WolfsonPlus gives members the opportunity to keep up-to-date with current news from Wolfson. More in-depth information about Fellows' research is profiled here, as well as articles from alumni, students and other College members.

Conor Bowman

Conor BowmanConor Bowman (LLM 1989) is a Senior Counsel, as well as a successful writer and novelist.  Read his evocative poem Cambridge, and everything else here.





John Naughton

John Naughton Emeritus Fellow Professor John Naughton (1992) was the College’s Vice-President from 2011 to 2015 and here offers his thoughts on events during his term of office. Read more here...






Deepa Dani

Deepa Dani (2003) is an Assistant Professor in India with a keen interest in the development sector.  As an academician and economist, she reminisces about her time at Cambridge and the environment in Wolfson, and discusses her present activities. Read more here...


From Wolfson to GOSH

Senior Member Jan Filochowski came to Wolfson in 2004 as a NHS University Fellow. In 2012 he was appointed CEO at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Here he describes his journey…


Felicia Ng

Felicia Ng is in her third year studying for a PhD in Haematology at Wolfson. Earlier this year she was invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace, along with others who had made a positive difference in communities or countries in the Commonwealth. Here she recalls her experience:


Hip-Hop Psych

College Research Associate Dr Akeem Sule discusses his first impressions of Wolfson and talks about his new joint venture HIP HOP PSYCH. Read on...


Michael O’Sullivan

Wolfson Fellow Michael O’Sullivan talks about his recent move from the Cambridge Commonwealth and Overseas Trusts to Cambridge International Examinations. Read more here...



Banker, Traitor, Scapegoat, Spy?

Senior Member Tony Lentin is the author of Banker, Traitor, Scapegoat, Spy? The Troublesome Case of Sir Edgar Speyer (Haus Publishing, 2013).  Here he explains how he came to write about this now relatively unknown person:


Wolfson Law Society

First year affiliate lawyer, Alex Bradley-Sitch, describes the Wolfson College Law Society Owls Moot. Read on…


Sue Miller

Wolfson Alumna Sue Miller (1987) carried the Olympic flame as part of the Torch Relay in the run-up to the Olympic Games this summer. Sue was nominated for her voluntary work organising and running the local history society in her home village of Orwell. Sue’s nomination also recognised her success in persuading local Government to transfer an area of green space called Chapel Orchard to the village; this area is now regularly used for events and provides volunteering opportunities to the local community.

Sue explains how her passion for History led to becoming an Olympic Torchbearer…

Jenny Dawkins

Jenny Dawkins is studying The Bachelor of Theology for Ministry degree (BTh) at Wolfson. Support from the Wolfson Travel Fund enabled Jenny to spend four weeks this summer in New Orleans, Louisiana, with St Anna’s Episcopal Church to reflect on the differences between churches and cultures in the UK and the US, to see how the crisis of Hurricane Katrina had impacted on the community, and to bring to bear some of her academic studies in theology.  Read Jenny’s account here:

Professor Irene Ng

Wolfson Visiting Fellow Professor Irene Ng has been appointed as Director of The International Institute for Product and Service Innovation (IIPSI) at WMG, the University of Warwick. Read on...

Music at Wolfson

Lynette Alcántara, College Director of Music, interviews PhD student James Westbrook, the outgoing President of the Music Society and Lunchtime Concert Series organiser. Interview here...

Paul Murdin

In March 2012, Wolfson Senior Member Professor Paul Murdin OBE received the 2012 Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) Award for Service to Astronomy. The Award announcement states that he was honoured for his outstanding contribution to the role of astronomy in public life in three areas: as a popular author and broadcaster, as a leader of the Research Councils and as Treasurer of the RAS. Read his story here.

University College Boat Club

Norman (’Paddy’) Toms was at University (now Wolfson) College from 1967 to 1972. He was stroke of the first College boat in 1968 and rowed in several College boats between then and 1972. Here he adds a Postscript to his article in The Wolfson Review 2011-2012 on the history of the College’s Boat Club in 1968. Read on...

