Wolfson Explores Transformation

What does it mean to transform? What does it feel like to be transformed? How do we transform society for the good of all? These are some of the questions we are posing at Wolfson College this year.

Wolfson has long been known for its dynamic and diverse lectures, exhibitions, performances and more.This year we bring you WOLFSON EXPLORES — a major programme of events and activities that spans the intellectual and cultural life of the College based on the theme of | Transformation |.

WOLFSON EXPLORES | Transformation | is as a catalyst and a conduit that involves the whole College and stimulates a rich and productive dialogue across disciplinary and cultural borders.

Academics, artists, musicians, students and other Wolfson members are sharing with the Cambridge University community — and widespread Wolfson family—their ideas, research and creativity. The core programme includes lectures, exhibitions, performances and discussions. Around the core is a cluster of further, related activities and events, both large and small. As well as encouraging societies and organisers of regular fixtures to consider how they might engage with the theme, we are extending an open invitation to any member of College to propose an event or project.

Take a look at the events listings below to see how we are exploring Transformation today.


What's on

Saumarez Smith

The Transformation of the Museum

16/10/2019 at 18.00

This lecture will examine the long-term changes in the ways that museums have been designed, managed and built in the post-war period, with special reference to the speaker's experience of working in three national museums.

Democracy by Ishant Mishra/Unsplash

How do democracies change?

23/10/2019 at 18.00

As psychotherapists say: How can we change without changing?

Cambridge by Sir Cam

Cambridge Transformed: Town and Gown in the Twentieth Century

28/11/2019 at 18.00

The lecture will discuss the radical changes that have taken place in the University and City since the mid-twentieth century