Following the success of Wolfson Explores: Transformation, this year’s theme aims to stimulate another rich, productive dialogue across interdisciplinary and cultural borders.
Select Past Events
Recordings of past events are available in the Media Collection.
- The Interdisciplinary Research Hub on Gender organised hosted an event entitled Sex Work and Borders for the International Sex Workers' Rights Day on 4 March 2021.
- From Mississippi to Cambridge: Professors Jane Rhodes and Lynn Hudson (U Illinois, Chicago) traced the steps of Marie Battle Singer, Britain's First Black Psychoanalyst.
- Senior advisor on race and higher education to the Vice-chancellor and Distinguished Fellow of the Faculty of Education Dr Nicola Rollock gives the annual Lee Seng Tee Distinguished Lecture (Wed 5 May, 18.00).
- Dr Stephen Wilford gives a Music Society talk entitled ‘Quelle émotion, quelle sensation!’: Listening for the Past in Eastern Paris, 1931, during which he explores musical and sonic Borders through French colonialism (Thu 6 May, 18.00)
- The Science Society invites Professor James Wood to speak on Diseases without Borders: what can we do to combat the next pandemic (Fri 7 May, 18.00).
- The Interdisciplinary Research Hub on Gender organises a panel on Women's Movements Around the World (14 May, 16.00).
- A further event comes form the Humanities Society, who invited Professor Paul A. Silverstein to speak on A Global Maghreb: Crossroads, Borderlands, and Frontiers (Tue 25 May, 18.00).
Developing the Theme
We are inviting a thoroughly open-ended exploration of the theme. We look forward to seeing creative interpretations across a wide range of fields, from the arts to the sciences, from the theoretical to the practical, from macroscopic to microscopic – and perhaps testing the borders between them!
An exciting programme of lectures, exhibitions, performances and discussions is already taking shape – but the door is open to further ideas and suggestions. If you would like to suggest an event, get in touch with our Event Coordinator.