The Wolfson College Interdisciplinary Research Hub on Sustainability & Conservation is experimenting with convening interested individuals and organisations to inform, educate, and explore disruptive solutions to combat the destruction of the natural world.
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Destruction of the natural world is the international problem of our times and a truly interdisciplinary challenge. As the threat of ecological collapse effects us all, our work draws from Wolfson’s international and diverse network, membership and friends to help trigger the deep changes needed to wider global systems. We accomplish this through an interdisciplinary focus, multi-generational collaboration and systems thinking.
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With strengths of diversity and subject inclusion, we connect returning professionals, new students from 85+ nations, world-leading researchers and engaged external individuals and organisations. In doing so, we convene a wide variety of disciplines, generations and networks through events, projects, mentoring and more.
See a testimonial from one of our Proactive Members and Wolfson alumnus, Ms. Golnar Malek.
We seek to nurture a community of ambition, leadership and action. Utilising our maturity of experience and global reach, we hope to appropriately equip the future 'green' decision makers and thought leaders across disciplines and industries for the betterment of the natural world and global society.
Page updated: Fri 16 July 2021
In our Theory of Change (ToC), we use the metaphor of a tree and the language of ‘branches’ to describe sets of activities that share a characteristic. No one branch is ‘above’ the other, and by growing each branch we nurture the whole community (the trunk). Our ToC is therefore ever-developing and under constant revision. And so it grows. The graphics below are accompanied by a textual strategy document (updated April 2021), describing each branch in greater detail. An interactive ToC graphic is currently in development.
Theory of Change version history:
Version 1.3 - Lee Hall session - 8 Oct 2020
Version 2.1 - Proactive Members and Convenors - 11 Nov 2020
Version 2.2 - Kickstarting a Green 2021 @ Wolfson - 26 Feb 2021
Version 3.1 - Feb-June 2021
Version 3.2 - (current)
Want further information on anything on this page, email: email@example.com
|Kickstarting a Green 2021 @ Wolfson
> find the live minutes document here.
|Fri 26 Feb 2021 (16:00-17:00)|
|Green Society + S&C Hub collab; Green talk - Climate Fail: How the green movement made climate change worse... And how we can fix it
> watch the recording here.
|Wed 7 April (18:00-19:00)|
Milestone: Wolfson Research Event (WRE)
28 - 30 April
|WRE: Wolfson S&C Stories (posters)
> see poster here
|Wed 28 - Fri 30 April|
|Monthly meet up||Fri 30 April|
|WRE: How to be more interdisciplinary confident & friendly||Tues 4 May (14:30-16:30)|
|COP26: Climate Exp0 - Green Recovery poster presentation (Wolfson S&C Stories)
> see poster: Resource Efficiency through Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity
|Mon 17 May|
|Monthly meet up||Fri 28 May|
|Monthly meet up||Fri 25 June|
Milestone: S&C Hub Anniversary Week (S&C AW)
5 - 11 July
|S&C AW: Pathway to a sustainable future: Wolfson Who's who (Fellows-only)||Mon 5 July|
|S&C AW: Wolfson S&C Stories webpages launch||Tues 6 July|
|S&C AW: Wants + Offers list: Year Past Year Ahead||Thur 8 July|
|S&C AW: Beyond Net-Zero: what does a regenerative College look like? (Lee Hall)||Fri 9 July|
|S&C AW: S&C Hub Formal Hall (Dining Hall)||Fri 9 July|
|S&C AW: S&C Hub Informal Social (Wolfson bar)||Sat 10 July|
|S&C AW: Annual Report released||Sun 11 July|
|Monthly meet up||Fri 30 July|
|Monthly meet up||Fri 27 Aug|
|Monthly meet up||Fri 24 Sept|
Milestone: COP26 at Wolfson
18 - 29 Oct
|COP26 at Wolfson: Green Week||18 - 24 Oct|
|COP26 at Wolfson: Model COP26||25 - 29 Oct|
|Monthly meet up||Fri 29 Oct|
United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference 2021
1 - 12 Nov
|S&C Hub Social (last monthly meet up of 2021)||Fri 26 Nov|
Green Society + S&C Hub collab; Green talk - Climate Fail: How the green movement made climate change worse... And how we can fix it
|Wed 7 April (18:00-19:00)|
|Fri 26 Feb 2021 (16:00-17:00)|
Hub Progress + Looking Forward - S&C Hub Open meeting
|Mon 14 Dec 2020 (13:00-14:00)|
|Mon 30 Nov 2020 (09:30-11:30)|
|Thur 8 Oct 2020 (12:30-13:30)|
Why do we care and the beginnings of action - S&C Hub
|Fri 11 Sept 2020 (13:00-14:30)|
|Fri 10 July 2020 (13:00-14:00)|
COP26 at Wolfson
18 - 29 Oct
|Green Week||18 - 24 Oct|
|Model COP26||25 - 29 Oct|
In the build up to the United Nations COP26 Climate summit hosted in Glasgow in November 2021, the S&C Hub will be hosting a fortnight of activities. Organised by a working group of ~20 individuals, including expert Wolfson alumni and ex-diplomats, current students, Fellows and staff, as well as University staff. More information TBA.
