News

April 2015

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...

Wolfson College Boat Club crews performed outstandingly in this years’ Torpids races, with all three Women’s teams winning blades. The seven Wolfson crews rose by a total of 25 places, the most of any Oxford College this year. Two boats...

February 2015

Professor Hein de Haas, Wolfson Governing Body Fellow and Co-Director of the International Migration Institute (IMI) at the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID), has been awarded a €1.75 million grant by the European...

Since leaving Wolfson in November last year, I have been in Liverpool working as a Research Assistant within the Dental Health School, which is part of the University of Liverpool. My research project (funded by Glaxo Smith Kline)...

On Tuesday 24 February, under the baking sun of the Sahara desert, north-west Africa, DPhil student Joshua Combs will be competing in the 15th Sahara Marathon. This will be Joshua’s his first...

The second lecture in this year’s Weinrebe Lectures in Life-Writing series was given on Tuesday by Professor Lord Peter Hennessy. Professor Hennessy, the country’s foremost historian of government, gave a fascinating and wide-ranging...

Brook Tozer, Wolfson student and Vice-Captain of the Men’s Blues football team, recently represented the Oxford University Association Football Club (OUAFC) on a 10-day tour to Japan. 

January 2015

On Tuesday, Professor Roy Foster opened this year’s Weinrebe Lectures in Life-Writing in a lecture entitled 'The Making of Saints: Politics, Biography and Hagiography in Modern Irish History' with a fascinating account of the reasons...

To mark the launch of the 2015 Wolfson Innovate Pitch Event, a drinks reception and exposition of the 2014 Finalists was held in the Haldane Room on Tuesday 20 January. Returning Wolfsonians...

Over 200 friends, alumni, staff, and students joined together in the Hall on the evening of Friday 16 January to celebrate the life of the renowned poet, editor, biographer and literary scholar Professor Jon Stallworthy. Professor...

Two months on from our first update and work on the construction of the Academic Wing Phase II is progressing well.

Professor Paul Aveyard, Wolfson Governing Body Fellow, is currently featuring in a BBC Horizon special which aims to help the 25% of the English population who are obese reach a healthy weight.

December 2014

Wolfson College is offering jointly with the Clarendon Fund a fully-funded scholarship for a new student commencing postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in October 2015.  Students applying to the Faculty of Oriental Studies...

 Last Saturday Wolfson saw a truly thrilling night with the Winter Ball: A Celestial Night. Over 500 people enjoyed this glamorous party until the break of dawn.

Wolfson’s first crowdfunding campaign has reached the home straight with an amazing £18,000 donation from Live 2 Love UK. Due to matched funding provided by the Ti-Se Foundation, the gift was worth £36,000 to the campaign, and leaves us...

Starting the year with a bang, the Wolfson Innovation Network, or ‘WIN’, brought together aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned mentors at a workshop at Wolfson College on Monday 24 November. The aim of the workshop was to provide...

November 2014

The College will be profoundly sad to learn of the death of Professor Jon Stallworthy on 19 November, at his home. Jon Stallworthy was one of this country's most admired poets, for many years a central and leading figure in the English...

Wolfson Research Fellow Dr Despoina Mavridou,has recently been awarded a five-year Career Development Award by the Medical Research Council to carry out research that aims to help solve the immense problem of bacterial antibiotic...