October 2018

01 - 09
Oct Nov
01 - 09
Oct Nov
Steve Empson: Paintings and Drawings
Time:
10:00 to 19:00
Location:
The Private Dining Room
Event type:
Art exhibition

Steve Empson observes two coastal communities, in Kent and Co Durham, he considers to be similar in many aspects. Both places are out on a limb, and he sees them as being quirky and attractively at the edge of society.

01 - 01
Oct Oct
01 - 01
Oct Oct
Meditation and Daily life practice
Time:
16:00 to 17:00
Location:
Event type:
Courses and Workshops

This is a taster for one hour for those with no previous experience and for those who have been practising for a long time.

How to cope with emotion, moods and feelings and how they affect us: stress, anxiety, depression and other related disorders

02 - 02
Oct Oct
02 - 02
Oct Oct
Choir and Cupcakes
Time:
19:00 to 21:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Clubs & Societies

Come and sing with the Wolfson Choir! We will have a short taster rehearsal (with our exciting new conductor!), followed by cupcakes.

04 - 04
Oct Oct
04 - 04
Oct Oct
SARC: 'The Innovative Parallel'
Time:
16:00 to 18:00
Location:
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Anil Zankar, from Film and Television Institute of India, will talk about the vibrant trends in the regional cinema in India.

05 - 05
Oct Oct
05 - 05
Oct Oct
College Freshers Fair
Time:
18:00 to 20:00
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Clubs & Societies

This year's freshers fair will take place in the Haldane Room. Wolfson College boasts a wide range of clubs and societies - meet their members and sign yourself up! 

07 - 07
Oct Oct
07 - 07
Oct Oct
Wolfson Family Society: Greet and Meet, Sip and Nibble
Time:
15:00 to 17:00
Location:
The Buttery
Event type:
Family Friendly

Wolfson Family Society is a very active group for Wolfson members with families, both with small and not so small children. We have our first event this term, a “Meet and Greet, Sip and Nibble” on Sunday, 7 October, from 15:00-17:00 in the Buttery.

08 - 08
Oct Oct
08 - 08
Oct Oct
AWRC: Iranian World Seminar Series: The Crucible of Empire: The Sasanian World a...
Time:
17:00
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars
08 - 19
Oct Nov
08 - 19
Oct Nov
Meditation and Daily Life Practice
Time:
19:00 to 20:00
Location:
Event type:
Courses and Workshops

Weekly sitting meditation and Daily life practice to learn how to cope with emotion, moods and feelings and for a drug-free way out of depression, anxiety, stress and other conditions. How to live wholeheartedly a fulfilling and meaningful life.

09 - 09
Oct Oct
09 - 09
Oct Oct
Unities: Science/Religion/Interfaith
Time:
18:00 to 20:00
Location:
Seminar Room 3 - The Academic Wing
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Unities: Science/Religion/Interfaith

10 - 10
Oct Oct
10 - 10
Oct Oct
Science Table Lunch
Time:
12:30
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Networking

Put away your lab coat and safety specs and come to Wolfson for lunch to meet other Wolfson scientists.

11 - 11
Oct Oct
11 - 11
Oct Oct
The Qur’an, its Transmission and Textual Variants: Confronting Early Manuscripts...
Time:
17:15 to 18:15
Location:
Seminar Room 3 - The Academic Wing
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

This lecture, part of the Khalili Research Centre weekly seminars, is about the early history of the Qur'an.

11 - 11
Oct Oct
11 - 11
Oct Oct
Wolfson Lecture Series 2018-19: Diplomacy for the 21st Century: An Asian Perspec...
Time:
18:00 to 19:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Whilst Asia continues to gain in importance in the international community with its huge population and growing economies, the region also faces numerous challenges.

11 - 11
Oct Oct
11 - 11
Oct Oct
Guest Night
Time:
19:00
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Parties and Dinners

Guest Night dinners take place on Thursdays during term time and are open to all members of College and Common Room. They provide a convivial atmosphere and the chance to meet other Wolfsonians as well as entertaining guests. Dress code is smart, no gowns.

