Somerville College Picture ArchiveSomerville College's archives include many images dating back to its foundation in 1879. This website will build up into an online visual record of the College as it has changed over the years, featuring some of its personalities on the way. Click on a category at the top of the page for a slide show or on one of the posts below for a random image!
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Category Archives: Darbishire
A glimpse of what we now know as ‘traffic quad’ or Fellows’ car park, shortly after the construction of Darbishire (East) in the mid 1930s. Note the lack of plants but the addition of a high brick wall to screen the pathway … Continue reading
As the opening of the new ROQ buildings grows nearer, it seems appropriate to show the opening ceremony of a Somerville building from years gone by. This is an informal snap taken at the 1935 opening of the East Quadrangle (now … Continue reading
Maude Clarke was a tutor in history at Somerville from 1919 till her early death in 1935. A noted medievalist in a still largely male academic world, she published important and sometimes controversial work on fourteenth century England with a … Continue reading
Several publicity shots were taken of Somerville life and buildings in about 1933. Here is a scene of two young ladies relaxing in a room at Somerville – perhaps one of the newly built rooms in East Quad (later renamed Darbishire) ? … Continue reading