Social Life

Club Room and Bar

The Club Room is the hub of student social life. Parties and other organised entertainment take place there in the evening during term. Supper is served there when the Dining Hall is in use. The licensed Bar in the Club Room is open every night from 21:00 to midnight. Its use is restricted to Wolfson Members, their partners and guests. The bartenders are students, and they have the authority to refuse to serve individuals at their discretion.

Other public rooms

Quieter rooms for relaxation, with newspapers and magazines, are the Karen Spärck Jones Room in the main building and the Lee Room, which also contains a snooker table and television. The Seminar Room is available for music practice (there is a piano), table-tennis, meetings, parties, film shows and aerobics. There is also a television room in Bredon House.

Booking public rooms

Some public rooms are available for booking by College members, without charge, for meetings or private parties, including bookings for Wolfson Societies. Rooms for meetings, rehearsals etc. can be booked by email to


Students wishing to host a party in a public room must follow the guidelines set out in Party Planning, book the appropriate room via the Conference and Events Office by email to, and submit the application form in the above document to the Conference and Events Office at least two weeks in advance of the date required.

Since the College is legally responsible under public health regulations for all food and drink consumed on the premises, private catering is not allowed. Catering and wine orders are also arranged with the Conference and Events Office by email to

Parties must end, and be cleared up, by midnight at the latest. Music must cease at 11pm.


During the summer months small barbecues are allowed in the designated barbecue area in the Sundial Garden. Booking this space is done via the Porters' Lodge in person.

Sports facilities

There is a tennis court and a multi-gym on the site. The booking form for the tennis court and the keys for the tennis court are obtained from the Porters' Lodge. Details about who can use the Gym and how to register are available here.

Wolfson has its own boats (rowing) and boathouse, and has shared use of squash courts and playing fields.


Wolfson has a strong musical tradition. There are concerts and lunchtime recitals throughout the year, and Music and Madeira evenings when a recital takes place during dessert after dinner. The College Choir also gives concerts and sings at the summer garden party. Members wishing to join in Wolfson musical activities are very welcome and should contact the Director of College Music, Ms Lynette Alcántara (lma24). 

College Societies

In addition to the Music Society, there are various Wolfson societies for academic, social, sporting, and other activities, including clubs for football, cricket, rowing, squash, etc. Look on the College Noticeboards for information about them and also visit the Societies' Fair during Freshers' Week. A complete list of student societies at Wolfson is available from the WCSA website.