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.
7 August 2020Aamer Sarfraz appointed to the House of Lords
Wolfson congratulates Aamer Sarfraz on his appointment by The Queen as a member of the House of Lords.5 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.