It’s not easy to summarise in a few words what makes life at Somerville feel so special. 

Perhaps it’s knowing that you’re joining a tradition of pioneering intellectuals who always put community first. Or perhaps it’s just the famous Somerville brunch. Either way, the next few pages will tell you all you need to know about life around here.

A Room of One's Own

We are one of very few Oxford colleges able to offer you a room here on our central site for every year of your course, making sure you get the access to facilities, value for money and student experience you deserve.

Find your room

From Baking to Basketball

The range of societies, sports clubs and groups on offer at Somerville is as broad and eclectic as the people who study here.

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Food, Glorious Food

Our food is affordable, sustainable and - most importantly - delicious.

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Supporting you

Studying at Oxford can be tremendously fun and fulfilling, but it can be hard work too - that's why student health and welfare is a top priority at Somerville.

How we can help