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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18th & 19th September 2019

1969 50th Reunion

Somerville will host a 50th reunion for the matriculation year 1969. Please save the date – further details to follow.

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14th September 2019

Family Day

Further details to follow – please save the date.

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4th July 2019

Somerville London Group: Natural History Museum

A major event at the Natural History Museum, featuring Somerville’s marine biologist Dr Alex Rogers and his team’s recent significant expedition beneath the ice of the Antarctic. Details to follow soon.

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