This project has been given the go-ahead as part of the Estates Strategy to improve our College buildings and environment.
Wolfson College Environmental Policy
The aim of Wolfson College is to eliminate or reduce all forms of environmental pollution and encourage all members, contractors and others to do the same.
The College will:
- Raise awareness of environmental issues among its members and encourage initiatives leading towards an advanced environmental strategy. Promote the 3 Rs for waste in the following order: reduce, reuse and recycling and provide convenient waste collection points and guidance for the disposal of
- Municipal waste
- Green waste
- Electrical equipment and white goods
- Hazardous waste
- Adopt health, safety and environment based codes of practice and relevant guidance and comply with legislation relating to the use of chemical products including
- Detergents and other domestic products
- Fats and oils
- Petroleum spirit, fuel oils and paints
- Minimize the consumption of water; this will be achieved by
- Reducing the capacity of water cisterns
- Encourage the reporting of leaks and dealing with them promptly
- Progressively replacing / supplementing baths with shower facilities
- Exploring options for using waste / roof water where possible
- Minimize the consumption of gas where opportunities arise by
- Maintenance of heating plant and pipe-work
- Replacing inefficient systems where refurbishment opportunities occur
- Improvements in insulation
- Minimise the consumption of electricity where opportunities arise by
- Progressive replacement of light bulbs with high efficiency ones
- Installing timed and movement sensitive lighting systems
- Improving heating and insulation so that fan heaters and air conditioners are not required
- Encouraging staff and residents to turn off electrical goods when not in use
- Ensuring that all white goods are efficient 'A-rated' products
- Investigating and considering the purchase of electricity tariffs with lower carbon intensity, including renewables and excluding nuclear power.
- Encourage the use of bicycles and public transport; look to reduce car based transport, maintain its minibus service, and seek to minimise traffic by housing more students on its campus.
- Ensure that contractors and suppliers provide and use environmentally friendly materials and services.
- Take account of embodied energy when considering the use of raw materials and other products.
- Take professional advice and seek to reduce environmental impact when planning new developments such that the standards required by legislation are achieved and ideally surpassed, including consideration of issues relating to
- Carbon output
- Light pollution
- Energy conservation
- Visual impact
- Water use
- Take an active role in the work of the University and other organisations in developing environmentally friendly practice.
- Annually review its environmental policy through the Domestic and Premises Committee and committee structure, monitoring its impact and review and report on progress towards goals.
Rev. 5 19 April 2016
8 July 2020Refurbishment of the balcony30 June 2020Wolfson: Plans and Prospects 2020 out now
The 2020 edition of the annual College magazine brings readers up to date with all the latest news and activities from Wolfson.30 June 2020Great success for Student Hardship Auction
The auction was a great success, raising over £12,500 for students in need as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
Courses and Workshops13 - 26Jul JulEarly Hindi & Brajbhasha WorkshopMonday 13 July - 3:00pm to Sunday 26 July - 4:00pm
This international workshop brings together scholars and students of literature in Brajbhasha and other forms of of Early Hindi (including Avadhi, Hindavi, Rajasthani, and Maithili), as well as related languages and literary idioms. During the workshop we read and discuss texts on which a particular academic is working.Parties and Dinners01 - 01Aug AugDegree DaySaturday 1 August - 11:00am to 3:30pm
Preceding the degree ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre at 14:30, the College hosts the Signing of the Graces and a celebratory reception for our graduands and their family and friends. This event is by invitation only; please see the degree days page on our website for further information.Parties and Dinners07 - 07Aug AugDegree DayFriday 7 August - 11:00am to 3:30pm