Past Creative Arts Fellows
List of past Creative Arts Fellows.
Creative Arts Fellow 2016
Nicholas Pierpan is a playwright and screenwriter. He grew up in various towns on the east coast of America before attending Bowdoin College in Maine and Lincoln College, Oxford. During his graduate education he began writing plays; two of them – The Problem with the Seventh Year and Too Much the Sun – won the university’s Cameron Mackintosh Award for New Writing. Since then, his plays have been performed internationally and he now writes for television, film and radio as well.
Pierpan won the 2013 Off West End Award for Most Promising New Playwright and was nominated for an Evening Standard Award the same year. Recently, he was commissioned to write an original television pilot for BBC drama. A play based on his doctoral subject, the poet William Wordsworth, will soon be produced by English Touring Theatre.
Creative Arts Fellow 2012, Composer and singer.
John started his music career as a chorister in Westminster Cathedral before studying music at Keble College, Oxford. He has a varied musical background with experience ranging from sound engineering for the likes of Radiohead and the Manic Street Preachers, to playing drums in jazz and pop bands, and composing for a number of local and national choirs. In 2006, John co-founded the Oxford-based choir Sospiri and is now their official composer-in-residence.
John will be drawing on this experience to develop a number of new collaborations at Wolfson and is particularly looking forward to the opportunity to work with The Fournier Trio, currently artists in residence at Wolfson.
Longer term, John plans to build on his body of work based on poetical texts from World War I. Describing the project, he said, "I’m delighted that Professor Jon Stallworthy is a member of the college. He has written extensively on the life and work of Wilfred Owen, who has been a great source of inspiration to me."
To listen to Part 1 of John's Wolfson Soundscape, please click here.
Creative Arts Fellow 2009 - 2012, Visual Artist.
Mark Rowan-Hull’s career began as an Improvisational musician before he started making visual art. Rowan-Hull synaesthetic approach to art seeks to dissolve the distinction between visual art and music.Throughout the past ten years he has accepted invitations to create with notable musicians, enabling him to incorporate music directly in his practice.
Rowan-Hull was born in Essex in 1968: He has exhibited widely including at the acclaimed touring Eye-Music exhibition, with solo exhibitions at galleries in London and nationally.
Creative Arts Fellow 2005 - 2009, Poet.
Carmen Bugan was born in Romania in 1970. She and her family immigrated in 1989 to the United States as political dissidents. She was educated at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and completed her doctorate at Balliol College, Oxford. She was a tutor in Creative Writing at Oxford. Her first collection of poems, Crossing the Carpathians, was published in 2004. Carmen now lives near Geneva.
Creative Arts Fellow 2005 - 2007, Writer.
Will Fiennes studied at St Peter's College and Magdalen. He has contributed to Granta, the London Review of Books, and the TLS. His first book, The Snow Geese, won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Hawthornden Prize. He was the winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award in 2002.
Creative Arts Fellow 2002 - 2005, Musician.
Lyric mezzo-soprano Kathryn Whitney was trained in Toronto, New York and Oxford and she sang her post-graduate performance diploma recital at the Guildhall School of Music in London in 2001. Her repertoire spans numerous genres, styles and languages, but she has a special love of German Lieder, contemporary music and coloratura roles of the 17th and 18th centuries. At Wolfson, Kathryn gave regular recitals with pianist Philip Bullock, and organised regular Sunday Afternoon Concerts. She performed a work specially commissioned for Wolfson at a Guest Night.
Creative Arts Fellow 1999 - 2002, Potter and Ceramicist.
Margaret O'Rorke has developed innovative techniques in the use of ceramics and light. A further link provides images of some of her work on the Galerie Besson website.
Creative Arts Fellow 1995 - 1998, Playwright.
Nicholas McInerny has written for Stage, Radio, Television and Film. He has had plays produced by Red Shift Theatre Company and Soho Theatre, over 20 radio plays produced by Radio 4 and written for both The Bill (Thames TV) and Always and Everyone (Granada TV) amongst others. He is represented by John Rush at Sheil Land Associates (tel 0207 405 9351).
Amit Prakesh Chaudhuri
Creative Arts Fellow 1992 - 1995, Creative Writer.
One of the most dazzling new talents of any nationality (San Francisco Chronicle), Amit Chaudhuri was born in Calcutta and brought up in Bombay. His first novel, A strange and sublime address, published in 1991, won the Betty Trask Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book (Eurasia).
Creative Arts Fellow 1989 - 1992, Artist.
Creative Arts Fellow 1986 - 1989, Composer and Musician.
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Eight years on from the disastrous accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, how has the clean-up operation gone; what are Japanese attitudes to nuclear power; and what energy mix is right for a resource-poor economic superpower? Naomi Hirose has for many years been at the helm of The Tokyo Electric Power Company which runs Fukushima, and he is in Oxford, at Wolfson College, to set out his views, and to take all questions.Lectures and Seminars23 - 23May MayWolfson Lecture Series: Diplomacy for the 21st Century: Expanding the diplomati...Thursday 23 May - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Sir Peter Gluckman will deliver the lecture “Expanding the diplomatic toolkit: the further evolution of science diplomacy”.