A few words with Oscar Holgate

A few words on one of Wolfson’s best-loved features, with a familiar face from College. 

Oscar Holgate, Wolfson gardener

It's been a busy few weeks for acting Head Gardener of Wolfson College, Oscar Holgate. With the departure of the prior Head Gardener Phil Stigwood in April, Oscar and the rest of the gardening team have stepped up to make sure Wolfson's flowers, plants and trees really are looking their best for when students arrive. 

Students and staff returning to College look out for the salvias, asters and sedum (Autumn Joy) adding pops of colour to the flowerbeds, but also there are some useful and delicious surprises amidst the flowers, such as Chinese Chive and medlars.

In the next few years, there should also be some changes coming to the Wolfson Gardens as more drought-resistant plants are introduced to help with the increasingly hot weather we're encountering, which should mean we will be gaining some more Mediterranean trees to add to the mix of flora you can find here. 

You can hear more from Oscar about the Gardens, and ask him questions about your own garden when he does his Question and Answer session on Sunday 27th September, registration is open now

What's on

President Jane Clarke with a coffee

Coffee and update with President Jane Clarke followed by virtual College tour

26/09/2020 at 10.00

Join Jane and members of our alumni community for an update as Wolfson prepares to welcome students at the start of term, followed by a virtual tour of the Wolfson College grounds - and accompanying historical insight - by Alumni Officer Rob Grayston.

Wolfson College University Challenge Team

Alumni Reunion Quiz

26/09/2020 at 13.00

We would like to invite the Wolfson Community to a quiz hosted and penned by Wolfson College's very own quizmaster, Eric Monkman (Economics, 2015)! 

President Jane Clarke with drink

Alumni Toast with President Jane Clarke and music from Jake Werth

26/09/2020 at 18.30

Raise a glass to Wolfson and its alumni around the world with a toast by President Jane Clarke.  The celebrations will continue with a performance by Wolfson student and Royal Academy of Music graduate Jake Werth from Wolfson's Lee Hall.

Wolfson flowers

Q&A with Oscar Holgate, Wolfson gardener extraordinaire

27/09/2020 at 11.00

Wolfson's acting Head Gardener, Oscar Holgate will be on hand to answer your questions about the College (and perhaps some of your own!) gardens.  We know the gardens are a highlight for many of our alumni; sign up to welcome a little bit of their beauty into your home.