15 - 15
Oct Oct
15 - 15
Oct Oct
Physiotherapy led Pilates
Time:
18:30 to 19:30
Location:
The Buttery
Event type:
Sports & Wellness

Join us to strengthen, stretch, tone and relax under the expert guidance of our physiotherapist instructors. No experience is needed and beginners are very welcome to join us. Email us at info@pop-up-Pilates.com to find out more.

15 - 15
Oct Oct
15 - 15
Oct Oct
Italian language course by OUIS
Time:
19:30 to 21:00
Location:
Event type:
Clubs & Societies

The Oxford University Italian Society (OUIS) organises weekly classes open to all those interested in learning Italian. The beginners course is in Wolfson (seminar room 3, but check at the lodge) on Mondays at 19:30.

16 - 16
Oct Oct
16 - 16
Oct Oct
Short talks by RF/JRFs
Time:
17:30 to 18:30
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Steffen Woltering and Martino Bardelli are JRFs at Wolfson. They will be giving short research talks aimed at a general audience. The talks will be followed by refreshments and a table will be set aside in Hall for those who want to continue discussion over a meal.

16 - 16
Oct Oct
16 - 16
Oct Oct
Psychoanalysis & autobiography
Time:
17:30 to 19:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

In 1935 W. H. Auden poked fun at current misconceptions of psychoanalysis: ‘to the man in the street, the cure for all ills is (a) indiscriminate sexual intercourse; (b) autobiography’.

17 - 18
Oct Oct
17 - 18
Oct Oct
The Micro-Dynamics Of Violence
Time:
09:00 to 18:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Conference

This October, Violence Studies Oxford and The University of Exeter’s Centre for the Study of War, State and Society will co-host a 2-day conference at Wolfson College Oxford. The program has two primary themes: ‘Writing Violence’ and ‘Understanding Violence’.

17 - 17
Oct Oct
17 - 17
Oct Oct
General Meeting
Time:
17:30 to 18:30
Location:
The Upper Common Room
Event type:
General Meetings

General Meeting occurs at least twice in each term and is an opportunity for all College and Common Room members to discuss any College business.

18 - 18
Oct Oct
18 - 18
Oct Oct
AWRC: Lunch Table and Talk ‘News from Mosul, beneath the Mosque of Jonah’s Tomb’...
Time:
13:15 to 14:00
Location:
The Florey Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

AWRC: Lunch table (members only) followed by a talk at 1.15: Professor Stephanie Dalley: ‘News from Mosul, beneath the Mosque of Jonah’s Tomb’- all welcome

18 - 18
Oct Oct
18 - 18
Oct Oct
Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture: The Fate of Pakistan - three ways in which things coul...
Time:
18:00 to 19:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Annual Lecture

Pakistan in 2018 elected as its new leader a crusading populist heading a young, inexperienced political movement. Widespread hopes for social change will soon clash with profound crises which are existential in nature.

18 - 18
Oct Oct
18 - 18
Oct Oct
Guest Night
Time:
19:00
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Parties and Dinners

Guest Night dinners take place on Thursdays during term time and are open to all members of College and Common Room. They provide a convivial atmosphere and the chance to meet other Wolfsonians as well as entertaining guests. Dress code is smart, no gowns.

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

Formal Hall is a served three-course meal. Dress code is smart, no gowns. Drinks are at 7.00 pm, with dinner at 7.30 pm. Open to all members of College and Common Room and their guests. There is no informal dinner served on Formal Hall nights.

22 - 22
Oct Oct
22 - 22
Oct Oct
President's Seminar: 'Gravity and Levity'
Time:
17:30
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

The President’s Seminar series provides a platform for the presentation and discussion of some of the fascinating and ground-breaking research that is carried out by Wolfsonians at all career stages.

22 - 22
Oct Oct
22 - 22
Oct Oct
Italian language course by OUIS
Time:
19:30 to 21:00
Location:
Event type:
Clubs & Societies

The Oxford University Italian Society (OUIS) organises weekly classes open to all those interested in learning Italian. The beginners course is in Wolfson (seminar room 3, but check at the lodge) on Mondays at 19:30. Italian classes at other levels are also organised in different locations.