Creative Writing Workshops

Add to Calendar 2022-02-02T17:00:002022-02-02T18:30:00 Creative Writing WorkshopsZoom
Location
Zoom
Event price
free
Event type
Clubs & Societies
Booking Required
Recommended
Contact name
Tom Brennan
Contact email
thomas.brennan@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

This new weekly creative writing workshop open to all is hosted by our Creative Arts Fellow Tom Brennan. Join in to explore new ways of thinking, no matter what your academic discipline.

Whether you have ambitions to work in creative fields, or are just interested in writing for fun, the creative writing group is a good place to find support and structure. You'll meet once a week and begin your work together with guided writing tasks. As a theatre practitioner, Tom's facilitation might include the language of drama, but writers who are interested in any form of creative writing are entirely welcome. It will be an easy-going space to stretch creative muscles and to develop together.

Each session is drop-in.

About Tom:

Tom is an award-winning theatre director, playwright, and occasional actor. His company, The Wardrobe Ensemble is an associate company of Complicite and Shoreditch Town Hall. Tom’s work with the company has been performed at The National Theatre, Almeida Theatre, Soho Theatre, and Bristol Old Vic among many other venues across The UK and USA. He was also a resident director at the Almeida Theatre on the productions of Mike Bartlett’s ‘Albion’ and Anne Washburn’s ‘Twilight Zone’.

Tom is also an associate artist of the North Wall Arts Centre here in Summertown, Oxford.

To obtain the link to the Zoom meeting, please email Tom Brennan directly on thomas.brennan@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

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Talk: Disease in the archives - Old Wolves event

Add to Calendar 2022-02-03T13:30:002022-02-03T14:30:00 Talk: Disease in the archives - Old Wolves eventZoom
Location
Zoom
Speakers
Professor Erica Charters
Event price
Free
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Required
Contact name
Liz Baird
Contact email
archives@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

Professor Charters will talk about using archives for her research into disease, and her use of historical evidence, particularly in the case of epidemics.



Wolfson College Fellow Erica Charters is Professor of the Global History of Medicine, Director of both the Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, and of the Oxford Centre for Global History.



Prof Charters’ Disease, War, and the Imperial State: The Welfare of British Armed Forces during the Seven Years War (Chicago, 2014) was awarded the AAHM 2016 George Rosen Prize and the SAHR 2014 Best First Book. She coordinates the Oxford and Empire project, is Senior Vice President of the Navy Records Society and Executive Committee Member of the Society for the History of War.

She is now coordinating a multidisciplinary project on How Epidemics End.



This talk will be via Zoom.

For the link, please contact archives@wolfson.ox.ac.uk by 12 noon on Tues. 1 February.

Download Zoom here: https://zoom.us/download

Enquiries: College Archivist Liz Baird archives@wolfson.ox.ac.uk



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Left margin note reads: ‘here ye sickness ended.’ By kind permission of the Rector and PCC of Colyton.


 

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Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize 2022 Award Event

Add to Calendar 2022-01-18T18:00:002022-01-18T18:00:00 Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize 2022 Award EventZoom
Location
Zoom
Speakers
Professor of Poetry Alice Oswald and Professor Bernard O’Donoghue
Booking Required
Not Required
Contact name
Julie Curtis
Contact email
julie.curtis@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

Wolfson College and the English Faculty are delighted to announce the award event for this year's poetry competition for Oxford University postgraduate students.

Please join us for the online award ceremony to hear readings of the shortlisted poems and the comments of the Poetry Prize judges, Oxford University’s Professor of Poetry Alice Oswald, and Professor Bernard O’Donoghue. The link is: https://youtu.be/imlR8FmtHg4

The Poetry Prize was set up in memory of the late Professor Jon Stallworthy (1935-2014), poet and Fellow of Wolfson College. The prize, worth £1000, will be awarded for the best poem on the subject of 'Sleep-cycles' submitted by last December’s deadline.

South Asia Research Cluster: The Health System of India

Add to Calendar 2021-11-23T12:30:002021-11-23T14:00:00 South Asia Research Cluster: The Health System of IndiaZoom
Location
Zoom
Speakers
Dr Abhay Shukla (SATHI, Pune, India) and Dr Satarupa Bandyopadhyay, Bethune College (Calcutta University)
Cluster
South Asia Research Cluster
Booking Required
Not Required
Contact name
Maryam Aslany
Contact email
southasia@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

The Health System of India: Learning from disarray under Covid-19 and ‘building back better’?

This is a zoom webinar on health policy lessons from India’s Covid experience, from Wolfson’s South Asia Research Cluster.

Two Indian public health experts discuss structural flaws in India’s private-public health system revealed by the covid pandemic and the pandemic response. They debate the question whether Covid-19 may also be viewed as a historic opportunity for re-imagining public engagement and building universal health-care with a variety of providers. All are welcome.

