Category Archives: Student groups

Music in the Snow

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

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Somerville Boat Club

Somerville boat club celebrates its 90th anniversary this year!  Here is a photo from its early days in 1925 with a boat crew being coached by ‘Best, the waterman’ in a flat cap. Crew members are: Stroke: Dominica Legge (1923), … Continue reading

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“A Group of Merry Oxford Girl Students”

This clipping from The Sphere in 1922 shows a group of jubilant Somerville students clutching what appear to be degree certificates outside the Sheldonian.  It was only in 1920 that women were admitted as members of Oxford University and therefore … Continue reading

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Undergraduates at Leisure 1932

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

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Picnic on the River

A group of Somervillians and friends enjoying a day out on the river c 1925. Picture supplied by Edith Standen (1923).  Any identifications gratefully accepted! 

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1921 Group with Professor Gilbert Murray

  A group of tutors and students from 1921 under the Principalship of Emily Penrose (seated in the second row from the front directly under the central pillar). Sitting next to Miss Penrose is Professor Gilbert Murray, noted Classical scholar, internationalist and … Continue reading

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Two Principals, two princesses and a pioneering Indian lawyer

In this group from 1891, Miss Maitland the Principal (with dark bonnet) is surrounded by her staff and students, including future principal Emily Penrose (3rd from the right in the 3rd row), pioneering Indian lawyer Cornelia Sorabji (far left end of … Continue reading

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