Logo. Credit: Valeria Dammicco

green society of wolfson college

the green society of wolfson college enables members to enact change within the college, engage in much needed green-conversations and to be proactive conscientious members of their local community.

green soc was founded on 6 february 2020 with three principle aims...

Logo. Credit: Valeria Dammicco

make wolfson college more 'green'

provide a platform for the holistic wolfson community to address 'green'-issues in it's broadest sense, here at wolfson college and the wider world.

enable the conversation at wolfson college

encourage interested wolfson members and groups, who otherwise wouldn't have a platform, to communicate collectively to take action and discuss points of interest.

provide a trial platform for the college, university and others.

trial initiatives, events and other collaborations. please get in touch.



for more information, to get involved, or to sign up to our mailing list, please contact the green society president, zach raywald (jlzr2) or join our facebook group and ask a question. failing that, please contact the wcsa green officer reinhard nyandire (rbn24). we have members and interest from across the wolfson college membership - students, fellows, staff, senior members and college senior management.

all welcome 

> Check out Cambridge Universities Annual Sustainability reports here

> Join the engage for change programme here.

> green impact challenge awards here.


green impact challenge

the wolfson green impact team work to reduce environmental impacts at the college via the annual workbook provided by green impact for cambridge environment and energy. the team consists of a mix of people from across the wolfson membership. the 2020-2021 submission will be led by domestic bursar darren smith.

wolfson college has previously been awarded with a green impact gold award in 2017, 2018 and 2020.

colleges and departments that best introduce and maintain a variety of green initiatives from sustainable gardening practices, to recycling, to reducing energy usage on site, to sustainable procurement, amongst many other categories, are ranked from bronze through the platinum based on a points system.

if you are interested in green issues around the university, subscribe to the greenlines e-newsletter or follow the environment and energy section on twitter @cambridgesust.


research projects

for research projects, check out our partner organisation - the sustainability and conservation interdisciplinary research hub. (webpage tba).

michaelmas term 2020

click here to see the michaelmas term card 2020.


successes since our feb 2020 foundation

  • setup and continuation of a termly lecture series green talks. all our recordings can be found in wolfson's media collection.
  • green impact gold award 2019-2020.
  • special award for student leadership for green soc. president and founder charlie barty-king.
  • securing a keynote speech from professor sir david king at the wolfson research event 2020, highlighting challenges in research and spotlighting the climate debate.
  • green impact awards will now be led from college management, rather than student-led.
  • introduction of an item+food drop on move out days towards the end-of-term; to repurpose, recycle, reuse and otherwise appropriately dispose of items and redistribute leftover food. the aim is to reduce the volume of items placed into the skip at the end of each frantic, termly move-out day.
  • excellent wolfson-student application and success rates to the cambridge hub's engage for change programme.
  • many more on the way ;)

what's on

President Jane Clarke in SE Asia

wolfson in south east asia

10/12/2020 at 10.00

as an alternative to the planned visit, president jane clarke will be hosting an online event with regional guests for members of the wolfson community in south east asia - come along for an update on the college and news about the wolfson community! if you have any queries please do get in touch at rsvp@wolfson.cam.ac.uk

Varsity match rugby ball

varsity rugby (postponed)

10/12/2020 at 14.00

due to the current global health situation, please be aware that the matches have been postponed. details on the oxford vs cambridge rugby matches and their new potential dates can be found on the varsity website

Wolfson Festive formal hall

covid carolling - outdoor christmas carol sing-along

13/12/2020 at 15.00

come along and sing your favourite carols with the director of music and members of the college choir - only 20 places available!

Man saying shhh!

shut up and write

14/12/2020 at 09.45

kick-start your week with a virtual shut up and write session. these 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!

S&C Hub last event 2020

Progress + Looking Forward - S&C Hub Open meeting

14/12/2020 at 13.00

discussing the progress and next steps for the sustainability and conservation hub since its foundation in july 2020.