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September 2018

Wolfson supports Monkman during BBC appearance

18 September, 2018 - 17:24

Eric Monkman on the One Show sofa with Bobby Seagull, actor Jonathan Pryce and Dame Eileen Atkins. Yes, he is wearing his Wolfson tie. Alumnus and former University Challenge Captain Eric Monkman was on BBC's the One Show yesterday to talk about his new travel documentary series, Monkman & Seagull's Genius Guide to Britain.

August 2018

Dr Norma Emerton (1932-2018)

31 August, 2018 - 12:23

The President, Professor Jane Clarke, announced with great sadness the passing of Dr Norma Emerton on Wed 30 August. Dr Norma Emerton (21 May 1932 – 30 August 2018) Student 1969-1975 | Senior Member 1981-1994 | Fellow 1994-1999 | Emeritus Fellow 1999-2018  

Applications open for 2019 Junior Research Fellowships

28 August, 2018 - 13:31

Wolfson College invites applications for up to ten non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships under Title BI and for one stipendiary Henslow Fellowship generously supported by the Cambridge Philosophical Society.

Alumnus Eric Monkman returns to the BBC

17 August, 2018 - 12:34

One of Wolfson's most famous alumni is returning to the medium that made him famous - brainy British television.

A fond send-off for Wolfson Fellow Duncan Maskell

3 August, 2018 - 11:59

On Tuesday, Wolfson Fellows Sir Leszek Borysiewicz (left) and Professor Gordon Dougan (right) joined Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Toope and many friends and colleagues to wish Professor Duncan Maskell well in his new role as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Australia.

July 2018

Rare silk tree blooms in Wolfson garden

24 July, 2018 - 18:01

Our normally lush green lawns are currently the colour of lightly toasted bread thanks to the drought that has been ongoing since May, but there are still some bright spots in the gardens at Wolfson. In Lee Court, for instance, a beautiful and unusual tree native to southern Asia is in full bloom.

Thirty-nine Laureates in Lindau

18 July, 2018 - 11:09

Steven Chu (Noble Prize in Physics, 1997) talks to Lara and other young scientists on a boat trip to Mainau Island in Lake Constance.​​​​​​​

Wolfson Director of Music celebrates ten years of children's music-making

7 July, 2018 - 15:51

Wolfson Fellow and Director of Music, Lyn Alcántara is thrilled to be celebrating ten years of music-making with her children’s music charity, King’s Junior Voices. The choir will be celebrating its tenth birthday this coming Monday with a concert of works written especially for the choir, in King’s College Chapel at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 or £5 for children and are available from The Shop at King’s. We’d love to see some Wolfson friends in the audience.

College Choir returns from tour

3 July, 2018 - 12:07

June 2018

Congratulations to Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz

27 June, 2018 - 16:44

Professor Jane Clarke and the Governing Body were delighted to welcome Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz to Wolfson to celebrate the awarding of his honorary degree from Cambridge University. The degree was awarded at a congregation at the Senate House which was presided over by the University Chancellor, Lord Sainsbury of Turville.

Wolfson Green goes for Gold

25 June, 2018 - 12:41

Congratulations to the Wolfson Green Impact team for their work to reduce environmental impacts at the College. Their efforts were rewarded with a Green Impact Gold award for the second year. The award was presented by Vice-Chancellor Stephen Toope to the College's Domestic Bursar, Alan Fuller, at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences.

Wolfson Choir to perform in Szeged, Hungary

22 June, 2018 - 16:41

The Wolfson College Choir, conducted by Lyn Alcántara, Director of Music, is travelling to Hungary next week to perform. They will appear at the Rector’s Faculty Hall, 13, Dugonics Tér, Szeged on Thursday 28 June at 6pm.

Wolfson Boat Club has best May Bumps ever

18 June, 2018 - 14:58

The Wolfson College Boat Club wrapped up a very successful year with a thrilling four days of May Bumps, with three out of four boats blading, and the Club winning the Pegasus Cup and the Michell Cup for the first time ever.

Wolfson celebrates this weekend

15 June, 2018 - 12:15

This weekend we celebrate the end of the academic year with some very special events.

President's XI triumphs in annual cricket match

12 June, 2018 - 15:51

The President's team once more proved their sporting prowess by defeating the Students' team, retaining the President’s Cup

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