News

August 2015

After a year of sketches and smudged canvases, artworks completed by members of the 2014/15 Life Drawing classes are now on display in the Private Dining Rooms. The Wolfson College Arts Society provides materials and support for the...

Governing Board Fellow Associate Professor Bettina Lange from the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies has published a new book entitled 'Regulatory Transformations:...

July 2015

Professor Christina Redfield will be Acting President of the College until the end of December 2015, while Professor Dame Hermione Lee is on research leave. 

Samuel Williams, Admiral of the Punts, provides a beautiful record of the inaugural Cherwell Day, held at Wolfson College on Wednesday 24 June 2015.

Governing Body Fellow Professor Glyn Humphreys has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Psychological Society’s Research Board.

On Saturday 18 July Wolfson College hosted the Azed 2250 Lunch in celebration of the 2250th cryptic crossword set by Jonathan Crowther, aka Azed, in the Observer. 

Professor Dame Hermione Lee recently hosted Dame Hilary Mantel, the Honorary Graduand, at the 2015 Encaenia ceremony as part of her role of Head of House. Dame Hilary, who was made Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, is most...

June 2015

Last week, leading figures from the worlds of science, medicine, the arts, and education were welcomed to Wolfson to listen to the first of the Wolfson Foundation anniversary lectures. Neil Macgregor, the outgoing Director of the...

Artists-in-Residence, the Fournier Trio, will be launching their new CD at an evening recital on Sunday 14 June in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium. ‘USK 1231CD’, the new release from the winners of the 2013 Parkhouse Award, includes...

Wolfsonians lined the banks of the River Isis last week to cheer on our rowers as they competed in the annual Summer Eights bumps race. Overall, Wolfson ranked first among all boat clubs in total number of bumps (15) and bumps per crew...

The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium was packed on Thursday 28 May for the 2015 Berlin Lecture. Honorary Fellow Dr Henry Hardy entertained the audience with an...

May 2015

Cailah Jackson, Wolfson student and DPhil candidate in Oriental Studies, recently spent 10 weeks visiting Turkey to research material for her thesis. Cailah is in her second year having completed an MSt at Wolfson in 2013. She is based...

Dr Jonathan Pila, Wolfson Governing Body Fellow and Reader in Mathematical Logic at the Mathematical Institute, has been elected to the ...

Innovative Wolfsonians were honoured in the second Wolfson Innovate competition, held on Tuesday in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium. The Pitch Event saw six teams present, explain, and answer questions on their pioneering ideas,...

April 2015

Yuge Ma, DPhil student at Wolfson has been presented with a Chinese Government Outstanding Overseas Student Award. The awards are given on the grounds of academic merit and also impact of the student’s work.

Santhy Balachandran, who is currently reading for a DPhil in Anthropology, has won the university graduate photography competition social prize for her picture of a graduand on graduation day. Santhy, who is a Clarendon scholar and has...

This year, Wolfson College has been selected to host the annual Gala Dinner of the Oxford Guild of Chefs, a great credit and honour to Chef Tony Baughan and his team. The dinner is taking place on Saturday 18 April and will involve a...

March 2015

Dr Alastair Crisp (2007) is the lead author of a recently published article that asserts that many animals, including humans, were the beneficiaries of ‘foreign’ genes from co-habiting micro-organisms in a process called horizontal gene...

BBC Radio 4 conducted a pre-recording of Gardeners’ Question Time at the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium on the evening of Monday 9 March. The event was hosted by the Oxford and District Federation of...