Upper, Lower & East Common Room

Wolfson has a single common room organisation where all fellows, graduate students, staff and former members are welcome, along with their guests. There are three common rooms which are open to all members of College.

The Upper Common Room

The Upper Common Room (UCR) above the Dining Hall contains a bar where tea, coffee and drinks are served from 10.30 am–11.30 am, 12.15 pm–2.15 pm and 6.00 pm–8.15 pm. Self-service tea and coffee facilities are also available in the UCR throughout the day and newspapers are kept here.

Accompanied children (under eight-years old) may use the UCR after Saturday lunch and during the AMREF Sunday coffee shops. 

The Lower Common Room

The Lower Common Room (LCR) is generally a quieter area. This is where the magazines and periodicals are kept.

The East Common Room

There is an East Common Room (ECR) (just before the marble steps leading to the Hall) which has a television with DVD player and Sky satellite TV service and board games.

Newspapers and Periodicals 

The Common Room provides daily papers, both British and foreign, and some periodicals and journals free of charge which must not be removed from the Common Room. The selection of newspapers is periodically revised; please contact the Common Room Administrator or the Chair of the Social and Cultural Committee if you wish to suggest a new subscription.

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24 - 24
Apr Apr
Tri-Innovate Pitch Event
Tuesday 24 April -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Tri-Innovate 2018 finalists will pitch their ideas at The Foundry for £8,000 first prize and title of Innovation of the Year. Come support Wolfson finalists as they compete against finalists from Hertford, Jesus, New, and Pembroke Colleges.

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28 - 28
Apr Apr
Indo-Iranian Philology Study Day
Saturday 28 April -
9:00am to 5:00pm

A study day in Indo-Iranian philology, with opportunities to take lessons in subjects such as Avestan, Vedic Sanskrit, reading Old Persian cuneiform, and Indo-Iranian and Indo-European comparative philology. There will be taster sessions for beginners and brush-up sessions for those who once studied the subject. For further information or to book a place, please email Philomen Probert (philomen.probert@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

Concert and Plays
01 - 01
May May
Inauguration of Tim Hitchens
Tuesday 1 May -
8:00am to 11:00am

All members and friends of Wolfson College are invited to a May morning welcome event for Tim Hitchens, CMG LVO as the new President of Wolfson.


8.00–8.40 am Musical entertainment by members of the College 
All are welcome to drop in

8.40–9.00 am Break
Morning pastries will be available

9.00–9.30 am Formal inauguration of the new President
Please take your places by 9 am