1971), chronicles the history of the house, offering an insight into the architectural splendour of the grounds and building. It makes fascinating reading, particularly for the thousands of students who have lived there.

Built in the mid-18th century, Clifton Hill House is a fine example of Palladian architecture in the heart of Bristol. It was originally built for a wealthy merchant. Today, it is home to a vibrant community of 230 undergraduates.

In addition to the book, Clifton Hill House will be celebrating its centenary with a dinner on Saturday 5 July as part of the Centenary Alumni Weekend. Alumni are invited to join friends in the beautifully restored Old Clifton reception rooms. The evening’s entertainment will include a drinks reception, a three-course meal, live music and dancing. For further details visit Clifton Hill House.

The book costs £7.50 plus postage and packaging (£2.50 for UK, £5 for overseas). Copies can also be collected in person from Clifton Hill House at the celebration dinner. To order your copy of the book, please email alumni@bristol.ac.uk or call +44 (0)117 928 7939.

The University is also celebrating its centenary this year.