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Encyclopedia > Somerville College, Oxford
Somerville College, University of Oxford
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Full name Somerville College
Motto Donec rursus impleat orbem
Named after Mary Somerville
Previous Names Somerville Hall
Established 1879
Sister College Girton College
Principal Dame Fiona Caldicott
JCR President Simon Bruegger
MCR President Allen Middlebro
Location Woodstock Road, Oxford
Undergraduates 396
Graduates 88
Homepage Boat Club

Somerville College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, and was one of the first women's colleges to be founded there. The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Mary Somerville Mary Somerville (December 26, 1780 – November 28, 1872) was a British scientific writer. ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Most of the colleges of the University of Cambridge have sister colleges in the University of Oxford (and vice versa). ... Full name Girton College Motto - Better is wisdom than weapons of war (Alumni) Named after Girton Village Previous names The College for Women (1869), Girton College (1872) Established 1869 Sister College(s) Somerville College Mistress Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern Location Huntingdon Road Undergraduates 503 Postgraduates 201 Homepage Boatclub Girton College... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ...


History

In June 1878 the Association for the Higher Education of Women was formed, aiming for the eventual creation of a college for women in Oxford. Some of the more prominent members of the association were Dr. Bradley, master of University College, T. H. Green, a prominent liberal philosopher, and Edward Talbot. The latter insisted on a specifically Anglican institution, which was unacceptable to most of the other members. The two parties eventually split, and one went on to found Lady Margaret Hall. Thus, in 1879, a second committee was formed "in which no distinction will be made between students on the ground of their belonging to different religious denominations". The members of this second committee included Dr. John Percival, Dr. G. W. Kitchin, A. H. D. Ackland, T. H. Green, Mary Ward, William Sidgwick, Henry Nettleship and A. G. Vernon Harcourt. This new effort resulted in the founding of Somerville Hall, named for the then recently deceased Mary Somerville, one of the greatest English mathematicians of the 19th century. The hall was renamed Somerville College in 1894. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... University College (in full, the College of the Great Hall of the University, commonly known as University College in the University of Oxford, usually known by its derivative, Univ), is a contender for the claim to be the oldest of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the... Thomas Hill Green (April 7, 1836 - March 26, 1882) was an English philosopher, political radical and temperance reformer, and a member of the British idealism movement. ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... College name Lady Margaret Hall Named after Lady Margaret Beaufort Established 1878 Sister College Newnham College Principal Dr Frances Lannon JCR President Joe Collenette Undergraduates 424 Graduates 148 Homepage Lady Margaret Hall is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Henry Nettleship (May 5, 1839 - July 10, 1893) was an English classical scholar. ... Mary Somerville Mary Somerville (December 26, 1780 – November 28, 1872) was a British scientific writer. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Somerville remained a women's college until 1994. Today around 40-50% of students are men. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


Notable former students

See also Former students of Somerville College, Oxford.

Vera Mary Brittain (1893 – March 29, 1970) was an English writer, feminist and pacifist, best remembered as the author of the best-selling memoir Testament of Youth, recounting her experiences during the First World War and the growth of her ideology of Christian pacifism. ... Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (इन्दिरा प्रियदर्शिनी गान्धी) (November 19, 1917 – October 31, 1984) was Prime Minister of India from January 19, 1966 to March 24, 1977, and from January 14, 1980 until her assassination in 1984. ... Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin OM (May 12, 1910–July 29, 1994) was a British scientist, born Dorothy Mary Crowfoot in Cairo. ... Sir Edward Appletons medal Photographs of Nobel Prize Medals. ... Cobalamin or vitamin B12 is a chemical compound that is also known as cyanocobalamine. ... Image:Holtby. ... Dame Kathleen Mary Kenyon (5 January 1906–24 August 1978), important archaeologist of Neolithic culture in the Fertile Crescent and excavator of Jericho in Jordan from 1952 to 1958. ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Dame Rose Macaulay (August 1, 1881 - October 30, 1958), affectionately known as Emilie, was an English novelist. ... Dame Iris Murdoch Jean Iris Murdoch DBE (July 15, 1919 – February 8, 1999) was an Anglo–Irish writer and philosopher, best known for her novels, which combine rich characterization and compelling plotlines, usually involving ethical or sexual themes. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The Right Honourable Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925), is a British stateswoman. ... In the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister is the head of government, exercising many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. ... Dorothy Leigh Sayers (Oxford, 13 June 1893 – Witham, 17 December 1957) was a British author, translator, student of classical and modern languages, and Christian humanist. ... Lord Peter Death Bredon Wimsey is a fictional character in a series of detective novels and short stories by Dorothy L. Sayers. ... Dante in a fresco series of famous men by Andrea del Castagno, ca. ... The Baroness Williams of Crosby Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, PC (born July 27, 1930), is a British politician. ... Esther Rantzen (born June 22, 1940), is a British journalist and television presenter, best known for her long stint in Thats Life! and her activities as founder of the charity ChildLine. ...

Academics/teachers



Angela Vincent is a professor at Somerville College of Oxford University. ...

Colleges of the University of Oxford

Arms of the University The University of Oxford comprises 39 Colleges and 7 religious Permanent Private Halls (PPHs), which are autonomous self-governing corporations within the university. ... This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ...

