We believe in research-led teaching

Our academics relish the prospect of teaching Hertford students, teaching them to think critically, independently and imaginatively about their subjects. This has proved to be a virtuous circle, as our Norrington rankings in recent years attests to (Hertford came fifth in 2011).

Dr Claire Vallance works in physical chemistry with a particular focus on chemical reaction dynamics and velocity-map imaging. Claire, a renowned researcher, discusses tutorial teaching in the sciences here.

Above all, Hertford is about its people. We hope that these pages give you some sense of the personal, of our academics, and of their passion for intellectual enquiry and the College tutorial.