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Great visit and excellent formal dinner

On the evening of day 7 we went to Somerville College for our formal dinner night. The overall... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
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With so many Oxford colleges charging for admission it is good identify that that do not, and... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
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Founded in 1879, this was one of the first women's colleges in Oxford, and has remained an all-women's school until 1994 when the first men arrived as undergraduates.
Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD, England
+44 1865 270600
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

On the evening of day 7 we went to Somerville College for our formal dinner night. The overall college was very beautiful and is very suitable for taking large group photos or individual photos, especially in the front of the gardens. We opt for the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Justin9127
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

With so many Oxford colleges charging for admission it is good identify that that do not, and Somerville is one. Some very famous students have studied here, so stop by to soak up the atmosphere.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

The amount of enjoyment just being in the grounds -- sitting or lying on the IAB room, horsing about in Vaughan or strutting around the library makes Nemesis and Oblivion look like fluffy baby bunnies.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Founded in 1879 this was one of the first women only colleges in Oxford. I believe that Margaret Thatcher studied here, former prime minister of Britain. This college has accepted men since 1994.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the new ROQ rooms in a twin bedded room with ensuite bathroom. Only a few years old so up-to-date furniture and decor. Room clean and the beds were comfortable! Staff were very friendly and helpful. We had full English breakfast in Hall...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Doesn't compare, architecturally to the other colleges on Oxford. But some nice history in regards to the womans rights towards education.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Somerville College is probably best known as the alma mater of the first female Prime Ministers of the UK and India. That said there is little recognition here of either of them save the Margaret Thatcher Centre which is little more than a lobby with...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Unless you're one of the comparatively few young men and women who gains a place to study at one of Oxford University's thirty-eight constituent Colleges, then what goes on behind the heavy wooden doors of the ornate gatehouse will forever remain a mystery .... a...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Although this wasn't mentioned when I was booking,there was an option to buy breakfast as an extra but it's brunch, i.e. not till 11am, at the weekend so it was just as well I'd taken a box of muesli, some fruit and a frozen pint...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Christine B
Reviewed 21 August 2016

On one edge of Oxford, about a 10-15 minute easy walk from the heart of Univ of Oxford landmarks, this historic college--the first to admit women--is what you would expect from modern day Oxford. A great mix of old (dining halls/kitchen) and new (student dorms...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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