Somerville is justifiably proud of its elegant and spacious library which boasts a collection of around 120,000 items (around 95,000 on open shelves), one of the largest undergraduate College libraries in the University. It was built in 1903 (Architect Basil Champneys) and occupies the entire north side of the Main Quad. Benefactors to the library over the years have included John Stuart Mill's family, Egyptologist Amelia Edwards, Vera Brittain and many tutors and grateful students. The John Stuart Mill collection contains around 2,000 volumes of his own and his father’s books. We have put in the work to ensure that our collections will remain available to all students who need to access them.

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2.30pm on Saturday 12th June 2021 – Crowdcast webinar platform and Zoom (breakout rooms)

The Climate Change Emergency: Can Somerville Make a Difference?

On Saturday 12th June Somerville will be tackling one of the most serious issues of our time – climate change. We are holding a symposium, The Climate Change Emergency: Can Somerville Make a Difference? The day will run from 2.30pm to approximately 5.00pm, with individual presentations from experts in the field, panel discussions and a Q&A.

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7.00pm on Thursday 20th May 2021

The Somerville Auction

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our auction on 20th May at 7.00pm. The auction will go live on the 13th May, when bidding can begin.

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12th -17th April 2021

Meeting Minds Global



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