General Meeting

General Meeting occurs at least twice in each term and is an opportunity for all College and Common Room members to discuss any College business.

All College committees summarise their proceedings in reports to the General Meeting, at which the College Officers, including the President, Bursar and Vicegerent, are usually present. Student representation at the General Meeting is very important as it is the main meeting at which students can voice their opinions to affect College matters.

Anybody can raise an issue for discussion. If you have something that you would like to be discussed in an upcoming meeting please contact the Chair of the General Meeting or the Common Room Administrator.

There are two General Meetings per term, on the Wednesday of 2 & 7 week at 5.30 pm in the Upper Common Room.

The General Meeting manages the business of the Common Room and delegates any business to the Social and Cultural Committee as it thinks fit.

Chair of the General Meeting

Members of Common Room are entitled to vote for their Common Room Officers including the Chair of the General Meeting who is elected annually. The Chair of the General Meeting is elected at the second General Meeting of Hilary Term from amongst the elected members of the Governing Body. This is an important post and provides for continuity in the management of Common Room affairs.

The Chair of the General meeting sends out a weekly newsletter to all College members to announce events and services.

News
Events

The latest from Wolfson College

23 October 2017
Imagining the Divine: Exhibition

Wolfson scholars collaborate on a unique exhibition on the art of major world religions at the Ashmolean Museum.

23 October 2017
The College Record 2017

The Wolfson College Record is a formal account of the past year and includes the final President's Letter from Professor Dame Hermione Lee.

Philomen Probert
9 October 2017
Message from the Acting President

A warm welcome to those new to Wolfson, and a warm welcome back to those who have been travelling during the summer or hiding away in libraries or...

Our upcoming events

Concert and Plays
24 - 24
Oct Oct
Staging the Modernist Life: Auto/biography, performance, and H.D.
Tuesday 24 October -
1:30pm to 2:30pm

In this lecture/performance, Sasha Colby will discuss the process of transforming auto/biographical materials into biographical drama in her recent book project Staging Modernist Lives: H.D., Mina Loy, Nancy Cunard, Three Plays and Criticism (McGill-Queen's UP, 2017). With an emphasis on the poet, novelist, and memoirist H.D.

Networking
24 - 24
Oct Oct
Slanguages exhibition: launch party
Tuesday 24 October -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Our Creative Multilingualism Languages in the Creative Economy exhibition will feature the work, archives and ephemera related to the work of three Birmingham-based artists who use different languages in their musical and artistic work.

Lectures and Seminars
25 - 25
Oct Oct
Tennyson, Celebrity and Portraiture
Wednesday 25 October -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

This lecture will explore how publishers became responsible for promoting authors through portraiture in the mid-Victorian period. In particular it will focus on Edward Moxon and his role in expanding the readership of both William Wordsworth and Alfred Tennyson. While portraits of Wordsworth were relatively scarce, Tennyson was surrounded by sculptors, painters and photographers, which led to a new and disturbing experience of literary celebrity that had a major impact on his career.