Throughout her life, Isabel Bauer (Bloomer, Class of 1955) was an advocate for women’s education and a passionate supporter of Somerville House. Just prior to her passing last year, Liz Washington (President, OGA) had the privilege of visiting her in hospital, to let her know of the OGA’s intention to name a bursary in her honour. Isabel was delighted, and enjoyed one last glass of champagne to celebrate; ever the dignified, elegant hostess, even from a hospital bed. For those who were unable to join us at our recent Somerville House Birthday lunch we share the below video providing some insight into the woman behind the bursary.


We look forward to catching up with our first successful bursary recipient, Elizabeth Lewis (Class of 2004) at our next Somerville House Birthday lunch in 2022 - Saturday 8th October. We hope you can join us! 

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