Arts Administrator

Submitted by zubekann on Thu, 04/10/2018 - 15:07

Wolfson College wishes to appoint a part-time Arts Administrator to co-ordinate arts-related matters and to ensure that the College continues to enjoy a vibrant arts and music environment. The role is available from 11 March 2019.

Sir Tim Hitchens

Sir Tim comes to Wolfson after serving as Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Summit Unit.

Before that he was Director-General, Economic and Consular at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Sir Tim is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and has over thirty years of experience as a diplomat, which have taken him to parts of the world as diverse as Pakistan, Afghanistan, and France. He has spent three years as Foreign and Commonwealth Office director for Africa, and most recently four years as British Ambassador to Tokyo.

If any college members would like to make an appointment with the President, please contact

President of Wolfson College
Tim Hitchens
Tim Hitchens
Person telephone: 
01865 274102
Person address: 
President's Office

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Letters from America, 1865: a talk

Letters from America, 1865: An English Quaker and the ‘emancipated negroes’
a talk by Ben Simpson
“Was there ever a grander field for our sympathy, and our active, personal, immediate help?”

This talk is arranged as part of the Old Wolves series of events but is open to all.
No charge – no booking needed.

Ben has been a member of Wolfson since 1987. He retired in 2009 and is an honorary Member of Common Room. Ben was a magistrate for 40 years. His interests include building construction, policing, equality & human rights, poetry, and family history.

Old Wolves: Lunch

All Old Wolves are welcome to join us for this lunch.
Open to all with memories of the College in former times, including Fellows, staff, students, partners, widow/er/s - anyone who enjoys reminiscing, and meeting others who do, too.
The Archives team will be delighted to welcome you. Refreshments (including wine, tea / coffee) will be offered.
Lunch is on a self-serve, self-pay basis (cash or batells card at the till).
Places are limited - booking is essential.

In-Conversation with… Fergus Millar

The AWRC presents Professor Sir Fergus Millar ‘In Conversation’ with Professor Martin Goodman on From Murrayfield to Mesopotamia’. A life exploring the Roman world from Italy to the Near East. Professor Millar, Member of the Common Room and Emeritus Camden Professor of Ancient History, is amongst the most influential ancient historians of recent times and has published widely in Roman history. Tuesday 19th February from 5:30 to 7 pm in the Haldane Room. Drinks will be served. The event is followed by reserved table in Hall for those who wish to stay on for further discussion.

AWRC Lunch Table and Talk (Verbal and visual in the transmission of the Sanskrit Rāmāyaṇa narrative)

Lunch Table in Hall from 12:30, followed by a talk in the Florey Room at 13:15 delivered by Prof John Brockington and Mrs Mary Brockington entitled “Verbal and visual in the transmission of the Sanskrit Rāmāyaṇa narrative”. Coffee and cakes will be served.

Lunch Table open to Cluster members.

Talk open to ALL.

AWRC Lunch Table and Talk

Lunch Table in Hall from 12:30, followed by a talk in the Florey Room at 13:15 delivered by Dr Elise Morero (Postdoc researcher at the Khalili Research Centre). Title to be confirmed. Coffee and cakes will be served.

Lunch Table open to Cluster members.

Talk open to ALL.

Kitchen Porter

Submitted by zubekann on Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:07

Wolfson College seeks a friendly, reliable and efficient Kitchen Porter to work in our busy kitchen.

Duties include cleaning the kitchen area, washing equipment, portering food, and waste disposal. The job involves 42.5 hours per week worked on a shift basis.

Benefits include generous holidays, pension scheme, onsite parking, free meals within allowance, and a chance to work within a pleasant environment.

The Wolfson Haldane 2019 Lecture: The Quest for the Structure of the Ribosome: A Personal Voyage

The thousands of genes in our DNA are translated by ribosomes - ancient, enormous molecular machines that read the genetic code to make the thousands of proteins that carry out the functions of life. Although the ribosome was discovered in the 1950s, unravelling its million atom structure took over four decades. I will frame this in terms of my own career, and show how science does not proceed in a series of logical steps but in fits and starts, with many characters and their egos, rivalries, competition and collaboration, blunders and dead ends.

Wolfson Startup Hub - The All-Innovate idea competition

The Wolfson Startup Hub tries to facilitate the process of launching new startups by bringing students from various disciplines together. As first event Katy Clapham will talk about All-Innovate, an inter College idea competition that has its origins at Wolfson. There will be cake afterwards and plenty of time for getting to know each other. We are excited to see you there.