Nathan Pitt, Lee Hall

Events

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

Skills for Academic Success: Style & Language in Writing

15/11/2018 at 18.00
A macbook, cup of coffee, glasses on a table

The workshop will focus on extending your practical writing skills by covering aspects of style, grammar, language use and presentation which you may feel uncertain about. By focusing on writing and study skills, the quality of your writing will improve and you will achieve fuller clarity, control, command and subtlety. The aim is pursuit of excellence. The session will have an open, non-restrictive and encouraging atmosphere. It is designed for all Wolfson students and is likely to be special value to students whose first language is not English.

Science Society Seminar: Future developments in healthcare – does cancer lead the way?

16/11/2018 at 17.45
Professor Sir Borysiewicz

Over 50 years of cancer research, a huge body of information has been accumulated in terms of basic mechanisms underlying malignancy, disease stratification linked to individual outcomes and an expanding set of therapeutic opportunities have developed. This has to be coupled with the advent of genomics and molecular definitions which could lead to intelligent drug design and better application.

Skills for Academic Success: Speed Reading

17/11/2018 at 10.30
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 it is taking place on a Saturday morning.

Lunchtime Concert Series: Student Soloists

17/11/2018 at 13.30
Student concert

Student Soloists from the Wolfson College Music Society

Andrei Smid voice

Alexander Busch voice

Tom Unwin voice

Andrea Kocsis voice

WCSA Pet a Puppy Day

18/11/2018 at 20.00
Student petting black labrador dog in Lee Hall

Wolfson Welfare: Pet a Puppy Day

Finally! Back by popular demand, the puppies (and dogs) are confirmed in. Come find your inner zen while playing with one of the four-legged friends.

Humanities Society - Profitable Labour? Learning Disability & Labour Markets in Modern Britain

20/11/2018 at 17.45

In 1913, British policymakers brought into being an infrastructure of ‘care’ and confinement aimed at those they termed ‘mentally deficient’. The language changed across the later twentieth century, but historians have still associated what might now be termed cognitive or learning disability with stigma and segregation. Their focus has been the institutions of ‘care’ – asylums, colonies, special schools – which medicalised and disenfranchised the ‘cared for’.

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:

Michaelmas Term Concert: Hail Bright Cecilia!

25/11/2018 at 13.30
Choir in festive garb for concert

Works include PurcellOde on St Cecilia’s Day, 1692

Britten Hymn to St Cecilia 

Wolfson College Choir & Soloists

Conductor Lyn Alcántara

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

Email for further information 

Humanities Society - The Anglosphere Tradition in British Politics

27/11/2018 at 17.45

One of the most striking features of the debates that led up to Brexit is the revival of the notion of a union of the English-speaking peoples, an idea closely associated with the proponents of ‘Global Britain’. In this talk, Michael Kenny sketches the broader lineage of thinking from which this idea emanates, beginning with the ideas of ‘Greater Britain’ that emerged in the late nineteenth century and encompassing the idea of the Commonwealth, which figured prominently during debates about the UK’s decision to join the European Economic Community.

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.

Science Society Seminar: There be monsters: adaptations in Antarctic marine animal

30/11/2018 at 17.45
Professor Lloyd PEck and Adam Rutherford

Antarctic marine species have evolved over millions of years in cold, thermally stable, but also seasonally intense conditions. In response to this many unique adaptations have been produced including antifreeze in fish, an absence of haemoglobin in Channichthyd fish and the absence of a heat shock response in some species. Recently it has been shown that the vast majority of biological processes are slowed in Antarctic marine species compared to those from warmer water sites.

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 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