Welcome to Somerville
Welcome to Somerville

If you want to change the world, come to Somerville.

Somerville was founded to include the excluded. It was created for women when universities refused them entry, and for people of diverse beliefs when the establishment religion was widely demanded.

Today, you'll find a co-educational community who share a culture of progressive thinking, academic excellence, and fun. We are a college that doesn't follow the pack; where you can walk on the grass all year round and academic gowns are seldom worn.

We hope you'll come and visit us soon!

COVID-19 Update

Did you know that you can still 'visit' us virtually despite the lockdown?

We have put together a resource page where you can find out more about how we're offering as much support as possible to pupils considering their next steps in education:

How do you choose an Oxford College?
Cordelia Witton, Product Manager, Alumna (Ancient & Modern History, 2006)
My time at Somerville set me up for every challenge and goal that has happened since. The demanding but fascinating academic work and the friendships I forged were the strong foundation for my life.
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