Common Room

The Common Room is the hub of all social activity in college and was created by our founding president, Isaiah Berlin, to promote the democratic, social and cultural life of the College. Wolfson has a strong egalitarian tradition and a single Common Room organisation.  This provides minimum distinction between members, all of whom make use of the same facilities.

Though distinct from Members of College, Members of Common Room (MCR) enjoy many of the privileges enjoyed by Fellows, including dining rights in Hall (for which the charges are moderate), use of the library and room hire at discounted rates.  MCR are also invited to join many of the College's clubs and societies (some additional charges may apply), enjoy use of College facilities, attend the General Meeting and attend Guest Night Dinners subject to availability.  The College makes a modest charge to all Common Room members.

Membership & Charges

There is a Common Room subscription which all members have to pay which is settled by the Governing Body after recommendation passed at a General Meeting. Learn more.

General Meeting

The running of the Common Room is overseen at General Meetings of the members of the College. The General Meeting has power to determine what Common Room officers are elected, the method of their election, and their term of office. Learn more.

College Committees

All the college's committees report back to the General Meeting and the Governing Body. Learn more.

Upper and Lower Common Rooms

Wolfson has two common rooms which are open to all members of College. Learn more.

College Reps

Chair of General Meeting

Chair of Barco - William Thurlwell

Chair of SCC - to be confirmed 

Email subscription

Wolfson uses internal mailing lists to communicate with our college members. Common room members are automatically signed up to get our news and events emails.