Meredith Hooper

Meredith Hooper, a former Visiting Fellow to the College, gives WolfsonPlus a brief introduction to her work on Antarctica. Read on here…

Vic Annells

Wolfson student Vic Annells will be graduating with an MSt in International Relations at Congregation on 21 July and was appointed HM Consul General for Milan in April 2011.  We asked him to describe his time at Wolfson and his reaction to the appointment.  Read on...



Boat Naming Ceremony

On a snowy Sunday in March 2012 following Lent Bumps, members and Friends of the Wolfson College Boat Club gathered by the river – with Pimms! – to celebrate the naming of three new boats. Read more...

Sam Thomas & Lorna Moore

Sam and Lorna were students at Wolfson in 2007 and 2008. Here, Sam recounts this year’s Burns Night Formal Hall.

“It happens every year, and it’s the opportunity to celebrate Scotland’s most revered bard, Robert Burns, and debate whether or not to eat the haggis. However, for me and my co-speaker, who were kindly invited to toast the lassies and laddies, this was also an opportunity to address the opposite sex with all those keenly felt irritations. As ever, Wolfson did not disappoint; the evening passed with much merriment, fine food, enthusiastic bag piping and an energetic Ceilidh.” Read on for the full toast speeches...

Meredith Hale

Meredith Hale is Speelman Fellow at Wolfson College and in September 2011 organised a conference on Netherlandish Art in Cambridge.  Here she explains the background. Read more….

John Naughton

John Naughton’s new book – From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: what you really need to know about the Internet, has just been published by Quercus Books. We asked him to explain how he came to write it. More...

Vincent Qi

Vincent QiProfessor Vincent Xiaoguang Qi, a Lifelong Member and PhD Supervisor of Wolfson College at University of Cambridge, and was a Visiting Research Professor at Peking University, and Visiting Academic at Cornell University. Read more...


Michael O'Sullivan

Michael O’Sullivan studied for the MPhil in Linguistics at Wolfson in 1984. After a career with the British Council, much of it spent in China, he returned to Cambridge in 2008 to become Director of Cambridge Commonwealth and Overseas Trusts. He is now a Fellow of Wolfson. Read Michael's description of his work running a charity to support Cambridge’s international students.

Faris Nasrallah

The recent uprisings in the Arab world have led to a wave of revolutions, civil wars and protests across the region. Alumnus and solicitor Faris Nasrallah (2007) assesses the effect of these demonstrations on Arab legal systems.

Royal Visits to Wolfson College

There have been a number of Royal visits to Wolfson College in its last 46 years. Photographs of these occasions are recorded here.

Eoin MacDonald-Nethercott

Dr Eoin MacDonald-Nethercott came to Wolfson in 2003 to study for the Graduate Course in Medicine, following an undergraduate degree in Psychology, with particular emphasis on perception and cognitive neuropsychology. Before undertaking his course at Wolfson, he had worked as a Nursing Auxiliary for those in the advanced stages of dementia, had been a skiing and snowboarding instructor for disabled people and regularly participated in adventure racing: a team event which is a combination of orienteering and triathlon. Recently, he was recruited to conduct a European Space Agency (ESA) experiment in Antarctica to see how people are affected by a long period of isolation in an extreme environment, in preparation for a future mission to Mars. Read more of his experiences from his diary.

Conor Bowman

Conor Bowman

Conor Bowman studied for the LLM at Wolfson in 1989 and is now an accomplished writer and novelist, with recent published titles including Wasting By Degrees, The Last Estate and The Redemption of George Baxter Henry. His latest short story, Hugo’s Hurricane, is available to read here.

Press Fellows

Press Fellows, Easter Term 2011

Four journalists from around the world joined the College as Press Fellows for the 2011 Easter term. Professor John Naughton, Director of the Press Fellowship Programme, profiles them here.

Visiting Fellow Bill Lubenow

Visiting Fellow Bill Lubenow

Visiting Fellow Bill Lubenow is a familiar and welcome figure at Wolfson. Here, the Professor of History at Richard Stockton College, New Jersey, writes of his first sabbatical at Wolfson in 1982, and of friends made and publications written during visits since then.






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