Gender Hub

Interdisciplinary Research Hub on Gender

Wolfson College’s Interdisciplinary Research Hub on Gender brings together our international fellows, students, and alumni to create an open and active channel for discussions about gender and elevate gender-related research by college members. 

Gender Hub

Gender has long been—and continues to be—an important feature in understanding and promoting equality and inclusivity. 2020 has seen a spike in gendered issues, including a ‘shadow pandemic’ of intimate partner violence coinciding with COVID-19 lockdows, an increase in violence against trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folx (especially toward Black trans women), and a lack of emotional support networks available to men dealing with mental health challenges. Gender is everywhere in our daily lives, and we hope that this Hub can facilitate lasting conversations approaching gender from a variety of disciplines and perspectives.

The Hub brings together passionate individuals spanning a variety of disciplines and generations through accessible events, informal discussions, and advocacy initiatives. Drawing on Wolfson’s strengths of its diverse international student base, professional networks, and world-class researchers, our Hub fosters important discussions about gender and creates a platform for college members to highlight their own work on gendered issues. Our work also recognizes that gender intersects with other axes of oppression, inclusive of race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, and dis/ability status, among others. The Hub is committed to understanding and emphasizing these intersections in the events we hold and the initiatives we put forward.

Past Events

Recordings of past events are available in the Media Collection.

Strategic Priorities 

The Gender Research Hub is committed to offering a platform to elevate gender-related research at college, and create lasting conversations about gender issues amongst our members. Our strategic priorities include:

  • Fostering an intellectual community among all scholars whose research relates to gender, understood broadly to encompass a variety of disciplines and sexualities.
  • Raising the profile of college members who are doing research on gender, and providing them with ample opportunities to discuss their research with others through work-in-progress talks, conferences, and informal events.

Current Initiatives and Projects:

  • A work-in-progress series for students to casually discuss their research with an audience at college
  • An event to commemorate International Sex Worker’s Rights Day (3 March 2021)
  • A conference for International Women’s Day (8 March 2021)



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Gender Hub

Gender Hub - 2021/2022 Kick Off Event

22/09/2021 at 18.30

After a successful first year, Wolfson College's Gender Research Hub is thrilled to start planning another year of programming beginning with our 2021/2022 Kick-Off Event! 

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Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Virtual Admissions Clinic

23/09/2021 at 16.00

Join this dedicated admissions clinic to ask all your questions about qualifications, academic requirements and applying for Medicine, Graduate Medicine or Veterinary Medicine. Held by Dr Lesley MacVinish, Director of Studies for Medicine and Admissions Tutor. 

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University 2021 Digital Alumni Festival

24/09/2021 at 09.00

Tickets are now available for the University’s 2021 Digital Alumni Festival.

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Virtual Admissions clinic - all subjects

24/09/2021 at 16.00

Ask Admissions Tutor, Dr Noel Rutter, all your questions about applying to study at Wolfson College. He can advise on necessary qualifications, unusual academic histories, and more. If you wish to apply for Medicine please register for the session on 23 September.  

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Virtual Personal Statement Workshop

28/09/2021 at 17.00

Writing your personal statement can seem daunting as a mature student.