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Oxford University's Wolfson College opens £4.5m wing

  • 7 June 2013
  • From the section Oxford
Wolfson college's new academic wing
Wolfson is one of the newer Oxford colleges, founded by Isaac Wolfson in 1966

A £4.5m wing has opened at an Oxford University college.

Wolfson College's new building includes the 155-seat Leonard Wolfson Auditorium and academic offices.

College president Hermione Lee said it would be used for conferences, lectures, concerts, and film showings.

Wolfson, located by the River Cherwell on Linton Road, is one of the newer colleges. It was founded in 1966, funded by donations from the Wolfson and Ford Foundations.

'Distinctive presence'

Prof Lee said: "This beautiful building will develop Wolfson College's already very distinctive cultural and academic ethos."

Vice-Chancellor Andrew Hamilton said it would improve the academic credentials of the college.

He added: "This is an extremely exciting development for Wolfson College, which will provide state-of-the-art facilities for its graduate students, and position Wolfson as one of the leading graduate colleges in Oxford."

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