Wolfson College, Oxford

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Wolfson College
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Established 1966
Sister CollegeDarwin College
President Sir Gareth Roberts
Graduates 450
Undergraduates None

</div> Wolfson College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. It is unusual in being a graduate-only college, and is one of the most modern in the university, in architectural terms.

It is one of the larger colleges of the university. Wolfson College is quietly located in the north of Oxford along the River Cherwell. There are over sixty governing body fellow, about thirty research fellows in the college and another forty junior research fellows. The college caters for a wide range of subjects, both in natural and social sciences.

The college has a centre for Korean Studies and is home to the International Association of Tibetan Studies.

The college motto is Humani nil alienum. This is an extract from the Roman playwright Terence: Homo sum, humani nil alienum a me puto which is translated as: I am a human being, and I consider nothing that concerns human beings alien from me.

Darwin College of the University of Cambridge is Wolfson College's sister college.

History

The college began its existence in 1965, under the name of Iffley College. It was founded with the aim to expand the opportunities of graduate studies at the University of Oxford. With the aid of a grant from the Wolfson Foundation and the Ford Foundation, the college gradually expanded, achieving full collegiate status in 1981.

Twelve other colleges of the university (University, Merton, Queen's, New, Lincoln, All Souls, Brasenose, Corpus Christi, Christ Church, Trinity, St. John's and Jesus) provided grants to make the establishment of Iffley College possible. At the same time St Cross college was initiated. In 1965 Iffley College started without a head and no building on its own. A good history of the college is available in Micheal Ignatieff's Isaiah Berlin. A Life (1998).

In 1966, the college received support from the Wolfson and the Ford Foundations. By 1974, the college completed its own buildings on the current site in north Oxford.

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