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Somerville College, Oxford

Experience what it is like to study in Oxford! During your time with Oxford Summer Courses, you will stay in one of eight world-renowned Oxford University Colleges. The colleges are located throughout the city of Oxford, all within walking distance of the city centre, which has historical buildings, tourist attractions, and shops.

Somerville College was founded in 1879 as one of the first two women’s colleges in Oxford. The college is named after its founding patron, the feminist writer and education reformer Mary Somerville. The college has a strong tradition of supporting women’s education and research and has several research centres and institutes, such as the Women’s Leadership institute. Throughout its history, Somerville College has produced many notable alumni, including the novelist Nina Bawden, the author A. S. Byatt, and the TV lexicographer Susie Dent.

Somerville College accommodation for 16-24 year old students consists of modern twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities and views of the college quadrangle. Each morning, students are provided breakfast in the Somerville College Grade II listed dining hall.

Our exceptional subject tutors, who form the foundation of our summer courses, have years of experience teaching students at prestigious universities like Cambridge and Oxford using world-class teaching methodologies. Choose from more than 30 subjects in Oxford, popular courses include Creative Writing, Biology, and Art History.

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