Smokefree Policy

This policy has been developed to protect staff, members of College, Common Room, and visitors from exposure to second-hand smoke and to assist compliance with the Health Act 2006. Exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk of lung cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses.

Exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk of lung cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses.

Policy

 Wolfson College does not permit smoking in any of its buildings. This policy applies to all employees, Fellows, students, members of Common Room, contractors and visitors.

Implementation

 Overall responsibility for policy implementation and review rests with the Governing Body. However, all staff and members of College and Common Room are obliged to adhere to, and support the implementation of the policy.

Appropriate no-smoking signs will be clearly displayed at the entrances to and within the premises, and in the College minibus.

Non-compliance

Disciplinary procedures will be followed where staff and members of the College do not comply with this policy. Those who do not comply with the smokefree law may also be liable to a fixed penalty fine and possible criminal prosecution.

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Courses and Workshops
22 - 22
Jun Jun
China’s One Belt One Road and its implications for South Asia
Friday 22 June - 10:00am to 6:00pm

China’s $800 bn investment in land communications (the belt) and sea routes (the road) is perhaps the biggest infrastructure project the world has ever seen. It will have impacts on transport and trade, on industrial competitiveness and market access, on development finance and debt, on geopolitical and military relations.

Parties and Dinners
23 - 23
Jun Jun
The Wolfson Gaudy and Syme Legacy Society Lunch (by invite only)
Saturday 23 June - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

We would be delighted if you could join us for the Annual Gaudy and Syme Legacy Society Summer Lunch taking place on Saturday, 23 June to welcome our new President Mr Tim Hitchens CMG LVO to Wolfson. We will announce the schedule of the day in due course. Please note this event is by invitation only.

Concert and Plays
24 - 24
Jun Jun
Wolfson College Choir - Summer Concert
Sunday 24 June - 5:00pm

The Wolfson College Choir will have its summer concert on Sunday the 24th of June at 5 pm in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium. The choir will be joined by the Thame Children’s Choir. Come and join us for an afternoon of music. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.