Category Archives: College Events

Blue Plaque for Mrs Humphry Ward

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

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Somerville and The Great War

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

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Opening of Darbishire (East as was)

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

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Twelfth Night

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

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Demeter 1904

  The cast on the steps of the library loggia, featuring Edith Pearson (1903) as Dis, Octavia Myers (1903) as Persephone & Henrietta Escreet (1903) as Demeter Demeter was the College Masque, performed to celebrate the opening of the Library … Continue reading

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