London Group

The Somerville London Group is the largest and most active of the College's alumni groups. The committee organises several events a year. These include speaker events on politics, diplomacy, history, sociology and science and private visits to London venues such as gardens, museums, art galleries and fashion stores.

London Group Committee

Contact Us

If you live or work in Greater London and do not receive emails about the Group but would like to, please contact Liz Cooke, Somerville Association Secretary, on . Please also contact Liz should you have any suggestions for future events or activities.


The Somerville London Group is primarily focused on bringing together Somerville alumni of all ages and interests who can come to our events in London, and secondarily on fundraising for the College. We do charge for every event, setting the price at a level which covers our costs and provides a small surplus for the College. At the committee's AGM we donate the annual surplus to the Somerville Annual Fund. The Group donated:

£3,121.43 in 2016
£4,904.85 in 2015
£2,500.00 in 2014
£3,500.00 in 2013
£3,449.72 in 2012
£3,070.00 in 2011
£3,000.00 in 2010

Alumni News and Events

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29th September 2017

A Haunting Story

Somerville alumna and award-winning novelist Michèle Roberts returned to the College earlier this month and spoke about fellow writer and Somervillian Dorothy Sayers.

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20th September 2017

A Royall Progress

Meet Somerville’s new Principal, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

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18th September 2017

Transforming the lives of young scholars

In July His Excellency Scott Wightman, the British High Commissioner in Singapore, kindly hosted a reception and dinner in celebration of the Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Trust (MTST).

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Alumni News and Events

28th October 2017, Somerville College

Literary Luncheon

Somerville Fellow & Tutor in English Literature, Professor Fiona Stafford will discuss her recent publication ‘The Long, Long Life of Trees’. This will be our first college event open to all alumni hosted by our new Principal, Baroness Jan Royall.

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1st November 2017, Somerville College

Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture ‘University, not the only challenge’

This years lecture will be given by Dame Fiona Caldicott DBE FRCPsych FRCP FRCPI FRCGP FMedSci, Chair of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

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17th November 2017, Somerville College

1957 60th Anniversary Reunion Lunch

Join us for the 60th anniversary of those who matriculated in 1957; to celebrate the occasion, a reunion will be taking place in College.

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