Remembering the Royal Opening of the College, 9 November 1977

1977 was a momentous year for the College. On 1 January, our Royal Charter and new Statutes came into effect and Wolfson College became an independent College of the University.  Governing Body held its first meeting on 10 January, and 19 January saw the final meeting of the Trustees, who had overseen our journey to becoming an independent college with our own buildings and accommodation, well on the way to financial security. But the ceremonial highlight of the year was undoubtedly the official Opening of the College by Her Majesty the Queen on 9 November, in the year of her Silver Jubilee.

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Royal Opening, our Archivist Frieda Midgley has created a new gallery of images on the website.  Film footage of the occasion can be seen on the screen in the Gallery next to the Dining Hall.