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. All enquiries to sue.hales@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

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.
Downloads
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
Ordinary 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
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23 October 2017
Imagining the Divine: Exhibition

Wolfson scholars collaborate on a unique exhibition on the art of major world religions at the Ashmolean Museum.

23 October 2017
The College Record 2017

The Wolfson College Record is a formal account of the past year and includes the final President's Letter from Professor Dame Hermione Lee.

Philomen Probert
9 October 2017
Message from the Acting President

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Our upcoming events

Concert and Plays
24 - 24
Oct Oct
Staging the Modernist Life: Auto/biography, performance, and H.D.
Tuesday 24 October -
1:30pm to 2:30pm

In this lecture/performance, Sasha Colby will discuss the process of transforming auto/biographical materials into biographical drama in her recent book project Staging Modernist Lives: H.D., Mina Loy, Nancy Cunard, Three Plays and Criticism (McGill-Queen's UP, 2017). With an emphasis on the poet, novelist, and memoirist H.D.

Networking
24 - 24
Oct Oct
Slanguages exhibition: launch party
Tuesday 24 October -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Our Creative Multilingualism Languages in the Creative Economy exhibition will feature the work, archives and ephemera related to the work of three Birmingham-based artists who use different languages in their musical and artistic work.

Lectures and Seminars
25 - 25
Oct Oct
Tennyson, Celebrity and Portraiture
Wednesday 25 October -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

This lecture will explore how publishers became responsible for promoting authors through portraiture in the mid-Victorian period. In particular it will focus on Edward Moxon and his role in expanding the readership of both William Wordsworth and Alfred Tennyson. While portraits of Wordsworth were relatively scarce, Tennyson was surrounded by sculptors, painters and photographers, which led to a new and disturbing experience of literary celebrity that had a major impact on his career.