Wolfson College

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Situated in the leafy suburbs of Cambridge, near the University Library and the Sidgwick site, Wolfson is a contemporary college for mature and graduate students. Wolfson’s reputation as the most cosmopolitan college in Cambridge is well deserved. Meeting students from all five continents of the world is part of everyday life, whether taking part in college societies, sitting in the bar or eating dinner.

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Trinity Hall Credit: Cambridge University

Key facts

  • Distance to Sports Pitch
    5 minutes cycle
  • Gym
    Yes
  • Music Practice Rooms
    Yes
  • Special Diets Main Meal
    Vegetarian: Daily Vegan: On request
  • Undergraduates / Year
    around 38 per year

What is your favourite thing about Wolfson?

Richard, Wolfson, PhD BioChemistry
Richard
PhD BioChemistry

Social, friendly and laid-back atmosphere

Describe your College’s atmosphere

Richard, Wolfson, PhD BioChemistry
Richard
PhD BioChemistry

Wolfson may not be steeped in history, but it more than makes up for this with its informal atmosphere, diverse student body and social scene. Whether studying or socialising, you will find Wolfson a great place to be.

What is the accommodation like?

Richard, Wolfson, PhD BioChemistry
Richard
PhD BioChemistry

Accommodation is comfortable and is usually provided for all three years of study. Rent is about average compared to most Colleges, though the emphasis should be on small for some of the small en-suite rooms.

What about entertainment and extra-curricular activities?

Richard, Wolfson, PhD BioChemistry
Richard
PhD BioChemistry

The international profile of Wolfson students has resulted in a diverse range of college societies. These includes renowned salsa nights, which draws crowds from all over Cambridge; mainstream and international film societies and the Wolfson Science Colloquium, a forum for students to present and discuss their projects. An addition to the social scene has been stand up comedy nights which have rapidly made Wolfson the home of comedy in Cambridge. Frequent parties and chill out sessions are held in the bar. There is also a library, a well appointed gym, a tennis court, two television rooms and a full size snooker table.

What about your College would you change?

Richard, Wolfson, PhD BioChemistry
Richard
PhD BioChemistry

Make it closer to the centre of town.

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