Ben Armitage is a final year PhD student in the Department of Materials.
The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing (OCLW)
Life-writing can involve memoir, poetry, song, weather, memory, love, loss, comedy and joy. It can cover every possible form of telling a life-story, from diaries and letters to documentary film and music-performance, from biography and autobiography to anthropology and history.
The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing (OCLW) at Wolfson College was founded in 2011 by the then President of Wolfson College, the biographer Dame Hermione Lee.
In that time the Centre has gained a local, national and international reputation as a unique hub of activities relating to many kinds of life-writing and as a significant interdisciplinary cultural presence. OCLW is directed by Professor Elleke Boehmer, with Dr Kate Kennedy as Associate Director, and Dr Katherine Collins as Fellow.
OCLW promotes a lively, cross-disciplinary dialogue on all aspects of life-writing through a busy weekly programme of events, including lunch talks, lectures, performances, panel discussions, conferences and seminars and full day workshops.
The Centre is committed to outreach, collaboration, and fostering research into life-writing through postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Postgraduate Scholarships, Visiting Scholarships and Visiting Doctoral Studentships. It supports early career academics at a critical time, and provides a central point for established practitioners for discussion and international collaboration.
OCLW has a significant educational and outreach impact beyond the college and the academy. The majority of the events are free, and people come to visit the Centre from communities outside the university, people who’ve never set foot before in an Oxford college.
For more information, please visit our website.
24 February 2020Wolfson student takes research to Parliament14 February 2020Wolfsonians release song in solidarity with students in Wuhan
Wolfson is very proud to announce that Don't Laugh has released their song in solidarity with students in Wuhan.10 February 2020All-Innovate: The University's idea competition
Entries for the 2020 All-Innovate Idea competition are open until 16 February 2020.
Parties and Dinners29 - 29Feb FebDegree DaySaturday 29 February - 11:00am to 3:30pm
Preceding the degree ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre at 14:00, the College hosts the Signing of the Graces and a celebratory reception for our graduands and their family and friends. This event is by invitation only; please see the degree days page on our website for further information.Lectures and Seminars02 - 02Mar MarLiberal International Order in TroubleMonday 2 March - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Leading expert in International Relations & former British Academy President, Professor Sir Adam Roberts will deliver a Keynote Lecture on the contemporary decline of the liberal order, calling for a rethinking of liberal ideas and practices.
The term ‘liberal international order’ has become widely used—generally to refer to the international system that developed in the years after the end of the Cold War in 1989, or even to the whole period since the end of WWII.Annual Lecture02 - 02Mar MarAnnual London Lecture: Last Supper in PompeiiMonday 2 March - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Last Supper in Pompeii' is inspired by the recent blockbuster exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, which Dr Roberts curated. Combining masterpieces of Roman art with cutting edge archaeological research, the talk looks at the Roman passion for food and wine.