Somerville celebrates 140 years

Somerville celebrates 140 years


What an amazing event – an incredible
celebration of one of those milestone birthdays. SOPHIE: It was really nice to speak to alum who are from years back and just hear what they’ve been up to
since. EDWARD: I was really interested to see the diversity of peoples within the crowd
and the different generations and how they’re all united by their
experiences at Somerville. FINLAY: It was very eye-opening to hear from so many of our
esteemed alumni such as Shirley Williams who was particularly inspiring. NERVEEN: To walk into Somerville Hall on a Sunday afternoon in October with the sun streaming in, 300 people there of various ages, lots of energy, this amazing
birthday cake up on high table, the objects, the books, the buzz, so many
eminent Somerville icons all bonding and happily chatting about the pleasure
of being a Somervillian… I will cherish that memory with me for a very long time. FINLAY: The film was really really good to see and see Somerville in a very different
light and see how it has changed over the years from its beginnings as a
women’s college to one of the largest Colleges there is today. GEORGIA:
Looking back on our past as a College that has always been accepting and
welcoming and engaging its students and to see like everyone interacting in the
way that they did, people recognized each other, old friends coming together, to know that that’s going to last us into the future
is really really inspiring and heartwarming almost.

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