WRE with President Jane Clarke

Wolfson Research Event 2020

The Wolfson Research Event is an 'intellectual box of chocolates', taking place every Spring since 2011. In 2020, the WRE will take place as a series of four interdisciplinary webinars in June, with keynote addresses by Professor Sir David King and Dr Surabhi Ranganathan.

WRE with President Jane Clarke

We now have a summer session 2020! 

Given the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, there are many conferences are  being postponed into 2021, but due to the transient nature of the College, many (over 50%) of our scheduled presenters will not be returning to college for the 2020-2021 academic year. Given the spirit of the WRE we feel it is important that we give them a platform on which to present their research to students and fellows before they leave.

Any questions on submissions should be directed to the organisers' committee.  

Overview and Registration Links

Session Presenters Date & Time Zoom Link
1 Allysa Czerwinsky
Anwaar Ali
Jeremiah Garsha
Daniel Sowood

Fri, 19 June 2020, 13.00-15.00

View the posters here

Register here

Brian Theng
Eric LeGresley
Kerenza Ghosh
Yang Qiu
Réka Mándoki
Juan-Pablo Robledo

Tue, 23 June 2020, 10.00-12.00 Register here
3 Professor Sir David King
Julian M. Siebert
Wilson Lui
Ivan Simpson-Kent
Charles Prempeh
Fri, 26 June 2020, 13.00-15.00 Register here
4 Dr Surabhi Ranganathan
Chunyan Fu
Anna Chaplin
Eric Petzoldt
Benjamin Remez
Kanya Kanchana
Tue, 30 June 2020, 13.00-15.00 Register here


Detailed Programme

Session 1 - Friday 19 June 2020, 13.00-15.00

Entering “ugly virgin loser” territory: A deep dive into the Incel Community on Incels.is
Allysa Czerwinsky (MPhil in Criminological Research) — oral presentation

Effective governance of community mesh networks by blockchain
Anwaar Ali (PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science and Technology) — oral presentation

The Head of Chief Mkwawa: A History
Jeremiah Garsha (Postgraduate researcher in the Faculty of History) — oral presentation

The Future’s Bright: Towards a Better Understanding of Third Generation Organic Light Emitting Diodes
Daniel Sowood (PhD in Physics in the Cavendish Laboratory Optoelectronics Group) — oral presentation

Knowledge Graph Approach to Automation of Combustion Mechanism Development
Jiaru Bai (PhD student in Chemical Engineering) — poster presentation

Towards the production and application of biocompatible, cellulose-based, photonic materials
Charlie Barty-King (PhD student in Nanomanufacturing, Institute for Manufacturing) — poster presentation

Inclusion as Acceptance & Belonging: A Transformative Case in Inclusion Schools
Jennifer Spindler (MPhil in Education, Globalisation and Development) — poster presentation

Tackling Housing Affordability in the United Kingdom
Alifa Starlika (MPhil in Public Policy) — poster presentation

View the posters here

Session 2 - Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 10.00-12.00

Embeddedness in the social sciences and the Roman economy
Brian Theng (MPhil in Classics)

Unravelling the strange drug binding properties of BET proteins
Eric LeGresley (First-year medical student)

Children’s Playful Responses to the Visual Text Super Happy Magic Forest by Matty Long
Kerenza Ghosh (MEd Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature)

Collaborators' Forgotten Legacy? Wang Jingwei Collaborationist Regime and the Abolition of Extraterritoriality in China 1943
Yang Qiu (MPhil World History)

Socially conscious mass-manufacturing of residential buildings
Réka Mándoki (PhD student in the Future Infrastructure and Built Environment Programme)

Musical improvisation enhances subsequent bodily and vocal coordination
Juan-Pablo Robledo (PhD in Music Studies)

Session 3 - Friday, 26 June 2020, 13.00-15.00

Keynote Address: Science-led Policy: From Global Pandemics to Climate Change
Professor Sir David King (Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Cambridge)

Fair Speech and Language Disorder Screening for Multilingual Children
Julian M. Siebert (MPhil Education graduate, currently PhD at the Stanford Graduate School of Education)

Language rights in bilingual and multilingual legal environments
Wilson Lui (LLM)

‘Bridges’ in-between brain and cognition? A multilayer network analysis of intelligence in struggling learners 
Ivan Simpson-Kent (PhD student in Medical Science)

Pro-English policy and gender relations in a Ghanaian Pentecostal Christianity: The case of the Church of Pentecost
Charles Prempeh (PhD candidate at the Faculty of Divinity)

Session 4 - Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 13.00-15.00

Keynote Address: tbc
Dr Surabhi Ranganathan (Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at King's College, Cambridge)

Image and Gesture: The Emergence of a Modernistic Vision in the Late Nineteenth and the Early Twentieth Centuries
Chunyan Fu (MPhil in Film and Screen Studies at the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics)

Childhood abuse and depression: a missing link?
Anna Chaplin (PhD student in the Department of Psychiatry)

The 3rd International Jazz Festival of Agadir - Intercultural Dialogue in Morocco, and Beyond
Eric Petzoldt (PhD student at the Faculty of Music)

Collective Quantum Matter: Physics of the Many, Not the Few 
Benjamin Remez (PhD candidate in Physics at the Theory of Condensed Matter group of the Cavendish Laboratory)

Through a Word Darkly: Twilight Language in Early Tantra
Kanya Kanchana (MPhil in Sanskrit Studies)

Download the programme booklet. Find out more on Facebook. To see photos from previous Events, visit our Flickr pages.

WRE 2020 Committee

Position Name
Chair Ben Woodington
Editorial officer Max Steuer
Editorial officer Vassilis Gkoumas
Workshop officer Dr. Antonina Kouli
Workshop officer Deena Newaz
Programme Officer Florence Maskell
Logistics Officer Gia Kaisa

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President Jane Clarke with a coffee

Coffee and update with President Jane Clarke followed by virtual College tour

26/09/2020 at 10.00

Join Jane and members of our alumni community for an update as Wolfson prepares to welcome students at the start of term, followed by a virtual tour of the Wolfson College grounds - and accompanying historical insight - by Alumni Officer Rob Grayston.

Wolfson College University Challenge Team

Alumni Reunion Quiz

26/09/2020 at 13.00

We would like to invite the Wolfson Community to a quiz hosted and penned by Wolfson College's very own quizmaster, Eric Monkman (Economics, 2015)! 

President Jane Clarke with drink

Alumni Toast with President Jane Clarke and music from Jake Werth

26/09/2020 at 18.30

Raise a glass to Wolfson and its alumni around the world with a toast by President Jane Clarke.  The celebrations will continue with a performance by Wolfson student and Royal Academy of Music graduate Jake Werth from Wolfson's Lee Hall.

Wolfson flowers

Q&A with Oscar Holgate, Wolfson gardener extraordinaire

27/09/2020 at 11.00

Wolfson's acting Head Gardener, Oscar Holgate will be on hand to answer your questions about the College (and perhaps some of your own!) gardens.  We know the gardens are a highlight for many of our alumni; sign up to welcome a little bit of their beauty into your home.