November 2017

01 - 01
Nov Nov
01 - 01
Nov Nov
No-one lies like an eye witness: uncovering truths in fact and fiction
Time:
17:30 to 19:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Writers don’t actually make anything up. All their ideas are borrowed from somewhere or someone. They inevitably mine their own lives and the lives of other people for ideas, inspiration and concrete details. But does anyone have the right to tell any story?

02 - 02
Nov Nov
02 - 02
Nov Nov
Old Wolves: Lunch
Time:
12:30 to 13:30
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Networking

Our termly Old Wolves' lunch is open to all with memories of the College in former times. New members are always welcome: do come and join us. There is no charge, other than the cost of your lunch.

02 - 02
Nov Nov
02 - 02
Nov Nov
Talk: 'The ancient Silk Road: a journey in China'
Time:
13:30 to 15:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Our speaker, Professor Jacob G. Ghazarian, first came to Wolfson as a Visiting Scholar (Biochemistry) in 1982. He has retained ‘an inexplicable fascination with academic life at Oxford and at Wolfson in particular’ along with his membership of Wolfson’s Common Room.

02 - 02
Nov Nov
02 - 02
Nov Nov
Music Society Meeting
Time:
17:00 to 18:00
Location:
The Committee Room
Event type:
Clubs & Societies

If you are interested in helping to organise Wolfson musical events with our own or outside performers, in playing music with other Wolfson musicians, in singing in the Wolfson choir, or have ideas for other musical activities, please come along. We welcome your suggestions.

02 - 02
Nov Nov
02 - 02
Nov Nov
The Ronald Syme Lecture: Migration and the Metropolis: How ancient Rome stayed g...
Time:
18:00 to 19:00
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Romans told many myths of their civic inclusiveness, myths repeated from Machiavelli to modern times. The growth of their capital to a city of nearly a million has been understood as dependent on migrations of different kinds.

02 - 02
Nov Nov
02 - 02
Nov Nov
Guest Night
Time:
19:30 to 22:00
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Parties and Dinners

Guest Night dinners take place on Thursdays during full term 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).

03 - 03
Nov Nov
03 - 03
Nov Nov
JRF/RF Table at Lunch
Time:
12:30 to 13:30
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Networking

A table will be set aside in Hall for an informal lunch for Junior Research and Research Fellows. Wine and beer will be served. Partners and children are welcome to join the JRF/RFs.

(The second lunch of term will be on Friday of 8th week, December 1st.)

03 - 03
Nov Nov
03 - 03
Nov Nov
Bilingualism - An Insider’s Story
Time:
20:00 to 22:00
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Clubs & Societies

A first-hand account of living in two cultures and in two languages; reflections on the meaning of belonging and home. Anna was born and bred in the UK (her mother speaking Hungarian, her father speaking English) and is a recent graduate of the University of the Arts London.

04 - 04
Nov Nov
04 - 04
Nov Nov
Life-writing and Female Celebrity
Time:
14:00 to 18:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Conference

Part of OCLW’s Life-Writing and Celebrity strand, this half-day colloquium, convened by Sandra Mayer in collaboration with TORCH Oxford, will explore the gendered dynamics and cultural values at work in the creation, representation, and consumption of celebrity.

04 - 04
Nov Nov
04 - 04
Nov Nov
Wolfson Fireworks
Time:
20:00 to 21:00
Location:
The Harbour Lawn
Event type:
Family Friendly

Wolfson's Annual Fireworks Display - Saturday, 4 November at 8pm. Harbour Lawn. Free Entry: All welcome. Refreshments. Collection in aid of Amref Health Africa.

06 - 06
Nov Nov
06 - 06
Nov Nov
Book Colloquium: After Europe
Time:
17:30 to 18:30
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

A panel discussion of renowned public intellectual Ivan Krastev's provocative new book on the future of the European Union.

07 - 07
Nov Nov
07 - 07
Nov Nov
Digital Justice for Consumers
Time:
09:30 to 16:30
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

This workshop will examine how the increasing ease and speed that we are able to purchase goods and services online exposes consumers to the increasing risk of new types of disputes.

07 - 07
Nov Nov
07 - 07
Nov Nov
Ghostwriting and Biography
Time:
17:30 to 19:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

This panel brings together writers and scholars to consider the implications of ghostwriting in the context of biographical and novelistic practice, publishing, and the media industries.

