February 2018

01 - 01
Feb Feb
01 - 01
Feb Feb
Guest Night
Time:
19:00 to 22:00
Location:
The Hall
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.

02 - 02
Feb Feb
02 - 02
Feb Feb
The Putney Debates 2018 Powers to the Peoples: Electoral Reform and a Federal UK...
Time:
14:00 to 19:30
Location:
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Since the EU Referendum, citizens and politicians from across the Union have sought in vain to reach a democratic consensus on the future direction of the United Kingdom.

05 - 05
Feb Feb
05 - 05
Feb Feb
Equality and Welfare Committee
Time:
13:30 to 14:30
Location:
The Committee Room
Event type:
College Committee

This committee is for elected members only.

Equality and Welfare Committee meets termly to oversee equality as well as welfare issues and policy. Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

05 - 05
Feb Feb
05 - 05
Feb Feb
What counts as evidence in an ancient papyrus or inscription?
Time:
17:30 to 18:30
Location:
The Buttery
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Some of our most direct evidence for the ancient world consists of documents that survive on papyrus or stone. But how do we get from an ancient I.O.U. to a conclusion about the world in which the writer lived? What assumptions are involved, and where do reasonable scholars disagree?

05 - 05
Feb Feb
05 - 05
Feb Feb
FLJS Film Screening: Letters from Baghdad
Time:
19:00 to 21:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Concert and Plays

Letters from Baghdad tells the extraordinary story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire of the 20th Century, who shaped the modern Middle East in ways that still reverberate today.

06 - 06
Feb Feb
06 - 06
Feb Feb
Nominating Committee
Time:
13:30 to 14:30
Location:
The Committee Room
Event type:
College Committee

Nominating Committee meets annually in Hilary Term to suggest committee memberships based on the nominations it receives. Committee to which graduate students are elected.

06 - 06
Feb Feb
06 - 06
Feb Feb
Creative Writing Classes
Time:
17:00 to 18:30
Location:
The Committee Room
Event type:
Courses and Workshops

Three-part creative writing class, held by Creative Arts Fellow Nicholas Pierpan. Advance registration is essential as spaces are limited.

07 - 07
Feb Feb
07 - 07
Feb Feb
Investment Committee
Time:
10:30 to 11:30
Location:
The Committee Room
Event type:
College Committee

Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

07 - 07
Feb Feb
07 - 07
Feb Feb
Day Nursery Sub-committee
Time:
16:00 to 17:00
Location:
The Committee Room
Event type:
College Committee

The Nursery Sub-Committee overseas the strategy, policy and developments of the Nursery and includes family representatives as well as members of the various constituents of the College. Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

07 - 07
Feb Feb
07 - 07
Feb Feb
Weinrebe Lecture 'Sex, politics and selfhood: girls’ life-writing and histo...
Time:
17:30 to 19:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Kathryn Gleadle discusses how Victorian girls perceived sexuality, intimacy and attraction, through diaries that have lain neglected in archives. Kathryn is Professor of Gender and Women's History, University of Oxford.

07 - 07
Feb Feb
07 - 07
Feb Feb
Catering Sub-committee
Time:
17:30 to 18:30
Location:
The Committee Room
Event type:
College Committee

The Catering Sub-Committee receives feedback on catering and meals and discusses and agrees the development and implementation of catering operations and menus. Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

07 - 19
Feb Feb
07 - 19
Feb Feb
Joint Menagerie Bridge Club and Oxford University Bridge Club Training event
Time:
19:00 to 22:00
Location:
Event type:
Clubs & Societies

Menagerie Bridge club will be holding a teach-in for university students at Wolfson College, Haldane Room on Wednesday 7th February, 7-10pm. This will be a 16-board Teams event, with each team comprising one student pair and one Menagerie pair.

08 - 08
Feb Feb
08 - 08
Feb Feb
Remuneration Committee
Time:
11:00 to 12:00
Location:
The Committee Room
Event type:
College Committee

Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

08 - 08
Feb Feb
08 - 08
Feb Feb
IT Committee
Time:
13:30 to 14:30
Location:
The Committee Room
Event type:
College Committee

Information Technology Committee discusses all aspects of the College IT facilities, such as computers, printing and network connections. A representative from this committee reports to the General Meeting. Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

08 - 08
Feb Feb
08 - 08
Feb Feb
The Wolfson Haldane Lecture:'A Stroke of Bad Luck - Understanding Brain Dis...
Time:
18:00 to 19:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Annual Lecture

A Stroke of Bad Luck – Understanding Brain Disease” Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell Stroke is the third greatest killer and causes massive disability, yet there are few effective treatments.

08 - 08
Feb Feb
08 - 08
Feb Feb
Guest Night
Time:
19:00 to 22:00
Location:
The Hall
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.

09 - 09
Feb Feb
09 - 09
Feb Feb
Film screening: "The Unmistaken Child", followed by Q&A with Geshe...
Time:
19:30 to 21:30
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Concert and Plays

The documentary "The Unmistaken Child" tells the story of Geshe Zopa's search for the reincarnation of his Buddhist teacher. Geshe Zopa will be present to answer questions after the film screening.

11 - 11
Feb Feb
11 - 11
Feb Feb
Arts Society Family Workshop
Time:
10:00 to 13:00
Location:
The Buttery
Event type:
Family Friendly

Plaster Casting with artist Francesca Shakespeare

Learn how to make a bas relief ‘tile’, cast it in quick drying plaster of paris then paint it, help make a joint artwork and also something to take home.

