Alumni News and Publications

On this page, find recent editions of Wolfson’s three publications: the College Record, Wolfson: Plans & Prospects, and Romulus and keep up to date with the latest news from Wolfson’s alumni community.

We are delighted to share your news with the rest of the alumni community on this page and in our alumni magazine, Wolfson: Plans & Prospects. Please do let us know of marriages, births, publications, or professional news by contacting the Wolfson Alumni and Development Office.


Wolfson: Plans and Prospects is our annual magazine for alumni and friends of the College. We hope that you enjoy reading about here at Wolfson and welcome your feedback or article suggestions for next year's issue. Click here to read the latest edition of Plans and Prospects.

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Alumni News


  • Dr Elizabeth English has published 'Journeys to the Deep: A Gentle Guide to Mindfulness Meditation' (Mud Pie Books 2022). Learn more here.
  • Emeritus Professor Jaynie Louise Anderson has published 'The Architecture of Devotion James Goold and His Legacies in Colonial Melbourne'. Full details are available here.
  • Dr Alaric Pugh has published 'A Guide to Clare, Suffolk - two thousand years in a day' (Harris & Harris Books, 2021).
  • Stephen Cullen has published 'Amateur Armies: Militias and Volunteers in War and Peace, 1797-1961' (Pen & Sword, 2020). Learn more here
  • Paul Hoole has published 'Antennas and Electromagnetic Signal processing for Advanced Wireless Technology: with Artificial Intelligence Applications and Coding' (River Publishers, 2020).
  • Nicholas Bradley has recently released his debut novel 'The Cat and The City' (Atlantic Books 2020). The paperback will be released in May 2021. Full details are available here.
  • Professor Jaynie Anderson has published 'The Invention of Melbourne' (MUP, 2019) learn more here and 'The Life of Giovanni Morelli in Risorgimento Italy' (2019-2020, published in Italian and English) learn more here.
  • Professor Fareda Banda has published 'African Migration, Human Rights and Literature' (Hart Publishing,2020). Learn more about the book here
  • Dr Janice Pinder has published 'The Abbaye du Saint Esprit Spiritual Instruction for Laywomen, 1250 -1500' (Brepols,2020). Learn more about the book here.
  • Professor Mauricio Suárez has published 'Philosophy of Probability and Statistical Modelling' (Cambridge University Press, 2020) as part of the Cambridge Elements series.
  • Lynn Villency Cohen has published 'To the Editor: A Curated Collection of Letters and Opinion Pieces'  (2019). The book is a selective compilation of Lynn's letters and opinion writings on the arts, the environment, historic preservation, parenting and politics. Learn more about the book here.
  • Dr Mateusz Kusio has published his doctoral thesis as a monograph, entitled The Antichrist Tradition in Antiquity: Antimessianism in Second Temple and Early Christian Literature (Mohr Siebeck,2020).
  • Irena Protassewicz,  A Polish Woman's Experience in World War II. Conflict, Deportation and Exile. Translated, edited and with commentary by Dr Hubert Zawadzki (Bloomsbury, 2019).
  • Dr Paul Collinson has co-edited both Food and Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives (Berghahn 2019); and Food in Zones of Conflict (Berghahn 2017)
  • Dr Antonio Buti has written A Stolen Life: The Bruce Trevorrow Story (Fremantle Press, Fremantle, 2019)
  • Dr Mark Merrony has published and written Constantina (Gothick Press,2020)
  • Dr Neil Chisholm published and was the sole editor of the edited volume Judicial Reform in Taiwan: Democratization and the Diffusion of Law (Routledge, 2020)
  • Dr Nick Allen has written Arjuna–Odysseus: Shared Heritage in Indian and Greek Epic (2020)
  • Dr Wayne Holmes led the authoring of Artificial Intelligence in Education. Promise and Implications for Teaching and Learning.(2019)
  • Professor Audrey Donnithorne has written her memoir 'China In Life’s Foreground' (2019)
  • Professor Jaynie Anderson has published a biography The Life of Giovanni Morelli in Risorgimento Italy (2019)
  • Dr Alon Kadish has published The British Army in Palestine and the 1948 War: Containment, Withdrawal and Evacuation (2019), it was published by Routledge.
  • Jacquelyn Bengfort has written her second chapbook of poems, Suitable for All Methods of Communication (2019), it was published by Ghost City Press.
  • Professor Audrey Donnithorne has written and published her book, China in Life's Foreground (2019) it was published by Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne.
  • Dr Peter Herissone-Kelly has published a monograph by Springer, called Kant on Maxims and Moral Motivation: A New Interpretation (2019). Dr Peter Herissone-Kelly hsa said 'A new interpretation it may be, but it draws on work that I started while a student at Wolfson in the mid-1990s.'
  • Dr Peter Coles has written and published Mulberry (2019). ‘A beguiling book full of fascinating and wide-ranging information about this globe-trotting family of trees. This well-researched and aptly illustrated book honours the mulberry tree's many roles in human history — beyond that of providing fodder for the voracious silkworm —from medicine, music to myth. A most enjoyable and informative read.’ — Susan Whitfield, historian and author of 'Silk, Slaves and Stupas' (2018)
  • David Brown has written The Interactions of Ancient Astral Science (2018) with contributions by: Jonathon Ben-Dov, Harry Falk, Geoffrey Lloyd, Raymond Mercier, Antonio Panaino, Joachim Quack, Alexandra von Lieven, and Michio Yano. It was published by Hempen Verlag, Bremen.
  • Dr Phil Hewitt has written and published Outrunning the Demons (2019). In the book, Phil tells his story of trauma after an attack in Cape Town and how he used running as a way of recovery. He also shares the stories of 34 other people who have used running as a way of recovery after trauma.
  • Rahoul Bhasin has written the lead chapter, “Situative Kaufanreize, Marketing and Monitoring” in the book, Marktplätze im Umbruch: Digitale Strategien für Services im Mobilen Internet (2015) published by Springer.

