Wolfson College, together with the English Faculty, runs the Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize competition for postgraduate students at the University of Oxford. Established in memory of Professor Jon Stallworthy (1935-2014), the prize is awarded each year for the best poem in English verse not exceeding 40 lines in length and is open to all postgraduate students at Oxford.
A much-loved tutor, scholar and poet, Jon Stallworthy was a Fellow of Wolfson between 1986 and his death in 2014 and was twice Acting President of the College. Thanks to generous gifts from Old Possum's Practical Trust and the Derek Hill Foundation, the Stallworthy Prize was first awarded in 2016. We now want to endow the prize as a permanent tribute to Professor Stallworthy and hope that his many friends and admirers in the Wolfson community will give their support.
Professor Jon Stallworthy was a much-loved tutor, scholar and poet. Learn more about his life.
Sir Richard Sorabji's recording of his memories of Jon Stallworthy from childhood.
7 August 2020Aamer Sarfraz appointed to the House of Lords
Wolfson congratulates Aamer Sarfraz on his appointment by The Queen as a member of the House of Lords.5 August 2020Professor George Smith Honoured by Royal Society
Congratulations to Professor George Smith, FRS, who has been awarded the Armourers & Brasiers' Company Prize 20208 July 2020Refurbishment of the balcony
This project has been given the go-ahead as part of the Estates Strategy to improve our College buildings and environment.
Parties and Dinners12 - 12Sep SepDegree DaySaturday 12 September - 11:00am to 3:30pm
Preceding the degree ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre at 14:30, the College hosts the Signing of the Graces and a celebratory reception for our graduands and their family and friends. This event is by invitation only; please see the degree days page on our website for further information.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.Parties and Dinners14 - 14Nov NovDegree DaySaturday 14 November - 11:00am to 3:30pm
Preceding the degree ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre at 14:30, the College hosts the Signing of the Graces and a celebratory reception for our graduands and their family and friends. This event is by invitation only; please see the degree days page on our website for further information.