The Somerville London Group is the largest of the College’s alumni groups and its very active committee organises several events a year.

The SLG meets regularly for speaker events on politics, diplomacy, history, sociology and science, as well as private visits to London venues such as gardens, museums, art galleries and fashion stores. All Somervillians are welcome (irrespective of where they live!)

<<Forthcoming events strip to go here>>

View the archive of Past London Group events


Donations to support the retention of speakers and running costs are gratefully received. Please follow the link here to support the SLG’s work.

SLG Committee

<<People strip to go here>>

SLG Book Groups

Book groups have been a valuable element of the SLG’s activities since 2017, with groups meeting across a range of topics such as books by or about Somervillians, books about espionage and so forth. During the pandemic, these groups moved online, offering a source of intellectual stimulus and society to their members.

Please note, there is currently no space for new members in the main SLG Book Group. However, Somervillians wishing to participate can contact Liz Cooke to join a waiting list or find out about other Somerville Book Groups.

You can read Ruth Crawford’s feature about the SLG Book Groups, featuring a contribution from Gill Bennett (History, 1969), in the 2022 edition of the Somerville Magazine


Books read by the SLG Book Group