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Wolfson Entrepreneurs' Society (WES)

A programme to explore and encourage the many facets of entrepreneurship.

BrookLark/Unsplash 'Like a boss'

A short online search will reveal that there are countless competing definitions of 'entrepreneurship'. We have launched an entrepreneurs’ programme at Wolfson because we believe that at its heart, entrepreneurship expresses something of value to every Member of the College – the processes of thought and action through which an original idea, a discovery or an insight is turned into a viable, successful project or business.

Many Wolfson Members are start-up veterans, and we will be inviting them to share their successes and reveal their scars. The programme seeks to engage the interest and meet the needs of all who aspire to create commercial start-ups, but also to explore the related field of social entrepreneurship. Starting with a series of inspiring and informative talks, we will develop programme content together to reflect the interests of those who join in. The intention is to complement, not duplicate, what is available elsewhere in Cambridge.  

Some of our presenters have used Powerpoint presentations and have kindly shared them here:

If you would like to contribute to one of these sessions, either as a recent (however recent) start-up entrepreneur or as a 'seasoned' chair of the session, please contact Michael O'Sullivan and let him know which dates would be possible for you.

For more information about the programme, or to suggest a topic or speaker, contact Michael O'Sullivan. or the WES Team.

What's on

Image taken from the Narrative of Edward Coxere, 1647-1684  Copyright: Library of Congress Manuscript Division, Washington, D.C.

Humanities Society and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas - "Rethinking Early Anti-Slavery: North Africa and Beginnings of Atlantic Abolitionism"

22/10/2019 at 18.00

This event is organised by the Wolfson College Humanities Society as part of their Michaelmas term lecture series.

Solar panels in Rwanda

Lunchtime Seminar - The contradictions of the authoritarian developmental state: energy boom and bureaucratic autonomy in Rwanda

23/10/2019 at 13.00

This lecture demonstrates the significance of internal regime dynamics between politicians and bureaucrats as a factor explaining states’ ability to create functioning economic development.

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How do democracies change?

23/10/2019 at 18.00

We will be live-streaming this event and details/link will be available on the day of the lecture. If you would like to join us at Wolfson to watch the event on a large screen, please book here. The bar in the Club Room will open at 17.30 on the day.

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Livestream at Wolfson - David Runciman: How do democracies change?

23/10/2019 at 18.00

The Lee Hall is fully booked for this event but we invite you to Wolfson College to enjoy a livestream of the event to be shown on a large screen in the Seminar Room, Jack King Building, for which a limited number of tickets is available.

Puntseq on a punt collecting samples

Science Society Lecture -Results of the PuntSeq study: Chasing the bacteria in the river Cam

25/10/2019 at 17.45

Wolfson College PhD graduate Dr Lara Urban tells us of her research, including the famous results of the @PuntSeq study on bacteria in the River Cam.