Our client base is drawn from private business, members of the University of Oxford family and the extended Somerville community. For all these audiences, Somerville is a byword for elegance, convenience and care. 

“It’s always a pleasure to hold our workshop dinners at Somerville College. The friendly and efficient Conference & Events team make planning a breeze and Chef and the staff in Hall ensure our delegates have a dinner to remember. We’re very much looking forward to the resumption of in-person events and a return to the hospitality at Somerville.”

Clay Mathematics Institute

“I’ve organised numerous events at Somerville College over several years. I have found it extremely smooth and easy dealing with their events team, who are always responsive to our requests. The venues are well-equipped and there is always someone friendly on hand to help with technical and room set-up. I would happily recommend Somerville as a great venue for live events.”

Oxford University Press

Somerville has become one of our go-to colleges for alumni reunions and dinners…The food is absolutely delicious and still reasonably priced, the dining hall is as beautiful as it is spacious, and the conference team is extremely helpful and forthcoming, quick to respond and just a real pleasure to work with. 

School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford

“We have held summer courses at Somerville College since 2013, using college bedrooms, teaching space, and catering throughout the courses. The college buildings and grounds are beautiful, the bedrooms and facilities well-kept, and the conference and lecture venues modern and professional. The Conference & Events team at Somerville have been great to work with over the years – always friendly, helpful, and professional. The staff across the college are the same – from the porters in the Lodge, to housekeeping, and the catering team in the dining hall, we have always had a warm welcome and been made to feel at home. The big open quad is a feature you don’t find at many colleges, and the relaxed atmosphere of the college, with people welcome to sit and walk on the quad, is delightful and rather rare. We look forward to bringing summer courses back to Somerville for many years to come!”

Oxford Summer Courses

“We have held our annual conference at Somerville College for the past few years and they are always a delight to work with. The conference team always delivers amazing service in the lead up to the event and onsite. It is a beautiful location with a spacious conference room and our attendees always enjoy the event.”

ALM

“We have always been pleased to work with the Sommerville staff in conduct of our symposia. Our meetings throughout the years at Somerville have been highly agreeable in Spring, Summer and Fall of each year before the pandemic interceded.

In short, Sommerville is an ideal place to meet. The physical accommodations are first class and the food at luncheons, along with morning and afternoon breaks for sandwiches, coffee, and tea have been exemplary.

We are looking forward to returning as soon as the pandemic retreats and we have a semblance of normalcy.”

Oxford Education Research Symposium

“Somerville has become one of our go-to colleges for holding alumni reunions and dinners, and every event adds a new excellent experience.

The food is absolutely delicious and still reasonably priced, the dining hall is as beautiful as it is spacious, and we have always found the college grounds easy to navigate for external guests. The conference team is extremely helpful and forthcoming, quick to respond and just a real pleasure to work with.”

School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford