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Alumni Benefits

As alumni of Wolfson, you are College Members for life and are entitled to a range of benefits from both the College and the University.

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Dining Rights

Alumni are welcome to come for informal meals in the Dining Hall at their own expense. Guest cards can be purchased from the machine at the Porter's Lodge.

In addition, members may use our newly refurbished Bar and Club Room where they will be able to enjoy a drink or a selection of coffees and cakes.

Members can also attend Formal Halls and Guest Night. See our list of upcoming Formal Halls as well as guidelines, customs and rules of our Formal Halls for more details about these special events. Please make your Formal Hall bookings online by 12 noon the day before.


Alumni and therefore lifetime Members of the College are able to book guest rooms for themselves and/or guests. The Chancellor's Centre is our conference accommodation offering double en-suite rooms more like a hotel than the student residential rooms. Bedding and towels are provided along with complimentary toiletries on arrival. There are also tea making facilities and mini-fridges in all rooms.

Out of term, it may be possible to book a single student room depending on availability. Bedding and towels are provided but there are no tea trays in single rooms. Please note that Wolfson does not offer accommodation to under 18s whether or not accompanied by an adult.

Current costs for the academic year 2019-20 are £67.32 for a double room and £36.54 for a single room. Room charges include VAT and are for room only. Meals can be bought from the cafeteria which, although cashless, accepts debit and credit card payments.

Please complete the form here to request a booking.

Visiting Wolfson

Members are welcome to use the Bar and Club Room, the Karen Spärck Jones Room, the Lee Room, the Dining Hall and walk through our lovely gardens.

University benefits


The CAMCard is issued free to all alumni who have matriculated and studied at Cambridge, and it grants privileges and discounts to alumni when visiting Cambridge. The card provides membership to The University Centre and entitles you to discounts from Cambridge University Press, local hotels, restaurants and more. It also allows you and up to three guests to visit Colleges open to visitors without paying an entrance fee.

If you don't currently have a CAMCard and wish to receive one, you can request one online.

Email for life

Alumni can also sign up for, the University's email for life service.

Other benefits

Alumni can also use the University's Careers Service, access the University Library for free or get a discount on membership fees at the University Sports Centre. For a more detailed list of University benefits please visit the University website


What's on

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Wolfson Mindfulness Group

22/10/2019 at 17.00

This is a new Meditation and Mindfulness group at Wolfson.

Image taken from the Narrative of Edward Coxere, 1647-1684  Copyright: Library of Congress Manuscript Division, Washington, D.C.

Humanities Society and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas - "Rethinking Early Anti-Slavery: North Africa and Beginnings of Atlantic Abolitionism"

22/10/2019 at 18.00

This event is organised by the Wolfson College Humanities Society as part of their Michaelmas term lecture series.

Ignacio Mana Mesas

Music and Madeira - Saxophone and Piano

22/10/2019 at 21.00

Music and Madeira Recital following formal Hall 


Ignacio Mana-Mesas saxophone (finalist 2018 CUMS Concerto Competition)
Donal McCann piano (Senior Organ Scholar, King's College)

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Lunchtime Seminar - The contradictions of the authoritarian developmental state: energy boom and bureaucratic autonomy in Rwanda

23/10/2019 at 13.00

This lecture demonstrates the significance of internal regime dynamics between politicians and bureaucrats as a factor explaining states’ ability to create functioning economic development.

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How do democracies change?

23/10/2019 at 18.00

We will be live-streaming this event and details/link will be available on the day of the lecture. If you would like to join us at Wolfson to watch the event on a large screen, please book here. The bar in the Club Room will open at 17.30 on the day.