George Monbiot elected as Honorary Fellow at Wolfson

Published on
Thursday 21 April 2022
Wolfson People

We’re thrilled to announce climate activist, journalist and author George Monbiot as Wolfson’s newest Honorary Fellow.

The appointment follows a strong partnership with Wolfson’s Earth Emergency Cluster (EEC), and continues both the college and George’s activities in addressing the climate crisis. George spoke at the EEC’s first event of the 2021/2022 academic year in Michaelmas term, capturing some of the societal challenges around climate change. View it on our YouTube channel here.  

Speaking of his appointment, George said: "I'm thrilled and honoured to be appointed an Honorary Fellow at Wolfson College. Already, I've met some fascinating people there, and begun what promises to be a very interesting collaboration. I'm impressed by Wolfson's environmental transition, both current and planned. I look forward to a fruitful partnership with the college and its members."    

Wolfson looks forward to continuing our interaction with George on the basis of climate communication, societal challenges, science journalism, and interdisciplinary collaborations. George will engage with our community directly and play a key role in driving conversation toward action. 

President Sir Tim Hitchens says: "Wolfson is in the middle of a transformation from one of Oxford's worst emitters to one of its least. Challenge and disruption are central to transformation. George has helped us, and will keep helping us, aim for the highest standards. I am delighted to have him as a Fellow." 

Honorary Fellowships are awarded to those whom the College holds in high esteem. You can find all of our fellows here. George is an Oxford Alumn of Brasenose College, where he studied Zoology.