Contact Us

Somerville College. Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD, U.K.

Useful telephone numbers and email addresses

The standard format for Somerville e-mail addresses is

The dialling code for Oxford is 01865. Five-digit internal numbers should be prefixed with a ‘2’ when calling from outside the University network.

Listed below are the contact for the main offices and departments in Somerville. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to email  or telephone +44 (0)1865 270600. The College’s postal address is:

Somerville College

Woodstock Road



Academic Office

+44 (0)1865 270619

Access and Outreach

+44 (0)1865 270592


+44 (0)1865 270623


+44 (0)1865 270619

Archives and Special Collections

+44 (0)1865 270694


+44 (0)1865

Chapel (including Chapel Choir and Director of Chapel Music)

+44 (0)1865 270600


+44 (0)1865 270788

Development Office and Communications

+44 (0)1865 280626

Health, Welfare and Disability

+44 (0)1865 270525

Human Resources

+44 (0)1865 280638

IT Services and Support

+44 (0)1865 270597


+44 (0)1865 270694

Porters’ Lodge

+44 (0)1865 270600

Principal’s Office

+44 (0)1865 270630


+44 (0)1865 270625

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Maps and directions

Somerville College. Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD, U.K.

Telephone: 01865 270600

We suggest that, where possible, you travel to Somerville using public transport – parking in Oxford is expensive, and can be difficult to find.

There are park and ride facilities on the outskirts of the City and parking in St. Giles is on a pay and display basis.


Download a map to the College [Word 516kb]. Printed copies are available from the Porters’ Lodge.

Arriving by Car

To avoid the city centre, come into Oxford via the A40 northern ring road and take the A4144 Woodstock Road south for about two miles.  Somerville is on the right just before you reach the city centre and the merge onto St Giles.

Parking near Somerville

Unfortunately, Somerville does not have any parking on site which can be offered to conference delegates, guests, or visitors.

If you have access requirements, please call the Porters’ Lodge on + 44 (0)1865 270600.

If you do drive, please be aware that there is no long-term parking in central Oxford.

Full information on city parking and charges is available on Oxford City Council’s website.

Please be aware that much of the parking near the College is for residents only.

Park and Ride

There are five Park and Ride sites around the city. Full details, including a map showing the sites’ locations, are available on Oxford City Council’s Park and Ride website. For more information, call + 44 (0)1865 785400.

The University’s map of the Oxford ring road also shows the location of the Park and Ride sites.

If you do decide to park in Oxford, we advise that you leave one hour to find a parking space, and extra time to get to Somerville from your parking place.

Arriving by Rail

The city is around 1 hour’s journey from London Paddington and Birmingham New Street stations. There is also easy access from most other directions.

For information on routes and fares, visit the National Rail Enquiries website or call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 (or + 44 (0)20 7278 5240 from overseas).

Oxford railway station is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from Somerville. There is a taxi rank at the station.

Arriving by Coach

Gloucester Green coach station is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the College. There is a taxi rank in Gloucester Green market square, next to the coach station.

From London

There are three very frequent coach services running all day and night between London and Oxford.

Oxford Espress coach service (+ 44 (0)1865 785400)

Oxford Tube coach service (+ 44 (0)1865 772250)

National Express coach service (+ 44 (0)8705 808080)

The journey takes between 1.5 and 2 hours.

From an Airport

Heathrow and Gatwick: The Airline coach service (+ 44 (0)1865 785400)

All airports: National Express coach service (+ 44 (0)8705 808080)

From Other Locations

National Express coach service (+ 44 + 44 (0)8705 808080)

To plan a journey using public transport, Traveline (0871 200 22 33).