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College is managed by our Fellowship & Council

The Governing Body comprises all the Fellows of the College and has power to amend the Statutes, subject to the approval of the University and the Privy Council, and to make Ordinances.

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Governance of Wolfson College

Governing Body

The Governing Body of Wolfson College has ultimate responsibility for the government of the College as a place of education, learning and research, and consists of the President, the Vice-President and all the Fellows under Titles A, B, C and D. It meets five times a year and two representatives each from the WCSA Executive, the Emeritus Fellows, the Senior Members and the College staff attend as observers at the invitation of the President.


Governing Body meets five times a year, on Wednesdays at 18.00: 2022-23: 12 October, 9 November 2022; 1 February, 10 May and 5 July 2023.

Governing Body papers are available online for Governing Body members and Emeritus Fellows only; Raven access is required.

College Council

The College Council is responsible for the financial affairs of the College, for the care and management of its property, and for other matters assigned to it by the Governing Body. It comprises five ex-officio Officers, ten Fellows elected by the Governing Body from among its members, and three students, elected by the Wolfson College Student Association.

Council meets eight times per year, in practice generally on the fourth Monday of the month. Meetings are minuted by the College Secretary.

Members 2022-23

Ex-officio: President (Professor Jane Clarke FMedSci FRS), Vice-President (Graham Allen to 31 December 2022; Kevin Greenbank from 1 January 2023), Bursar (Joanna Cheffins), Senior Tutor (Susan Larsen), Development Director (Simon Crookall)

Ten elected Fellows:  Lynette Alcantara, Anna Dempster, Stephen Evans, Kevin Greenbank (to 31 December 2022), Peter Jones, Virginia Newcombe, Lloyd Peck, Sam Roberts, Liron Shmilovits (from 1 January 2023), Martin Vinnell, James Wood

Students (from November 2022): WCSA President (Cameron Few), WCSA Vice-President (Ksenia Leonovich) and WCSA Junior Treasurer (Isaac James)

Council Meetings

2022-23: 17 October, 21 November 2022; 23 January, 27 February, 24 April, 22 May, 26 June & 25 September 2023

Unreserved Council papers are available online only for Governing Body members and Emeritus Fellows; Raven access required.

In addition to Governing Body and Council, there are a number of other Committees. Scheduled meetings are listed on agendas and minutes, or contact the College Secretary for more information.