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Wolfson Research Event 2022

What can a philosopher learn from a physicist? How might history enhance our understanding of nanotechnology? Why might research methods from the humanities help inform the design of more effective healthcare?

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Wolfson Research Event 2022

The Wolfson Research Event 2022 invites you to explore the thorny problems at the intersections of our work and lives through an academic conference for students, by students. Join us to engage with prominent speakers and learn from your Wolfson peers at WRE 2022: Exploring Intersections.

Over the course of two days, we will encourage ourselves to discover and engage with unfamiliar ideas, perspectives, and approaches. Our social, political, and environmental realities demand that we think creatively and step outside our comfort zones. By harnessing our different knowledges and experiences through collaboration and effective communication, we can uncover new solutions together.  

The WRE will take place in person this year and is free and open to everyone. Free registration is recommended via Eventbrite (Fri 29 April and Sat 30 April).

 

Introduction from the Chair - Nancy Karreman 

The WRE is an amazing opportunity for students doing work across a huge variety of disciplines to come together and share their passions. I joined the WRE Committee because as a PhD student in public health, one of my biggest concerns is how much incredible and potentially impactful research doesn’t make it out into the public eye due to academic insularity and lack of communication.

WRE encourages researchers to find creative ways to speak about their research to people who are not necessarily experts in their field, along with how to expand their own intellectual curiosity. On a pragmatic level, it’s also an excellent opportunity for students to experience the peer review process, either through submitting an abstract or by serving as an expert reviewer. I hope students will get involved and take advantage of this opportunity to share their research with the larger Wolfson community. 

WRE 2022 Committee

Position Names
Chair Nancy Karreman
Editorial Officers Kavya Karthik and Anna Lukina
Workshop Officer Viviana Orena
Programme Officers Caroline Armstrong Hall and Jia Yi Lee
Publicity Officer Charlotte Clarke 
Logistics Officer Ana Gali Macedo
Photographer Alex Lau

  You can also check out last year’s programme booklet, watch recordings from last year’s event or look at photos from previous events.  

What's on

Professor Helle Porsdam

Humanities Society: Science as a Cultural Human Right

24/05/2022 at 17.45

Join Professor Helle Porsdam for an evening talk which focuses on the right to science – a little known but potentially powerful human right.

Ellie Bladon, PhD student in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Science Society: Parental care: an evolutionary case of “use it or lose it”

27/05/2022 at 17.45

Phenotypic plasticity enables animals to flexibly adjust their behaviour to their social environment – sometimes through the expression of adaptive traits that have not been exhibited for several generations. The ability to revive these ‘ghosts of adaptations past’ could prove beneficial for populations living in a changing world.

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Working on Your Dissertation

28/05/2022 at 10.00

This workshop will cover several aspects of formatting and proofreading a dissertation.

Kill or Cure poster

Art exhibition: 'Kill or Cure'

28/05/2022 at 10.00

Lethal or life-giving? Wolfson's exciting contemporary art exhibition explores the potential of animals, plants, and substances from the natural world to ‘Kill’ and/or ‘Cure’ (open to the public Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm).

Daniel Phillips playing violin and Victor Wang playing Piano

Music Society Lunchtime Concert: Daniel Phillips & Victor Wang

28/05/2022 at 13.30

Join us live in the Lee Hall for an hour-long lunchtime concert of violin and piano, performed by Daniel Phillips and Victor Wang.

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