London Group

The Somerville London Group is the largest and most active of the College's alumni groups. The committee organises several events a year. These include speaker events on politics, diplomacy, history, sociology and science and private visits to London venues such as gardens, museums, art galleries and fashion stores.

London Group Committee

Contact Us

If you live or work in Greater London and do not receive emails about the Group but would like to, please contact Liz Cooke, Somerville Association Secretary, on . Please also contact Liz should you have any suggestions for future events or activities.


The Somerville London Group is primarily focused on bringing together Somerville alumni of all ages and interests who can come to our events in London, and secondarily on fundraising for the College. We do charge for every event, setting the price at a level which covers our costs and provides a small surplus for the College. At the committee's AGM we donate the annual surplus to the Somerville Annual Fund. The Group donated:

£3,121.43 in 2016
£4,904.85 in 2015
£2,500.00 in 2014
£3,500.00 in 2013
£3,449.72 in 2012
£3,070.00 in 2011
£3,000.00 in 2010

Alumni News and Events

26th June 2017

Somerville alumna recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to Gwyn Morgan (Jurisprudence, 1972), Founder and Director of Prisoner’s Penfriends, who was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the Rehabilitation of Prisoners.

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23rd June 2017

Shirley Williams awarded honorary degree at Encaenia

Shirley Williams, Rt Hon Baroness Williams of Crosby CH PC (PPE, 1948), was among seven individuals who were honoured for their outstanding contribution to the arts, science and public life at Oxford University’s annual Encaenia ceremony on 21st June 2017.

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23rd May 2017

Somervillian becomes Wales’s youngest Council leader

Somerville alumnus Huw Thomas (Music, 2003) has become the leader of Wales’s largest local authority and the youngest Council leader in Wales, after the Labour group which controls Cardiff Council elected him as their leader.

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Alumni News and Events

13th-14th September 2017

1967 50th Anniversary Reunion

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Saturday 16th September 2017

Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend Lunch

Alumni and their guests are warmly invited to lunch in Somerville.

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17th September

Year Reps Symposium

Somerville Year Reps are warmly invited to join us in college for our 2017 Year Rep Symposium.

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