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If you want to change the world, come to Somerville.

Somerville was founded to include the excluded. It was created for women when universities refused them entry, and for people of diverse beliefs when the establishment religion was widely demanded. Now its female and male students represent the world and many Somervillians go on to change that world, too. We hope you like it.


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6.30pm on Thursday 8th July 2021 – Crowdcast

The Perils of Wifehood: How what wives do gets written out of history

We are delighted to welcome Professor Ann Oakley to talk about her book Forgotten Wives, which examines some of the ways in which biographers and historians have devalued the labours of married women.

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