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Benjamin J.B. Lipscomb on writing group biography

Tuesday 23 November 2021 18:30 - 19:30
Add to Calendar 2021-11-23T18:30:002021-11-23T19:30:00 Benjamin J.B. Lipscomb on writing group biographyThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers
Benjamin J.B. Lipscomb
Event price
Free
Cluster
Oxford Centre for Life-Writing
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Recommended
Contact name
Charles Pidgeon
Contact email
admin.oclw@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

Benjamin J.B. Lipscomb discusses his new book The Women Are Up to Something: How Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch Revolutionized Ethics (Oxford University Press).

Benjamin J.B. Lipscomb is a professor of philosophy at Houghton College, USA.

This event will take place in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium (LWA) (accessibility information). Wolfson College currently operates a mandatory indoor face coverings and one-metre social distancing policy, and we can therefore offer 75 spaces are in the LWA.

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Weinrebe Lecture: Ruth Scurr in conversation with Alexandra Harris

Tuesday 2 November 2021 17:30 - 19:00
Add to Calendar 2021-11-02T17:30:002021-11-02T19:00:00 Weinrebe Lecture: Ruth Scurr in conversation with Alexandra HarrisThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers
Dr Ruth Scurr, Professor Alexandra Harris
Event price
Free
Cluster
Oxford Centre for Life-Writing
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Recommended
Contact name
Charles Pidgeon
Contact email
admin.oclw@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

Ruth Scurr discuses her new biography, Napoleon: A Life in Gardens and Shadows, with literary critic Alexandra Harris.

Dr Ruth Scurr is a writer and historian. She is a Lecturer and Fellow at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University.

Professor Alexandra Harris is a literary critic and cultural historian. She is a Professorial Fellow at Birmingham University.

The OCLW Weinrebe Lectures are an annual series named in memory of Harry Weinrebe, a philanthropist and the founder of the Dorset Foundation.

This event will take place in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium (LWA). Wolfson College currently operates a mandatory indoor face coverings and one-metre social distancing policy, and we can therefore offer 75 spaces are in the LWA.

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Concert: Donne, Women in Music – New Music 2021

Wednesday 27 October 2021 19:30 - 20:30
Add to Calendar 2021-10-27T18:30:002021-10-27T19:30:00 Concert: Donne, Women in Music – New Music 2021The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers
Nicola LeFanu, Kristina Arakelyan, Anna Appleby, Joanna Ward and Lucas Jordan.
Cluster
Oxford Centre for Life-Writing
Event type
Concert and Plays
Booking Required
Recommended
Contact name
Charles Pidgeon
Contact email
admin.oclw@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

OCLW is proud to host and sponsor the UK premières of new music by Nicola LeFanu , Kristina Arakelyan, Anna Appleby, Joanna Ward and Lucas Jordan, in the presence of the composers. This collaboration with Donne (a charity advocating for gender equality in composition) is part of OCLW's Re:Dress Women Composers project.

Join us for a free glass of wine afterwards.

PROGRAMME:

  • Anna APPLEBY Winds of Iona
  • Kristina ARAKELYAN Of all the Souls (world première)
  • Joanna WARD Test Ever / Green Hour (world première)
  • Lucas JORDAN Song after Sacro Monte di Ossuccio (UK première)
  • Anna APPLEBY Five Miniatures for piano (world première)
  • Kristina ARAKELYAN To the Stars
  • Nicola LEFANU The Moth Ghost (world première)
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Sound of Contagion Performance

Tuesday 30 November 2021 18:00 - 20:30
Add to Calendar 2021-11-30T18:00:002021-11-30T20:30:00 Sound of Contagion PerformanceThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers
Chelsea Haith, Robert Laidlow and Wenzel Mehnert
Event price
Free for Wolfson Common Room members
Cluster
Digital Research
Event type
Concert and Plays
Booking Required
Recommended
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Chelsea Haith
Contact email
chelsea.haith@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

The Sound of Contagion is a flagship project of the Oxford-Berlin partnership between the University of Oxford and Universität der Künste. As part of the Wolfson Digital Research Cluster's outputs for 2021/22 this event sees the first live performance of music composed by acclaimed British composer Robert Laidlow in response to the algorithmically produced story that is 'The Sound of Contagion'.

The project brings AI, music composition and narrative theory into conversation in an innovative, disruptive and yet charming story of resilience in the face of crisis.

The performance on 30 November will be accompanied by a wine reception in the Buttery where an exhibition of the project's concept art will be on display. The festivities of the 30th will be followed by a series of workshops at Wolfson College on the 1st of December by the principal researchers on the project, Chelsea Haith (Wolfson, English Faculty), Robert Laidlow (composer, RNCM) and Wenzel Mehnert (UdK).

Please email chelsea.haith@wolfson.ox.ac.uk to register your interest in attending these events.

Fournier Trio

Sunday 28 November 2021 17:00 - 18:30
Add to Calendar 2021-11-28T17:00:002021-11-28T18:30:00 Fournier TrioThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event price
£15 / £10 Wolfson Members / Students Free
Event type
Concert and Plays
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Luisa Summers
Contact email
luisa.summers@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

Fournier Trio

Haydn - Piano Trio in G Major 'Gypsy Rondo', Hob.XV:25

Mendelssohn - Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

Brahms - Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8 (revised version)



Tickets available on the door of the event. Spaces are limited to 70 people and will be sold on first come, first served basis.

