College Committees

Committees are at the centre of college governance and members of Wolfson College may participate in the decision–making process to an extent that is almost unknown at other colleges.

All key business is managed by the College's committees, which report to the Governing Body via the General Purposes Committee, and committee minutes are made available to the General Meeting.

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All current members of College can volunteer to sit on one of our committees. Learn more.


General Purposes Committee

General Purposes Committee prepares the agenda for Governing Body, and in so doing acts as an important executive committee of the College. Chaired by the President, it is composed of College Officers, elected Governing Body Fellows, four elected junior members (including at least two graduate students and one SF, RF or JRF) and the chairs of the General Meeting and Social and Cultural Committee.

GPC Sub-Committees: Communications SC and IT SC.

Contact: College Secretary (college.secretary@wolfson.ox.ac.uk)

Graduate students may be elected to this committee.

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Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee meets annually in Hilary Term and plays a vital role in the committee nominations process, recommending  membership based on the nominations it receives.

Contact: College Secretary (college.secretary@wolfson.ox.ac.uk)

Graduate students may be elected to this committee.


Academic Committee

Academic Committee is concerned with all academic matters in which the College may have an interest, which include proposals for lectures, seminars and conferences; Library and Archives policy; and admissions policy. This Committee is also very important for developing Wolfson's strategy to develop its ‘destination college' status.

Contact: Academic Registrar (academic.registrar@wolfson.ox.ac.uk)

Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

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Domestic and Premises Committee

Domestic and Premises Committee considers the physical aspects of the College, including accommodation, safety in College, building works, renovations and development projects. Chaired by the Bursar, the fruits of this committee's labours are usually very visible and long-lasting, and are often also quickly implemented.

DPC Sub-Committees: Catering SC, Grounds SC, Day  Nursery SC, Health and Safety SC and Wine SC.

Contact: Accommodation Officer 

Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

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Equality and Welfare Committee

Equality and Welfare Committee meets termly to oversee equality as well as welfare issues and policy.

Contact: Academic Registrar (academic.registrar@wolfson.ox.ac.uk)

Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

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Fellowships and Membership Committee

Fellowships and Membership Committee recommends fellowships and membership of Common Room.

Contact: PA to the President (presidents.office@wolfson.ox.ac.uk)

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Finance Committee

Finance Committee oversees in outline College expenditure, income and investments.

Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.


Social and Cultural Committee  

Social and Cultural Committee allocates and approves money for all the College's clubs, societies and social functions. Provided you can draw up a credible budget and a good case for expenditure, practically any worthy endeavour can be supported by the Common Room Fund, which is overseen by the Social and Cultural Committee. 

The Art Sub-Committee reports to SCC, along with a number of clubs and societies. Learn more.

Contact: Common Room Administrator (common-room.administrator@wolfson.ox.ac.uk)

Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

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