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Korea’s Strategy: Economic Success, Popular Culture, and Global Art

Friday 20 March 2020 13:00
Add to Calendar 2020-03-20T13:00:002020-03-20T13:00:00 Korea’s Strategy: Economic Success, Popular Culture, and Global ArtThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers
Hwy-Chang Moon, Patrick Messerlin, Jimmyn Parc, Rebecca Chiyoko King-O’Riain, and Yonsue Kim
Event type
Conference
Booking Required
not_recommended
Contact name
yeogeun kim
Contact email
yeogeun.kim@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE ORGANISERS* 

From the recent success of Bong Joon-ho's Parasite at the Oscars to the BTS phenomenon that has generated a unique kind of fandom, Korean popular culture has made waves around the world since the dramatic rise in popular culture exports that kicked off at around the turn of the millennium. The big question is, how did this dramatic transformation happen and why? What strategies have been employed throughout industries? What bigger picture of Korea's economic development is this phenomenon a part of? Today’s speakers will provide answers to these questions, each from their own area of expertise, on what is behind the recent stories of Korea’s economic success. As well as being informative, I hope this can open some new discussions on this popular topic.

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The Creation of BTS-Piano Covers: Music Education, Artistic Research and Participatory Fandom

Saturday 14 March 2020 17:30
Add to Calendar 2020-03-14T17:30:002020-03-14T17:30:00 The Creation of BTS-Piano Covers: Music Education, Artistic Research and Participatory FandomThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers
Dr Michael Kahr, University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (Austria)
Event type
Conference
Booking Required
not_recommended

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE ORGANISERS* 

The non-commercial creation of BTS (South Korean Pop artist) piano covers represents a form of productive and participatory fandom with potential relevance for the field of artistic research and music education. Framed by an overview of artistic research and its relation to jazz and popular music education, this analysis focusses on student-led engagements with BTS piano covers by referring to aspects of identity formation, artistic expression, aesthetic development, music theory, harmonic analysis and pianistic practices. The lecture-recital involves an improvised solo piano performance by the presenter, audio-visual recordings of performances and statements of two productive fans as well as some analyses of musical transcriptions. Dr Michael Kahr is a jazz pianist and musicologist, serving as Senior Lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz as well as Dean and Head of Master Studies at the Jam Music Lab Private University of Jazz and Popular Music in Vienna.

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Royal Biography

Friday 13 March 2020 17:30
Add to Calendar 2020-03-13T17:30:002020-03-13T17:30:00 Royal BiographyThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers
Catriona Seth; Jane Ridley; Tore Rem; chaired by Hannah Yelin
Cluster
Oxford Centre for Life-Writing
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Not Required
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Sandra Mayer
Contact email
sandra.mayer@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE ORGANISER*

A panel discussion on the challenges of researching and representing royal lives across historical periods, cultural contexts and media, featuring Catriona Seth (University of Oxford), Jane Ridley (University of Buckingham), and Tore Rem (University of Oslo); chair: Hannah Yelin (Oxford Brookes University). 

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Wolfson Women in Academia: A Panel Discussion

Thursday 27 February 2020 18:00
Add to Calendar 2020-02-27T18:00:002020-02-27T18:00:00 Wolfson Women in Academia: A Panel DiscussionThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers
Dr Erica Charters, Dame Hermione Lee, Dr Nikita Sud
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Not Required
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Rose Stair
Contact email
wolf.fem.soc@gmail.com
This panel discussion will hear from three Wolfson academics on their experiences of navigating the world of academia, the challenges facing women and disproportionately poorly represented groups in the academy, and the role of mentorship and allyship in working towards a more productive and inclusive academic community. Speakers: Dr Erica Charters, Associate Professor of Global History and the History of Medicine Dame Hermione Lee, President of Wolfson College 2008-17 and Emeritus Professor of English Literature Dr Nikita Sud, Associate Professor of Development Studies This panel is organised by the Wolfson Feminist Society as part of the “Wolfson Thursdays” event series.
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Oxford Lieder / Song at Wolfson

Thursday 20 February 2020 18:00
Add to Calendar 2020-02-20T18:00:002020-02-20T18:00:00 Oxford Lieder / Song at WolfsonThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type
Concert and Plays
Booking Required
not_recommended
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Arts administrator
Contact email
Luisa.summers@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

Tristan Hambleton (bass-baritone) and Sholto Kynoch (piano) perform Schubert's Schwanengesang ('Swan-song'). Although not intended by the composer as a cycle, it is a collection of the composer's very last songs that sit together perfectly and have formed a core work of the osng repertoire. 

