(d. traditionally 735, but 727 according to the oldest source),
patron saint of the city and university of Oxford. According to a 12th-cent. Life, she was the daughter of Didanus, ‘King of Oxford’, and became abbess of a convent founded by her father in Oxford. A monastery bearing her name existed in Oxford in 1002; her shrine became a place of pilgrimage. The monastery was suppressed by T. Wolsey in 1525, but the church became the cathedral of the new diocese of Oxford in 1546. Feast day, 19 Oct.