Why choose Wolfson?
The College has a strong egalitarian and informal approach, with no separation between students and academics (or ‘Fellows’). All members of the College share use of the communal areas (such as the hall and common rooms) and students are encouraged to be involved in the running of the College.
Wolfson has a rich and varied calendar of events and the interdisciplinary Research Clusters foster interaction between academics at all stages of their careers. The College also enjoys a vibrant social and cultural life, including a flourishing art and music scene and a wealth of sports clubs and activities. Partners and families are well-catered for with a day nursery in College and the opportunity for partners to be fully involved in the social life of the College by becoming Associate Members.
Read our quick guide to Wolfson and Oxford for an overview of highlights.
Support for students
One of the benefits of being in a graduate college is that all student financial, administrative and welfare support is reserved solely for graduate students. Increasing the amount of financial support available to students is one of the main goals of the College and in 2017 around 50 students will be studying at Wolfson with full or partial College scholarships.
We also offer support packages with costs related to taking part in conferences and conducting fieldwork, and for students who experience unforeseen and short term financial difficulties, the College has a discretionary hardship fund to assist in these times.
Location, accommodation and facilities
Wolfson is situated on the banks of the River Cherwell in North Oxford and has extensive grounds and gardens. While only a 15-20 minute walk from many University buildings and facilities, it offers a secluded and peaceful environment in which to live and study. The College also provides a free minibus service during the week, helpful for those who study a little further away.
Accommodation is offered to the majority of students in their first year and many students continue to live in College in subsequent years. Rooms are available for single students as well as those with partners and families.
All graduate accommodation is on-site or in the vicinity of the College grounds. This means that all College facilities and activities are conveniently right on your door-step and is one of the reasons Wolfson has such a strong and friendly community.
The College has a broad range of excellent facilities including a gym, squash, tennis and basketball courts, music rooms, a student-run bar, croquet lawn, and allotments. These are all located on-site. Wolfson is also the only college in Oxford with its own punt harbour, leading straight to the river.
21 February 2019Happy International Mother Language Day
Wolfson College celebrates International Mother Language Day.18 February 2019Washoku dinner hosted by Embassy of Japan at Wolfson College
Wolfson College was honoured to welcome the Embassy of Japan to host a Washoku dinner on 2 February 2019.11 February 2019'Reflecting the Landscape': photographs by Jenny Blyth
Jenny Blyth's exhibition 'Reflecting the Landscape' opens to public on 18 February 2019 to 28 March 2019.
Family Friendly24 - 24Feb FebWolfson Children’s Art EventSunday 24 February - 10:00am to 1:00pm
The Wolfson Family Society invites you to join in for a children’s art event on Sunday, 24th February, 10 am - 1 m, in the Haldane Room.
Children of all ages in Wolfson college are invited to explore and share their creativity. Where do different colours come from? How many colours can you make?Clubs & Societies24 - 24Feb FebAMREF Afternoon tea goes internationalSunday 24 February - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
All are warmly invited to join the AMREF team for Afternoon Tea in the UCR. In the light of International Mother Language Day which takes place on 21 February 2019, we invite you to bring cake, snacks and sweets from your own country to share with each other!
£1.25 donation for a slice of cake plus tea/coffee, charged on Bod card or through cash donations. All proceeds go to AMREF Health Africa.Concert and Plays24 - 24Feb FebFournier Trio RecitalSunday 24 February - 5:00pm
Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78
Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87