Somerville College, Oxford

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Somerville College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.wikipedia
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Margaret Thatcher

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Founded in 1879 as Somerville Hall, it was one of the first two women's colleges in Oxford, and its alumnae, such as Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Dorothy Hodgkin, Iris Murdoch, Vera Brittain, Cornelia Sorabji, Dorothy L. Sayers and many activists, have played a major role in feminism.
She studied chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford, and worked briefly as a research chemist, before becoming a barrister.

Cornelia Sorabji

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Founded in 1879 as Somerville Hall, it was one of the first two women's colleges in Oxford, and its alumnae, such as Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Dorothy Hodgkin, Iris Murdoch, Vera Brittain, Cornelia Sorabji, Dorothy L. Sayers and many activists, have played a major role in feminism.
Cornelia Sorabji (15 November 1866 – 6 July 1954) was an Indian woman who was the first female graduate from Bombay University, the first woman to study law at Somerville College, Oxford University and the first female advocate in India, and the first woman to practice law in India and Britain.

Somerville College Library

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Somerville has the biggest college library in Oxford and is known for its varied architecture and liberal atmosphere.
Somerville College Library is the college library of Somerville College, one of the 38 colleges of the University of Oxford.

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

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Its liberal character traces back to its foundation by social liberals as the first non-denominational college in Oxford, deliberately unlike the strictly Anglican Lady Margaret Hall, the other women's college opened in the same year.
The college was founded in 1878, closely collaborating with Somerville College.

University of Oxford

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Somerville College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.
The two parties eventually split, and Talbot's group founded Lady Margaret Hall in 1878, while T. H. Green founded the non-denominational Somerville College in 1879.

Oxford University Press

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It is near the Science Area, the University Parks, Oxford University Press and Jericho.
The Press is located on Walton Street, opposite Somerville College, in the suburb of Jericho.

Indira Gandhi

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Founded in 1879 as Somerville Hall, it was one of the first two women's colleges in Oxford, and its alumnae, such as Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Dorothy Hodgkin, Iris Murdoch, Vera Brittain, Cornelia Sorabji, Dorothy L. Sayers and many activists, have played a major role in feminism.
After her mother died, she briefly attended the Badminton School before enrolling at Somerville College in 1937 to study history.

Vera Brittain

Founded in 1879 as Somerville Hall, it was one of the first two women's colleges in Oxford, and its alumnae, such as Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Dorothy Hodgkin, Iris Murdoch, Vera Brittain, Cornelia Sorabji, Dorothy L. Sayers and many activists, have played a major role in feminism.
Overcoming her father's initial objections, she read English Literature at Somerville College, Oxford, delaying her degree after one year in the summer of 1915 to work as a Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurse for much of the First World War, initially in Buxton and later in London, Malta and France.

Colleges of the University of Oxford

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Somerville College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.
Women entered the university in 1879, with the opening of Lady Margaret Hall and Somerville College, becoming members of the University (and thus eligible to receive degrees) in 1920.

Dorothy L. Sayers

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Founded in 1879 as Somerville Hall, it was one of the first two women's colleges in Oxford, and its alumnae, such as Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Dorothy Hodgkin, Iris Murdoch, Vera Brittain, Cornelia Sorabji, Dorothy L. Sayers and many activists, have played a major role in feminism.
In 1912, Sayers won a scholarship to Somerville College, Oxford where she studied modern languages and medieval literature and was taught by Mildred Pope.

Dorothy Hodgkin

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Founded in 1879 as Somerville Hall, it was one of the first two women's colleges in Oxford, and its alumnae, such as Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Dorothy Hodgkin, Iris Murdoch, Vera Brittain, Cornelia Sorabji, Dorothy L. Sayers and many activists, have played a major role in feminism.
At the age of 18 she started studying Chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford.

