Wolfson’s site is equipped with a wide range of leisure, arts and sports facilities. These include a barbecue area, music practice rooms, a gym, sports fields and courts – not to mention a punt harbour with direct access to the River Cherwell.

The Gym is fully equipped with running, rowing and cycling machines, cross trainers, weights and more. The Gym is open every day from 07.00-00.00.

  • Wolfson charges a small joining fee towards the upkeep and replacement of Gym equipment (currently £20 for graduates and £30 for others). Use of the Gym is otherwise free.
  • Entry to the Gym is via University Card.
  • Only five people are allowed in the Gym at any one time.
  • All equipment must be cleaned after use.
  • Gym users must watch the online induction video and complete a PAR-Q medical form, which must be returned to the Common Room Administrator.
  • Friends and personal trainers from outside the College are not permitted to access the Gym.

The College also has an erg room.

The sports field is located behind M Block and the Catherine Marriott Building, and has markings for football and hockey matches. The sports field is also painted with a running track in the summer. Volleyball and cricket practices can sometimes be held here too.

The multipurpose courts (for tennis, basketball and netball) are located between the Catherine Marriott Building and E Block, and is open from 09.00-21.00 daily.

Courts should be booked via the Hub, and the key should be signed out at the Lodge. There is no charge for the use of the multipurpose courts.

These two courts are located beside the Robin Gandy Buildings. The courts are open 24 hours a day and should be booked via the Hub.

The courts are accessed via University card, or alternatively a key may be signed out from the Lodge (open from 07.00-23.00 daily). There is no charge to use the squash courts. There are showers and lockers which may be used by all members.

Wolfson College Boat Club shares University College Boathouse with a number of other colleges. It is located on the Thames on the bank opposite Christ Church Meadows.

We have a fleet of punts which are available for use from April to October (weather permitting). These are moored in our own harbour. Punting requires a punt permit from the Punt and River Club, which will allow you to book punts via the Hub. Keys are collected from the Lodge.

All currently enrolled graduate students of Wolfson College can take advantage of a free membership at Iffley Road Sports Centre. The membership covers use of the Rosenblatt Swimming Pool and Sir Roger Bannister Running Track until 30 September 2024. For more information, including how to register please contact reception@sport.ox.ac.uk or enquiries@sport.ox.ac.uk.

There are sports lockers in the punt house, which contain equipment for croquet, football, volleyball, cricket and keys are available from the Lodge.

The Croquet lawn is situated behind the south car park in the College gardens. A croquet set is available for use by members and located in a punt house locker (key available from the Lodge).

The College’s barbecue facilities are located beside the north car park. Barbecue facilities are bookable via the Hub.

See the rules regarding use of the barbecue facilities.

We have two small music practice rooms, each containing an upright piano for the use of College members, located next to the Games Room. There are also two wonderful grand pianos. Please see the Hub for booking details.