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Somerville Welcomes Yemeni Neuroscientist Dr Anwar Masoud

Somerville Welcomes Yemeni Neuroscientist Dr Anwar Masoud

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Somerville Gives Royal Welcome to HRH Prince Charles

Somerville Gives Royal Welcome to HRH Prince Charles

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Somerville JRF recognised for his work on water justice

Somerville JRF recognised for his work on water justice
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We are very proud to reveal our shiny, hot off the press, brand new website! 🎉 We hope you'll love our clean and colourful new look, including revamped areas for students, alumni and prospective applicants.
When HRH Prince of Wales launches your sustainability plan at the start of the week and you end the week with a symposium on the climate emergency, it might feel like a comedown to talk about eating more veg in the middle - but eating less meat is one of the best ways to reduce your personal carbon footprint. We're inviting you to get involved in Good Food Oxford and Oxford Greentech's new #SwitchUpYourLunch campaign. All you need to do is try out a delicious veggie/vegan lunch this Monday June 14th instead of the usual ham sandwich, and you can help make Oxfordshire greener. (What's your favourite veggie/vegan lunch? We'd love to hear your ideas for tasty dishes for your fellow Somervillians to try out on Monday!)
An elegant watering strategy for the new beech domes. #nofilter @studiousgardens
It's been hard to keep a lid on this... but we can now (finally!) share with you that we were visited today by His Royal Highness Prince Charles. During his visit, the Prince of Wales heard about 100 years of degrees for women, sustainability research at the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development, and our vision to become a fully sustainable, carbon neutral institution. After our students extended a wonderfully warm and colourful welcome to the Prince, he planted a Rehderodendron macrocarpum tree in our Darbishire quad, the blossom of which will provide early pollen and nectar for invertebrates as well as a beautiful addition to Darbishire each May for years to come. Thank you to all the hard work that went in to today from our staff, and from @clarencehouse and their team.
🎟 Bidding is now live on our Lots of Joy Somerville auction and what a day it’s been! Thank you to everyone who has supported us 🥰 There’s another whole week to get your bids in before we culminate in a fantastic evening of entertainment with @labourroyall @kaplinskyn and @susiedent so get bidding and save the date for the 20th! 🤩
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🎟 Bidding is now live on our Lots of Joy Somerville auction and what a day it’s been! Thank you to everyone who has supported us 🥰 There’s another whole week to get your bids in before we culminate in a fantastic evening of entertainment with @labourroyall @kaplinskyn and @susiedent so get bidding and save the date for the 20th! 🤩
givergy.uk/SomervilleCollege
#TheSomervilleAuction
🎟 Bidding is now live on our Lots of Joy Somerville auction and what a day it’s been! Thank you to everyone who has supported us 🥰 There’s another whole week to get your bids in before we culminate in a fantastic evening of entertainment with @labourroyall @kaplinskyn and @susiedent so get bidding and save the date for the 20th! 🤩
givergy.uk/SomervilleCollege
#TheSomervilleAuction
Get ready for #NoMowMay! The Gardens are going to be looking a bit different this month as we join councils, national trust estates and many others across the UK in saying no to the mow to support the UK's biodiversity. The mower will be kept well away from many of our lawns for the duration of May. At the end of the month, on the Bank Holiday Weekend, we'll take part in Plantlife's nationwide “Every Flower Counts” survey and help researchers gain crucial insights into the health of the UK's wild flower population. Thanks @StudiousGardens for getting Somerville involved - we're really looking forward to welcoming some lovely bees! 🌻🌷🌼🐝
FYI, this is what you get when you finish your medical degree at Somerville: a special cake made by your tutor (the amazing Dr Helen Ashdown), complete with 'tablets', correctly coloured syringes of edible blood, and 5 ECG rhythms piped around the edge. Congratulations everyone! #lovelytutors #peoplefirst #cakesofinstagram

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