Face coverings must be worn at all times during the performance and 1 metre social distancing must be observed.

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Film Night at the Auditorium!

Wednesday 20 October 2021 19:30 - 21:30
Add to Calendar 2021-10-20T18:30:002021-10-20T20:30:00 Film Night at the Auditorium!The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event price
Free
Event type
Clubs & Societies
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Martin Robert
Contact email
martin.robert@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

To celebrate the return of in-person events, come and watch Vittorio de Sica's Academy Award-winning masterpiece Bicycle Thieves on the big screen on Wednesday 20 October at 7.30pm in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium. Admission is free and all are welcome.

This classic of cinema has been acclaimed as the greatest film of all time by the British Film Institute. It will be presented in its original Italian version with English subtitles.

In accordance with the college's requirements, masks must be worn and a social distance of one metre must be maintained for the duration of the event.

For any questions, please email martin.robert@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

Looking forward to seeing you there!

The Film Society

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Weinrebe Lecture 1: Kate Kennedy in conversation with Hermione Lee

Saturday 23 October 2021 17:30 - 18:45
Add to Calendar 2021-10-23T16:30:002021-10-23T17:45:00 Weinrebe Lecture 1: Kate Kennedy in conversation with Hermione LeeThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers
Kate Kennedy speaks with Hermione Lee
Event price
Free
Cluster
Oxford Centre for Life-Writing
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Charles Pidgeon
Contact email
admin.oclw@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

OCLW’s Kate Kennedy speaks with Hermione Lee about writing the life of the poet/composer Ivor Gurney for her new biography, Dweller in Shadows: a life of Ivor Gurney.

This Weinrebe event will follow a free talk and recital presented by the Ivor Gurney Society and OCLW:

3.15 pm - ‘Gurney and the Archive’ lecture with Professor Tim Kendall and Dr Philip Lancaster

3.45 pm - Song Recital with Andrew Randall (baritone) and Eric McElroy (piano). Their programme will include a selection of newly edited songs composed while Gurney was in the Dartford asylum together with some of his most well-known songs.

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George Monbiot: Survival Requires Disobedience

Thursday 21 October 2021 18:00 - 19:00
Add to Calendar 2021-10-21T17:00:002021-10-21T18:00:00 George Monbiot: Survival Requires DisobedienceThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers
George Monbiot
Event type
Lectures and Seminars
Booking Required
Recommended

Survival Requires Disobedience: Radical political movements are crucial to the defence of life on Earth

For the first event of of the academic year 2021/22, Wolfson College’s Earth Emergency Cluster has the honour of hosting Mr George Monbiot.

Booking

In person registration is now closed. To attend virtually, you can access the live event from the YouTube link above at 18:00 UK. 

 

Hill Quartet

Sunday 10 October 2021 17:00 - 18:30
Add to Calendar 2021-10-10T16:00:002021-10-10T17:30:00 Hill QuartetThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Event price
£15 / £10 Wolfson Members / Students Free
Event type
Concert and Plays
Booking Required
Not Required
Contact name
Luisa Summers
Contact email
luisa.summers@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

Wolfson College Music Society presents Hill Quartet.

Beethoven - Op. 18 No. 3 String Quartet in D Major & Ravel String Quartet in F Major.

5pm Sunday 10 October 2021

£15 / £10 Wolfson Member / Students Free

Tickets available on the door of the event. Spaces are limited to 70 people and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Face covering must be worn at all times during the performance and 1 metre social distancing must be observed.

2021 Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture

Thursday 25 November 2021 18:00 - 19:00
Add to Calendar 2021-11-25T18:00:002021-11-25T19:00:00 2021 Sarfraz Pakistan LectureThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers
Professor Adil Najam
Event type
Annual Lecture
Booking Required
Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
College Secretary
Contact email
college.secretary@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

The annual Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture will be delivered in 2021 by Professor Adil Najam, Dean of the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and Former Vice-Chancellor of Lahore University of Management Studies (LUMS).

The lecture will take place in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium (LWA). Tickets to attend in person are now sold out, but the lecture will be also livestreamed online, on our YouTube Channel, click here to view.

The College operates a mandatory indoor face coverings and one-metre social distancing policy, and we can therefore offer just over 60 spaces are in the LWA.


Please see lecture title and abstract below.

Age of Adaptation: Climate Change as Viewed from Pakistan

Because the world has been unwilling and unable to respond to the threat of global climate change in time with appropriate measures of mitigation, we are now condemned to live in the “Age of Adaptation.” Adaptation, after all, is essentially the failure of mitigation. This does not mean that the need to mitigate has gone away – the less we mitigate today, the more we will have to adapt to the impacts of climate change tomorrow. This does, however, mean that dealing with the impacts and consequences of climate change is no longer a ‘future’ challenge. It is a pressing and immediate challenge – most so in high vulnerability countries like Pakistan which are economically impoverished and climatically imperiled. Ignoring the impacts of climate change is no longer a luxury that any country can afford; least of all, Pakistan.

The talk will explore (a) how we came upon the Age of Adaptation; (b) what it means to live in the Age of Adaptation; (c) what specific challenges does the Age of Adaptation pose for Pakistan, particularly in relation to water, food, and security; and (d) finally argue that while there is much to be concerned about in the Age of Adaptation, there are also opportunities imbedded in it, particularly, because good adaptation can equal good development.