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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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16th August 2018

More state-educated pupils accepted to places at Somerville

Nearly two-thirds of Somerville’s UK undergraduate intake this year will be from state schools, based on A-Level results out today.

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November
29
29th November 2018

Alumni Carol Service

Please save the date, details to follow.

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November
11
11th November 2018

Somerville and the End of the War

A centenary commemoration day – please save the date, details to follow.

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November
06
6th November 2018

Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture 2018 – Mental Imagery and Mental Health: The Example of Intrusive Memories after a Traumatic event

Time 17.30 – 18.30 – Followed by a reception

All welcome, please email principals.events@some.ox.ac.uk to register

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