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

Clinical Reader in Psychiatry; Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist; Professor of Psychiatry
Keeper of the Heberden Coin Room; Professor of Greek and Roman Numismatics
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News
Events

The latest from Wolfson College

11 January 2018
Journey to Mars

Wolfson Graduate Student Akash R. Trivedi returns from his mission to the Mars Desert Research Station – in the Utah desert. 

6 December 2017
Tri-innovate Launch 2018

Got a bright idea? Want to know how to be an innovator and become an entrepreneur? Come to the launch of Tri-Innovate 2018 on Tuesday 23 January...

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29 November 2017
College Auditions

College members who would like to sing, dance, play music, or otherwise perform at Tim Hitchens’ first day as President of Wolfson College are...

Our upcoming events

Concert and Plays
18 - 18
Jan Jan
Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize
Thursday 18 January -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

The third Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize for Oxford postgraduate students, organised by Wolfson College in conjunction with the English Faculty will be awarded at an event in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium at 5.30pm on 18 January. The theme set for this year's poems is 'Stealing', and the winner will receive £1,000. The judges are Oxford's Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage and the poet Professor Bernard O'Donoghue.

Parties and Dinners
18 - 18
Jan Jan
Guest Night
Thursday 18 January -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Guest Night dinners take place on Thursdays during term time and are open to all members of College and Common Room. They provide a convivial atmosphere and the chance to meet other Wolfsonians as well as entertaining guests. Dress code is smart, no gowns. Pre-dinner drinks are normally at 7.00 pm, followed by dinner at 7.30 pm.

Guest Night Price List

Clubs & Societies
18 - 18
Jan Jan
LGBTQ Movie Night - The Handmaiden (2016)
Thursday 18 January -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

There will be a film screening at 7:30pm in the Auditorium, and then a reception with refreshments and snacks in the Florey room afterwards to discuss the film.