Following the success of Wolfson Explores: Transformation, this year’s theme aims to stimulate another rich, productive dialogue across interdisciplinary and cultural borders.
The events programme culminates in Dr Adam Rutherford delivering the 2021 Lee Seng Tee Distinguished Lecture on Race, Scientific Racism, and Genetics (Wed 24 Nov, 18.00). This will also be our first in-person event in this series.
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.