Becoming a committee member

By volunteering to sit on a committee, taking an hour or less twice a term, you can make a valuable and significant contribution to the way that the College work and get to know our community.

Elections to Committees are held each Hilary Term, a process for most committees overseen by the Nominating Committee, and committees serve from Trinity term to Hilary term.

The College Secretary or the Chair of the General Meeting can provide further information about the committee structure and decision-making processes in the College.

Nomination forms will be available on the web to download in December and should be returned to the College Secretary by a given date in January.

The benefits to you of joining a committee include:

  • Direct influence on the strategic, but also the more day-to-day decisions that influence College governance.
  • Getting to know the people who run the various facets of College life. 

The benefits to the College of having you on a committee include:

  • New faces to add dynamism and new ideas to well-established procedures.
  • Keeping College policies up-to-date with student/Research Fellow/Junior Research Fellow perspectives and needs.
  • Contributing and helping to implement new thoughts to make the College an even better community!
  • Enabling fellows and students to get to know one another (especially on the Governing Body) 
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Our upcoming events

24 - 24
Apr Apr
Tri-Innovate Pitch Event
Tuesday 24 April -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Tri-Innovate 2018 finalists will pitch their ideas at The Foundry for £8,000 first prize and title of Innovation of the Year. Come support Wolfson finalists as they compete against finalists from Hertford, Jesus, New, and Pembroke Colleges.

Courses and Workshops
28 - 28
Apr Apr
Indo-Iranian Philology Study Day
Saturday 28 April -
9:00am to 5:00pm

A study day in Indo-Iranian philology, with opportunities to take lessons in subjects such as Avestan, Vedic Sanskrit, reading Old Persian cuneiform, and Indo-Iranian and Indo-European comparative philology. There will be taster sessions for beginners and brush-up sessions for those who once studied the subject. For further information or to book a place, please email Philomen Probert (

Concert and Plays
01 - 01
May May
Inauguration of Tim Hitchens
Tuesday 1 May -
8:00am to 11:00am

All members and friends of Wolfson College are invited to a May morning welcome event for Tim Hitchens, CMG LVO as the new President of Wolfson.


8.00–8.40 am Musical entertainment by members of the College 
All are welcome to drop in

8.40–9.00 am Break
Morning pastries will be available

9.00–9.30 am Formal inauguration of the new President
Please take your places by 9 am