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Welcome to Somerville

At Somerville you’ll meet a community that’s diverse, international and open-minded. And you’ll discover a culture that’s intelligent, hard-working and ambitious. Why not take a look?

Welcome to Somerville

Welcome to Somerville

If you want to change the world, come to Somerville.

Somerville was founded to include the excluded. It was created for women when universities refused them entry, and for people of diverse beliefs when the establishment religion was widely demanded. Now its female and male students represent the world and many Somervillians go on to change that world, too. We hope you like it.

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8th February 2016

Reflections on ‘Eleanor Rathbone – From Somerville to Westminster, 1893-1946’

On the 22nd of January, Somerville College hosted a symposium to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Eleanor Rathbone’s death. Organiser and co-founder of the ‘Remembering Eleanor Rathbone Group’, Dr Susan Cohen, reflects on the day.

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4th February 2015

Principal Alice Prochaska speaks on Woman’s Hour

This morning on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, the Principal of Somerville College, Dr Alice Prochaska, spoke about why Mary Somerville deserves a place on the new RBS £10 note.

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3rd February 2016

Aldus et Anna studiosis omnibus

Somerville’s lecturer in Early Modern History, Dr Oren Margolis, writes about two early books printed by Venetian Renaissance publisher Aldus Manutius that have entered the library.

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Friday 18th November 2016

Somerville Dinner for Matrics 2008-2013

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September
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14 - 15 September 2016

1966 50th Anniversary Reunion

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June
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25 - 26 June 2016

Gaudy for Matriculation Years pre 1964

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