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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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3pm on Saturday 6th February - Online

Supporters’ Celebration – Gastrophysics at Home

While the annual Supporters’ Lunch cannot go ahead safely in its traditional form, the College is delighted to be hosting an online “gastrophysics” experience and talk from Somerville’s Fellow and Tutor in Experimental Psychology, Professor Charles Spence. This event is exclusively for Somerville’s supporters, in order to thank them for exceptional generosity in the College’s time of need.

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Saturday 6th March - Online

Spring Meeting with guest speaker Dr Xand van Tulleken

We are delighted that Dr Xand van Tulleken (Medicine, 1996) will be our guest speaker at the forthcoming Somerville Spring Meeting. The Spring Meeting will be preceded by the annual Somerville Association AGM, which will include updates from the Principal, Baroness Jan Royall, and the President of the Somerville Association, Baroness Alison Wolf. We will release more details about the day in due course, but in the meantime, please save the date!

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Saturday 20th March - Online

PPE Centenary – Is PPE 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, and will culminate in a panel discussion on the question “Is PPE really the degree that runs Britain?”, chaired by Professor Lois McNay, Fellow and Tutor in Political Theory, and featuring Baroness Shriti Vadera (PPE, 1981) and former MP and government minister Sam Gyimah (PPE, 1995). We will release more details about the event closer to the date, but in the meantime, please save the date!

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