All Souls | Balliol | Brasenose | Christ Church | Corpus Christi | Exeter | Green | Harris Manchester | Hertford | Jesus | Keble | Kellogg | Lady Margaret Hall | Linacre | Lincoln | Magdalen | Mansfield | Merton | New College | Nuffield | Oriel | Pembroke | Queen's | St Anne's | St Antony's | St Catherine's | St Cross | St Edmund Hall | St Hilda's | St Hugh's | St John's | St Peter's | Somerville | Templeton | Trinity | University | Wadham | Wolfson | Worcester All Souls College (in full: The College of All Souls of the Faithful Departed, of Oxford) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name Balliol College Named after John de Balliol Established 1263 Sister College St Johns Master Andrew Graham JCR President Jack Hawkins Undergraduates 403 Graduates 228 Homepage Boatclub Balliol College, founded in 1263, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name Brasenose College Named after Bronze door knocker Established 1509 Sister College Gonville and Caius College Principal Prof. ... College name Christ Church Named after Established 1546 Sister College Trinity College Dean The Very Revd Christopher Andrew Lewis JCR President William Dorsey Undergraduates 426 Graduates 154 Homepage Christ Church, called in Latin Ædes Christi (i. ... College name Corpus Christi College Named after Corpus Christi, Body of Christ Established 1517 Sister College Corpus Christi College President Sir Tim Lankester JCR President Binyamin Even Undergraduates 239 Graduates 126 Homepage Corpus Christi College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name Exeter College Named after Walter de Stapledon, Bishop of Exeter Established 1314 Sister College Emmanuel College Rector Ms Frances Cairncross JCR President Emily Pull Undergraduates 299 Graduates 150 Homepage Boatclub Exeter College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Green College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Harris Manchester College, formerly Manchester College, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom; it has the emphasis on mature students. ... College name Hertford College Named after Elias de Hertford Established 1282 Sister College None Principal Dr John Landers JCR President Stephanie Johnston Undergraduates 376 Graduates 224 Homepage Boatclub Hertford College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name Jesus College Named after Jesus of Nazareth Established 1571 Sister College Jesus College, Cambridge Principal Sir John Krebs JCR President Simon Hacking Undergraduates 344 Graduates 134 Homepage Boatclub Jesus College (in full: Jesus College in the University of Oxford of Queen Elizabeths Foundation) is one of the... College name Keble College Named after John Keble Established 1870 Sister College Selwyn College Warden Prof. ... Kellogg College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name Lady Margaret Hall Named after Lady Margaret Beaufort Established 1878 Sister College Newnham College Principal Dr Frances Lannon JCR President Joe Collenette Undergraduates 424 Graduates 148 Homepage Lady Margaret Hall is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Linacre College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, currently offering graduate entry only. ... College name Lincoln College Named after Richard Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln Established 1427 Sister College Downing College Rector Prof. ... College name Magdalen College Named after Mary Magdalene Established 1458 Sister College Magdalene College President Professor David Clary FRS JCR President Iain Anstess Undergraduates 395 Graduates 230 Homepage Boatclub Magdalen College (pronounced ) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Mansfield College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name The House of Scholars of Merton Named after Walter de Merton Established 1264 Sister College Cock Warden Prof Dame Jessica Rawson and Tom de Furlong esq. ... College name New College Named after Blessed Virgin Mary Established 1379 Sister College Kings College Warden Prof. ... Nuffield College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name Oriel College Named after Blessed Virgin Mary Established 1324 Sister College Clare College Provost Sir Derek Morris JCR President Frank Hardee Undergraduates 304 Graduates 158 Homepage Boatclub Oriel College (in full: The House of Blessed Mary the Virgin in Oxford commonly called Oriel College, of the Foundation of... College name Pembroke College Named after William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke Established 1624 Sister College Queens College Master Giles Henderson JCR President Tristan de Souza Undergraduates 408 Graduates 94 Homepage Boatclub Pembroke College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name The Queens College Named after Queen Philippa of Hainault Established 1341 Sister College Pembroke College Provost Sir Alan Budd JCR President Sushrut Yalamanchili Undergraduates 304 Graduates 133 Homepage Boatclub The Queens College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United... St Annes College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... St Antonys College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... St Catherines College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... :::::::: ::: ::: :::::::: ::: ::: :::::::::: ::::::::: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: :+: +:+ +:+ +:+ +:+ +:+ +:+ +:+ +:+ +:+ +#++:++#++ +#+ +:+ +#+ +#++:++ +#++:++# +#++:++#: +#+ +#+ +#+ +#+ +#+ +#+ +#+ +#+ +#+ +# #+# #+# #+# #+# #+# #+# #+# #+# #+# #+# ######## ######## ### ### ########## ### ### St Cross College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... St Edmund Hall is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... St Hildas College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... St Hughs College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... St Johns College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... St Peters College is a relatively young college of the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. ... Templeton College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name Trinity College Named after The Holy Trinity Established 1555 Sister College Churchill College President The Hon. ... University College (in full, the College of the Great Hall of the University, commonly known as University College in the University of Oxford, usually known by its derivative, Univ), is a contender for the claim to be the oldest of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the... Wadham College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name Wolfson College Named after Sir Isaac Wolfson Established 1966 Sister College Darwin College President Sir Gareth Roberts JCR President none Undergraduates none Graduates 450 Homepage Boatclub Wolfson College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Worcester College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ...

Permanent Private Halls at the University of Oxford

Blackfriars | Campion Hall | Greyfriars | Regent's Park College | St Benet's Hall | St Stephen's House | Wycliffe Hall A Permanent Private Hall at the University of Oxford is an educational institution affiliated to the University — not as a full College, but able to award Oxford University degrees. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The English Dominican House of Blackfriars Hall in Oxford, commonly known simply as Blackfriars, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Campion Hall is one of the constituent colleges of the United Kingdom. ... Greyfriars is one of the smallest constituent Halls of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Regents Park College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... St. ... St Stephen’s House, Oxford, is an Anglican theological college and a Hall of the University of Oxford. ... Wycliffe Hall is a Church of England theological college, and one of the constituent institutions of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ...


 
 

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