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.
Accessing our collections while keeping yourself and others safe during the pandemicRead More
All you need to know about IT Services at Somerville, together with contact details for our IT team.
For several decades Anne Scott-James (1931, Classics; Lady Lancaster) was one of Somerville’s most influential and glamorous figures. We are delighted that Clare has agreed to talk to us about her mother; her talk will be illustrated by photographs from the book and will be followed by some conversation about Anne between Clare and Anne’s granddaughter Calypso, and then Q&A with members of the audience.Read more >
Health and Wellbeing event at the Pure Sports Medicine clinic in the City.Read more >
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