Wolfson Traditions

Find out what makes Wolfson and Oxford so unique.

Matriculation

University of Oxford ceremony at which students are formally admitted to membership of the University. Learn more.

Graduation

The present graduation ceremony retains all the essential features of its ancient predecessors, with the proceedings still conducted in Latin. Learn more.

Burns Night

Wolfson's member celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Robbie Burns in style at one of our Guest Night Dinner during Hilary Term. Dinner in the Hall is followed by a fantastic Ceilidh.

Darwin Day

Wolfson College joins a set of competitions with our sister college in Cambridge, Darwin College. Besides the usual sports competitions (e.g. rowing, football, field games, etc.), we have decided to also include other society exchanges (e.g. wine, music, arts, etc.)

Iffley Dinner

Wolfson's member celebrate the founding of the College during Trinity Term. 

Cherwell Day

Cherwell Day is an annual punt regatta, croquet tournament, and dinner held at Wolfson College. Every year, members celebrates the College's geographical fortune on Cherwell Day.

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Rob Ward standing next to sculpture
16 September 2020
Wolfson installs new sculpture by artist Rob Ward

The sculpture was commissioned following a funded bequest from Professor Geoffrey Garton. It is in memory of his late wives Natalie Garton and Kay...

Tim Hitchens
19 August 2020
Sir Tim Hitchens appointed Chair of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Congratulations to Sir Tim, who has been appointed Chair of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation with effect from 9 July 2020.

Worcester College
18 August 2020
Alumnus David Isaac elected Provost of Worcester College

Wolfson congratulates alumnus David Isaac on his appointment as the new Provost of Worcester College.

Our upcoming events

15 - 15
Oct Oct
Alumni Event: 'Education in unprecedented times:Online Q&A with Sir Tim...
Thursday 15 October - 9:00am

The Wolfson Alumni Office are holding two online Q&A sessions in October with our President, Sir Tim Hitchens.

21 - 21
Oct Oct
Alumni Event: 'Education in unprecedented times:Online Q&A with Sir Tim...
Wednesday 21 October - 9:00pm

The Wolfson Alumni Office are holding two online Q&A sessions in October with our President, Sir Tim Hitchens.

Lectures and Seminars
05 - 05
Nov Nov
Margaret Oliphant and Oxford
Thursday 5 November - 1:30pm

Merryn Williams is a poet and critic. Her latest works are The Fragile Bridge: New and Selected Poems (Shoestring Press) and Mansfield Park Revisited (Plas Gwyn Books). At present she is collecting poems about the pandemic and the lockdown. Merryn is a long-standing member of Wolfson's Common Room.