Jane Clarke

Meet the world atWolfson

Come and study with unrivalled academic support and pastoral care, living onsite as a member of an international, egalitarian and inclusive community of scholars from Cambridge and across the world.

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    Onsite Accommodation

    With 450 comfortable rooms and flats onsite, we are the only Cambridge College to offer both undergraduates and PhD students three full years of onsite accommodation. Our peaceful location west of the city centre means you are away from the crowds yet close to many University departments, the Library and the Sidgwick and West Cambridge sites.

  • Wolfson Explores

    What does it mean to transform? What does it feel like to be transformed? How do we transform society for the good of all? In 2019, these are some of the questions we'll be posing at Wolfson College in a new year-long programme of events and activities. This theme will launch on 18 January 2019, featuring the opening of a major new art exhibition, a concert and a science lecture - all on the theme of Wolfson Explores | Transformation |. 

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    The Community

    Wolfson is a lively and welcoming place to live, with an engaged student community and a wide-ranging programme of events from live concerts to academic lectures to weekly welfare tea – with cake. Our Porters are the friendliest in Cambridge and our Howler comedy nights are legendary. We host visiting academics from all over the world and – with no High Table and social spaces shared by all – you will be stimulated culturally, socially and intellectually.

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    Teaching & Learning

    We are the College of choice for world-class postgraduates, mature undergraduates and returning learners. We offer excellence in teaching and support through a cohort of outstanding supervisors and Directors of Studies who allow every member of College to realise their full potential. Our active and engaged Fellowship underpins and enhances the College experience, providing mentorship and guidance both academically and professionally.

Our diversity helps foster new perspectives and new insights in every field of scholarship.

What's on

NASA, ESA, Martin Kornmesser (ESA/Hubble)

Science Society Lecture - My part in the discovery of the black hole in Cygnus X-1

22/02/2019 at 17.45

Professor Paul Murdin will talk about his role in the discovery of the source of celestial X-rays in the constellation Cygnus.

Music @ Wolfson

Music & Madeira

22/02/2019 at 21.00

Recital in the Lee Hall following Formal Hall

Humanities at Wolfson

Humanities Society - The restitution of Nazi-looted art in post-fascist Austria, Italy and West Germany

26/02/2019 at 17.45

Can we indeed talk of a ‘fifty-year wait for justice’, and how did restitution practices, or lack thereof, contribute to the reconstruction of these national communities?

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Lunchtime Seminar - Towards a socially conscious evolutionary science of culture

27/02/2019 at 13.00

Attempts to apply evolutionary models and thinking to human societies have a dark past, ranging from Darwin's own characterisation of 'civilised' versus 'savage' races, to social Darwinism and eugenics, and the more recent efforts of some evolutionary psychologists to naturalise oppressive social stereotypes.
 

Australia with soldiers and aboriginal children

Education Society - Negotiating Education

28/02/2019 at 17.30

The First School for Aboriginal Children and the Diplomatic World of Colonial New South Wales, 1814-1822

News

We aim to offer every member of our international community of scholars the opportunity to fulfil their potential and transform society for the good of all.