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Somerville 140: 1879-2019

Somerville 140: 1879-2019

A Celebration of Somerville College, Oxford in 140 Objects

By (author) Lizzy Emerson


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  • A beautifully illustrated catalogue tracing the eclectic history of Somerville College, through sculpture and teapots and books and bicycle racks
  • A personal work, telling the stories of some of the extraordinary individuals who have been a part of Somerville
  • A celebration of the 140th anniversary of the College's foundation
Full Description
Somerville 140 is a celebration of the college's foundation 140 years ago. It tells the stories of some of the extraordinary individuals who have been part of Somerville (including two prime ministers, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist and over seventy published authors). A catalogue of the rare, the everyday and the just plain curious, this beautifully illustrated work includes everything from sculpture to teapots and books to bicycle racks. Contents: Foreword A Rare and Valuable Thing A Brief History of Somerville 1780-1872: In Memory of the Late Mary Somerville 1879-1906: The Life of an English Family 1907-1945: Our Entry Within the Charmed Circle 1945-1989: Always Have Your Plans on the Drawing Board 1989-2019: A Place of Radical Change Afterword Acknowledgements Index
About the Author
Lizzy Emerson is a freelance writer and editor based in Oxfordshire.
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Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
14th Oct 2019
248 mm x 200 mm
208 Pages
color, b&w
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