Background information on our accommodation

There are 414 units of accommodation, mainly for single occupation with some for couples and five family flats.

All accommodation is on the main site with easy access to the facilities provided by the College. All rooms, whether en suite or not, have their own washbasin with the exception of one room in Chadwick House and the shared sets, which share a washbasin in the bathroom. If you have a requirement for a specific room type you must ensure that you make the College aware via the Tutorial Office and, where appropriate, the Disability Resource Centre so that we can help as much as possible by reserving an appropriate room for you.

The cost of renting a room at Wolfson College includes electricity, gas, water, and consumables such as toilet paper. Network access/wi-fi and Housekeeping is provided across the site, not just to those in accommodation and the College provides an initial basic level of insurance which can be extended at your own cost if required. A condition of living at Wolfson is that cleaning takes place in single and couples’ rooms once a week on a nominated, notified day.

When comparing the room rents at Wolfson with other accommodation in Cambridge you should bear in mind what is included in the price. The cost of utilities such as gas, electricity and computer network access is often extra in private accommodation and can be considerable. Wolfson does not charge a Kitchen Fixed Charge or a Minimum Meals Charge and the free insurance cover is a valuable extra. The length of the termly licence (27 weeks) also means that if you have no requirement to stay over the vacation, you do not need to pay for the room.


What's on

Professor Helle Porsdam

Humanities Society: Science as a Cultural Human Right

24/05/2022 at 17.45

Join Professor Helle Porsdam for an evening talk which focuses on the right to science – a little known but potentially powerful human right.

Ellie Bladon, PhD student in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Science Society: Parental care: an evolutionary case of “use it or lose it”

27/05/2022 at 17.45

Phenotypic plasticity enables animals to flexibly adjust their behaviour to their social environment – sometimes through the expression of adaptive traits that have not been exhibited for several generations. The ability to revive these ‘ghosts of adaptations past’ could prove beneficial for populations living in a changing world.

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Working on Your Dissertation

28/05/2022 at 10.00

This workshop will cover several aspects of formatting and proofreading a dissertation.

Kill or Cure poster

Art exhibition: 'Kill or Cure'

28/05/2022 at 10.00

Lethal or life-giving? Wolfson's exciting contemporary art exhibition explores the potential of animals, plants, and substances from the natural world to ‘Kill’ and/or ‘Cure’ (open to the public Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm).

Daniel Phillips playing violin and Victor Wang playing Piano

Music Society Lunchtime Concert: Daniel Phillips & Victor Wang

28/05/2022 at 13.30

Join us live in the Lee Hall for an hour-long lunchtime concert of violin and piano, performed by Daniel Phillips and Victor Wang.