Somerville College, Oxford

college of the University of Oxford

Somerville College is one of the colleges of the University of Oxford. It was founded in 1879 as a women's college. The college was named after Mary Somerville, a prominent scientist, mathematician and astronomer. Somerville supported women's suffrage and education. The college first admitted male students in 1994.[1]

Somerville College

Famous graduates of the college include Anthea Bell, Indira Gandhi, Sam Gyimah, Dorothy Hodgkin, Iris Murdoch and Margaret Thatcher.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "About Somerville". Archived from the original on 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2014-01-09.