Alumni News

Keep up to date with the latest developments in the Wolfson alumni community. 

Alumni news


  • 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 Elina Tsalicoglou has written Konstantinos Dapontes: Selected Writings (Department of Classics of Harvard University, 2019)
  • 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 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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

Fundraising news

Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize campaign
Jon Stallworthy was a much-loved tutor, scholar and poet, and twice Acting President of Wolfson. We are now aiming to endow a special poetry prize as a permanent tribute to his life and work. Learn more.

Academics at Risk campaign
Thank you so much to everyone who made a contribution and supported our Academics at Risk campaign and made it such a huge success. Together, we succeeded our target of £15,000 and raised over £25,000. We now have a CARA fellow with her family at Wolfson.

Plans and Prospects 2019

Plans and Prospects is our annual magazine for alumni and friends of the College.

We hope that you enjoy reading about of the latest developments at College, and would be delighted to receive any feedback or article suggestions for next year's issue.

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Rob Ward standing next to sculpture
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Tim Hitchens
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Alumnus David Isaac elected Provost of Worcester College

Wolfson congratulates alumnus David Isaac on his appointment as the new Provost of Worcester College.

Our upcoming events

15 - 15
Oct Oct
Alumni Event: 'Education in unprecedented times:Online Q&A with Sir Tim...
Thursday 15 October - 9:00am

The Wolfson Alumni Office are holding two online Q&A sessions in October with our President, Sir Tim Hitchens.

21 - 21
Oct Oct
Alumni Event: 'Education in unprecedented times:Online Q&A with Sir Tim...
Wednesday 21 October - 9:00pm

The Wolfson Alumni Office are holding two online Q&A sessions in October with our President, Sir Tim Hitchens.

Lectures and Seminars
05 - 05
Nov Nov
Margaret Oliphant and Oxford
Thursday 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.