Somerville is justifiably proud of its elegant and spacious library which boasts a collection of around 120,000 items (around 100,000 on open access), one of the largest undergraduate College libraries in the University. It was built in 1903 (Architect Basil Champneys) and occupies the entire north side of the Main Quad. Benefactors to the library over the years have included John Stuart Mill's family, John Ruskin, Egyptologist Amelia Edwards, Vera Brittain and many tutors and grateful students. The John Stuart Mill collection contains around 2,000 volumes of his own and his father’s books.
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Somerville’s Physics finalists have performed exceptionally well this year. The group of five students achieved four firsts and one upper second and their rankings ranged from first to 13th out of the 88-strong Oxford Physics cohort.Read more >
Two Somerville undergraduates and choral scholars Jamie Powe will be singing with University a capella group The Oxford Alternotives on BBC One’s new Saturday night singing competition, Pitch Battle.Read more >
Somerville Modern Languages finalist, Rebecca Heitlinger, is taking her comedy sketch show Dates, to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.Read more >
Somerville Fellow & Tutor in English Literature, Professor Fiona Stafford will discuss her recent publication ‘The Long, Long Life of Trees’. This will be our first college event open to all alumni hosted by our new Principal, Baroness Jan Royall.Read more >
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