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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

Welcome to Somerville

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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7th April 2017

Three Somervillians among subjects chosen for Oxford’s Diversifying Portraiture initiative

Professorial Fellow and holder of the Chair in Linguistics, Professor Aditi Lahiri; Emeritus Fellow and Somerville’s Theoretical Physics Tutor from 1975 to 2008, Professor Dame Carole Jordan; and Honorary Fellow and Somerville alumna Dame Esther Rantzen are among subjects chosen for more than 20 new portraits commissioned to reflect Oxford University’s diversity.

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23rd March 2017

Somerville hosts Parents’ Lunch, Year Reps Meeting and Winter Meeting with Shirley Williams

It was an especially busy Saturday at Somerville on the 11th of March, with three important events in our calendar all taking place – the Parents’ Lunch, the Year Reps’ Networking Lunch and the Somerville Winter Meeting, with special guest speaker Baroness Williams of Crosby.

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17th March 2017

Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve wins Holberg Prize 2017

Somerville Honorary Fellow, renowned British Philosopher and crossbench member of the House of Lords, Baroness Onora O’Neill of Bengarve has been awarded this year’s Holberg Prize.

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May
03
3rd May 2017

James Bryce Memorial Lecture

Richard Holmes will explore the various friendships and mentor relationships that Mary Somerville (1780-1872) formed with contemporary scientists John Herschel, Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, and Maria Mitchell (USA).

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May
09
9 May, 5.50pm-8.30pm

Somerville London Group – Turning Vision into Reality

Somerville London Group invites you to an exclusive Walking Tour of King’s Cross Development.

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May
19
19 May 2017, 5.30pm

John Stuart Mill Annual Lecture

Join us on May 19 2017 for our Annual John Stuart Mill Lecture, with Professor Helen Small.

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