News

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...

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...