February 2017

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

Come & join other Old Wolves for our termly lunch: a chance for those who remember the College in earlier days (academics, students, staff, partners, widows / widowers) to get together & reminisce.

02 - 02
Feb Feb
02 - 02
Feb Feb
The Man Who Ate The Heart of a King
Time:
13:30 to 14:45
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

‘The Man Who Ate The Heart of a King’: the gifted teacher, scholar, and eccentric, & father of ‘Dinomania’, William Buckland.

02 - 03
Feb Feb
02 - 03
Feb Feb
The Putney Debates 2017: Constitutional Crisis in the United Kingdom
Time:
14:00 to 19:30
Location:
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

The Putney Debates 2017: Constitutional Crisis in the UK will be held at the site of the original Putney Debates, St Mary’s Church in Putney, on 2–3 February 2017.

02 - 02
Feb Feb
02 - 02
Feb Feb
Professor Sarah Churchwell: In Conversation
Time:
17:30 to 18:30
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Professor Sarah Churchwell is professorial fellow in American literature and chair of public understanding of the humanities at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. She is an author, literary prize judge, journalist and one of the UK’s most prominent academics.

02 - 02
Feb Feb
02 - 02
Feb Feb
Guest Night Dinner
Time:
19:00 to 21:30
Location:
Event type:
Parties and Dinners

Guest Night dinners take place on Thursdays during term time. Pre-dinner drinks are normally at 7.00 pm, followed by dinner at 7.30 pm.

03 - 03
Feb Feb
03 - 03
Feb Feb
Formal Hall
Time:
19:00 to 21:30
Location:
Event type:
Parties and Dinners

Formal Hall takes place twice a 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.

06 - 06
Feb Mar
06 - 06
Feb Mar
Adaptation Practice Ap & Zen
Time:
19:00 to 20:30
Location:
Seminar Room 3 - The Academic Wing
Event type:
Courses and Workshops

Develop the inner strength and insight necessary to cope with stress, anxiety, anger and depression and to live a better life.

07 - 07
Feb Feb
07 - 07
Feb Feb
Writing World Lives: Doors into the Dark: Seamus Heaney and his Worlds
Time:
17:30 to 19:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Roy Foster is the former Carroll Professor of Irish History at Hertford College, Oxford.

08 - 08
Feb Feb
08 - 08
Feb Feb
Machine Learning Meeting
Time:
17:00 to 18:30
Location:
Seminar Room 3 - The Academic Wing
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Do you work with or want to learn about data analysis? You are warmly invited to this short presentation and discussion session to meet others, share your research, and explore possibilities for collaboration.

08 - 08
Feb Feb
08 - 08
Feb Feb
Tracking Jupiter with a Trapezium: Geometric Methods in Babylonian Astronomy
Time:
18:30 to 21:30
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Cuneiform tablets from the British Museum have recently revealed that Babylonian scholars computed the distance travelled by Jupiter along the ecliptic as the area of a geometrical figure in time-velocity space (Science 351, 2016).

09 - 09
Feb Feb
09 - 09
Feb Feb
Creative Writing Class: Session 1
Time:
16:00 to 18:00
Location:
The Florey Room
Event type:
Courses and Workshops

This is the first of a three-part creative writing class, held by Creative Arts Fellow Nicholas Pierpan. Advance registration is essential as spaces are limited.

09 - 09
Feb Feb
09 - 09
Feb Feb
The Wolfson Haldane Lecture: Why the 'Boring Billion' is the most inte...
Time:
18:00 to 19:00
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

The Proterozoic is the period of Earth history extending from approximately 2.5 billion years ago to  550 million years ago, and makes up something over half of all Earth history to date.

09 - 09
Feb Feb
09 - 09
Feb Feb
Guest Night Dinner
Time:
19:00 to 21:30
Location:
Event type:
Parties and Dinners

Guest Night dinners take place on Thursdays during term time. Pre-dinner drinks are normally at 7.00 pm, followed by dinner at 7.30 pm.

10 - 10
Feb Feb
10 - 10
Feb Feb
'Having our cake and eating it'? UK and Brexit
Time:
12:00 to 13:00
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars
10 - 10
Feb Feb
10 - 10
Feb Feb
Maths Meets Myths: Book Launch
Time:
17:00 to 19:00
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

You are cordially invited to celebrate the launch of "Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives" (Springer 2016) with its editors Prof. Ralph Kenna (Coventry University), Dr Máirín MacCarron (University of Sheffield) and Dr Pádraig MacCarron (Wolfson College).

10 - 10
Feb Feb
10 - 10
Feb Feb
Guoshang Trading Houses and Tibetan Middlemen in Dartsedo, the "Shangh...
Time:
17:30 to 18:30
Location:
The Buttery
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Professor Yudru Tsomo, Sichuan University, will give a talk on Guoshang Trading Houses and Tibetan Middlemen in Dartsedo, the "Shanghai of Tibet".