To join the COP26 at Wolfson working group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are led by S&C Hub Proactive Member, Ms. Rae White.
The Wolfson College Living Lab platforms and supports projects that have an actionable or demonstrable ‘green’ impact to the College estate, its community or its wider network.
Visit the Wolfson College Living Lab.
Special thanks to the Domestic Bursar, the Alumni & Development Office, the Hoath Family for their generous donation, and Charlie Barty-King. Testimonials:
Grown from the Curation & Librarianship branch of our Theory of Change tree, we want to capture and celebrate both the individual, and Wolfson's collective, successes in sustainability, climate action and the natural world from the past and present, and into the future 🌿📖 submit a story, anecdote, or other media:
Special thanks for the S&C Stories working group:
Providing avenues for Wolfson alumni, Fellows and friends to mentor the Wolfson student body and staff, creating cross-talk, training and knowledge transfer across an international community. Being a mentor is as involved or low maintenance as desired, from a casual chat, to advising on projects, to actively supervising students academically or otherwise.
Interested in hearing more or becoming a mentor? Email: email@example.com
Grown from the Curation & Librarianship branch of our Theory of Change tree, we are developing an approach to curation and librarianship of sustainability and conservation knowledge. Therefore, as a first step and in collaboration with the Wolfson Library, we have created a Wolfson Sustainability & Conservation Library Collection. This will feature relevant books, outputs and materials on the theme of sustainability or conservation in their broadest sense. For now, we take a particular focus on published works of Wolfson alumni, Wolfson student academic reports, and outputs from the Wolfson Living Lab and S&C Stories.
A page is under construction, however, so far in the S&C Hub Library Collection are:
If you would like works featured, please contact us directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interactive webs of environmental (and some social justice) related organisations in Cambridge, covering both the City and the University ⛳️
Visit the Cambridge Resilience Web
We are open to all people: public, professional and academic 🌿
Join as a:
The growing list of S&C Hub members.
Are you a Wolfson College member past or present? Join Wolfson Connect, the College's official Alumni portal.
Members who are proactively involved in our projects and organisational meetings.
Nyandire Reinhard Bonke
Convenors 🍃 (comprised of Fellows, Students, Staff and Alumni)
The organising group
Wolfson Fellows 🐺💚
A growing list of the Wolfson's fellowship (in order of addition) working within the broad themes of sustainability or conservation.
Global issues today are simultaneously individual, collective and societal; everyone should have a say in how to resolve them.
A testimonial from Wolfson alumnus Golnar Malek on 'An amazing journey together', reflections as a member of the S&C Hub.
Donations in support of the Sustainability and Conservation Hub can be made through Wolfson's Annual Giving page - choose "Other" in Designation and type "S&C Hub Fund".
Alternatively, you can discuss your gift with Sian, our Development Director: email@example.com.
Donations of every size, together, make a huge difference. All S&C Hub activities, costs and awards are funded through generous philanthropy.
Green Talks - a Wolfson termly lecture series by the Wolfson Green Society, all recordings here