Somerville College

Somerville College

From its foundation in 1879 as one of the first women’s colleges, Somervillians have been changing the world. Our history of including the excluded has made us into a welcoming and diverse college today, with a relaxed atmosphere and a tight-knit community of students of all genders. Somerville provides strong support to its students to help them achieve their full potential.

Why Somerville? | College tour | Meet our students | Meet our tutors Livestreams

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Previous Livestreams

Missed our livestreams from the Virtual Open Day? Watch them below.

Maths and Computer Science Q&A

Friday 17th September 2021

Chemistry Q&A

Friday 17th September 2021

Classics and Ancient History Q&A

Friday 17th September 2021

Student Panel Q&A

Friday 17th September 2021

Medicine Q&A

Friday 17th September 2021

Psychology Q&A

Friday 17th September 2021

Student Panel Q&A

Friday 17th September 2021

Why Somerville?

We think Somerville is great, and we hope you will too! Check out “Why Choose Somerville?” for an introduction to our college; our “140th Birthday Video” for an insight into our amazing history, and “Support from Somerville” for an idea of the ways in which we can help you during your time with us.

Why choose Somerville?

140th birthday video

Support from Somerville

College tour

Have a look at the Virtual College Tour led by two of our undergraduates to see what our grounds are like. We’ve also got some (*slightly* biased) advice on How to Choose a College which you might enjoy! And do check out the short bedroom tours made by two of our current undergrads of their rooms in Vaughan and Penrose, some of our 1st year accommodation.

Virtual college tour

How to choose a college

Accommodation Tour

Meet our students

Our students always have something positive to say about college. Watch the videos below to find out more about life at Somerville and Oxford, including an undergrad Q&A session from last year’s open day.

Why is Somerville great?

Meet the students

Q&A with Somerville Students

Meet our tutors

Our tutors are always keen to meet and help prospective applicants, and lots of them appeared in our livestreamed Q&As during the Virtual Open Days (see the Livestreams section). Watch the pre-recorded Meet the Tutors video below to see them introduce themselves.

Meet the tutors