Graduating from Somerville isn’t the end of the story – far from it. As an alumna or alumnus of Somerville, you will always be a valued member of the Somerville community, joining a global network of endlessly curious and enthusiastic minds.

A true community

Being a Somerville alum means that you are now part of a global community of insatiably curious and enthusiastic minds. Young and old, artistic and professional, entrepreneurial and eclectic, we are a community united by our love for the place that shaped us and the principles it embodies, of intellectual rigour and principled service to others. It also means invitations to great events, networking opportunities and career mentoring from other Somervillians, via our Aluminate platform.

Alumni Events

Thinking of visiting?

If you’re heading back to Oxford, let us know in advance, as we would love to offer you a little Somerville hospitality. We would be delighted to invite you into College for coffee, lunch or a guest night dinner. Alternatively, if you would just like to take a tour of the gardens and buildings, we will happily arrange this, too.

Arrange a Visit

The Somerville Association

Everyone who matriculates at Somerville automatically becomes a member of the Somerville Association, which keeps alumni in touch with one another and the college through regular communications, events, and our annual publications. Through the Somerville Association, you will also be regularly invited to gaudies and year group reunions to celebrate decade milestones. You can find out more about being a part of the global Somerville community below.

The Somerville Association

What's happening at Somerville

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Alumna Freshta Karim addresses UN Security Council on Afghanistan Conflict

Alumna Freshta Karim addresses UN Security Council on Afghanistan Conflict

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A Prepared Mind: Dr June Raine on Approving the Vaccines

A Prepared Mind: Dr June Raine on Approving the Vaccines

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Somervillian Author Alexander Starritt Donates Peace Prize Winnings to Sanctuary Scholarships

Somervillian Author Alexander Starritt Donates Peace Prize Winnings to Sanctuary Scholarships
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As the sun sets on another Michaelmas term at Somerville, we wish you all safe travels home and a joyful and peaceful festive break. We hope to see you again soon! ❄️☃️🎄🎁
Puddle, puddle on the floor: tell me, who is the fairest college of them all? 🤔
As a University College of Sanctuary, we are committed to creating opportunities for scholars from sanctuary-seeking backgrounds. 

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our alumni, we are offering two new fully-funded Sanctuary Scholarships this year. They're open to anyone applying for a Masters course starting in 2022 who has been displaced from or within their home country due to conflict, persecution or the abuse of their human rights. 

Please share and help to get this message out there to those that need it most!

To find out more about our work and hear the voices of our refugee scholars, visit https://www.some.ox.ac.uk/about/sanctuary/
🎵 Let it snooow... 🎵 We had our first dusting of winter today. ❄️
It's been an emotional day here at Somerville, as we celebrated our 2021 Leavers on their graduation before remembering Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, at her memorial service this afternoon. Shirley Williams was not just a lion of British politics, but a great and loyal friend friend of this college - so it was doubly powerful to hear the moving addresses to her from our current and former Principals as well as the Chancellor of Oxford University, Lord Patten, in this place she loved so well and returned to so often. Today has been an apt reminder that, on any given day, a College like ours can be a place of many beginnings and endings, memories old and newly forged.
Merry Oxmas everyone! The College has undergone a festive transformation (including our first ever Darbishire Quad tree) and the hall is laid ready for tonight's Oxmas dinner. (Just in case we've confused you, Oxmas isn't a typo - it's actually one of the university's more recent popular traditions, which involves celebrating Christmas a whole month early so that you can enjoy the festivities with your friends and the college community before you return home for the holidays.) We hope you all have a lovely Oxmas tonight! 🎄🎁⛄🎅
Happy Thanksgiving! We're feeling thankful for the strong ties of affection and shared values that enable us to support each other. We're thankful that the empty college of the last two years is full of happy students again, just like it should be. And we're thankful for the wonderful, global Somerville community 🥰
It was a high table takeover last night as we thanked our amazing student telethon callers for all their hard work earlier this year 😍 We are so grateful to everyone who shared a conversation with one of these wonderful people during the campaign!
We were proud to fly the Transgender Pride flag this weekend to mark Trans Day of Remembrance and support our community. Few things are more important to us than making this college a place where everyone can feel safe to be themselves.