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 2017–2018 Academic Year
|Michaelmas Term:||25 October 2017||29 November 2017|
|Hilary Term:||31 January 2018||7 March 2018|
|Trinity Term:||9 May 2018||13 June 2018|
Minutes & Agendas
Minutes from past meetings and agendas for future meetings can be found on the Wolfson Sharepoint site.
Current Governing Body Fellows
15 June 2018Sir Tim Hitchens' Foundation Speech
"It’s my great honour to give this year’s Foundation Dinner speech, and my first. May I start with personal thanks, from Sara and me, to all of...11 June 2018Tim Hitchens honoured by The Queen
Congratulation to Sir Tim Hitchens, who has been appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in the Queen's Birthday Honours...4 June 2018How a Wolfson PhD student became a finalist in MasterChef UK 2018
Dr Nawamin Pinpathomrat is one of Wolfson’s PhD students, who finished as a finalist on MasterChef UK 2018 while researching a cure for...
Courses and Workshops22 - 22Jun JunChina’s One Belt One Road and its implications for South AsiaFriday 22 June - 10:00am to 6:00pm
China’s $800 bn investment in land communications (the belt) and sea routes (the road) is perhaps the biggest infrastructure project the world has ever seen. It will have impacts on transport and trade, on industrial competitiveness and market access, on development finance and debt, on geopolitical and military relations.Parties and Dinners23 - 23Jun JunThe Wolfson Gaudy and Syme Legacy Society Lunch (by invite only)Saturday 23 June - 12:30pm to 3:00pm
We would be delighted if you could join us for the Annual Gaudy and Syme Legacy Society Summer Lunch taking place on Saturday, 23 June to welcome our new President Mr Tim Hitchens CMG LVO to Wolfson. We will announce the schedule of the day in due course. Please note this event is by invitation only.Concert and Plays24 - 24Jun JunWolfson College Choir - Summer ConcertSunday 24 June - 5:00pm
The Wolfson College Choir will have its summer concert on Sunday the 24th of June at 5 pm in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium. The choir will be joined by the Thame Children’s Choir. Come and join us for an afternoon of music. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.