Huw David joined Wolfson in April 2019 after serving as Development Director of the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford's department for teaching and research in American history, politics and cu
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Huw David, Development Director
Huw David joined Wolfson in April 2019 after serving as Development Director of the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford's department for teaching and research in American history, politics and culture, where he led and managed the Institute's multi-million-pound fundraising campaign.
His first book, Trade, Politics, and Revolution: South Carolina and Britain's Atlantic Commerce, 1730-1790, was published by the University of South Carolina Press in November 2018. It received the 2018 George C. Rogers Jr. Prize for the best book of South Carolina history, given by the South Carolina Historical Society. The manuscript of the book was previously awarded the Hines Prize in 2015 by the College of Charleston, given biennially for the best first manuscript on a topic relating to the Carolina Lowcountry and/or the Atlantic World. His writing appears in several academic journals including Global Networks, the Journal of Southern History, the South Carolina Historical Magazine, and Action Learning: Research and Practice. He has held visiting fellowships at institutions including the University of South Carolina and the Huntington Library, Los Angeles.
Since June 2018, he has chaired the Academic Advisory Panel of the Benjamin Franklin House, London, the world's only surviving home of the American founding father, and he is a judge of the Benjamin Franklin House literary prize. He is an Affiliate Faculty Member at the College of Charleston's Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World (CLAW) Program, has been Wells Fargo Distinguished Public Lecturer at the same College, and has recently completed a research project with Tate Britain on Thomas Gainsborough, with a major new assessment of one of the painter's early portraits. He is a Governor of a local village primary school and a member of the school's resources and finance committee.
Clare Norton, Acting Senior Development Officer
Clare manages the annual fundraising campaigns, the alumni communications, the department database and the alumni webpages. She organises the alumni events programme and provides administrative support to the Development and Alumni Relations Office.
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7 August 2020Aamer Sarfraz appointed to the House of Lords
Wolfson congratulates Aamer Sarfraz on his appointment by The Queen as a member of the House of Lords.5 August 2020Professor George Smith Honoured by Royal Society
Congratulations to Professor George Smith, FRS, who has been awarded the Armourers & Brasiers' Company Prize 20208 July 2020Refurbishment of the balcony
This project has been given the go-ahead as part of the Estates Strategy to improve our College buildings and environment.
Parties and Dinners12 - 12Sep SepDegree DaySaturday 12 September - 11:00am to 3:30pm
Preceding the degree ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre at 14:30, the College hosts the Signing of the Graces and a celebratory reception for our graduands and their family and friends. This event is by invitation only; please see the degree days page on our website for further information.Lectures and Seminars05 - 05Nov NovMargaret Oliphant and OxfordThursday 5 November - 1:30pm
Merryn Williams is a poet and critic. Her latest works are The Fragile Bridge: New and Selected Poems (Shoestring Press) and Mansfield Park Revisited (Plas Gwyn Books). At present she is collecting poems about the pandemic and the lockdown. Merryn is a long-standing member of Wolfson's Common Room.Parties and Dinners14 - 14Nov NovDegree DaySaturday 14 November - 11:00am to 3:30pm
Preceding the degree ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre at 14:30, the College hosts the Signing of the Graces and a celebratory reception for our graduands and their family and friends. This event is by invitation only; please see the degree days page on our website for further information.