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Somerville College

Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD, England
+44 1865 270600
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Better than Alton Towers!

The amount of enjoyment just being in the grounds -- sitting or lying on the IAB room, horsing... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Ben L
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London, United Kingdom
Iron Lady

Founded in 1879 this was one of the first women only colleges in Oxford. I believe that Margaret... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
rayrest
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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.
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Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD, England
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+44 1865 270600
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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.

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Reviewed 5 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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Reviewed 1 February 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

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Reviewed 27 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

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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

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Somerville college oxford university. were the writer Vera Brittain (1914) Testament Of Youth went to university. Originally an all woman college of just 12 woman. Now mixed collage and quite large. Its FREE here is my periscope, it had over 1000 live viewers, the most...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

in This Dining Hall was the Final Dinner for all the Participants of the Conference about 300 scientists. The Hall is full with Oil Paintings for famouse figures who studied in this College one painting was for Mrs Tatcher .(PM).

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