Wolfson College

COVID Community Statement

Information for all members of the collegiate University – staff, students, fellows and visitors

Wolfson College

Updated 3 August 2020

As Cambridge continues to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19, and as we begin the process of welcoming back staff and students to onsite work and study, it has never been more important to look after ourselves and others.

The University and College will do all we can to minimise risk to staff, students and visitors, and to make sure they are appropriately supported. But safety and wellbeing in these extraordinary times is ultimately the responsibility of us all. We must recognise that our behaviour has consequences – for the people immediately affected by it, for our collegiate community, and the local region, including vital public services such as the NHS and police.

Each of us has had, and will continue to have, different experiences of the pandemic. And for many, those experiences are challenging and stressful. We must be alert to this and respectful of people who may have particular vulnerabilities.

In summary, and to ensure that our people and community continue to thrive, each one of us has a responsibility to:

  • Behave in a way that minimises the risk of infection
  • Treat each other with dignity and respect
  • Keep up to date with public health guidance and follow it at all times.

Further information and guidance are available at www.cam.ac.uk/coronavirus/wellbeing and for students at www.cam.ac.uk/coronavirus/students/all-students.


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 jazz pianist 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.


Green Society - Is it a bird, is it a plane? No.... it's a Wildlife Trust drone.

11/11/2020 at 18.00

In addition to making Wolfson greener, the Green Society organises fortnightly talks about a wide range of green issues (hosted as zoom webinars) during term time.