Wolfson congratulates Aamer Sarfraz on his appointment by The Queen as a member of the House of Lords.
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.
7 August 2020Aamer Sarfraz appointed to the House of Lords5 August 2020Professor George Smith Honoured by Royal Society
Congratulations to Professor George Smith, FRS, who has been awarded the Armourers & Brasiers' Company Prize 20208 July 2020Refurbishment of the balcony
This project has been given the go-ahead as part of the Estates Strategy to improve our College buildings and environment.
Parties and Dinners12 - 12Sep SepDegree DaySaturday 12 September - 11:00am to 3:30pm
Preceding the degree ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre at 14:30, 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 Seminars05 - 05Nov NovMargaret Oliphant and OxfordThursday 5 November - 1:30pm
Merryn Williams is a poet and critic. Her latest works are The Fragile Bridge: New and Selected Poems (Shoestring Press) and Mansfield Park Revisited (Plas Gwyn Books). At present she is collecting poems about the pandemic and the lockdown. Merryn is a long-standing member of Wolfson's Common Room.Parties and Dinners14 - 14Nov NovDegree DaySaturday 14 November - 11:00am to 3:30pm
Preceding the degree ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre at 14:30, 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.