Governing Body

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

Professor in Assyriology
University Lecturer in Roman Archaeology
Full Professor in Classical Philology, Faculty of Classics
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Diplomacy for the 21st Century: An Asian Perspective

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Our upcoming events

Parties and Dinners
19 - 19
Oct Oct
Formal Hall
Friday 19 October - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Formal Hall is a served three-course meal. Dress code is smart, no gowns. Drinks are at 7.00 pm, with dinner at 7.30 pm. Open to all members of College and Common Room and their guests. There is no informal dinner served on Formal Hall nights.

Lectures and Seminars
22 - 22
Oct Oct
President's Seminar: 'Gravity and Levity'
Monday 22 October - 5:30pm

The President’s Seminar series provides a platform for the presentation and discussion of some of the fascinating and ground-breaking research that is carried out by Wolfsonians at all career stages.

In this term's seminar Prof Wolfgang de Melo will talk about gravity and levity in Varro, the Roman Grammarian; Dr Felix Tennie will speak on gravity and what we believe to know about it; Mr Alexander Hardie-Forsyth will focus on Laurence Sterne's line of gravitation.

Clubs & Societies
22 - 22
Oct Oct
Italian language course by OUIS
Monday 22 October - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Oxford University Italian Society (OUIS) organises weekly classes open to all those interested in learning Italian. The beginners course is in Wolfson (seminar room 3, but check at the lodge) on Mondays at 19:30. Italian classes at other levels are also organised in different locations.