Somerville is justifiably proud of its elegant and spacious library which boasts a collection of around 120,000 items (around 95,000 on open shelves), 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, 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. We have put in the work to ensure that our collections will remain available to all students who need to access them.

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12th June 2021

Somerville Climate Change Event

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12th -17th April 2021

Meeting Minds Global



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2:30pm on Saturday 20th March - Online

PPE Centenary: Has PPE at Oxford moved with the times and is it really the degree that runs Britain?

A virtual celebration of the centenary of the Oxford PPE degree. This special Somerville event will involve both Fellows and alumni of the College. It will comprise two sessions, the first a panel discussion hosted on our Crowdcast platform, and the second, after a short break, in Zoom ‘breakout rooms’ with panellists.

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