13 - 13
Feb Feb
13 - 13
Feb Feb
Discussion of Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment
Time:
17:00 to 18:00
Location:
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

The TORCH Enlightenment Programme and Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment are hosting a series of workshops throughout Michaelmas 2016 and Hilary Term 2017. This event is ‘Discussion of Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment', ed.

13 - 13
Feb Feb
13 - 13
Feb Feb
Covenants Without the Sword? Comparing Prison Self-Governance Globally
Time:
17:00 to 18:30
Location:
Seminar Room 2 - The Academic Wing
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Dr David Skarbek’s research interest is to understand how people define and enforce property rights in the absence of strong, effective governments. His work has examined incarceration, gangs, and crime in the United States.

15 - 15
Feb Feb
15 - 15
Feb Feb
"Ribbons of Light" Pastel Workshop with Helen Simpson
Time:
10:00 to 16:00
Location:
The Buttery
Event type:
Courses and Workshops

To coincide with "Traveller's Poise" Exhibition at Wolfson College, the artist Helen Simpson will lead a pastel workshop. There will be the opportunity to explore the possibilities of creating texture, light and movement in this medium.

16 - 16
Feb Feb
16 - 16
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. We have arranged that a table will be set aside in Hall at lunch today from 12:30pm onwards for anyone who would like to come.

16 - 16
Feb Feb
16 - 16
Feb Feb
Creative Writing Class: Session 2
Time:
16:00 to 18:00
Location:
The Florey Room
Event type:
Courses and Workshops

This is the second of a three-part creative writing class, held by Creative Arts Fellow Nicholas Pierpan. Previous registration is essential as spaces are limited.

16 - 16
Feb Feb
16 - 16
Feb Feb
Dreams of Machines
Time:
18:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars
16 - 16
Feb Feb
16 - 16
Feb Feb
Guest Dinner
Time:
19:00 to 21:30
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Parties and Dinners

Guest Night dinners take place on Thursdays during term time. Pre-dinner drinks are normally at 7.00 pm, followed by dinner at 7.30 pm.

17 - 17
Feb Feb
17 - 17
Feb Feb
Artist's Talk
Time:
15:00 to 15:30
Location:
The Private Dining Room
Event type:
Art exhibition

To coincide with her current exhibition "Traveller's Poise" in Wolfson College, Helen Simpson will talk about her paintings and her personal history as an artist, and answer questions. These will be on Friday 17th February at 3pm and 6pm in the Private Dining Rooms in Wolfson College.

17 - 17
Feb Feb
17 - 17
Feb Feb
Artist's Talk
Time:
18:00 to 18:30
Location:
The Private Dining Room
Event type:
Art exhibition

To coincide with her current exhibition "Traveller's Poise" in Wolfson College, Helen Simpson will talk about her paintings and her personal history as an artist, and answer questions. These will be on Friday 17th February at 3pm and 6pm in the Private Dining Rooms in Wolfson College.

17 - 17
Feb Feb
17 - 17
Feb Feb
Formal Hall
Time:
19:00 to 21:30
Location:
The Hall
Event type:
Parties and Dinners

Formal Hall takes place twice a 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.

19 - 23
Feb Mar
19 - 23
Feb Mar
Exhibition: Anna Freeman Bentley 'Chapters'
Time:
10:00 to 19:00
Location:
The Private Dining Room
Event type:
Art exhibition

An exhibition of paintings and works on paper depicting disconnected or overlooked interiors as well as reflective and mirrored spaces.

19 - 19
Feb Feb
19 - 19
Feb Feb
The Fournier Trio play Beethoven
Time:
17:00 to 18:30
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Concert and Plays

The Complete Beethoven Piano Trios - the first of three concerts in 2017

Beethoven Piano Trio in G major, Op. 1 No. 2

Beethoven Variations in E flat major, Op. 44

Beethoven Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 ‘Ghost’

21 - 21
Feb Feb
21 - 21
Feb Feb
Writing World Lives: Martin Luther, Difficult Hero
Time:
17:30 to 19:00
Location:
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type:
Lectures and Seminars

Lyndal Roper is a Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, and the first woman to hold the Regius Chair in History. Her first book, The Holy Household. Women and Morals in Reformation Augsburg argued that the Reformation developed a theology of gender.

22 - 22
Feb Feb
22 - 22
Feb Feb
Poster Evening - Present your research results
Time:
18:30 to 20:00
Location:
The Haldane Room
Event type:
Networking

Have you presented a poster about your research at a conference, symposium or workshop? This is a great opportunity for students and fellows to present their research work to the Wolfson community. Posters are well-established in the sciences but are becoming more common in other fields.