College Committees

Committees are at the centre of college government and members at Wolfson may participate in the College decision–making process to an extent that is almost unknown at other colleges. All College business, from finance to sport and entertainments, is managed by the College's committees, which report to the General Meeting and the Governing Body.

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


General Purposes Committee

General Purposes Committee prepares the agenda for the subsequent Governing Body meeting, and is an important committee of the College. Chaired by the President, it is composed of College officers, elected 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 the Social and Cultural Committee.

Committee to which graduate students are elected.

Minutes & Agendas


Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee meets annually in Hilary Term to consider committee memberships based on the nominations it receives.

Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

Minutes & Agendas


Social and Cultural Committee  

Social and Cultural Committee allocates and approves money for all the College’s clubs, societies and social functions. The SCC's sub-committees, listed below, encompass most of the life of the Wolfson Community. 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.

SCC’s Sub-committees are Art Society, Bar Committee (BarCo), Entertainments (“Entz”), Music Society, Romulus Magazine, Sports and Family Society. Learn more.

Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

Minutes & Agendas


Academic Committee

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

Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

Minutes & Agendas


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’s Sub-committees are Grounds, Catering, Wine, Nursery and Health and Safety.

Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

Minutes & Agendas


Finance Committee

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

Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

Minutes & Agendas


Information Technology Committee

Information Technology Committee discusses all aspects of the College IT facilities, such as computers, printing and network connections. A representative from this committee reports to the General Meeting.

Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

Minutes & Agendas


Equality and Welfare Committee

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

Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

Minutes & Agendas


Audit Committee

Reports to the Governing Body via GPC. This committee supervises internal audit in the College.

Graduate students are not represented on this committee.

Minutes & Agendas


Fellowships and Memberships Committee

Recommends College appointments and membership, e.g. of fellows and members of Common Room.

Graduate students are not represented on this committee.

Minutes & Agendas

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