Alumni Celebration 2020

Wolfson Alumni Reunion
Date 17/09/2020 at 10.00 - 27/09/2020 at 12.00 Where Online

All members of the Wolfson community are welcome to join us for this year's online Alumni Celebration, with particular congratulations to alumni from the following matriculation years: 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015

 

Wolfson Alumni Reunion

We will be moving the Alumni Reunion online this year with a programme of digital events to make sure nobody misses out!  

Every September, Wolfson's Alumni Reunion is the highlight of our events calendar; we love nothing better than welcoming you back to College and seeing old friends catch up over our Reunion Dinner. After much thought, however, we have concluded that this year's Alumni Reunion will take place in a different format, with a range of virtual events that will allow as many of our Wolfson community as possible to join us safely, wherever they may be living.

Joining instructions will be sent a day in advance of the event for the coffee and toast, and bookings close on Thursday 24 September at 5.00pm BST. Please also note there may be some online photography or other recording of events for the Alumni Reunion events listed here. 

Any questions, comments, or memories you would like to share please send to RSVP@wolfson.cam.ac.uk, thank you. 

Friday 18 September

How Institute for Manufacturing students helped the NHS through COVID-19
2.00pm BST
Join Dr Florian Urmetzer of the IfM and students including Wolfson's David Cordova Jimenez and Nisha Samad to hear how they  how they applied their engineering knowledge to assist Addenbrooke's Hospital in the response to the pandemic. Part of the University of Cambridge Alumni Festival, you can book it here.

Wednesday 23 September

Tackling the global epidemic of non-communicable diseases
6.30pm BST
Wolfson Fellow and Wolfson College Global Health Research Hub Lead Professor Nick Wareham will discuss the causes of the global epidemic of non-communicable diseases including type 2 diabetes and strategies for prevention. Part of the University of Cambridge Alumni Festival, you can book it here. 

Saturday 26 September

Coffee and update with President Jane Clarke,
followed by virtual Wolfson College tour of the grounds by Rob Grayston, Alumni Officer

10.00am BST
Join Jane and members of our alumni community for an update as Wolfson prepares to welcome students at the start of term, followed by a virtual tour of the Wolfson College grounds - and accompanying historical insight - by Alumni Officer Rob Grayston. Book here! 

Alumni Reunion Quiz with Eric Monkman
1.00pm BST
Pit your wits against other members of the Wolfson community this year in a quiz hosted by Eric Monkman (Economics, 2015).  You can play on your own or as part of a team - let us know when you register.  There's a prize of a Wolfson gift hamper on offer for the winning individual or team. Book here! 

Alumni Toast with President Jane Clarke,
followed by performance by the Jake Werth Trio
6.30pm BST
Raise a glass to Wolfson and its alumni around the world, with a toast by President Jane Clarke.  The celebrations will continue with a performance by Wolfson student Jake Werth, from Wolfson's Lee Hall. Book here! 

Sunday 27 September

Q&A with (Acting) Head Gardener, Oscar Holgate
11.00am BST
Wolfson's acting Head Gardener, Oscar Holgate will be on hand to answer your questions about the College (and perhaps some of your own!) gardens.  We know the gardens are a highlight for many of our alumni; sign up to welcome a little bit of their beauty into your home. Book here! 

 

You can also try our delicious vegetarian stuffed aubergine recipe provided by the Wolfson College Green Society - ideal for a virtual Alumni Reunion dinner! 

What's on

President Jane Clarke with a coffee

Coffee and update with President Jane Clarke followed by virtual College tour

26/09/2020 at 10.00

Join Jane and members of our alumni community for an update as Wolfson prepares to welcome students at the start of term, followed by a virtual tour of the Wolfson College grounds - and accompanying historical insight - by Alumni Officer Rob Grayston.

Wolfson College University Challenge Team

Alumni Reunion Quiz

26/09/2020 at 13.00

We would like to invite the Wolfson Community to a quiz hosted and penned by Wolfson College's very own quizmaster, Eric Monkman (Economics, 2015)! 

President Jane Clarke with drink

Alumni Toast with President Jane Clarke and music from Jake Werth

26/09/2020 at 18.30

Raise a glass to Wolfson and its alumni around the world with a toast by President Jane Clarke.  The celebrations will continue with a performance by Wolfson student and Royal Academy of Music graduate Jake Werth from Wolfson's Lee Hall.

Wolfson flowers

Q&A with Oscar Holgate, Wolfson gardener extraordinaire

27/09/2020 at 11.00

Wolfson's acting Head Gardener, Oscar Holgate will be on hand to answer your questions about the College (and perhaps some of your own!) gardens.  We know the gardens are a highlight for many of our alumni; sign up to welcome a little bit of their beauty into your home.

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