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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Our upcoming events

Annual Lecture
21 - 21
May May
Annual Berlin Lecture 2020
Thursday 21 May - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED BY THE ORGANISER*

Further details including title and abstract to follow. Launched in 1990 to celebrate the 80th birthday of the College's Founding President, Sir Isaiah Berlin, the Berlin Lecture is in his own field of study, the history of ideas. Each Trinity Term, we welcome speakers of the stature of Professor Amartya Sen, Professor Roy Foster, Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Michael Ignatieff and Baroness Helena Kennedy.