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 20th March - Online

PPE Centenary – Is PPE really the degree that runs Britain?

A virtual celebration of the centenary of the Oxford PPE degree. This special Somerville event will involve both Fellows and alumni of the College, and will culminate in a panel discussion on the question “Is PPE really the degree that runs Britain?”, chaired by Professor Lois McNay, Fellow and Tutor in Political Theory, and featuring Baroness Shriti Vadera (PPE, 1981) and former MP and government minister Sam Gyimah (PPE, 1995). We will release more details about the event closer to the date, but in the meantime, please save the date!

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Saturday 6th March at 2:30pm - Online

Spring Meeting and AGM with guest speaker Dr Xand van Tulleken

We are delighted that Dr Xand van Tulleken (Medicine, 1996) will be our guest speaker at the forthcoming Somerville Spring Meeting. The Spring Meeting will be preceded by the annual Somerville Association AGM, which will include updates from the Principal, Baroness Jan Royall, and the President of the Somerville Association, Baroness Alison Wolf.

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