A few words with Oscar Holgate

A few words on one of Wolfson’s best-loved features, with a familiar face from College. 

Oscar Holgate, Wolfson gardener

It's been a busy few weeks for acting Head Gardener of Wolfson College, Oscar Holgate. With the departure of the prior Head Gardener Phil Stigwood in April, Oscar and the rest of the gardening team have stepped up to make sure Wolfson's flowers, plants and trees really are looking their best for when students arrive. 

Students and staff returning to College look out for the salvias, asters and sedum (Autumn Joy) adding pops of colour to the flowerbeds, but also there are some useful and delicious surprises amidst the flowers, such as Chinese Chive and medlars.

In the next few years, there should also be some changes coming to the Wolfson Gardens as more drought-resistant plants are introduced to help with the increasingly hot weather we're encountering, which should mean we will be gaining some more Mediterranean trees to add to the mix of flora you can find here. 

You can hear more from Oscar about the Gardens, and ask him questions about your own garden when he does his Question and Answer session on Sunday 27th September, registration is open now

What's on

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Humanities Society - "Objects, Bodies, and Emotions: How the Gas Mask Can Help Us Tell the History of Total War"

11/05/2021 at 18.00

The Humanities Society organises regular talks during term time. During Easter term 2021, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.

Adeel Khan

Green Society - How to use the power of social media for good?

13/05/2021 at 18.00

The Green Society organises regular talks during term time. During Easter term 2021, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.

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Peer Review Workshop

13/05/2021 at 19.00

Do you have an idea that you would like feedback on? Perhaps you would like to see if an argument you are writing is clear or makes sense? Maybe you would like to see if the data you are presenting in your paper flows well with your surrounding text?

group of women

Beyond Borders: Women's Movements Around the World

14/05/2021 at 16.00

The Interdisciplinary Research Hub on Gender is hosting a collaborative event featuring academics and activists to give voice to feminist movements outside the Euro-American world.

Jazmin Scarlett

Science Society - The keys to the past: a mixed-methods approach to reconstructing the 1812 eruption of La Soufrière St. Vincent

14/05/2021 at 18.00

The Science Society organises regular talks during term time. Throughout this term, all talks take place as zoom meetings, make sure to register.