Events & Reunions

Each year, Wolfson holds alumni events and reunions in the UK and around the world – opportunities to catch up with College friends, make new connections, and meet today’s students.

Our major annual events are the Wolfson London Lecture each March, Summer Gaudy in June/July, alumni reunion reception in September, and the Christmas Drinks in London each December. Alumni are also welcome to join the termly ‘Old Wolves’ lectures and lunches, and special lectures in College.

Alumni and their guests are welcome to visit Wolfson every day, 9am to 5pm. The Alumni and Development Team are always pleased to meet alumni visiting the College during office hours so please do call in. You can find us on the second floor of A Block, near the Common Room.

Upcoming events

17 September 2022: Alumni drinks reception in College.

29 November 2022: Alumni Holiday Drinks at the Oxford & Cambridge Club

Past events

You can watch some of our past events that we recorded below:

1 March 2021 - African Art at Wolfson

1 February 2021 - Wolfson in conversation with Wes Moore

12 November 2020 - Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture by Farida Shaheed

October 2020 - Online Q&A sessions with Sir Tim Hitchens


Join the Old Wolves

An 'Old Wolf' is whoever defines him- or herself as such, i.e., anyone with memories of Wolfson in former times, whether a graduate student, ex-Fellow, Emeritus Fellow, or member of staff, and whether currently a member of Common Room or not, who enjoys meeting up with other 'Old Wolves'. Old Wolves events are termly.

Old Wolves events: 2022-2023

All those with memories of the College in former times are welcome at our termly lunches and talks, which are usually on Thursdays. 

Lunchtime Talks
Lunches are in Hall at 12.30; unless via Zoom, talks are usually in the Leonard Wolfson Lecture theatre (sometimes in the Buttery) at 1.30 p.m.  
The only cost is that of your own lunch (self-service; pay by battels at the till - please top up cards before attending). Drinks are provided. 

Places for lunches are limited – please email archives@wolfson.ox.ac.uk to book.

Thursday 24 Nov 2022: Dr Susan Walker FSA 
The Emperor Caracalla's visit to Alexandria as seen from the harbour.
A different talk by Dr Walker was originally scheduled for 3 Nov. 

Thursday 9 February 2023: Dr Hubert Zawadzki
Captivity, Military Service and Survival: My parents' wartime story 1939-1945                      

Thursday 18 May 2023: Prof James M Crabbe
Life below water after 2030: how achievable is the UN Sustainable Development Goal for the Ocean?
This talk is likely to take place in the Buttery.

Details are correct at the time of writing but occasionally we need to make changes, so please check the College website nearer the time, before making travel arrangements.