May 2017

01 - 01
May May
01 - 01
May May
Science Table Dinner
Time:
18:30 to 19:30
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Networking

SCIENCE TABLE at DINNER

02 - 02
May May
02 - 02
May May
Cypriot Fiddlers film screening
Time:
17:00 to 19:00
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Concert and Plays

The Cypriot Fiddler is an attempt to trace the life stories of a dying class of traditional musicians on both sides of the Cypriot divide. The documentary, released in 2016, was entirely funded by members of the public through an online crowd-sourcing campaign.

02 - 02
May May
02 - 02
May May
The Will of the People? The History of Petitioning in Britain and Its Implicatio...
Time:
17:30 to 18:30
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Is there, as Lord Chancellor Liz Truss has suggested, a 'settled will of the people'? If so, how is this best expressed: through a referendum, through Parliament, or through petitions?

03 - 03
May May
03 - 03
May May
Geopolitics and Economics as Key Factors in the 4th Industrial Revolution
Time:
13:00 to 16:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Alexei Voronin is a well-known Russian businessman, investor, consultant, inventor and entrepreneur who worked with Skolkovo Centre for Innovation and "Sberbank" - the biggest and the oldest bank in the Russian Federation.

04 - 04
May May
04 - 04
May May
Dante’s Divine Comedy: what you need to know
Time:
13:30 to 15:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Professor David Robey, whose relationship with Wolfson began in 1970, will present the topics covered in his and Peter Hainsworth’s book Dante: A Very Short Introduction (OUP). 

04 - 04
May May
04 - 04
May May
Putting Lipstick on the Gorilla
Time:
18:00 to 19:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

The Wolfson Architecture and Society Lecture Series: From Visions of Utopia to Lipstick on the Gorilla by Alan Berman, Architect

05 - 05
May May
05 - 05
May May
Evening of Hungarian Folk Dancing
Time:
20:00 to 22:00
Location:
The Buttery
Event type:
Clubs & Societies

A great chance for everyone to have fun and explore the unique tradition of Hungarian folk dance and music. The event will be led by Tamás Ferencz, a graduate of the Hungarian Dance Academy. Folk dance events held by Tamás have been very popular across the UK.

07 - 24
May May
07 - 24
May May
Exhibition of Life Drawing for Oxfordshire Artweeks
Time:
09:00 to 17:00
Location:
The Florey Room
Event type:
Art exhibition

Life Drawing by participants of the Wolfson Life Drawing Classes for Oxfordshire Artworks. Private View Sunday 14 May 5pm – 7 pm.

Open daily 10 am to 7 pm subject to College commitments. Visitors are advised to ring the College Lodge on 01865 274100 beforehand.

08 - 08
May May
08 - 08
May May
Peace for whom? Legacies of gender based violence in Peru
Time:
17:00 to 18:30
Location:
Seminar Room 2 - The Academic Wing
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Jelke Boesten is Reader in Gender and Development, in the International Development Institute of Kings College London.

08 - 08
May May
08 - 08
May May
President’s Seminar: Change
Time:
17:30 to 18:30
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

The College President, Professor Dame Hermione Lee, hosts regular seminars with Wolfson researchers active at all levels and in all fields, providing an opportunity for fellows and students to discuss emerging research and to exchange ideas.

09 - 09
May May
09 - 09
May May
Pursuer or Pursued: Reflections on Biography
Time:
17:30 to 19:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

This lecture is given in memory of Professor Richard Ellmann, Fellow of Wolfson College from 1984–1987, to mark the 30th anniversary of his death and of the publication of his biography of Oscar Wilde.

10 - 10
May May
10 - 10
May May
Wolfson College Lectures by Fellows
Time:
18:30 to 19:00
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

We would like to invite you to the Wolfson College Lecture given by a Governing Body Fellow, Making new chloroplasts in plants – the importance of import,  Paul Jarvis, Professor of Plant Cell Biology, University of Oxford.  

10 - 10
May May
10 - 10
May May
Wolfson Reading Group
Time:
19:30 to 21:00
Location:
The Florey Room
Event type:
Clubs & Societies

An informal discussion over wine. This month's we are reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.. If you would like to join the Wolfson Reading Group Maillist, please contact Jan Scriven jan.scriven@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

11 - 11
May May
11 - 11
May May
Research presentations by Visiting Scholars and Research Member of Common Room
Time:
17:00 to 19:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Two Visiting Scholars and one Research Member of Common Room will give short presentations of their current research. All members of College and their guests are very welcome. The event will begin with drinks from 5.00-5.30, followed by half-hour sessions for the three talks.

12 - 13
May May
12 - 13
May May
Global Lives and Local Perspectives: New Approaches to Tibetan Life Writing
Time:
09:00 to 17:30
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Courses and Workshops

Global Lives and Local Perspectives: New Approaches to Tibetan Life Writing is a workshop aimed at examining Tibet’s rich tradition of biographical writing as documented in Tibetan narrative, poetic, legal, and religious literature.

