Somerville runs a number of different alumni groups serving all the major professions as well as regional groups.
The Somerville Association currently offers professional groups in Law, Medicine, Teaching and the Civil Service. We also maintain Somerville networks for alumni and friends of the Somerville Boat Club (The 1921 Association) and Somervillians working in London within the arts, media and other sectors (the London Group).
The Medics’ Group
The Medics’ Group meets annually in Hilary Term to network and enjoy talks from a range of distinguished speakers. Dame Fiona Caldicott was the first President of the Somerville Medics Group. The current President is Dame Dr June Raine, Chief Executive of the MHRA.
The Lawyers’ Group
These networks currently serve all the major professions, including Law, Medicine, Teaching and the Civil Service. We also maintain Somerville networks for alumni and friends of the Somerville Boat Club (The 1921 Association) and Somervillians working in London within the arts, media and other sectors (the London Group).
Public Policy Group
The Public Policy Network provide a forum for Somervillians at all levels across the Civil Service and others with expertise and interest in public policy to meet; to organise a programme of events, serious and fun, on this theme, to inform, stimulate discussion and provide opportunities for networking and mutual support; to advise and encourage undergraduates considering a career in the Civil Service.
The Teachers’ Group
There is a biennial Teachers Network event with the primary aim of fostering schools’ interest in Somerville as a place that welcomes students from all backgrounds and provides them with the best possible teaching and support. Somervillian teachers are encouraged to invite a non-Oxbridge colleague to the day-long event. Any Somervillian Teacher wishing for further information is encouraged to contact the Senior Tutor, Steve Rayner.
The 1921 Association
The 1921 Association is made up of alumni and friends of Somerville College Boat Club, and takes its name from the foundation date of the club. Its aim is to provide ongoing advice and support, and to make available the experience of its members to the Boat Club.