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Director of the Ancient World Cluster at Wolfson College

Dr Peter Barber and Dr Susan Walker will be stepping down as joint Directors of the Ancient World Cluster at the end of Trinity Term 2017, and we are looking for a volunteer or volunteers from the cluster to replace them.

We hope that handover to the new Director(s) will take place over the long vacation 2017.

Please see the job description below which should be sent to the Senior Tutor.

The Directorship role comes with a modest honorarium (£2,554 payable at the end of the academic year) and there is also funding for teaching buy-out, available to those with contracts for which this is applicable.

Office space is available on site with facilities for photocopying and printing.

Nominations are invited from all cluster members – please volunteer yourself by sending a CV to the Senior Tutor by Friday 23rd June.

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Tennyson, Celebrity and Portraiture
Wednesday 25 October -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

This lecture will explore how publishers became responsible for promoting authors through portraiture in the mid-Victorian period. In particular it will focus on Edward Moxon and his role in expanding the readership of both William Wordsworth and Alfred Tennyson. While portraits of Wordsworth were relatively scarce, Tennyson was surrounded by sculptors, painters and photographers, which led to a new and disturbing experience of literary celebrity that had a major impact on his career.