Wolfson College

Our Community Charter

All who remain resident in College over the coming months must comply with the code of conduct set out below in order to to protect yourselves, your loved ones and our community.

Wolfson College

Updated 2 April 2020.

I understand that at times many in College – students and staff – will be worried, anxious, possibly ill and I undertake to act at all times with the awareness that we are a single community, determined to support and sustain one another to the best of our ability, no matter how difficult the circumstances.

I am aware that large residential institutions are at higher risk for the rapid spread of infection and I agree to follow all guidance issued by the Government, the University and the College in order to minimize the health risks to myself and others.   

I have read the Full Guidance on Staying at Home and Away From Others, and I undertake to follow its instructions faithfully as long as they remain in force. 

I agree to keep myself up to date with current guidelines from Public Health England and the University by checking them daily.

I agree to inform the College by phoning the Porters (01223 335900) and by emailing my tutor should I become unwell with symptoms of coronavirus as set out here and to update the College on changes in my health or College residence by email to: covid19@wolfson.cam.ac.uk

I have completed the online College Census and listed there the names of two current Wolfson residents who are not members of my College household (i.e. with whom I do not share a bathroom, toilet or kitchen) who will be my Supporters if I or my household need to isolate. If I do not know two people in College who can assist me, I will ask the Tutorial Office Manager to identify two volunteer Supporters. 

I will email COVID19@wolfson.cam.ac.uk if any of the following information changes: my plans to remain in Cambridge (in College-owned or private accommodation), my address, my previously reported status about any vulnerability to more serious COVID-related illness, my status in terms of self- or household-isolation, and the names of 2 nominated self-isolation supporters.

I understand that if someone with whom I share a kitchen, bathroom or toilet develops symptoms, then I and my entire household are required to self-isolate for 14 days. I have read the Government’s ‘Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection’.

I understand that the College site grounds and buildings is closed to all guests, including non-resident partners. In order to prevent infection of my household, I will not invite guests from outside College or from other households within College into my bedroom, flat, staircase, corridor or group house.  

I understand that Social Distancing is necessary and will maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from everyone outside my own household at all times, and  I accept that the current ban on all gatherings of more than 2 people on public grounds applies to the College gardens.

I understand that services available from the College will be restricted and I accept that as a result of the ‘stay home’ order repairs may be made slowly or not at all; cleaning inside residential blocks will become students’ responsibility; and catering services will be restricted.

I understand that it is imperative for the good of all to follow the rules set out above and that failure to observe them may have disciplinary consequences. 

Finally, I promise to do all I can to take care of myself during the weeks and months ahead,  but also to ask for assistance whenever I need it, understanding that even in difficult times the College will do its best to support me.


What's on


Humanities Society - Rethinking the Emergence of the English

02/06/2020 at 18.00

The Humanities Society organises regular talks during term time. During Easter term 2020, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.

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Virtual Shut Up and Write Sessions

03/06/2020 at 12.00

Up your writing game wherever you are! Virtual Shut Up and Write sessions are quiet times to write in a distraction-free environment. Protect your writing time and maintain an online  community with other Wolfson students. Think of it as your writing oasis!

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CANCELLED Lee Seng Tee Distinguished Lecture - Dr Nicola Rollock

04/06/2020 at 17.30

CANCELLED. The 2020 'Lee Sing Tee Distinguished Lecture' will be given by Dr Nicola Rollock, who will share with us her thoughts and research on racial justice in education.

Science Society

Science Society - Why Can't I Get Rid of This Belief?

05/06/2020 at 18.00

The Science Society organises regular talks during term time. During Easter term 2020, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.

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CANCELLED President's Cup Cricket Match

07/06/2020 at 10.00

We are sorry to say that owing to the current coronavirus outbreak, this event has been cancelled. 

Come and join us to see whether the President's team keep the trophy or whether the students can triumph as part of this annual Wolfson College tradition! 

More details to follow.