The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund makes a direct impact on the lives of our students. Take a look at our Annual Fund 2018 leaflet for examples of the ways donations help support the College.

The Annual Fund supports a variety of key areas, including:

Student support
We believe that no student should be deterred from applying to Somerville for financial reasons. In 2017/8, we spent over £500,000 supporting our students. Support from the Annual Fund enables Somerville to provide a range of bursaries to those who need them.

“My bursary truly has allowed me to enjoy Oxford, for which I can only be appreciative” – Cameron Fern (Mathematics, 2014)

The tutorial system is the hallmark of an Oxford education. The Annual Fund provides essential support to protect and strengthe this brilliant, but costly, form of learning, ensuring that our students continue to have access to world-leading academics in their field.

Heritage and Environment
We need to maintain and improve the College’s buildings and grounds every year in order to preserve the fabric of Somerville whilst providing much-needed facilities. The Annual Fund has supported a number of exciting new developments including the conversion of the Penrose loft into student accommodation; the refurbishment of kitchens and bathrooms in DHQ; and the creation of the Terrace Bar.

Acting quickly
The Annual Fund ensures that the College can act swiftly and efficiently to address unexpected needs. Your support ensures that future generations of Somervillians can continue to enjoy the same opportunities as those before them.

You can give to the Annual Fund today.