Somerville is justifiably proud of its elegant and spacious library which boasts a collection of around 120,000 items (around 100,000 on open access), 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, John Ruskin, 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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Somerville alumnus Huw Thomas (Music, 2003) has become the leader of Wales’s largest local authority and the youngest Council leader in Wales, after the Labour group which controls Cardiff Council elected him as their leader.Read more >
Following the success of the inaugural Oxford University Alumni Weekend in Asia, which was held in 2014, Oxford University hosted their second Alumni weekend giving Somerville an opportunity to reunite with our alumni in Hong Kong and Singapore.Read more >
Somerville hosted its third annual Girls into Science residential programme for Year 10 girls during the Easter holidays.Read more >
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