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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On Saturday 28th April 2012, one of the founders of Somerville College and its first Secretary of Council, Mary Ward (also known as Mrs Humphry Ward) was honoured in Oxford with a Blue Plaque on the house in North Oxford … Continue reading
Archive material by its nature needs to be preserved and protected so that it is available in perpetuity for future generations. This means that most of the time, the archive material is locked away with limited access for scholars. Occasionally, … 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
There was a strong dramatic tradition at Somerville in the first half of the twentieth century with plays being written and performed in College most years. In its dramatic heyday, the College could boast a Second Year play in Michaelmas Term, … Continue reading