The Ronald Syme Lecture: Migration and the Metropolis: How ancient Rome stayed great

Romans told many myths of their civic inclusiveness, myths repeated from Machiavelli to modern times. The growth of their capital to a city of nearly a million has been understood as dependent on migrations of different kinds. Imperial Rome is often portrayed as a cosmopolitan society in which hundreds of languages, cults and styles rubbed shoulders in cheerful chaos, microcosm of empire, orbis in urbe.

Philomen Probert

The Acting President Professor Philomen Probert is interested in Greek, Latin, Anatolian and Indo-European linguistics, ancient grammarians, historical prosody, and historical syntax.

Probert has written A New Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek (Duckworth 2003), Ancient Greek Accentuation: Synchronic Patterns, Frequency Effects, and Prehistory (OUP 2006), and Early Greek Relative Clauses (OUP 2015).

Professor of Classical Philology and Linguistics
Philomen Probert
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Barista

Submitted by zubekann on Fri, 17/11/2017 - 10:25

Wolfson College seeks a friendly and experienced Barista to prepare and serve top quality coffee for our prestigious community. Wolfson is one of the largest graduate colleges in the University of Oxford, with over 600 students. The College’s modern and outstanding Café, opened over a year ago, has quickly become a popular place for relaxed studying or socialising.

Barista

Submitted by zubekann on Fri, 17/11/2017 - 10:19

Wolfson College seeks a friendly and experienced Barista to prepare and serve top quality coffee for our prestigious community. Wolfson is one of the largest graduate colleges in the University of Oxford, with over 600 students. The College’s modern and outstanding Café, opened over a year ago, has quickly become a popular place for relaxed studying or socialising.

Romulus Launching Party: Borders

This year's editorial team of Romulus invites you to the launching of the 17/18 new theme: Borders

The event will be held at the bar, but check the event for updates. If you want to participate at the open mic, send us a message so we can arrange a timeline.

20:00 - 21:00 Introduction, Documentary
Somos - A participatory documentary on youth and peacebuilding in Colombia - Elena Butti

21:10 - 21:30 - Live music by Badhombres (acoustic) first set

21:30 - 22:15 - Launching of Romulus 2017 theme: Borders

Social Science Table

The Wolfson Social Science Tables are for any Wolfsonians and guests who want to get together every now and again to talk social science. Whether you’re a student or a fellow, whether you've come back from 2 years in the field or have spent the last 2 years struggling with Stata (or a manuscript!), whether you’re an eminent geographer or just someone who wants to figure out what social science means, we’d love to see you at the tables. Just come with a little enthusiasm and a willingness to talk about the study of people and society. Prof Marcus Banks & Marc Sarazin.

Political Instability and Constitutional Instability in Latin American States

This lecture examines some outcomes of constitution-making processes in Latin America, focusing especially on the Brazilian Constitution of 1988, the Colombian Constitution of 1991, and the Bolivian Constitution of 2009.

It argues that, to understand the position of constitutions in unstable political settings, we need to distinguish between constitutional instability and political instability.

Winter Ball 2017

On the 2nd December 2017, please join us at the Prohibition ball to experience the swinging 20s! During the dark decade of prohibition, revelers sought out new pastimes to fill the void. While these forms of entertainment were more respectable, they were anything but pedestrian, as Swing and Jazz won over the hearts, souls and legs of every fun-loving American. Make your way down to the secret world of our 1920’s underground Speakeasy bar, or ascend to the upper floors of Wolfson to enter the romantic world of the glistening 20s!

Music Society Meeting

If you are interested in helping to organise Wolfson musical events with our own or outside performers, in playing music with other Wolfson musicians, in singing in the Wolfson choir, or have ideas for other musical activities, please come along. We welcome your suggestions.

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