June 2019

01 - 01
Jun Jun
01 - 01
Jun Jun
Inscribing Biographies in Global South History
Time:
13:00 to 17:30
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Conference

How can life-stories from the Global South enhance our understanding of southern histories, cultures, and lives?

01 - 01
Jun Jun
01 - 01
Jun Jun
Wolfson Boat Club Alumni Dinner 2019
Time:
19:00 to 22:00
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Parties and Dinners

This summer, Eights week marks the 50th anniversary of Wolfson first participating in bumps racing. From small beginnings, we are proud to say that the Wolfson mens and womens crews are now a force to be reckoned with on the water.

02 - 02
Jun Jun
02 - 02
Jun Jun
The Family Society Sports Day and Picnic in the Sports Field
Time:
11:00 to 13:00
Location:
Event type:
Family Friendly

Beverages and a light lunch will be provided. But you are also welcome to bring your own food or puddings to share! Any dietary restrictions/preferences, please contact me.

03 - 13
Jun Sep
03 - 13
Jun Sep
The Golden Age of Japanese Prints, Kunisada, Kuniyoshi and Hiroshige
Time:
10:00 to 19:00
Location:
The Private Dining Room
Event type:
Art exhibition

Ukiyo-e from the Collection of Ruth Muschel and Gillies McKenna. An exhibition dedicated to Sir Tim Hitchens, President, Wolfson College, Formally HM Ambassador to Japan Open daily 10am - 7pm subject to College Commitments.

03 - 03
Jun Jun
03 - 03
Jun Jun
Strange Bedfellows: Heidegger and the Decolonial Project
Time:
17:30 to 19:00
Location:
The Committee Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Martin Heidegger's work presents an enigma for the study of colonialism. He formulated one of the most profound critiques of the Western tradition yet his work also exhibits a deep-rooted onto-historical ethnocentrism. Can his thinking inform the decolonial project?

05 - 05
Jun Jun
05 - 05
Jun Jun
AWRC Lunch Table and Talk by Dr Søren Handberg (University of Oslo)
Time:
12:30 to 14:00
Location:
The Florey Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Lunch Table in Hall from 12:30, followed by a talk in the Florey Room at 1.15 delivered by Dr Søren Handberg (University of Oslo), The History and Archaeology of the Ancient Greek City of Kalydon from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Roman Period. Coffee and cakes will be served.

05 - 05
Jun Jun
05 - 05
Jun Jun
Poetry in motion – spoken word & hip hop performances
Time:
16:15 to 18:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Concert and Plays

This event brings together three talented artists, Stanza Divan, Rupinder Kaur and Lady Sanity, who all use languages and word-play in different ways, to forge personal and collective identities through their art.

06 - 06
Jun Jun
06 - 06
Jun Jun
Guest Night Dinner
Time:
19:15
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.

06 - 06
Jun Jun
06 - 06
Jun Jun
Russian Film Screening: The Student
Time:
19:30 to 22:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Join us for a showing of Kirill Serebrennikov's award-winning film: (M)uchenik (The Martyr)/The Student

Followed by a Q&A with experts on Russian culture and film.

Language: Russian with English subtitles. 

07 - 07
Jun Jun
07 - 07
Jun Jun
'And all the King's men…' Making Maria Theresia Queen of Hungary,...
Time:
20:00 to 20:45
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Clubs & Societies

William O'Reilly teaches Early Modern History at the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of Trinity Hall.

08 - 08
Jun Jun
08 - 08
Jun Jun
Dorothy Dunnett Oxford Day
Time:
10:00 to 16:30
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Conference

The 2019 Oxford Day will carry on the fine tradition of interesting talks, lively discussions and opportunities to catch up with friends old and new.

10 - 10
Jun Jun
10 - 10
Jun Jun
Learning to Listen
Time:
17:30 to 19:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

The Wife’s Tale is a 'beautiful, complicated [and] sensual account', according to Ondaatje prize judge and novelist Michèle Roberts.

11 - 11
Jun Jun
11 - 11
Jun Jun
Transnational Litigation, Big Pharma, and Billion Dollar Claims
Time:
17:30 to 18:30
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

In this lecture, lawyer Mary Bartkus shares her firsthand experience of the international litigation of multibillion dollar claims against Big Pharma when a medication taken by millions of users worldwide is withdrawn.

11 - 11
Jun Jun
11 - 11
Jun Jun
How to Read Haiku
Time:
18:00 to 18:30
Location:
The Florey Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

How do haiku work? How can you understand them if you don’t read or speak Japanese?

12 - 12
Jun Jun
12 - 12
Jun Jun
State Capture: What It Is and What It Means for the Constitutional Order
Time:
09:30 to 16:00
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

At this workshop, a roundtable of experts will examine the issue of state capture and the implications for the constitutional order.

