It is a great honour to have been elected President of Wolfson. The college is one of the most distinctive in Oxford: a graduate college,...
Wolfson College is situated within thirteen acres of stunning gardens, including the newly opened 'Bishops Garden' at 27 Linton Road.
Wolfson College gardens extend to approximately thirteen acres and overlie gravel, with the soil itself being a light silty loam. Many of the original trees are still in existence, which immediately gives the gardens a feeling of maturity, and indeed, it would be difficult to imagine the grounds without them.
The gardens comprise a number of differently planted areas which flow seamlessly into each other. There is a herbaceous border containing a wide variety of perennials, a formal garden, with plants originating from the East and a sundial donated by the late Sir Henry Fisher, retiring President at the time.
The College grounds also boast a bog garden, containing a water cascade feature fed by the adjacent River Cherwell, a woodland walk and a winter garden. All of these areas are linked by sweeping informal lawns which provide an excellent canvas to show off the plantings.
Of course, the gardens profit greatly from the fact that they are situated on the banks of the River Cherwell, which provides a calmness and serenity.
Crossing the river via the rainbow bridge leads one into two flood meadows owned by the College. These meadows are designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and as such are not treated with any fertilisers or pesticides. They can be visited by students and members of the public alike and contain a good variety of native flora and fauna.
Within the College grounds, there are allotments available for use by College members for a small rent. Learn more.
Linton Road (Bishops Garden) opening times
The Linton Road garden will now be subject to the same opening times as the bridge, ie From 1 May – 21 September: 7am to 9pm. From 22 September – 30 April: 7am to 6pm. These times may vary.
8 May 2018Message from the President30 April 2018Inauguration of Tim Hitchens
All members and friends of Wolfson College are invited to a May morning welcome event for Tim Hitchens, CMG LVO as the new President of Wolfson....
Concert and Plays27 - 27May MayYoung pianistsSunday 27 May - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Firoze Madon, Magdalene Ho, and Sawa Ward from the Purcell School and the Junior Royal Academy will perform works by Scarlatti, Bach, Liszt, Debussy, Schubert, Chopin and others.Lectures and Seminars28 - 28May May“Settlers. Genetics, geography and the peoples of Britain”: introducing the curr...Monday 28 May - 1:15pm to 2:00pm
Professor Mark Robinson will speak on a topic related to the current exhibition “Settlers. Genetics, geography and the peoples of Britain” at the Oxford Natural History Museum (until 16 September), relating the genetic make-up of the current population of the British Isles to events from the end of the last glaciation until the Norman conquest.Lectures and Seminars28 - 28May MayAWRC: 'What was the Middle Persian Book of Kings (Khwadaynamag)?'Monday 28 May - 5:00pm