Events & Reunions

Each year, Wolfson holds alumni events and reunions in the UK and around the world – opportunities to catch up with College friends, make new connections, and meet today’s students.

Our major annual events are the Wolfson London Lecture each March, Summer Gaudy in June/July, alumni reunion reception in September, and the Christmas Drinks in London each December. Alumni are also welcome to join the termly ‘Old Wolves’ lectures and lunches, and special lectures in College.

Alumni and their guests are welcome to visit Wolfson every day, 9am to 5pm. The Alumni and Development Team are always pleased to meet alumni visiting the College during office hours so please do call in. You can find us on the second floor of A Block, near the Common Room.

Upcoming events

7 December 2021: December Drinks Reception at the Oxford and Cambridge Club

Past events

You can watch some of our past events that we recorded below:

1 March 2021 - African Art at Wolfson

1 February 2021 - Wolfson in conversation with Wes Moore

12 November 2020 - Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture by Farida Shaheed

October 2020 - Online Q&A sessions with Sir Tim Hitchens


Join the Old Wolves

An 'Old Wolf' is whoever defines him- or herself as such, i.e., anyone with memories of Wolfson in former times, whether a graduate student, ex-Fellow, Emeritus Fellow, or member of staff, and whether currently a member of Common Room or not, who enjoys meeting up with other 'Old Wolves'. Old Wolves events are termly.

Old Wolves events: 2021-2022

We are remaining cautious and therefore will let you know for each event if it will be over Zoom or in College.

When we are able to meet in College, we will hold lunches before our talks. They are on a self-service, self-pay basis. We provide some refreshments, at no cost.

To join us for a Zoom event, please email archives@wolfson.ox.ac.uk to confirm, by noon on the Tuesday before the event. The link will then be sent to you.
You can download Zoom here: https://zoom.us/download

Please see below for the scheduled Old Wolves events:

Thursday 4 November 2021 - 1.30pm on Zoom
Paulo de Souza What is sustainability? How can we achieve it?
Paulo de Souza’s research focuses on governance of the Amazon rainforest, & its impacts on conservation & climate. Paulo has a degree in civil engineering & business administration, & a masters in strategic planning for sustainable development. After a multi-national corporate career in this field, & 10+ years teaching at MBA level, Paulo is now a doctoral student at Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise & the Environment. Fascinated by the effects of decent governance (or lack of it) on the environment, Paulo is a diehard advocate of a harmonious co-existence between society and nature. He is Chair of Wolfson’s Green Team.

For further information or to book your place, contact archives@wolfson.ox.ac.uk by 12 noon on Tuesday 2 November. Event open to all – no charge.

Future events

3 February 2022
Dr Erica Charters: Fellow Archivist & historian of disease, war, and empires

19 May 2022
Dr George Barker: Wolfson alumnus & Director, Centre for Law and Economics ANU

3 November 2022 - 12.30pm lunch in Hall, 1.30pm talk in LWA
The House of Venus: living it up in late Roman Volubilis
Dr Susan Walker FSA: Wolfson Emeritus Fellow, Honorary Curator of the Ashmolean Museum & ex- Sackler Keeper of Antiquities.
Dr Susan Walker FSA is an Honorary Curator of the Ashmolean Museum, where she was Sackler Keeper of Antiquities from 2004-2014. She specialises in the art and archaeology of the Roman Empire. Her interests range from Britain, where she is currently working on the publication of excavations at Steane Park, Brackley, to North Africa, where she has contributed to a website of mummy portraits from Roman Egypt that are undergoing scientific research.
Her latest publication is ‘The House of Venus at Volubilis: a late Roman residence?’ in E. Fentress and H. Limane (eds.), Volubilis après Rome. Les fouilles UCL/INSAP, 2000-2005 (Brill: Leiden, 2018), 38-50.

This is a repeat of the 7th of May 2020 Zoom talk: we hope it will take place in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium.