Keeping us Safe

Some of the key precautions we ask everyone to follow to keep everyone safe while at Wolfson College.  

Working from home

Stay in your household and work from there whenever you can; limiting face-to-face contact whilst doing so.


When outside of your household maintain social distance. This means: 2 metres when outdoors; 2 metres, wherever possible, plus a face-covering (see 4 below) when indoor in shared spaces. If possible, never spend more than 15 minutes closer than 2 metres to others, even if you are wearing a face-covering.

Clean hands

Wash your hands frequently, regularly and thoroughly with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds, or use alcohol-based hand-sanitiser (see here).

Face masks

Wear a face-covering at all times: indoors in shared areas (except in your household, or when eating or drinking in the Hall, Bar or café where special rules apply); outdoors whenever you are likely to come closer than 2 metres to anyone (e.g. on public transport, in crowded streets, in shops etc). This does not apply to those granted exemption: see here.

Feeling unwell?

If you are displaying any of the symptoms of COVID-19, self-isolate in your room, flat or house, arrange to have a test and report immediately to (see here for symptoms and how to arrange a test through the NHS. From the start of term, tests will also be available through the University.


The latest from Wolfson College

Aamer Sarfraz portrait photo
7 August 2020
Aamer Sarfraz appointed to the House of Lords

Wolfson congratulates Aamer Sarfraz on his appointment by The Queen as a member of the House of Lords.

George Smith portrait photo
5 August 2020
Professor George Smith Honoured by Royal Society

Congratulations to Professor George Smith, FRS, who has been awarded the Armourers & Brasiers' Company Prize 2020

Balcony view from the Harbour lawn
8 July 2020
Refurbishment of the balcony

This project has been given the go-ahead as part of the Estates Strategy to improve our College buildings and environment.

Our upcoming events

Parties and Dinners
12 - 12
Sep Sep
Degree Day
Saturday 12 September - 11:00am to 3:30pm

Preceding the degree ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre at 14:30, the College hosts the Signing of the Graces and a celebratory reception for our graduands and their family and friends. This event is by invitation only; please see the degree days page on our website for further information. 

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.