28 February, 2013 - 11:39
In an effort to develop new drugs to fight parasitic diseases, scientists from the University of Cambridge have collaborated with computer scientists at Manchester University to create a cheaper and more efficient anti-parasitic drug-screening method. The clever screening method identifies chemical compounds which target the enzymes from parasites but not those from their human hosts, thus enabling the early elimination of compounds with potential side effects.
25 February, 2013 - 14:49
Wolfson Member David Jacques will feature tonight, 25 February, on BBC1’s 'Inside Out', Eastern Region. Anyone outside this region can access the programme via BBC iPlayer or Sky. Much of the piece was filmed at Wolfson College and also includes an interview with the President, Professor Sir Richard Evans.
12 February, 2013 - 12:00
Writing in Times Higher Education, Sir Richard Evans relates that for centuries Regius chairs were the gift of kings, tools of statecraft and the preserve of ancient universities. But that has changed recently with the addition of 12 new professorships. Read the full article here. Sir Richard Evans is Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge and President of Wolfson College Cambridge.
24 January, 2013 - 15:08
We invite submission of abstracts for either oral or poster presentations from students of Wolfson College Cambridge and St. Antony’s College Oxford on the research they are conducting at their affiliate University. Submissions on all research topics are welcome. Submissions should include: (i) researcher’s name (ii) email address, (iii) college and department at the University, (iv) whether the abstract is for a poster or an oral presentation (v) title of presentation and (vi) abstract.
8 January, 2013 - 11:40
7 January, 2013 - 11:22
One of the most interesting aspects of life at Wolfson is the range of backgrounds and expertise brought to the College by its members. Part of that mix is the contribution of Senior Members. These members are holders of senior University Offices and distinguished members of the local community from the ranks of business, industry and the professions.
14 December, 2012 - 16:03
A team of aspiring biotechnology entrepreneurs from the University of Cambridge won the Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (Biotechnology YES) 2012 after a day of tough competition in London: Linsey Porter, Liam Hurst, Alap Chavda, with Ajoeb Baridi and Anastasiia Kamenska from Wolfson (pictured above left to right).
3 December, 2012 - 12:31
30 November, 2012 - 15:15
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made their first visit to Cambridge and the University on Wednesday, November 28. They met representatives of all the Colleges, long-standing University staff and other members of the academic community.
6 November, 2012 - 14:44
The Studentship is offered commencing in October 2013 for study in the arts and social sciences (including law). The award may be held for one, two or three years (subject to satisfactory progress) and is worth £11,000 towards university/college fees and maintenance. A successful applicant may be at undergraduate or postgraduate level and must be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. Preference will be given to candidates who have had a significant break in their studies at some stage since leaving school.
31 October, 2012 - 11:06
Neville Stack, who died suddenly on 27 October 2012 at his son’s home in Donegal, was a Press Fellow at Wolfson for a whole year: 1987–88.
25 October, 2012 - 09:07
Dr Michael Hrebeniak, Wolfson's Director of Studies in English, is co-organising 'The Rhythm of Objects,' the second PERFORMANCE: ART-CRITIQUE-EXPERIMENT (P:ACE) Convivium that straddles the thrilling new Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design in King's Cross and Robinson College Cambridge on the weekend of 27-28 October. P:ACE is a new research initiative that brings together theorists and practitioners in the field of Performance across disciplines as a means of exploring its contribution to cultural knowledge.
12 October, 2012 - 11:10
Dr Neville Silverston OBE has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award, sponsored by Cambridge Building Society, at the Cambridge News Community Awards 2012 ceremony.
12 October, 2012 - 10:02
Professor Sir John B Gurdon FRS has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent.
8 October, 2012 - 09:29
Honorary Fellow Professor Hugh Bevan is 90 today and celebrated with a dinner and lunch with family, friends and supporters in College this weekend.