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Events

From seminars to salsa, we have a full diary of events

Skills for Academic Success: A Fast Introduction to Probability II

22/11/2018 at 18.00
Person taking notes on probability

This class is intended to review some basic definitions and results in Probability, which can be useful to understand some applications of Probability in social sciences, engineering and physics, such as statistics or random process (e.g. Brownian motions) among others. The aim of the course is to give a fast account of the elementary mathematical theory of probability for a general audience, on the basis of the book "Probability, An Introduction", by G Gimmett and D Welsh. If time allows we could discuss some relevant examples and exercises. The class is divided into two parts:

From nuclear transfer to prospects for cell replacement therapy: The origins and future of pluripotency and cellular reprogramming

23/11/2018 at 17.45
Professor Sir John Gurdon

The different cell types that compose our bodies are remarkably stable. Hardly ever do we find skin cells in the brain or liver cells in the heart. In those very special cases where some regeneration can take place in vertebrates, there is little if any evidence for a switch in cell-type. Nevertheless, nuclear transfer, cell fusion, and induced pluripotency can result in pluripotent embryo cells being derived from specialized adult cells.

Michaelmas Term Concert: Hail Bright Cecilia!

25/11/2018 at 19.30
Hail Bright Cecilia

Works include Purcell Ode on St Cecilia’s Day, 1692

Britten Hymn to St Cecilia 

Wolfson College Choir & Soloists

Conductor Lyn Alcántara

pianist Churen Li

Admission Free with a retiring collection. No need to book.

Email for further information 

Wolfson Howler

26/11/2018 at 20.00
Rose Matafeo with a boa

We're chuffed as chestnuts to welcome the winner of the Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2018, Rose Matafeo as our headliner.

Tickets £5 on the door, FREE if you're a member of Wolfson College.

Doors at 8, Comedy starts at 20.30. Drinks are cheap, laughs are free!

"The Wolfson Howler has finally overtaken the Footlights Smoker as Cambridge's best comedy night."
- The Cambridge Student

Cambridge University Brass Band - Music & Madeira

27/11/2018 at 21.35
CUBB

Concert free (no need to book)

Dinner, Dessert & Concert £19.85/£29.70

Skills for Academic Success: Speed Reading

29/11/2018 at 17.00
Person sitting cross legged with a book

Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of reading you have to do? Take this practical workshop to learn how to deal with huge amounts of information quickly and effectively. The hands-on session will explore the idea of speed reading - a technique that’s not just about reading fast, but also includes methods to reduce the number of resources that you need to read in detail.  Please note that this is a repeat of the workshop taking place on Saturday 17 November.

Postgraduate Mentoring Reception

29/11/2018 at 18.30
woman in wolfson scarf

All Wolfson PhD students have the opportunity of being assigned a mentor, who will be one of Wolfson's Fellows or Senior Members working in a related subject. The mentoring scheme is entirely voluntary and is run completely independently of both departmental research supervision and the tutorial system at Wolfson.

Join us for a social reception to meet with mentors and students and find out more about the scheme, as well as other kinds of academic support for postgraduates.

Wolfson in Hong Kong Drinks Reception

30/11/2018 at 18.00
Hong Kong

On Friday 30 November, Wolfson will be holding a drinks reception at the Island Shangri-La between 18:00 and 19:30.

Lunchtime Concert Series: Japanese anime music

01/12/2018 at 13.30
Your lie in April anime image

Piano transcriptions of the music from Japanese anime films and series. 

Programme includes music from Your Name, Your Lie in April, Tokyo Ghoul, 

and Five Centimetres per Second.

Pianist Supakorn Aekaputra

Admission Free with a retiring collection. No need to book. 

Email for more information 

Wolfson in Kuala Lumpur Brunch Reception

02/12/2018 at 11.00
Sunway Hotel & Spa

On Sunday 2 December, Wolfson will be holding a brunch reception at the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa between 11:00 and 13:00.

Advent Carol Service

02/12/2018 at 19.00
Candles by Zoran Kokanovic/Unsplash

Carols led by Wolfson College Choir, directed by Lynette Alcántara.

Wolfson Entrepreneurs: From Idea to Invention to Company

03/12/2018 at 17.30
Portrait of Ronjon Nag

Ronjon Nag (Wolfson 1984) has deployed artificial intelligence systems for mobile devices over three decades, working on neural networks at Cambridge, where he received a PhD in engineering; at Stanford, where he was a Harkness Fellow; and at MIT, where he received an MS. He received the IET Mountbatten Medal at the Royal Institution for his contributions to the modern mobile phone industry. Companies he has co-founded or advised have been sold to Motorola, BlackBerry, where he held Vice-President positions, and Apple.

Wolfson Students at The Varsity Rugby Match Twickenham

06/12/2018 at 11.30
Varsity 2018

The Varsity Rugby Match at Twickenham Stadium is back and bigger than ever on Thursday 6 December 2018, 11:30 – 19:00.

Varsity Rugby Match at Twickenham

06/12/2018 at 11.30
Varsity Rugby Match

This year, as well as the usual fun that comes with a day out at the rugby, we’re also celebrating 30 years since the Women’s team joined the Varsity Games! With that comes an array of exciting things to look forward to.

The thrills begin at 11:30 with the celebrated Cambridge Women’s team kicking off against the Oxford Blues, before the Men's game begins at 15:00.

Wolfson in Singapore Dinner Reception

07/12/2018 at 19.00
Singapore

On Friday 7 December, Wolfson will be holding a dinner reception from 7pm. The evening is generously hosted by Wolfson Alumnus Dr Han Chong Toh (1987 to 1989), Deputy Director, National Cancer Centre Singapore, at his home.

The May Bumps

15/06/2019 at 13.00
May Bumps 2018

More information coming soon