Wolfson College in Conversation with Diana Amoa

Add to Calendar 2021-10-26T18:00:002021-10-26T19:00:00 Wolfson College in Conversation with Diana Amoa Zoom
Location
Zoom
Speakers
Diana Kiluta Amoa
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Required
Contact name
Maribel Schonewolff
Contact email
welfare@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

We are pleased to announce that Wolfson alumna Diana Amoa will be back on our stage soon. Amoa, who attended Oxford for her MSc and MBA as a Rhodes Scholar, is a leading figure on Wall Street and will talk about her career and the importance of building strong intercultural connections to tackle global issues. The event will take place next Tue Oct 26th 7 pm GMT.

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What is sustainability? How can we achieve it?

Add to Calendar 2021-11-04T13:30:002021-11-04T13:30:00 What is sustainability? How can we achieve it?Zoom
Location
Zoom
Speakers
Paulo de Souza
Event price
No charge - open to all.
Event type
Networking
Booking Required
Required
Contact name
Liz Baird (College Archivist)
Contact email
archives@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

Paulo de Souza’s research focuses on governance of the Amazon rainforest, & its impacts on conservation & climate.

Paulo has a degree in civil engineering & business administration, & a masters in strategic planning for sustainable development. After a multi-national corporate career in this field, & 10+ years teaching at MBA level, Paulo is now a doctoral student at Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise & the Environment.

Fascinated by the effects of decent governance (or lack of it) on the environment, Paulo is a diehard advocate of a harmonious co-existence between society and nature. He is Chair of Wolfson’s Green Team.

For an invitation, contact archives@wolfson.ox.ac.uk by 12 noon on Tuesday 2 November.

(Download Zoom here: https://zoom.us/download )

This event is organised as part of the Old Wolves series but is open to everyone. All are welcome.

Meditation for Stress Management with Alessia Goglio

Add to Calendar 2021-05-13T17:00:002021-05-13T18:00:00 Meditation for Stress Management with Alessia GoglioZoom
Location
Zoom
Event price
Free for staff and students
Event type
Sports & Wellness
Booking Required
Not Required

The Academic Office Team have arranged yoga and meditation classes as part of the Mental Health Awareness week. There is no need to book, just join the class(es) of your choice on the day. 

Zoom link
Meeting ID: 840 1541 5745
Passcode: Namaste

Yoga and Meditation Session with Carla Williams

Add to Calendar 2021-05-14T16:00:002021-05-14T17:00:00 Yoga and Meditation Session with Carla WilliamsZoom
Location
Zoom
Event price
Free
Event type
Sports & Wellness
Booking Required
Not Required

The Academic Office Team have arranged yoga and meditation classes as part of the Mental Health Awareness week. There is no need to book, just join the class(es) of your choice on the day. 

Zoom link
Meeting ID: 343 750 1247
Passcode: omsweetom

Byzantine iconography workshop

Add to Calendar 2021-05-17T10:30:002021-05-17T11:30:00 Byzantine iconography workshopZoom
Location
Zoom
Speakers
Dr. Elena Ene Draghici-Vasilescu
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Recommended
Contact name
Elena Ene Draghici-Vasilescu,
Contact email
elena.ene-v@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

This is a workshop on Byzantine iconography.

It takes place on Zoom. Its details are as follows:

Click here for Zoom

Meeting ID 762 7316 8290

Passcode Bx7CDW
 

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Trends of Transphobia in France and beyond

Add to Calendar 2021-06-07T16:30:002021-06-07T18:00:00 Trends of Transphobia in France and beyondZoom
Location
Zoom
Speakers
Simon Petitjean, Anwar Ogrm
Booking Required
Required
Contact name
Annabelle Riedesel
Contact email
annabelle.riedesel@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

In light of the recent surge of anti-trans legislations as well as violence against trans people, we want to use the week around IDAHOBIT (International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia) to talk about the history and current situation of transphobia in the case of France. The first part of this panel will be concerned with recent developments in France, which many are parallel in other parts of Europe and the world. We will be looking at narratives about and the situation of different transgender groups during the covid-19 pandemic. In the second half, we will dive deeper into the ways in which contemporary transphobia is rooted in French colonial history.

Panelists:

Simon Petitjean, Senior Advocacy Manager at the Global Interfaith Network, is based in Geneva. He holds a MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University, and has 10 years of experience in international policy working at the European Commission, UNESCO and OECD and human rights work (in South East Asia and East Africa, notably working in NGOs and for local political representatives).

Anwar Ogrm is Transgender Europe’s Senior Programmes Officer. An activist from France, he is combining different struggles, such as queer and trans rights, gender equality and anti-racism. Anwar is engaged in several grassroots organisations addressing racism as well as queerphobia from an intersectional perspective. Advocacy work and empowerment for queer and trans Muslim people is one of his priorities.