Poetry Trail

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Date 13/05/2024 at 12.00 - 17/05/2024 at 12.00

Explore our new trail featuring extracts of poetry written by Wolfson staff and students for the forthcoming WolfWords Anthology Wild.

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Following the success of the first WolfWords Anthology last year, we are delighted to announce that the second collection entitled Wild will be released this summer.

Featuring works by members from across the College community, several extracts from the new Anthology can be found in our Poetry Trail.

Maps can be collected from the Porters' Lodge or viewed online.


Poet Biographies

Ruoshui Zhang is a PhD candidate working on the intersection of modernist poetry and modern German-French philosophy. His daily routine is to wake up, make a lemon tea, and write a poem on the bench outside the Club Room. 

Connor Johnston is currently completing a master’s degree in English Studies. During his undergraduate degree, he was awarded the Lord Alfred Douglas Prize and the Dart prize, and his work has been published by Renard Press and 'Southward'. Connor is an avid lover of form and rhyme, and like his favourite poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins, believes that all poetry should be read aloud.

Tom Williamson is a postgraduate scientist and classical musician. Although writing poetry is a rare occurrence for him, he enjoys composing choral music and finding texts to set to music.

Philip De Luca has been a gardener at Wolfson College for 23 years. He has experienced every wild moment the gardens have been through, using all his five senses, working through every season. Philip has brought his areas of the gardens to a place that all people and wildlife can live, work, visit and enjoy through all these years.

Julia Da Costa is an undergraduate studying Veterinary Medicine. Before joining Wolfson, she completed a BA in Fine Art. In 2022, Julia’s work was shown as part of the Tate Collective’s “Cyborg Futures” display.

Charis Horsley is an MPhil English Studies student, working on the afterlife and afterlife landscapes, with a particular focus on Dante’s Commedia. She has a strong poetic interest, including ekphrastic poetry and the links between visual representation and poetry.

Katie Cavanaugh is a second-year postgraduate student pursuing a MSt in Creative Writing. Though her dissertation is an original screenplay, poetry has always had her heart. She plays for Wolfson’s joint soccer – sorry, football – team with Darwin and St. Edmund’s and stays involved in the Wolfson College Boat Club.

Garima Lekhwani is a postgraduate student pursuing an MPhil in Public Policy. She grew up in India where she worked in the civil services before moving to Cambridge. She has been writing poetry from a young age and also enjoys spoken-word poetry.



This trail is set in our gardens which have fully step-free access and there is an accessible toilet located in our main building.

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