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.

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Wednesday 9th September-Thursday 10th September, 2020

1970 50th Reunion

This will take place in College; more details to follow.

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Saturday 27th June and Sunday 28th June, 2020

Gaudy for 1980-91

During the last weekend of June we shall be celebrating with matric years 1980-91 and we hope you can join us.

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Saturday 13th June, 2020

Climate Change Symposium – The Climate Change Emergency: Can Somerville Make a Difference?

On Saturday 13th June Somerville will be tackling the most serious issue of our time – climate change. The day will run from approximately 12pm to 5pm, with individual presentations from experts in the field, panel discussions and a Q&A.

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