News

January 2018

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.

Wolfson PhD student Jakob Seidlitz describes link between brain connectivity and IQ

7 January, 2018 - 15:36

Wolfson PhD student Jakob Seidlitz is the lead author of a new paper in the journal Neuron that describes a way of mapping the brain - and finding correlations between IQ and 'hubbiness', or connections between higher-order brain regions.

December 2017

'Wolfson Places' photo competition winners announced

18 December, 2017 - 15:18

The winning images in the 2017 Photo Competition have been announced. Over 130 photographs were submitted, with the participation of 25 people, including postgraduate and undergraduate students, but also Alumni, Fellows, Senior Members and staff. Anna Bagnoli, Postgraduate Admissions Tutor, who organised the competition said, "Thank you to everyone who took part in the photographic competition ‘Wolfson Places’. Given this enthusiastic response, we have decided to launch another competition round. Details will follow shortly."

Wolfson alumna Helen Cavill given a TechWoman50 Award

13 December, 2017 - 12:32

Wolfson alumna Helen Cavill (Master of Engineering ‘09) has been awarded a TechWomen50 Award by WeAreTechWomen, the first awards to focus solely women in the technology sector and highlight the work of up-and-coming female tech talent.

Apply now - new PhD Studentships in the Department of Engineering

7 December, 2017 - 08:39

Two studentships of £21,297 (+£5,000 for consumables) per annum, to start in October 2018 and to be reviewed annually, are available for prospective students wishing to conduct research in the field of Structural and Architectural Engineering. The studentships are tenable for 3 years in the first instance. The research projects will have particular emphasis on novel facade systems for cutting-edge live projects.

November 2017

Quantum grasshoppers: a new paper by Wolfson researchers

29 November, 2017 - 15:00

“Suppose you have a bag of grass seed from which you could grow a lawn of any shape - a spiral, a circle, an ink blot. A grasshopper lands randomly on your lawn only to jump once in a random direction. In which shape should you sow the seed to maximise the probability that the grasshopper remains on your lawn after the jump?

Innovative award for Wolfson College Research Associate

13 November, 2017 - 09:25

Dr Frederick Baker (Wolfson) and Marcel Karnapke (Bauhaus Weimar/Cambridge) have been awarded the top award for factual Virtual Reality filmmaking at the first ever European Virtual Reality Awards in Amsterdam.

Remembering the Royal Opening of the College, 9 November 1977

8 November, 2017 - 09:54

1977 was a momentous year for the College. On 1 January, our Royal Charter and new Statutes came into effect and Wolfson College became an independent College of the University.  Governing Body held its first meeting on 10 January, and 19 January saw the final meeting of the Trustees, who had overseen our journey to becoming an independent college with our own buildings and accommodation, well on the way to financial security.

November 2017: Member of the Month

3 November, 2017 - 11:28

2017-18 Burke's Peerage Foundation Grants for Wolfson Students

3 November, 2017 - 11:10

On Monday 23 October, William Bortrick and Mark Ayre, Chairman and Vice Chairman of Burke’s Peerage Foundation, respectively, visited Wolfson College, along with two Honorary Trustees of the Foundation, Mr Stephen H. Nacol and Mrs Rebecca H. Nacol, to present this year’s Burke’s Peerage Foundation grants.

October 2017

Non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship Competition for 2018 now open

10 October, 2017 - 12:44

Wolfson College invites applications for up to ten non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships under Title BI. The non-stipendiary Fellowships with dining privileges and annual research allowance are without limit of subject and tenable for one year from 1 October 2018, renewable for a further two years. Full details, FAQs and the application form are available online.

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