Iris Murdoch

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Founded in 1879 as Somerville Hall, it was one of the first two women's colleges in Oxford, and its alumnae, such as Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Dorothy Hodgkin, Iris Murdoch, Vera Brittain, Cornelia Sorabji, Dorothy L. Sayers and many activists, have played a major role in feminism.
In 1938 she went up to Somerville College, Oxford, with the intention of studying English, but switched to "Greats", a course of study combining classics, ancient history, and philosophy.

Alice Prochaska

The current principal is Janet Royall, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, who succeeded Alice Prochaska in 2017.
Alice Prochaska (born 12 July 1947) is a former archivist and librarian, who served as Pro-vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford and Principal of Somerville College, Oxford, from 2010 to 2017.

Little Clarendon Street

The college is located at the southern end of Woodstock Road, with Little Clarendon Street to the south, Walton Street to the west and the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter to the north.
It runs east-west between the south end of Woodstock Road opposite St Giles' Church to the east, Somerville College to the north and Walton Street to the west.

Girton College, Cambridge

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Its sister college is Girton College, Cambridge, Britain's first residential college for the education of women at degree level.
Its sister college is Somerville College, one of the first two women's colleges of Oxford.

Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

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The college is located at the southern end of Woodstock Road, with Little Clarendon Street to the south, Walton Street to the west and the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter to the north.
It is bounded by Observatory Street and Green Templeton College to the north, the Woodstock Road to the east, Somerville College to the south, and Walton Street to the west.

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford

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The front of the college runs between the Oxford Oratory and the Faculty of Philosophy.
The faculty is located next to Somerville College on Woodstock Road.

Balliol College, Oxford

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Some of the more prominent members of the association were George Granville Bradley, Master of University College, T. H. Green, a prominent liberal philosopher and Fellow of Balliol College, and Edward Stuart Talbot, Warden of Keble College.
In Five Red Herrings (1931), a Lord Peter Wimsey novel by Somerville alumna Dorothy L. Sayers, Lord Peter (a Balliol man) is asked whether he remembers a certain contemporary from Trinity.

St Hilda's College, Oxford

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Somerville became the second-to-last college (after St Hilda's) to become coeducational.
St Hilda’s was the last single-sex college in the university as Somerville College had admitted men in 1994.

Women's college

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Founded in 1879 as Somerville Hall, it was one of the first two women's colleges in Oxford, and its alumnae, such as Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Dorothy Hodgkin, Iris Murdoch, Vera Brittain, Cornelia Sorabji, Dorothy L. Sayers and many activists, have played a major role in feminism.
Somerville and Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford opened in 1879.

Emily Penrose

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In 1925, during the principalship of Emily Penrose, Somerville's college charter was granted.
Dame Emily Penrose, (18 September 1858 – 26 January 1942) was Principal of Somerville College, Oxford University from 1907 until 1926.

Walter Pater

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This second committee included A. H. D. Acland, Thomas Hill Green, George William Kitchin, James Legge, Henry Nettleship, Walter Pater, Henry Francis Pelham, its chairman John Percival, Grace Prestwich, Eleanor Smith, A. G. Vernon Harcourt and Mary Ward.
His sister Clara Pater, a pioneer of women's education, taught ancient Greek and Latin at Somerville College, of which he was one of the co-founders.

T. H. Green

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Some of the more prominent members of the association were George Granville Bradley, Master of University College, T. H. Green, a prominent liberal philosopher and Fellow of Balliol College, and Edward Stuart Talbot, Warden of Keble College. This second committee included A. H. D. Acland, Thomas Hill Green, George William Kitchin, James Legge, Henry Nettleship, Walter Pater, Henry Francis Pelham, its chairman John Percival, Grace Prestwich, Eleanor Smith, A. G. Vernon Harcourt and Mary Ward.
This resulted in the founding of Somerville Hall (later Somerville College).

Oxford Oratory

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The front of the college runs between the Oxford Oratory and the Faculty of Philosophy.
It is located at 25 Woodstock Road, next to Somerville College.

England

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Somerville College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.
Since the establishment of Bedford College (London), Girton College (Cambridge) and Somerville College (Oxford) in the 19th century, women also can obtain a university degree.