Somerville was founded to include the excluded. It was created for women when universities refused them entry, and for people of diverse beliefs when conformity was essential if you wanted to succeed.

Today, you’ll find a co-educational community that shares a culture of progressive thinking, academic excellence, and fun. We are a college that doesn’t follow the pack, where what you think and do will always matter more than where you came from.

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Read the Prospectus

Find out about a community where you truly belong in our new online prospectus.


Meet the Tutors

Are you considering Somerville as your college? One of the best ways to make your decision is to learn more about your tutors. After all, they are the bedrock of your learning experience at Oxford.

Somerville Tutors

Open Days

Websites are all well and good. But the best way to get to know Somerville is to come and see us. Find out about our forthcoming Open Days here.

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Don't Panic

Applying to Oxford can feel quite daunting – but it doesn't have to be that way. Our Applying to Oxford page can help demystify the process for you, and our brilliant Access Team are here to answer any questions you might still have.

How to Apply Guide

The Academic Office team

From your first visit to the day you graduate, the Academic Office will play a vital role in your time at Somerville. Led by the Senior Tutor, our friendly and supportive team will oversee every aspect of your academic life, from the little things like study materials to the big stuff like scholarships and exams.

If you want to contact them, get in touch via

Steve Rayner Senior Tutor
Lucy Young Academic Registrar
Jo Ockwell Welfare Support and Policy Officer
Helen Johnson Executive Assistant to the Senior Tutor and Fellows
Saphire Richards Tutorial and Graduate Officer
Victoria Wilson Scholarships and Funding Officer
Hannah Pack Access Officer
Eren Slate Access and Outreach Support Officer
Órla Lavery Inreach Officer

What's happening at Somerville

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Somerville student leads on university-wide outreach initiative for Young Carers

Somerville student leads on university-wide outreach initiative for Young Carers

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BBC Quiz Show ‘The 3rd Degree’ is coming to Somerville

BBC Quiz Show ‘The 3rd Degree’ is coming to Somerville

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Remembering Our Supporters’ Lunch 2023

Remembering Our Supporters’ Lunch 2023
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