The sculpture was commissioned following a funded bequest from Professor Geoffrey Garton. It is in memory of his late wives Natalie Garton and Kay...
Our research focuses on selected issues of online platforms and governance. It has a distinct multidisciplinary approach, a policy orientation, and a special interest in an international perspective.
Platform companies, such as US-based Alphabet-Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and China’s Tencent and Alibaba, have arisen as the digital infrastructure of our time, restructuring our economies and societies and transforming our ways of living.
Online platforms are expected to lead to a more connected world, enabling users to bypass established institutions, cumbersome regulations, all at less expense, resulting in a stronger, more vibrant, and more inclusive society.
Our research into platforms will primarily focus on the following areas:
- Platforms and news transformation
- Platforms and online speech
- Platforms and media policy
- Platform economy & platform society
The programme researches how governance is evolving in a platform era and in a changing world order. Platforms are now sitting between traditional nation states and individuals, using algorithms to govern their communities that consist of millions or even billions of users.
The changing world order, notably the rise of China and the withdrawal of the United States from internationalism, has also posed new challenges to the old governance models. Our research on governance focuses on the following key areas:
- Internet governance
- Global governance
- Models of governance
- Governance and constitutions
16 September 2020Wolfson installs new sculpture by artist Rob Ward19 August 2020Sir Tim Hitchens appointed Chair of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Congratulations to Sir Tim, who has been appointed Chair of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation with effect from 9 July 2020.18 August 2020Alumnus David Isaac elected Provost of Worcester College
Wolfson congratulates alumnus David Isaac on his appointment as the new Provost of Worcester College.
15 - 15Oct OctAlumni Event: 'Education in unprecedented times:Online Q&A with Sir Tim...Thursday 15 October - 9:00am
The Wolfson Alumni Office are holding two online Q&A sessions in October with our President, Sir Tim Hitchens.21 - 21Oct OctAlumni Event: 'Education in unprecedented times:Online Q&A with Sir Tim...Wednesday 21 October - 9:00pm
The Wolfson Alumni Office are holding two online Q&A sessions in October with our President, Sir Tim Hitchens.Lectures and Seminars05 - 05Nov NovMargaret Oliphant and OxfordThursday 5 November - 1:30pm
Merryn Williams is a poet and critic. Her latest works are The Fragile Bridge: New and Selected Poems (Shoestring Press) and Mansfield Park Revisited (Plas Gwyn Books). At present she is collecting poems about the pandemic and the lockdown. Merryn is a long-standing member of Wolfson's Common Room.