The WRE 2021 invites you to join us in considering the new perspectives we need in order to tackle the many issues presented by this complex, unpredictable world. We are all aware of the social, political and environmental crises at present and approaching; however, with this comes a realisation of our shared responsibility in our existential predicament. What new perspectives must we employ to ensure the invigoration of science, innovation and humanity? Only through careful research and frank discussion can we find effective solutions to the daunting challenges we face, harnessing the impact we know we have to construct an optimistic future.
So join us in engaging with prominent speakers and your fellow Wolfson researchers at the WRE 2021: New Perspectives!
The WRE 2021 will take place online and it is free and open to everyone. Registration for the event is now open. Have a look at the programme booklet, watch recordings from last year's event or look at photos from previous events.
Any questions on submissions should be directed to the organisers' committee.
- Wednesday, 28 April (14.30 – 16.05 BST)
14.30-14.40 – Opening Remarks from Wolfson President, Prof Jane Clarke
14.40-15.05 – Keynote Speech: Ms Marie-Anne Coninsx (Former EU Ambassador at Large for the Arctic)
15.05-15.20 – Alejandro Guizar-Coutiño: REDD+ works best where it matters most
15.20-15.35 – Tamara Achampong: Influence of SES and Self-Efficacy on Maths Achievement and Maths Anxiety Relationship
15.35-15.50 – Rubén Asiaín Mira: A second life to human wastes: Energy extraction from domestic wastewater
15.50-16.05 – David Sánchez García: Sex Workers in Spain: The ‘Others’ of the Spanish Feminist Movement
- Thursday, 29 April (14.30 – 16.30 BST)
14.30-14.35 – Welcome from the WRE Host
14.35-15.00 – Keynote Speech: Dr Paulo de Assis (performer, composer, author, and researcher at the Orpheus Institute)
15.00-15.15 – Leon Pietschmann: Knowledge Exchange in Incubators
15.15-15.30 – Rae White: Climate Change Memes & Eco-Anxiety: Expressions of Public Feelings in Memes
15.30-15.45 – Caleb Deck: Developing a framework to guide building owner sustainability choices
15.45-16.00 – Thilal Halimah: Resilience in Education - exploring the experiences of Syrian and Jordanian children and young adults in Jordan
16:00-16:30 – Poster Presentations (flash sessions)
- Konstantinos Tsigaridis: Physics Problem Solving in High-School Students: The Role of Executive Functions
- Kai Fricke: A short teaching programme improves Cambridge Medical Students’ confidence in performing Basic Surgical Skills in preparation for Foundation Years
- Itsuhiro Ko: Transfer of nucleic acids from Plants to Parasitic Nematodes: The evolutionary arm-race between hosts and parasites
- Santiago Sottil: The “Waste to Art” project: raising awareness of food waste the art way
- Konstantinos Korakakis, on behalf of the S&C Hub: Wolfson’s S&C Stories
- Friday, 30 April (14.30 – 16.00 BST)
14.30-14.35 – Welcome from the WRE Host
14.35-15.00 – Keynote Speech: Prof Juan Maldacena (Carl P. Feinberg Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study)
15.00-15.15 – Christopher George: We The People? The Conservative National Identity And Its Role in American Political Polarisation
15.15-15.30 – Dhruv Panchal: Harnessing hibernation to treat dementia
15.30-15.45 – Rahul Swaminathan: Solar-electric vehicles: do they have a practical place on roads?
15.45-16.00 – Aviral Marwal: Geographic Information System (GIS) based spatial proximity analysis of household location and services
- Tuesday, 4 May (14.30 – 16.30 BST)
New Interdisciplinary Perspectives Workshop: How to be more interdisciplinary competent and friendly
To close the WRE 2021 in style, Wolfson’s Interdisciplinary Research Hubs (Gender, Global Health, Sustainability & Conservation) and Let's Talk About Race and Racism initiative are collaborating to provide you an interactive workshop on New Interdisciplinary Perspectives: How to be more interdisciplinary competent and friendly. Building upon the theme of New Perspectives, this workshop will demonstrate how an interdisciplinary focus is powerful at combating modern challenges. Join to explore concepts of inter-, trans- and multi-disciplinarity, intersectionality, competence, and friendliness through collaborative discussion, case studies, and a bit of fun.
|Editorial Officers||Ian Roque and Saman Samadi|
|Workshop Officers||Cynthia Lam and Wardah Malik|
|Programme Officers||Allysa Czerwinsky and Imogen Stockwell|
|Publicity Officer||Ed Fernyhough|
|Logistics Officer||Nyandire Reinhard Bonke|