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.
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.
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.
The only woman on the shortlist, Mary Somerville would be the first woman to appear on an RBS banknote other than the Queen, should she win. The Bank is asking members of the public to vote for one of three candidates by next Sunday 7th February.
Huge congratulations again to Frances Hardinge (English, 1992), whose 7th novel The Lie Tree was announced as the 2015 Costa Book of the Year last night.
An archive of research notes, letters and correspondence was given to the college by Michael Noakes, honouring the wishes of his late wife Vivian (DPhil English,1992), who was the world authority on Edward Lear.