Membership & Charges

Common Room membership brings with it most of the privileges including dining rights in Hall, use of the library and sports facilities, room hire and eligibility for membership of most College committees.

Student & Fellow Membership

Graduate students or any category of Fellow, are automatically members of the Common Room. 

Staff Membership

At the successful completion of the probation period, staff will be eligible to apply for membership of the Common Room for the duration of their appointment. 

Associate Membership

Partners and spouses can apply to become associate members of the Common Room. Membership entitles them to a college swipe-card that they can use to access the laundry and library and charge items to their college account (also known as battels). It also allows them to join college clubs and societies and dine in the Hall. Learn More.

Research Membership

This scheme invites applications from researchers who are employed by the University of Oxford and are engaged in substantial research, for instance, those at post-doctoral or more senior levels without a college attachment. Applications are considered twice each term. Upcoming deadlines are as follows.

Michaelmas Term: Thursday, 21 September 2017 Thursday, 26 October 2017
Hilary Term: Wednesday, 20 December 2017 Thursday, 1 February 2018
Trinity Term: Thursday, 5 April 2018 Thursday, 10 May 2018

Life Membership

Life Membership of Common Room should bring some benefit to the life of the College and is normally offered only to people having permanent posts or occupations in or near Oxford, inside or outside the University. Candidates normally live in or near Oxford, but may live elsewhere. An annual subscription is payable. Unfortunately, the College is unable to accept self-proposals for Life MCR. All proposals for membership must come via Fellows of the College. The application forms are at the bottom of this page. All enquiries to 

Ordinary Membership

This is only available to past members of Wolfson College, Oxford and Darwin College, Cambridge. Please complete the form for Common Room Membership and return it to the Common Room Administrator.

Visiting Scholars Membership

This membership covers the application for Visiting Scholars and is only applicable during their time at the College. Learn more. 

Membership Charges

All members (other than those designated as ‘Honorary’) are required to contribute to the cost of maintaining College facilities, and this is reflected in the Common Room membership charges.

Membership Associate Members
Students Pay termly £14.40 inc VAT Spouse/Partner Pay termly £14.40 inc VAT
Fellows Pay yearly £43 inc VAT Spouse/Partner Pay yearly £43 inc VAT
Staff Pay termly £14.40 inc VAT Spouse/Partner Pay termly £14.40 inc VAT
Research Membership of Common Room Pay yearly £86 inc VAT Spouse/Partner Pay yearly £86 inc VAT
Ordinary Membership of Common Room Pay yearly £86 inc VAT Spouse/Partner Pay yearly £86 inc VAT
Life Membership of Common Room Pay yearly £86 inc VAT Spouse/Partner Pay yearly £86 inc VAT
Visiting Sholar Pay termly £30 inc VAT Spouse/Partner Pay Termly £30 inc VAT
Application Forms & Further Particulars
Below you will find documents relating to our Common Room membership categories.
Associate Membership Application FormDownload
Application for University Card (Associate Members only)Download
Visiting Scholar Application Form (PDF)Download
Visiting Scholar Application Form (Word)Download
Research Membership Application Form (Word)Download
Research Membership Application Form (PDF)Download
Life Membership Application Form (PDF) (not for self-proposals)Download
Life Membership of Common Room (Word) (not for self-proposals)Download
Ordinary Membership of Common Room Application Form (PDF)Download

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