Support us

At the heart of what we do is supporting and nurturing exceptionally talented young writers and scholars, and offering them opportunities to help establish their career.

Sponsor a project or scholar

Some people love the variety of OCLW, and some love particular projects. At the heart of what we do is supporting and nurturing exceptionally talented young writers and scholars, and offering them opportunities to help establish their career. If you'd like to support a project or an individual, we're keen to discuss the possibilities. You may be inspired by something you see in our Events Calendar, or you may be happy to make a gesture towards whatever ambitious endeavour we're planning at any given time. To put your name to a project or scholarship of any kind, and enjoy some great benefits in return, please contact Associate Director Kate Kennedy on oclw@wolfson.ox.ac.uk, or simply make a gift.

Become a Friend

The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing's Friend scheme is a fantastic way to support our research and outreach. Our loyal Friends support our work with annual donations and can enjoy a range of exciting privileges and opportunities. Membership starts from only £10/month.

Cherwell Friend, £10/month. Receive regular mailings with news and updates on our termly programme. An invitation to attend a ‘tea-talk' with the OCLW Visiting Scholars. Attend a post-lecture Friends' reception and enjoy a drink with the speaker and Visiting Scholar community of OCLW. See your support credited on our website. Annual subscription of £8.30 membership fee, £111.70 donation*

Linton Friend, £35/month. Enjoy exclusive benefits at our highest Friends level with all of the above, plus: Gain access to distinctive projects with our prestigious partner organisations and international speakers. Be recognised for your support at an annual lecture dedicated to our Linton Friends, after which we invite you to join the OCLW scholars and directors for a post-lecture reception. Attend an annual post-lecture dinner with our speakers, directors and special guests (extra costs apply). Annual subscription of £20 membership fee, £400 donation*

Chadlington Supporter. Enjoy an individual association with OCLW by becoming a Chadlington Supporter. With a minimum annual donation of £1,000, Chadlington Supporters share our founder and Honorary Director Dame Professor Hermione Lee's passion for helping exceptional young academics to fulfil their potential, support the Centre's work in community outreach, and in maintaining its international reputation for excellence in research. In return, they are uniquely valued, receiving personal updates from Hermione, Elleke and Kate on the Centre's progress, and opportunities to get to know the scholars and be recognised for their support.

Legacy Giving

When you come to make plans for the future, you may like to consider remembering OCLW in your will. Making such a gift is naturally a very personal matter. However, letting us know of your wishes gives us the opportunity to thank you for your kindness, while allowing us to make plans together. We are happy to talk to you in confidence about the range of options open to you, either in person or over the phone. In the first instance, please contact Kate Kennedy, Associate Director on oclw@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

*We are obliged by HMRC to make it clear that the donation component paid by friends and supporters is voluntary and that it is possible to purchase any of these memberships without making this donation, at a cost of £8.30, £20 or £35. If you wish to do this, please contact Kate Kennedy.

News
Events

The latest from Wolfson College

Elephant nose fish
12 December 2019
Secret of Skins

Sarah Skeels, Wolfson student, appears in the new BBC Four natural history documentary, called Secret of Skins

25 November 2019
Wolfson alumnus Michael Rands appointed Master of Darwin College

Congratulations to Dr Michael Rands, Wolfson alumnus, who has been appointed Master of Darwin College. 

Romulus Logo
22 November 2019
Romulus reveals this year's theme

The editorial team revealed the theme with a launch party that had live music, scientific talks, poetry and a juggling performance. 

Our upcoming events

Lectures and Seminars
19 - 19
Dec Dec
Accessing and Analysing Culturally Sensitive Content: Data Capsules, Extracted F...
Thursday 19 December - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

The long-term goal of the Ātea Project — which is part of New Zealand’s National Science Challenges — is to help build prosperous, culturally thriving and technology-driven Māori economies for future generations.

Art Exhibition
07 - 25
Jan Mar
Haiku poetry composed by the President, with illustrations
Tuesday 7 January - 9:00am to Wednesday 25 March - 4:00pm

This exhibition is located in the corridor between the Buttery and the Cafe. 

Conference
16 - 18
Jan Jan
From Concept to Monument: Time and Cost of Construction in the Ancient World
Thursday 16 January - 1:00pm to Saturday 18 January - 6:30pm

The conference sets an exclusive focus on modelling the costs of construction over the course of 1,500 years, from Archaic Greece to the early middle ages. Over the last decade, the general interest in building costs and organisational aspects of historical construction has seen a rise in popularity amongst scholars working on pre-modern architecture.