All Wolfson News

Thu, 13 Mar 2014

A video is now available of a thought-provoking Q & A session between Professor Steven Pinker and four Wolfson Cognitive Psychology Graduate Students. 

Wed, 12 Mar 2014

Professor Hein de Haas gave a fascinating talk at the Wolfson London Lecture on 4 March which served to counter ‘common myths about migration’. 

Fri, 7 Mar 2014

The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium has been shortlisted for a Design Through Innovation RICS award. 

Tue, 4 Mar 2014

The bi-termly President’s Seminar series provides a platform for the presentation and discussion of some of the fascinating and ground-breaking research that is carried out by Wolfsonians at all career stages.

Fri, 28 Feb 2014

Esteemed cognitive psychologist Professor Steven Pinker gave a compelling account of the unacknowledged worldwide decline of violence in the 2014 Haldane Lecture.

Thu, 27 Feb 2014

Congratulations are due to Oana Tifrea-Marcuiska, a Wolfson graduate student, who has been awarded a Google European Doctoral Fellowship. 

Tue, 25 Feb 2014

On Monday 24 February the audience in a packed Leonard Wolfson Auditorium was treated to a glimpse into the work behind one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century. 

Thu, 13 Feb 2014

Wolfson College is celebrating today after raising over £100,000 for the Africa Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF). AMREF, which has been the College charity for over 30 years, aims to provide good and affordable healthcare to those who need it throughout Africa. 

Thu, 6 Feb 2014

Wolfson College is today delighted to announce the launch of the first Wolfson Innovate competition, which aims to help prospective innovators and social entrepreneurs turn their ideas into opportunities. 

Tue, 4 Feb 2014

Professor Dame Hermione Lee led a special Oxford tribute to Seamus Heaney at the Sheldonian Theatre on Sunday night.

Mon, 3 Feb 2014

A new series of seminars started last week that will give Wolfson Graduate students the opportunity to present their research to the College and University community.

Mon, 20 Jan 2014

Wolfson College is delighted to announce that their application for a grant of £1.25m towards the funding of the second phase of the building of a new Academic Wing for Wolfson College was approved from the Wolfson Foundation in December. 

Wed, 18 Dec 2013

This term a number of Wolfson students enjoyed trips to the Ashmolean Museum as part of the new Ashmolean University Engagement Programme (UEP).

Tue, 10 Dec 2013

Professor Hermione Lee was invested as Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace last week. Dame Hermione, who has been recognised for services to Literary Scholarship, was presented with the honour by The Prince of Wales.

Thu, 5 Dec 2013

John Duggan, Wolfson Creative Arts Fellow, has recently completed a trio of ‘soundscapes’ which explore life at Wolfson through sounds and images. He combined recordings taken around College in Trinity Term with footage of College life and microscopic creatures found in the harbour. Communications Officer

Wed, 27 Nov 2013

Wolfson Fellows from across the full spectrum of academic endeavour were recently rewarded for Excellence in Teaching at the annual University Teaching Awards ceremony in Rhodes House.

Tue, 26 Nov 2013

Twenty years of research by Dr Stephanie Dalley, a member of Common Room at Wolfson College, formed the basis of a recent documentary which posited a new location for the site of the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

Mon, 25 Nov 2013

Professor Dame Hermione Lee’s most recent publication, a biography of Penelope Fitzgerald, has been heralded by a number of newspapers as the ‘literary biography of the year'.

Tue, 12 Nov 2013

Wolfson DPhil Student, Johan Paulsson, has brought the Wolfson College bar up to date by installing a new sales system, run off a Raspberry Pi, to automate some of the more mundane aspects of bar management.

Fri, 25 Oct 2013

Wolfson College is very sad to announce the passing of its distinguished Honorary Fellow, Sir Anthony Caro OM CBE RA, who suffered a heart attack at the age of 89. 

Mon, 21 Oct 2013

Research by Professor Bryan Sykes, Wolfson Governing Body Fellow, has concluded that the legendary Yeti may exist and could be a brown bear/polar bear hybrid.

Wed, 2 Oct 2013

At the start of the new academic year, we are delighted to welcome Gillian Hargreaves to Wolfson as our new Senior Tutor. Gillian is taking over the post from Professor Andrew Neil, who is stepping down after three highly successful years. We caught up with Gillian to find out a little more about her and her ideas for the future.

Fri, 27 Sep 2013

The Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, gave the opening plenary lecture at the first Oxford Centre for Life-Writing Conference last Friday to a packed auditorium. The conference, opened by President Dame Hermione Lee and entitled ‘Lives of Objects’, was held over three days, and attracted scholars from around the world interested in material culture, visual culture, and museums studies, as well as curators, biographers, and historians.      

Tue, 10 Sep 2013

Wolfson College is delighted to announce details of the substantial financial support that will be available to many graduates at the College for the 2014/15 academic year. 

Tue, 27 Aug 2013

On Saturday 24 August, Wolfson College Boat Club hosted a boat naming ceremony and memorial lunch in honour of the late Bernard Henry (1965-2007). WCBC has recently bought its first single scull with money raised by the boat club alumni, and named the boat after Bernard.