07 - 07
Nov Nov
07 - 07
Nov Nov
Science Table Dinner
Time:
18:30 to 19:30
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Networking

SCIENCE TABLE at DINNER
Put away your lab coat and safety specs and come to Wolfson for dinner on Tuesday November 7th to meet other Wolfson scientists.

09 - 09
Nov Nov
09 - 09
Nov Nov
Guest Night
Time:
19:30 to 22:00
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Parties and Dinners

Guest Night dinners take place on Thursdays during full term 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).

10 - 10
Nov Nov
10 - 10
Nov Nov
Formal Hall
Time:
19:30 to 22:00
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Parties and Dinners

Formal Hall is a served three course meal, at a lower price than guest nights. Formal Halls take place 2-3 times each term. Drinks are at 7.00 pm, with dinner at 7.30 pm. They are open to all members of College and Common Room and their guests.

12 - 12
Nov Nov
12 - 12
Nov Nov
Life Drawing Day Workshop
Time:
10:00 to 16:00
Location:
The Buttery
Event type:
Courses and Workshops

Life Drawing with Artist Francesca Shakespears. Wolfson students: £15 Other Wolfson membes: £25 Non-Wolfson participants: £40 Non-Wolfson students@ £25 Includes materials and tea/coffee/biscuits.

13 - 30
Nov Nov
13 - 30
Nov Nov
Photographs 'Lives on the Move'
Time:
10:00 to 19:00
Location:
The Private Dining Room
Event type:
Art exhibition

An exhibition of photographs opening on Monday 13 November from 6 to 8 pm, with a short introductory talk by Indrajit Roy, JRF,  at 6.30 pm.

13 - 13
Nov Nov
13 - 13
Nov Nov
Opening of 'Lives on the Move' an exhibition of photographs
Time:
18:18 to 20:00
Location:
The Private Dining Room
Event type:
Art exhibition

Opening of 'Lives on the Move' an exhibition of photographs, with a short introductory talk by Indrajit Roy, JRF,  at 6.30 pm.

14 - 14
Nov Nov
14 - 14
Nov Nov
The Ethics of Staging Real Lives
Time:
13:00 to 14:00
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

The contemporary market for the consumption of real lives has led to an increasing demand for performers to play or impersonate real people. In this presentation, Professor Mary Luckhurst will explore the ethical issues inherent in the staging of real lives.

15 - 15
Nov Nov
15 - 15
Nov Nov
Ancient World Research Cluster Lunch Table and Talk
Time:
12:30 to 14:00
Location:
The Florey Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

The second Ancient World Research Cluster Lunch Table of the term takes place in the Hall on 15th November from 12:30 pm and is followed by a talk by Dr.

15 - 15
Nov Nov
15 - 15
Nov Nov
Wolfson Reading Group
Time:
19:30 to 21:00
Location:
The Committee Room
Event type:
Clubs & Societies

We will be discussing An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Refreshments will be served.

16 - 16
Nov Nov
16 - 16
Nov Nov
Aris Lecture: 'Teach me how to be Gesar's daughter'
Time:
18:00 to 20:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Includes voices of Tibetan intellectuals in the diaspora featuring poems by Kaysang.

16 - 16
Nov Nov
16 - 16
Nov Nov
Guest Night
Time:
19:30 to 22:00
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Parties and Dinners

Guest Night dinners take place on Thursdays during full term 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).

17 - 17
Nov Nov
17 - 17
Nov Nov
Visiting Scholars and Research Members of Common Room research presentations
Time:
16:30 to 19:00
Location:
The Buttery
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Four of the College’s Visiting Scholars and Research Members of Common Room will give presentations of their research in The Buttery on Friday 17 November 2017, 4.30-7.00, with drinks 5.30-6.00, between the first two and the second two talks. Everyone welcome!

18 - 18
Nov Nov
18 - 18
Nov Nov
Recital
Time:
17:00 to 18:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Concert and Plays

Schubert Piano Trio in E-flat major Op. 100

Free entry with donations to AMREF Health Africa, the Wolfson College charity

21 - 21
Nov Nov
21 - 21
Nov Nov
Social Science Table
Time:
12:45 to 13:45
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Networking

The Wolfson Social Science Tables are for any Wolfsonians and guests who want to get together every now and again to talk social science.

21 - 21
Nov Nov
21 - 21
Nov Nov
Lives and Letters
Time:
17:30 to 19:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

This discussion centres on an understanding and appreciation of letters as repositories of complex meaning, creating unique possibilities that weave together the textual, visual, material, biographical, and cultural.