About Francesca Shakespeare

12 - 12
Feb Feb
12 - 12
Feb Feb
Academic Committee
Time:
13:30 to 14:30
Location:
The Committee Room
Event type:
College Committee

This committee is for elected members only.

12 - 12
Feb Feb
12 - 12
Feb Feb
Weinrebe Lecture 'The Rhetorical Voice'
Time:
17:30 to 19:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker explores the meaning of rhetorical voice in drama, in her work and in the work of other playwrights. Is the rhetorical voice different when it is female rather than male?

12 - 12
Feb Feb
12 - 12
Feb Feb
Meditation
Time:
19:00 to 20:00
Location:
Event type:
Courses and Workshops

Traditional Buddhist meditation. Practise regularly to change the quality of your life.

Please notify Clive each week if planning to attend.

To be continued next term.

13 - 13
Feb Feb
13 - 13
Feb Feb
Social Science Table
Time:
12:30 to 13:30
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.

13 - 13
Feb Feb
13 - 13
Feb Feb
Domestic and Premises Committee
Time:
13:30 to 14:30
Location:
The Committee Room
Event type:
College Committee

Domestic and Premises Committee considers the physical aspects of the College, including accommodation, safety in College, building works, renovations and development projects.

13 - 13
Feb Feb
13 - 13
Feb Feb
Creative Writing Classes
Time:
17:00 to 18:30
Location:
The Committee Room
Event type:
Courses and Workshops

Three-part creative writing class, held by Creative Arts Fellow Nicholas Pierpan. Advance registration is essential as spaces are limited.

13 - 13
Feb Feb
13 - 13
Feb Feb
Sources of Silliness in Grammar: from Ancient Greece to Modern Europe
Time:
18:15 to 21:00
Location:
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Please note that due to The House of Lords security we are unable to accept any registrations on the day of the event (Tuesday 13 February).

14 - 14
Feb Feb
14 - 14
Feb Feb
Science Table Lunch
Time:
12:30 to 13:30
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.

14 - 14
Feb Feb
14 - 14
Feb Feb
Arts Sub-committee
Time:
13:00 to 14:00
Location:
The Committee Room
Event type:
College Committee

Wolfson has a well-established reputation as the college in Oxford that takes contemporary art seriously. The Arts Society aims to bring together members of College, from different cultures and disciplines, who are interested in the visual arts.

14 - 14
Feb Feb
14 - 14
Feb Feb
Fellowships and Memberships Committee
Time:
13:30 to 14:30
Location:
The President's Dining Room
Event type:
College Committee

This committee is for elected members only.

Recommends College appointments and membership, e.g. of fellows and members of Common Room. Graduate students are not represented on this committee.

14 - 14
Feb Feb
14 - 14
Feb Feb
Finance Committee
Time:
15:00 to 16:00
Location:
The Committee Room
Event type:
College Committee

This committee is for nominated members only.

Finance Committee oversees in outline College expenditure, income and investments. Graduate students may nominate themselves for this committee.

14 - 14
Feb Feb
14 - 14
Feb Feb
Social and Cultural Committee
Time:
17:00 to 18:00
Location:
The Committee Room
Event type:
College Committee

Social and Cultural Committee allocates and approves money for all the College’s clubs, societies and social functions. The SCC's sub-committees, listed below, encompass most of the life of the Wolfson Community.

15 - 15
Feb Feb
15 - 15
Feb Feb
Old Wolves: Lunch
Time:
12:30 to 13:30
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Networking

All past members of the College, whether academics, students or staff (/ partners) are welcome at our termly Old Wolves lunches. New 'old' faces are always welcome.

A special table is reserved for us in Hall. Drinks are provided.

15 - 15
Feb Feb
15 - 15
Feb Feb
Wolfson College gardens: a talk
Time:
13:30 to 15:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Art exhibition

Walter Sawyer has been a Supernumerary Fellow at Wolfson since 2001. He started work with the Parks Department in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1972. Walter studied horticulture at Askham Bryan college (now part of Leeds University).

15 - 15
Feb Feb
15 - 15
Feb Feb
Poetry Reading
Time:
17:30 to 18:30
Location:
The Florey Room
Event type:
Concert and Plays

Creative Arts Fellow Nicholas Pierpan hosts three prominent UK poets for a reading. Dr Sandeep Parmar is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Liverpool. Beau Hopkins currently reports on High Court and Court of Appeal cases for legal publications. He lives in North Norfolk.

15 - 15
Feb Feb
15 - 15
Feb Feb
Guest Night
Time:
19:00 to 22:00
Location:
The Hall
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.

16 - 16
Feb Feb
16 - 16
Feb Feb
Formal Hall
Time:
19:00 to 22:00
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Parties and Dinners

Formal Hall is a served three-course meal, at a lower price than our guest nights and they take place each term. Dress code is smart, no gowns. 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.

19 - 09
Feb Mar
19 - 09
Feb Mar
Bury Knowle Art Group - Reflections
Time:
10:00 to 19:00
Location:
The Private Dining Room
Event type:
Art exhibition

Oxford Bury Knowle Art Group Winter Exhibition

19 - 19
Feb Feb
19 - 19
Feb Feb
Unionisation in South India : the Independence decades
Time:
17:00 to 18:30
Location:
The Buttery
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

We will meet to learn about and discuss the organisation of labour in South India (the Madras Presidency) during the decades surrounding Independence.

19 - 19
Feb Feb
19 - 19
Feb Feb
Meditation
Time:
19:00 to 20:00
Location:
Event type:
Courses and Workshops

Traditional Buddhist meditation. Practise regularly to change the quality of your life. Please notify Clive each week if planning to attend. To be continued next term.