A number of Somervillians have made national and local press this week, including Mary Somerville, who received strong praise in Nature, and Alison Wolf, who was made a Baroness.

But other Somervillians received press attention, too. Here is a brief round-up of three more stories of Somervillians that have appeared in the past week.

The manor at Hemingford Grey, home to the late novelist and Somervillian Lucy Boston, was featured in Cambridge News as a way into the productive life of the author of the six-book Green Knowe Series, as well as some nine further works of fiction.

Jean Davies, the right-to-die campaigner who died this week, was remembered in the Oxford Mail. The article noted that she was very involved with the work of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society and wrote a book called Choice in Dying (1997). Its foreword was by Dirk Bogarde.

Finally. Stuart Webber was promoted to become Secretary of the Oxford Union. “I’m sure that Stuart will do an excellent job,” Union President Mayank Banerjee was reported as saying in Cherwell News.

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