Governing Body

The Governing Body is Wolfson’s governing and policy-making body.

The Governing Body members act as fiduciaries to ensure that the College's academic and administrative leadership are guided by sound policies and practices, with adequate resources, to further Wolfson's mission. The members are attentive to balancing the needs of today's fellows, students, alumni, and staff with those of future generations.

The Governing Body consists of the President of the college, who acts as chair, the Ordinary Fellows, the Professorial Fellows, the Senior Research Fellows and the Extraordinary Fellows, together with six individuals being Supernumerary Fellows, Research Fellows, Junior Research Fellows and Students. Elections for the six individuals are conducted during Hilary Term.

Governing Body Fellows are the legal trustees of the College elected members do not share this status but do have a voice equal to that of the Fellows in Governing Body meetings.

In addition, the Bursar, Senior Tutor and Development Director are ex officio Governing Body Fellows. The Governing Body meets at least twice during each term.


Meetings for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Michaelmas Term: 30 October 2019 4 December 2019
Hilary Term: 05 February 2020 11 March 2020
Trinity Term: 13 May 2020 17 June 2020

Minutes & Agendas

Minutes from past meetings and agendas for future meetings can be found on the Wolfson Sharepoint site.


Current Governing Body Fellows

Christopher Strachey Professor of Computing
Associate Professor in Migration and Development
Jon Austyn
Professor of Immunobiology
Professor of Behavioural Medicine
Associate Professor of Hindi

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Rob Ward standing next to sculpture
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Wolfson installs new sculpture by artist Rob Ward

The sculpture was commissioned following a funded bequest from Professor Geoffrey Garton. It is in memory of his late wives Natalie Garton and Kay...

Tim Hitchens
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Sir Tim Hitchens appointed Chair of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Congratulations to Sir Tim, who has been appointed Chair of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation with effect from 9 July 2020.

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Alumnus David Isaac elected Provost of Worcester College

Wolfson congratulates alumnus David Isaac on his appointment as the new Provost of Worcester College.

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15 - 15
Oct Oct
Alumni Event: 'Education in unprecedented times:Online Q&A with Sir Tim...
Thursday 15 October - 9:00am

The Wolfson Alumni Office are holding two online Q&A sessions in October with our President, Sir Tim Hitchens.

21 - 21
Oct Oct
Alumni Event: 'Education in unprecedented times:Online Q&A with Sir Tim...
Wednesday 21 October - 9:00pm

The Wolfson Alumni Office are holding two online Q&A sessions in October with our President, Sir Tim Hitchens.

Lectures and Seminars
05 - 05
Nov Nov
Margaret Oliphant and Oxford
Thursday 5 November - 1:30pm

Merryn Williams is a poet and critic. Her latest works are The Fragile Bridge: New and Selected Poems (Shoestring Press) and Mansfield Park Revisited (Plas Gwyn Books). At present she is collecting poems about the pandemic and the lockdown. Merryn is a long-standing member of Wolfson's Common Room.