Presentations:
How state capture is possible in a competitive democracy

12 - 12
Jun Jun
12 - 12
Jun Jun
East Asia Lunch Table
Time:
12:30 to 13:30
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Networking

The first East Asia Lunch Table for all students, fellows, and visiting academics working on East Asia (in any discipline/any historical era) at Wolfson College on Wednesday 12 June, 12:30-13:30, in the dining hall (please purchase your own meal).

13 - 13
Jun Jun
13 - 13
Jun Jun
Dorozome of Amami Oshima: Mud dyeing workshop and lecture
Time:
15:00 to 18:30
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Amami Oshima is an island situated in the Ryūkyū archipelago, southern Japan. It is renowned for Oshima tsumugi, a kimono cloth dyed by dorozome (mud-dyeing), a 1300-year-old technique that gives a unique black colour to textiles.

13 - 13
Jun Jun
13 - 13
Jun Jun
Oxford Lieder / Song at Wolfson: Rowan Pierce sings Schumann and Grieg
Time:
18:00 to 19:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Concert and Plays

Rowan Pierce gave a sensational performance at the 2016 Oxford Lieder Festival, alongside Malcolm Martineau, Dame Ann Murray and Sir Thomas Allen, and we’re delighted that she returns to close this season.

13 - 13
Jun Jun
13 - 13
Jun Jun
Guest Night Dinner
Time:
19:15
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.

14 - 14
Jun Jun
14 - 14
Jun Jun
1st Oxford Cross-disciplinary Applications of Machine Learning (OxfordXML) Works...
Time:
10:00 to 12:30
Location:
The Florey Room
Event type:
Courses and Workshops

Advances in machine learning, AI & data science is already transforming our ability to work with big data and complex information.

14 - 14
Jun Jun
14 - 14
Jun Jun
RF/JRF Lunch Table
Time:
12:30 to 13:30
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Networking

This is an opportunity for JRF/RFs to meet and network at informal lunch in Hall. Beer an wine are served. Partners and children are welcome. There is no need to book in advance. 

14 - 14
Jun Jun
14 - 14
Jun Jun
Flash Presentation Friday
Time:
15:30 to 17:00
Location:
The Florey Room
Event type:
Clubs & Societies

The newly inaugurated Wolfson feminist society is launching with a flash presentation event. This event is a platform for Wolfson students to give brief presentations on their work relating to the broad theme of gender, followed by questions and discussion.

14 - 14
Jun Jun
14 - 14
Jun Jun
Family-friendly Formal Hall
Time:
19:00
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.

14 - 15
Jun Jun
14 - 15
Jun Jun
Karaoke Fundraiser - Shoes for Africa
Time:
20:30 to 02:00
Location:
The Cellar Bar
Event type:
Parties and Dinners

The Wolfson Bar team is helping to organize a fundraiser karaoke in support of the Shoes for Africa Project with The Nasio Trust, an NGO which operates in rural Western Kenya. Please come and join us after the Wolfson family-friendly Formal Hall to sing and laugh at our fantastic bar!

15 - 15
Jun Jun
15 - 15
Jun Jun
Summer Event/Cherwell Day
Time:
14:00
Location:
The Harbour Lawn
Event type:
Parties and Dinners
15 - 15
Jun Jun
15 - 15
Jun Jun
Private View, Talk, and Reception - The Golden Age of Japanese Prints, Kunisada,...
Time:
15:00 to 17:00
Location:
The Florey Room
Event type:
Art exhibition

A private view, talk, and reception for The Golden Age of Japanese Prints, Kunisada, Kuniyoshi and Hiroshige. Ukiyo-e from the Collection of Ruth Muschel and Gilles McKenna.

All welcome.

19 - 19
Jun Jun
19 - 19
Jun Jun
Governance of Online Speech in the Age of Platforms
Time:
09:30 to 13:00
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

It is well-accepted that digital media platforms are not merely information intermediaries, but also central control points of the Internet. They have become the so-called 'deciders' and 'custodians' of online speech, leading to the privatization of Internet governance.

19 - 19
Jun Jun
19 - 19
Jun Jun
Oxford Trauma Cluster Session - Fracture Healing
Time:
13:45 to 16:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Networking

In this session we will draw together researchers and clinicians who have an interest in modulating the ways that fractured bones heal.

19 - 19
Jun Jun
19 - 19
Jun Jun
Opening of the Buttery
Time:
16:30 to 17:30
Location:
The Buttery
Event type:
Parties and Dinners

Over the last couple of months, Wolfson College has undertaken an exciting renovation project of the Buttery and the Old Lodge. To celebrate the newly refurbished Buttery there will be an opening with light refreshments served to all attendees.