News

March 2018

Professor Dame Carol Robinson to give Lee Seng Tee Distinguished Lecture

13 March, 2018 - 15:49

Wolfson President, Jane Clarke, is pleased to welcome a fellow chemist to deliver the Lee Seng Tee Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, 10 May at 6pm. The event will be preceded by a drinks reception where guests can mingle before the lecture.

Wolfson student jumps high for blue

6 March, 2018 - 10:20

Congratulations to Wolfson PhD student Gunther Klobe, who won his blue by jumping a personal best of 1.95m at the Varsity Field Events And Relays (VFEAR) on Saturday. Gunther, whose previous personal best was 1.88m, is understandably "over the moon". You can see video of the jump (and hear the cheering) on our Instagram account.

Terry Hart prizes awarded at Wolfson Research Event

5 March, 2018 - 13:16

Mohammad Mofatteh and Jane Clarke, photo by Nathan Pitt

February 2018

Tatiana Vilsbol awarded 2017 Irene Ng Prize

26 February, 2018 - 12:47

In 2017, Professor Irene Ng, a long-term Senior Member of Wolfson, offered an annual prize for Wolfson students to encourage innovative thinking on “the digital person” i.e. aspects of individual identity in a networked world.

Wolfson men's Football Club unbeaten in MCR league

23 February, 2018 - 11:43

Wolfson's football club were unbeaten this term in the MCR league. They played six games to lead the table with 18 points, winning their final game against the Zoology Department 5-2. Club President Jack Vanderpump said, "We only starting practising together in October, after we decided we had enough players to split from Darwin College to form our own club. So we're pretty pleased with how we've come together as a team." With Jonas Eberhardt as Captain, the team also includes Angus Buttar, who also plays for the University third team.

New Honorary Fellow welcomed at Wolfson

19 February, 2018 - 14:22

Wolfson College is delighted to announce that Dato' Dr Kenneth King-Mun Yeang RIBA (PhD, 1974) has been admitted to an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his international distinction as a leading proponent of ecological and low-energy design, sustainability and master planning.

'Practice' grenade found in President's garden

13 February, 2018 - 14:21

The Lee Library and surrounding areas were cordoned off today for several hours as the police were called in to investigate a suspected hand grenade found in the grounds.  Discovered by Deputy Head Gardener Helen Cripps, the device was lying on the ground in the garden outside the President's Lodge. The Porters immediately cordoned off the area and cleared the adjacent buildings, including the library and some of the administrative offices.

Our Member of the Month is Dr Ludovic Highman (2009)

9 February, 2018 - 17:18

"The best piece of advice I've ever been given applies to my time at Wolfson: 'Don’t be sad because it’s over, smile because it happened'". How did you come to study at Wolfson College?

January 2018

Congratulations to Wolfson Visiting Fellow, Professor Sam Lieu

31 January, 2018 - 15:41

Professor Sam Lieu has been elected President of the International Union of Academies (Union Académique Internationale, or UAI), for a term that lasts from 2017 - 2021. The UAI is the global organisation of national academies in the fields of the humanities and social sciences. Its aims are to initiate, recognise, foster and fund basic long-term international research projects.

Wolfson President to visit San Francisco

29 January, 2018 - 14:33

Wolfson President, Jane Clarke, will soon be heading west — to San Francisco, where she'll be attending a scientific conference as well as meeting up with Wolfson members and friends. Combining her work as a scientist with her role at Wolfson means that Jane has a packed schedule when she travels, but she enjoys it all. In December, she attended a conference on Molecular Perspectives on Protein-Protein Interactions in Eilat. Whilst there, she was pleased to meet up with Israeli members at the Carlton Tel Aviv Hotel on 7 December.

My first 100 days — a message from the President, Jane Clarke

22 January, 2018 - 09:38

The last 100 days have been some of the most exhausting but also most rewarding of my professional career.

New Year's honour for Wolfson Fellow Ian Goodyer OBE

19 January, 2018 - 09:17

Ian Goodyer is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist based at the University of Cambridge. He studies adolescent mental health, treats patients and teaches students in psychiatry and research. He became a Fellow of Wolfson College in 1992. In December 2017 he was awarded an OBE for Services to Psychiatry Research. How did you find out about the award?

Brushing off malaria - with the help of AI

18 January, 2018 - 09:55

A conundrum that has eluded malaria researchers has been resolved by scientists from Cambridge and Brazil, including Wolfson Emeritus Fellow Steve Oliver - with a little help from a robot called Eve and an ingredient commonly found in toothpaste.

Wolfson researcher harnesses the power of photosynthesis for green energy

15 January, 2018 - 09:48

Researchers from the Departments of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physics, including Wolfson alumnus Dr Paolo Bombelli, describe a new energy-generation technique in the journal Nature Energy. The technique is more efficient at extracting electricity from plants than previously, moving closer to viable green energy systems that harnesses the power of photosynthesis.

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