Somerville was founded in 1879 to give women, at that time excluded from membership of the University, the chance to benefit from an Oxford education. The College, which has admitted men since 1994, fosters a pioneering spirit.

Why Choose Somerville?

If you want to change the world, come to Somerville. We expect the best from our students, and in return give them total commitment and support. Read more.

Profiles

Blogs

Blogs from the Principal and Fellows give a flavour of life at Somerville in our own words. The Archives blog explores some of our rich history. Read more.