12 - 12
May May
12 - 12
May May
Formal Hall
Time:
19:00 to 22:00
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Parties and Dinners

Formal Hall takes place each term. Drinks are at 7.00 pm, with dinner at 7.30 pm. These dinners are open to all members of College and Common Room and their guests.

Please note that there is NO Informal Supper on the nights of Formal Hall.

12 - 12
May May
12 - 12
May May
Chasing the Double Eagle: Reflections on the Physical and Psychological Archaeol...
Time:
20:00 to 22:00
Location:
The Buttery
Event type:
Clubs & Societies

Prof Pulzer is Gladstone Professor Emeritus of Government at All Souls College and the author of numerous works on Central European history. The talk will focus on the idea that while Empires are on the whole exploitative and wicked, what they leave behind can be beneficial and interesting.

14 - 14
May May
14 - 14
May May
Private Viewing of Exhibition of Life Drawing for Oxfordshire Artweeks
Time:
17:00 to 19:00
Location:
Event type:
Art exhibition

Life Drawing by participants of the Wolfson Life Drawing Classes for Oxfordshire Artworks.

The exhibition runs from 7-24 May. Open daily subject to College commitments. Visitors are advised to ring the Lodge on 01865 274100 before visiting.

15 - 15
May May
15 - 15
May May
Poems of Life and Death – a reading
Time:
18:00 to 19:30
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Concert and Plays

Simon Armitage and Bernard O’Donoghue will read poetry on the theme of life and death.

16 - 16
May May
16 - 16
May May
Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World
Time:
17:00 to 18:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

In this keynote lecture, leading political writer Timothy Garton Ash will present his ten guiding principles for a connected world, and offer a manifesto for global free speech in the digital age.

20 - 21
May May
20 - 21
May May
BOP To The Future
Time:
21:00 to 02:00
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Parties and Dinners

Berlin Wall has fallen and it's time to say goodbye to the era of Commie BOP. It's time to look ahead into the future with BOP To The Future, proudly brought to you by Entz. Join us in our Main Hall for a futuristic experience.

22 - 22
May May
22 - 22
May May
College's Research Fellows' programme
Time:
19:30 to 21:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Professor Alastair Buchan, Oxford University's Pro Vice Chancellor with responsibilty for the University's Brexit strategy is invited to Wolfson College to talk about this strategy. All members of the College are warmly invited to this open event.

23 - 23
May May
23 - 23
May May
South Asia Day
Time:
10:00 to 17:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Re-configuring power: looking back at the decades around independence

23 - 23
May May
23 - 23
May May
Life Writing Lunch: Faith Biographies
Time:
13:00 to 14:00
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Professor Heather Walton and Professor Peter Ackers discuss writing biographies of faith. Walton is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow.

24 - 24
May May
24 - 24
May May
The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy and the Pursuit of Justice
Time:
17:30 to 19:00
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

A book colloquium featuring Stuart H Newberger, an international lawyer who represented victims of the terrorist plot hatched by Colonal Qaddafi that brought down French Airlines Flight 772.

24 - 24
May May
24 - 24
May May
Thirteenth Annual Roger Moorey Memorial lecture
Time:
17:30
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

The Department of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum invites you to the Thirteenth Annual Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture, Hierakonpolis: exploring Egypt’s first city, with Dr Renée Friedman, University of Oxford.

25 - 25
May May
25 - 25
May May
The Isaiah Berlin Lecture
Time:
18:00 to 19:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

One Hundred Years of Consciousness (‘a long training in absurdity’)

26 - 26
May May
26 - 26
May May
Private Viewing of Wolfson College Portraits: Photographs by Mariana Cook
Time:
18:00 to 21:00
Location:
The Private Dining Room
Event type:
Art exhibition

Mariana Cook is a fine art photographer whose work is held in numerous private and museum collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York City; The J.

26 - 26
May May
26 - 26
May May
Wolfson Choir Concert
Time:
20:00 to 22:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Concert and Plays

The Wolfson Choir is having a concert on Friday, May 26th at 8 PM in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, showcasing the work the choir has been doing during the Hilary and Trinity terms.

27 - 27
May May
27 - 27
May May
The Lives of Houses
Time:
09:30 to 17:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Conference

The event brings together academics, biographers and curators to explore the ways in which the life stories of well-known individuals are preserved and presented through the architecture and material culture of their homes.

28 - 31
May Dec
28 - 31
May Dec
Wolfson College Portraits: Photographs by Mariana Cook
Time:
09:00 to 17:00
Location:
The Florey Room
Event type:
Art exhibition

Fifteen portraits by Mariana Cook will be featured in this exhibition. Mariana cook is a fine art photographer whose work is held in numerous private and museum collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York City; The J.

28 - 28
May May
28 - 28
May May
The National Gardens Scheme
Time:
14:00 to 18:00
Location:
Event type:
Family Friendly

Wolfson College is opening its lovely garden for charity through the National Gardens Scheme. The Gardening team will be selling plants on the day. Tea and cake will be available in the Dining Hall.