Transformation

WOLFSON EXPLORES |Transformation| Presentations

Please enjoy these presentations given at Wolfson College during the year of WOLFSON EXPLORES |Transformation|.

Transformation

Dr Gordon Johnson: Cambridge Transformed. Town and Gown in the Twentieth Century.

Dr Gordon Johnson - speech on the history of 20thC Cambridge. 28 Nov 2019. from Wolfson College, Cambridge on Vimeo.

David Runciman: How Democracies Change.

Brexit has shown how easy it is for contemporary democracies to get stuck. But once we can see that they are no longer working, how easy is it to reinvent the way that they work? This lecture will explore the challenge of turning around failing democratic institutions without undermining the idea of democracy itself. As psychotherapists say: How can we change without changing?

Bill Janeway: The (Political and Financial) Economics of Transformational Technology (Slides for this talk can be viewed here.)

Bill Janeway Transformation from Wolfson College, Cambridge on Vimeo.

The Annual Lee Seng Tee Lecture: Ann Pettifor The great economic transformation needed to address climate breakdown: Let ideas be international, goods homespun, but, above all, let finance be national.

Ann Pettifor Lee Lecture 2019 from Wolfson College, Cambridge on Vimeo.

Professor Lloyd Peck: There be monsters

Panel Discussion The Lessons of Brexit

Professor Rebecca Kilner Transformation of life: How behaviour shapes evolution

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz: Transforming cancer care

Professor Peter Jones: Transformation of mind

What's on

container trucks

Lunchtime Seminar - Containers and other Innovations: Breaching Borders in Maritime Transportation

26/02/2020 at 13.00

Wolfson hosts a series of Lunchtime Seminars on most Wednesdays during full term. Feel free to bring your lunch tray from Hall and learn while you eat. Complimentary coffee and biscuits are provided.

lunchtime seminars

Lunchtime Seminar - Breaking Borders with Bass-lines: The import of Afro-descendant music in an English seaside town

04/03/2020 at 13.00

Wolfson hosts a series of Lunchtime Seminars on most Wednesdays during full term. Feel free to bring your lunch tray from Hall and learn while you eat. Complimentary coffee and biscuits are provided.

Professor Lloyd Peck

Frontiers of Life in Antarctica (Science Festival)

13/03/2020 at 18.00

Wolfson College contributes to the 2020 Cambridge Science Festival. Our first event sees Wolfson fellow Professor Lloyd Peck talk about his research on animal adaption in the extreme conditions of Antarctica.

Music at Wolfson

Lent Term Concert - Dissolving Borders: Folk ‖ Rhythm ‖ Classical

15/03/2020 at 19.30

The Wolfson Choir, Chamber Singers, and soloists from the Music Society perform their termly concert, conducted by our music director Lynette Alcántara. In line with the 2020 College Theme, they explore music that crosses borders.

Professor Jane Clarke

Ambition without limits: Women in STEM (Science Festival)

18/03/2020 at 18.00

Wolfson College contributes to the 2020 Cambridge Science Festival. Our president, Professor Jane Clarke, hosts a panel discussion on the ambitions, barriers, and successes of women in STEM.