St John's College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford. It was founded in 1555 to provide a source of educated Roman Catholic clerics to support the Counter-Reformation under Queen Mary. It is the wealthiest college in Oxford.
The college is in the centre of Oxford. It is a 10-minute walk from the train station and five minutes’ walk from the bus station.
Parking is not available onsite. There are public car parks in the vicinity, and short-term parking is available outside the College on St Giles.
Somerville College was named in honour of Mary Somerville, the self-taught Scottish mathematician and scientist who was also much involved in the women's suffrafge movement and the education of women.
Famous members include Eleanor Rathbone, the first graduate to become an MP, Margaret Thatcher, Dorothy Sayers, Indira Gandhi, Shirley Williams, Dorothy Hodgkin, the distinguished chemist and Nobel Prize winner.
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