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Gender Research Hub

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Wolfson College’s Interdisciplinary Research Hub on Gender brings together our international community of Fellows, students and alumni. This is creating an open and active channel for discussions about gender and support gender-related research. 


The Hub is focusing its efforts along four different streams: events and conferences, networking and mentoring, research and projects, and reading groups.

Strategic Priorities 

The Gender Research Hub aims to:

  1. Spark cross-disciplinary conversations and innovative collaborations among Wolfson's students, Fellows and alumni on issues related to gender.  
  2. Organise events to raise the profile of research on gender within the College community.
  3. Support College members engaged in research on gender by offering ample opportunities to share their work in informal discussions of work-in-progress, mini-conferences and social events.
Relevant People
Institute of Criminology
MMLL (Slavonic Studies)
Politics and International Studies
Past Events
Useful Resources


The umbrella of gender-related research is expansive, as gender permeates virtually all aspects of personal and professional life. Categorising topics on gendered research therefore proves difficult do in a rigorous taxonomical manner. However, in order to provide better focus and clarity on the nature of the Gender Research Hub, we have grouped certain key subjects around three themes. While these themes cannot be perfectly separated as many issues are highly intersectional, they provide a lens through which to frame our exploration on gender research.

Graphic of topic map divided into themes, 1. Sociology and status, including topics of class, sexuality and gender identity, and race, ethnicity, and culture; 2. Services and stewardship, including topics of medicine and mental health, education and childcare, and environmental sustainability; 3. Systems and structures, including topics of law, occupation, and politics and power institutions

Women's Network

We are developing a Women's Network and there is a Women of Wolfson Panel Discussion. The Hub also posts the annual International Women's Day Conference.

Reading Group

There are in-person discussions, with an online forum encouraging offsite alumni participation.

Get Involved

If you want to host an event or participate in/support the Gender Hub in any other way, please email the Gender Hub Coordinator!

Giving Back

Donations in support of the Gender Research Hub can be made through the College's donations portal. For a one-off donation or recurring gift, under the section "I would like my Gift to support..." select "Other" and type "Gender Hub". You may also leave an optional comment with further details of what you'd like to support, such as general hub functioning, student research activity, studentships and awards, etc.

What's on

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Art Exhibition: 'Life Within Landscapes'

09/06/2024 at 10.00

Explore Wolfson's newest exhibition, 'Life Within Landscapes', showcasing works by three Cambridge-based female contemporary artists, inspired by their Caribbean heritage.

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Wolfson College Garden Party 2024

16/06/2024 at 14.30

Join us at Wolfson for an afternoon of music and light refreshments in the College grounds.

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The Mary Bevan Recital: Lola Frisby Williams (clarinet) & Imaan Kashim (violin)

16/06/2024 at 19.00

Join us for our annual Mary Bevan concert with prize winners of the prestigious Cambridge University Concerto Competition.

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Wolfson May Ball 2024: Dreamscapes

21/06/2024 at 20.00

Step from one dreamscape to the next, on a journey from restful lullabies to surrealist whimsy to thrilling nightmares, and emerge forever changed…

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Foundation Day Celebrations

28/06/2024 at 10.00

It's Wolfson's birthday! Wherever you are in the world, celebrate with us at one of our Foundation Day events.