Wolfson congratulates Aamer Sarfraz on his appointment by The Queen as a member of the House of Lords.
Collaboration with Oxford e-Research Centre
Strategic collaboration between the Wolfson College Digital Research Cluster and the Oxford e-Research Centre.
Since the Cluster was launched four years ago the pace of digital research has accelerated. To exploit this potential the Cluster established a strategic alignment and collaboration was established with the Oxford e-Research Centre in June 2015.
The President of Wolfson College, Dame Hermione Lee, and the Director of Oxford e-Research Centre, Professor David de Roure, signed a Memorandum of Agreement between the Centre and the College's Digital Research Cluster in June 2015. The Agreement was formulated by David Robey and Donna Kurtz with. Gillian Hamnett, Wolfson's Senior Tutor, Jackie Carter, OeRC's Lead Administrator, and two of OeRC's Associate Directors.. Wolfson College is the natural home for this new venture: it is graduate, large, strong in sciences and arts, forward-thinking, and has a tradition of fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration. The Cluster aims to lead the way in this rapidly advancing field.
A University department established in 2006, the e-Research Centre leads digital research and drives innovation in technology. It connects disciplines, applications and computation to accelerate research and collaboration within the University, nationally and internationally. It provides a world-leading environment that enables collaborative research, interfacing innovative technologies across academic and commercial partnerships to address the grand challenges of today and the future.
The Digital Research Cluster, established in 2010, is concerned with the application of digital technologies to research across disciplines, where sharing of ideas and methodologies can bring mutual benefit.
The aims of the Centre and the Cluster are therefore substantially similar, and the potential benefits of collaboration considerable. Wolfson will gain increased access to expertise in the Centre. The Centre will gain access to the College and to its members with digital research interests.
Areas envisaged for collaboration include research projects, research fellowships and college membership, building a critical mass of postgraduate students in the College with cross-disciplinary digital interests, events and joint fund-raising. The collaboration is a significant opportunity to exploit, reinforce and extend cross-disciplinary connections within the College, and to add new dimensions to the Centre's range of activities.
Andy and Wes will serve on the Wolfson/OeRC Coordinating Group with Donna Kurtz (Director) and David Robey (Events Coordinator).
The Clusters Advisory Board (summer 2015)
7 August 2020Aamer Sarfraz appointed to the House of Lords5 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.