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Greece's Finest Hour? The Democratic Implications of the Battle of Salamis

Thursday 12 March 2020 17:30
Add to Calendar 2020-03-12T17:30:002020-03-12T17:30:00 Greece's Finest Hour? The Democratic Implications of the Battle of SalamisThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers
Professor Paul A. Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture Emeritus, University of Cambridge
Cluster
Ancient World Cluster
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Not Required
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Dr Sarah Graham / Dr Diana Rodriguez Perez
Contact email
sarah.graham@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

To celebrate the 2500 anniversary of the Battle of Salamis, Professor Paul Cartledge, among the most distinguished living historians of Ancient Greece, will speak on the democratic implications of the battle for Greece and for democracy down the ages.

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A Valentine's Concert

Friday 14 February 2020 13:30
Add to Calendar 2020-02-14T13:30:002020-02-14T13:30:00 A Valentine's ConcertThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type
Concert and Plays
Booking Required
Not Required
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Luisa Summers
Contact email
luisa.summers@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

Verismo Voices Present - A Valentine's Concert A weird and wonderful collection of 'love' themed opera arias and duets. A Wolfson College Music Society Event. Free entry.

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The Fournier Trio

Saturday 15 February 2020 19:00
Add to Calendar 2020-02-15T19:00:002020-02-15T19:00:00 The Fournier Trio The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event type
Concert and Plays
Booking Required
Not Required
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Luisa Summers
Contact email
luisa.summers@wolfson.ox.ac.uk
The Fournier Trio return to Wolfson College for their Hilary Term performance. Programme: Debussy - Violin Sonata in G minor, L. 137; Cello Sonata in D minor, L. 135; Piano Trio in G Major, L. 5. Ravel - Piano Trio in A minor. A Wolfson College Music Society Event.
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Discussion of draft Estate Masterplan

Wednesday 29 January 2020 16:00
Add to Calendar 2020-01-29T16:00:002020-01-29T16:00:00 Discussion of draft Estate MasterplanThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers
Penoyre & Prasad
Event type
Conference
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Bursar
Contact email
bursars.office@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

You will recall that at the end of last summer, the College appointed architects to undertake the development of a new Estate Masterplan for the College.  A series of focus groups were held and many of you attended and provided useful information and views.  The development of the masterplan is going well and the architects are now in a position to present to you, for discussion, their ideas on how the Estate should be developed.

This event will take place on the 29 January at 4pm in the LWA.  The session will be introduced by the President, after which Penoyre & Prasad will take you through their ideas for the Estate development over the long term.  There will be time for you to give feedback and ask questions on the draft masterplan.

The architects will also be placing an exhibition on the draft masterplan in the Upper Common Room from the evening of the 29 January, so that you can look through the plans at your convenience, particularly for those who are unable to attend the session at 4pm, over the following week and provide any further comments on the draft plans (all comments and feedback should be sent to bursars.office@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

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FLJS Films: The Oath

Monday 17 February 2020 19:00
Add to Calendar 2020-02-17T19:00:002020-02-17T19:00:00 FLJS Films: The OathThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Cluster
Law, Justice & Society Research Cluster and FLJS
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Disabled access
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Phil Dines
Contact email
phil.dines@fljs.org

The Oath tells the story of two men, whose loyalty to an ideal in a world of disintegrating legal, moral, and constitutional norms tests their beliefs and threatens their liberty.

Acclaimed director Laura Poitras has created a riveting documentary about Salim Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's driver and the first man to face the controversial US military commissions. At the heart of the film is Hamdan’s charismatic brother-in-law, whose struggles with his conscience provide a gripping psychological portrait of guilt and the redemptive role of society.

With fault lines reopening between the Muslim world and the West, the film leads the viewer on a jihadist's journey through Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantanamo Bay, all the way to the devastating revelation behind the double meaning of the film's title.

"Compelling, emotionally and intellectually complex, The Oath is an important film that raises questions we must all ask" 
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