Wolfson launches new interdisciplinary research hubs

Events have been taking place over the summer and continue over the next few weeks for new research hubs.

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Global Challenges require multidisciplinary solutions, the coming together of creative people with different skills and perspectives. Our College is a community of just such creative people - scholars from many academic disciplines, with curiosity about the world around them and the determination to change it for the better. Professor Jane Clarke, President of Wolfson College says, "Wolfson has particular strengths in this regard, since it is exceptionally multinational, it has a Visiting Researcher programme and hosts many part-time students who bring professional experience from the worlds of industry, education, policy, government and commerce. We also lack the traditional hierarchical barriers between Fellows and students – between education and research."

The College is developing a series of interdisciplinary research hubs in areas where Wolfson College Fellows, students and alumni have particular interest and expertise, and can engage their large global networks of collaborators. Our first three hubs concern Global Health, Sustainability & Conservation, and Gender. Each hub will soon have its own webpage.

We are providing an environment (both physical and intellectual) where challenging problems are discussed, where dialogue is encouraged, and where novel solutions are envisaged and developed. These hubs will be the catalyst to bring together interested Fellows, students and other partners from different disciplines. We will actively support the building of relationships with non-academic partners, in particular by galvanising our large international membership.

Two online events are taking place in the coming weeks which you are invited to join. The Sustainability & Conservation Hub is holding an online event on Fri 11 Sept 2020 from 13:00-14:30: info and book here

Making the ‘Urban’ Better:  building healthy sustainable cities in the era of COVID-19 and beyond, a joint meeting between the Global Health and Sustainability Hubs will take place on Monday 14 Sept 15.00 - 17.30: book here.

No date has been fixed for the next Gender Hub meeting; email Charlotte Callahan if you would like to be notified when the event has been arranged.

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?

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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.