Marriages, Births and Careers

  • Emeritus Professor Jaynie Louise Anderson has been awarded an AM from the Australian Government for significant service to tertiary education, particularly to art history in Australia.
  • Professor Guy Poppy has been appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Food Safety and Security.
  • Wolfson alumna, Kathiravan Muthu married Ms Soniya Dhevi on 2 July 2020
  • Wolfson alumnus, Michael Jampel and his wife Helena Jampel announced the birth of their first child, Henry, born on 28 April 2021.
  • Professor James Volmink has received an honorary doctorate from KU Leuven.
  • Professor Andrew Gosler has been appointed ‘Professor of Ethno-ornithology’ at the University of Oxford.
  • Professor George Smith has been appointed as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society. Honorary Fellowship is the RMS’s most prestigious accolade, reserved for those who have made the most outstanding contributions to microscopy or related branches of science throughout their careers.
  • Dr Mateusz Kusio has been appointed Humboldt Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Theology of the Humboldt University in Berlin.
  • Professor Olivelle has been elected as a new member to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Professor Matthew Weait (1988) has been appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Hertfordshire from 1 March 2020.
  • Jacquelyn Bengfort (2006) has been awarded a fellowship by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in Washington, DC, for the 2020 fiscal year. This marks her third consecutive year as a DC Arts individual artist fellow.
  • Professor Parveen Yaqoob (1990) has been appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Reading from 1 January 2020.
  • Dr Michael Jampel (1986) married Helena Da Cruz Lima Rodrigues Alves (now Helena Lima Jampel) on 23 June 2019 in London. Bride and groom were delighted that Prof Harvey Brown and his wife Maita were able to be there. Michael Jampel has recently moved job to work on competition policy for the Financial Reporting Council.
  • Dr Bouaichi Abdelghani (1992) was promoted to the title of the Director of National Center for Locust Control in Morocco on 1 July 2018, 'in charge of locust and grasshopper management on the hall country.'

If you have any news you would like to share with the rest of the alumni community e.g. marriages, births, publications etc please let us know by contacting the Wolfson Alumni Office