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: College Grounds
In this snap from c 1924, four Somerville students are captured in the snowy grounds of Somerville, playing musical instruments, singing carols and in one case, smoking a cigarette! The photo was given to the College in 1980 by one of … Continue reading
An unremarkable view of House, at first glance, taken in high summer. But instead of a student wheeling her bicycle on the right, it’s an injured soldier in his Bath Chair, and hospital beds have been placed in the shade of … Continue reading
Approach to House in the early days of Somerville, almost unrecognisably rural! The cottages on the right were originally used to house students but were demolished in 1930s to make way for the East quadrangle which is now known as … Continue reading