Bicycles

Bikes are one of the most common methods of transport for Wolfson members. Find out below about storing, hiring, and repairing bikes at Wolfson. 

Bicycle Hire

The Common Room runs a short-term bicycle hire scheme. There are six bikes, all supplied with locks, lights and helmets. The cost of hire is £2.50 per day, per bike, and is charged on battels. The Lodge holds the keys and will direct you to where they are stored.

Bicycle Repairs

The bike workshop is run by volunteers and is usually held once a week, in the staff car park (under the Family Block). Please contact the bike team to check when the next workshop will take place. Please be prompt, as if no one turns up in the first 30 minutes the workshop will close. Notifications will be advertised in the weekly Newssheet and on Facebook.  This workshop is for members of Wolfson College only.

Insurance and registration

Owners are strongly advised to insure their bicycles and to join the bike register scheme  This will see your cycle registered with the police.  Keep bicycles locked to a bike rack when not in use.  Bicycles are often stolen from Oxford in general and sometimes from the College too.  Any thefts should be reported to the police and our Accommodation Office.

Keeping your bicycle at Wolfson

  • Bicycles should either be kept in the designated area at the end of the underground car park beneath the F block flats or one of the outside bike racks. There is pedestrian access to the car park from the Tree Quad. You are not allowed to keep bikes in Wolfson's accommodation.
  • Bikes should display a coloured tag available from the Lodge. Without one, your bike may be removed.
  • Padlock your bike when not in use. Bikes are frequently stolen from the college and in Oxford. Report any thefts to the Lodge as well as the local police.
  • Long term bicycle storage is available for a maximum of one year.

General Advice

Cycling is a very popular way of getting around Oxford. Be aware that bike theft occurs regularly. You can register your bike for free with the University Cycle Registration Scheme. Doing so will help the police to get your bike back to you if it is stolen.

Bicycles, including electric bikes, can be hired from docking stations across the University. For more information visit the Oxonbike website

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President's Seminar: 'Gravity and Levity'
Monday 22 October - 5:30pm

The President’s Seminar series provides a platform for the presentation and discussion of some of the fascinating and ground-breaking research that is carried out by Wolfsonians at all career stages.

In this term's seminar Prof Wolfgang de Melo will talk about gravity and levity in Varro, the Roman Grammarian; Dr Felix Tennie will speak on gravity and what we believe to know about it; Mr Alexander Hardie-Forsyth will focus on Laurence Sterne's line of gravitation.

Clubs & Societies
22 - 22
Oct Oct
Italian language course by OUIS
Monday 22 October - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Oxford University Italian Society (OUIS) organises weekly classes open to all those interested in learning Italian. The beginners course is in Wolfson (seminar room 3, but check at the lodge) on Mondays at 19:30. Italian classes at other levels are also organised in different locations.

Lectures and Seminars
24 - 24
Oct Oct
The Kitchen Cabinet, BBC recording
Wednesday 24 October - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

BBC radio's long-running panel show, "The Kitchen Cabinet" comes to Wolfson for recording. TICKETS MUST BE BOOKED via http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/the_kitchen_cabinet_2018 PHOTOGRAPHIC ID MUST BE SHOWN FOR ENTRY