Somerville College has a legacy of including the excluded. It was founded in 1879, one of the first colleges established to admit women to higher education at Oxford. It has always been a non-denominational college, free from the religious requirements that characterised most of Oxford in the nineteenth century.

Today, Somerville is committed to providing an exceptional education for the most able students, regardless of their background. We work with teachers and community groups to encourage young people to consider Oxford, and to help them understand the Oxford admissions process so that they can make confident and competitive applications.

This blog is written by the college’s Access and Communications Officer, Amy Crosweller, who joined Somerville in August 2011. For more information about Somerville’s work with schools, please visit www.some.ox.ac.uk/access

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