The sculpture was commissioned following a funded bequest from Professor Geoffrey Garton. It is in memory of his late wives Natalie Garton and Kay...
Leonard Woolf's The Village in the Jungle
10:00-11:15: Opening Keynote
Chandani Lokuge (Monash University, Australia)
‘Indigenous Tradition and the Western Imagination:
Leonard Woolf's The Village in the Jungle'
11:30-12:45: The Village in the Jungle Roundtable
A discussion of key passages from Leonard (and possibly Virginia) Woolf, led by
Elleke Boehmer (Oxford)
Hermione Lee (Oxford)
Susheila Nasta (OU)
Nisha Manocha (Wolfson)
Anna Snaith (KCL)
David Trotter (Cambridge) tbc
The readings will be circulated to all participants in advance.
1:45-3:15: Panel discussion: ‘Perceptions of the Jungle'
Chair: Nicola Robinson (York)
Ruvani Ranasinha (KCL)
'The Village in the Jungle then and now/here and there'
Susan Jones (St Hilda's, Oxford)
‘Visual and kinaesthetic presentations of the jungle'
Dominic Davies (St Anne's, Oxford)
'Structural Violence and Violence against Structures in The Village in the Jungle'
Priyasha Mukhopadhyay (Wolfson College, Oxford)
‘"Their greasy little notebooks": Debt and the Headman in The Village in the Jungle'
3:30-4:45: Closing Plenary
Victoria Glendinning (biographer of Leonard Woolf)
Introduced by Hermione Lee (biographer of Virginia Woolf)
‘The Village in the Jungle: An a-typical colonial memoir.'
4:45-4:50: Short break
4:50-6:00: Writers reading
Charne Lavery (chair)
16 September 2020Wolfson installs new sculpture by artist Rob Ward19 August 2020Sir Tim Hitchens appointed Chair of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Congratulations to Sir Tim, who has been appointed Chair of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation with effect from 9 July 2020.18 August 2020Alumnus David Isaac elected Provost of Worcester College
Wolfson congratulates alumnus David Isaac on his appointment as the new Provost of Worcester College.
15 - 15Oct OctAlumni 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 - 21Oct OctAlumni 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 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.