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, employees of Wolfson College 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. Please complete the form and return to presidents.office@wolfson.ox.ac.uk August 2020 this form is currently being updated

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. All proposals must include a supporting statement from the applicant's Head of Department as well as a Wolfson Governing Body Fellow.  Please complete the form and return to bursars.office@wolfson.ox.ac.uk - August 2020 this form is currently being updated

Michaelmas Term: 2 October 2020 30 October 2020
Hilary Term: 3 January 2021 5 February 2021
Trinity Term: 9 April 2021 14 May 2021

Common Room Membership

This is available to past members of Wolfson College, Oxford and Darwin College, Cambridge. Please complete form A for Common Room Membership and return it to the Common Room Administrator. This form is currently being updated and will be available in October.

Membership of Common Room should bring some benefit to the life of the College and is occasionally offered 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 Membership of Common Room. All proposals for membership B must be proposed and seconded by two current members of the College, one of whom must be a Governing Body Fellow.  Please complete form B for Common Room Membership and return it to the Common Room Administrator. This form is currently being updatedand will be available in October.

Visiting Scholars Membership

This membership covers the application for Visiting Scholars and is only applicable during their time at the College. Learn more.  August 2020 - this form is currently being updated

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 N/A Spouse/Partner Pay termly £16.50 inc VAT
Fellows Pay yearly £48.50 inc VAT Spouse/Partner Pay yearly £48.50 inc VAT
Staff Pay termly £16.50 inc VAT Spouse/Partner Pay termly £16.50 inc VAT
Research Membership of Common Room Pay yearly £97 inc VAT Spouse/Partner Pay yearly £97 inc VAT
Common Room Membership Pay yearly £97 inc VAT Spouse/Partner Pay yearly £97 inc VAT
Visiting Scholar Pay termly £34 inc VAT Spouse/Partner Pay Termly £34 inc VAT

Application Forms & Further Particulars
Below you will find documents relating to our Common Room membership categories.
Downloads
Direct Debit FormDownload
Application for University Card (Associate Members)Download
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