College History

Wolfson College front entrance
Journey into our past
Happened in:
1963

Take our tour into the last 50 years of Wolfson College.

Wolfson College front entrance
Journey into our past
Published on:
1963

Take our tour into the last 50 years of Wolfson College.

The Robbins Report
Happened in:
1964

The University appoints a commission to consider the Robbins Report, particularly the passages relating to support for postgraduate students and the issue of providing College association for senior members of the University.

The Robbins Report
Published on:
1964

The University appoints a commission to consider the Robbins Report, particularly the passages relating to support for postgraduate students and the issue of providing College association for senior members of the University.

60 & 47 Banbury Rd, initial homes of Iffley College. Credit: College Archives
Iffley College is founded
Happened in:
1965

Its first home was Court Place, Iffley, and romantic suggestions were made for the provision of transport by water between the College and the centre of Oxford.

60 & 47 Banbury Rd, initial homes of Iffley College. Credit: College Archives
Iffley College is founded
Published on:
1965

Its first home was Court Place, Iffley, and romantic suggestions were made for the provision of transport by water between the College and the centre of Oxford.

Isaiah Berlin 1960s, Contributed by the Isaiah Berlin Literary Trust
The creation of Wolfson
Happened in:
1966

The University Congregation passes a decree approving the appointment of Professor Sir Isaiah Berlin as the first President of the College, allocating the property formerly known as Cherwell to the College, accepting a building grant of £1.5 milli

Isaiah Berlin 1960s, Contributed by the Isaiah Berlin Literary Trust
The creation of Wolfson
Published on:
1966

The University Congregation passes a decree approving the appointment of Professor Sir Isaiah Berlin as the first President of the College, allocating the property formerly known as Cherwell to the College, accepting a building grant of £1.5 milli

Andrew Prentice
First Junior Research Fellow elected
Happened in:
1967

Wolfson's first First Junior Research Fellow is elected, Dr Andrew Prentice.

Andrew Prentice
First Junior Research Fellow elected
Published on:
1967

Wolfson's first First Junior Research Fellow is elected, Dr Andrew Prentice.

Queen Laying Foundation Stone 2 May 1968. Copyright: Oxford Mail & Times Ltd.
Laying of the Foundation Stone
Happened in:
1968

Her Majesty the Queen lays the foundation stone on the Linton Road site. Later the same year the first students arrive at Wolfson and the first General Meeting is also held.

Queen Laying Foundation Stone 2 May 1968. Copyright: Oxford Mail & Times Ltd.
Laying of the Foundation Stone
Published on:
1968

Her Majesty the Queen lays the foundation stone on the Linton Road site. Later the same year the first students arrive at Wolfson and the first General Meeting is also held.

First Summer VIIIs
The first Summer VIIIs
Happened in:
1969

The Wolfson Boat Club competes in Summer VIIIs for the first time, securing their first bump on Thursday 29 May 1969.

First Summer VIIIs
The first Summer VIIIs
Published on:
1969

The Wolfson Boat Club competes in Summer VIIIs for the first time, securing their first bump on Thursday 29 May 1969.

Early Wolfson lecture announcement. Credit: College Archives
First Wolfson lecture series
Happened in:
1970

The first Wolfson College lecture series was held as part of the support for inter-disciplinary discussion, for which the College is now well known.

Early Wolfson lecture announcement. Credit: College Archives
First Wolfson lecture series
Published on:
1970

The first Wolfson College lecture series was held as part of the support for inter-disciplinary discussion, for which the College is now well known.

Wolfson College publications
First edition of Lycidas (now Romulus)
Happened in:
1972

The first edition of the College Magazine, Lycidas​ (now Romulus), was published.

Wolfson College publications
First edition of Lycidas (now Romulus)
Published on:
1972

The first edition of the College Magazine, Lycidas​ (now Romulus), was published.

College President Sir Isaiah Berlin and architect Philip Powell
Opening of the Linton Road site
Happened in:
1974

The Rt Hon Harold Macmillan, Chancellor of the University, formally opens the new buildings, in the presence of Sir Isaac Wolfson and his son Leonard, later Lord Wolfson.

College President Sir Isaiah Berlin and architect Philip Powell
Opening of the Linton Road site
Published on:
1974

The Rt Hon Harold Macmillan, Chancellor of the University, formally opens the new buildings, in the presence of Sir Isaac Wolfson and his son Leonard, later Lord Wolfson.

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