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Wolfson is the largest graduate college in Oxford. Our diverse student body has a wide spread of disciplines and nationalities. The College is both traditional and unconventional, forward thinking and friendly.

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Wolfson is the largest graduate college in Oxford. Our diverse student body has a wide spread of disciplines and nationalities. The College is both traditional and unconventional, forward thinking and friendly.

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    Looking back; Moving Forwards: The History of Black Lives Matter

    Looking back; Moving Forwards: The History of Black Lives Matter

    Wolfson College marks Black History Month 2020 with an engaging discussion with Britain's foremost experts on the history of black lives and communities in Britain. In this panel discussion we look at the deep and fascinating history of black individuals and communities in the UK, and how this history connects with and informs the concerns and goals of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
    Olivette Otele PhD, FRHistS is a Professor of History of Slavery and Memory of enslavement at the University of Bristol. She is a Fellow and a Vice President of the Royal Historical Society.
    Hakim Adi is a Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester. He was a founder member in 1991 of the Black and Asian Studies Association (BASA), which he chaired for several years.
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    • 1 hr 52 min
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    What is e-Research? Introducing the Wolfson College Digital Research Cluster

    What is e-Research? Introducing the Wolfson College Digital Research Cluster

    Introducing a new strategic collaboration between Wolfson College and the Oxford e-Research Centre. A series of short informal talks to introduce members of the College to the range of work across the disciplines at the OeRC, with Acting President of Wolfson College, Christina Redfield
    The Wolfson Digital Research Cluster (Donna Kurtz, Director, Digital Research Cluster)
    The Oxford e-Research Centre (David De Roure, Director of the OeRC)
    Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement on Collaboration by the Acting President and David De Roure
    Self-Introductions: three OeRC Associate Directors who have recently joined the College will talk briefly about their work
    Andrew Richards: e-Infrastruture, High Performance Computing, Supercomputing for Research
    Wesley Armour: Novel Architectures, Scientific Computing, Models and Simulation
    Susanna-Assunta Sansone: Data Curation, Management and Publication More current research at the OeRC
    Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller: Linked Data for Musicology
    Sarah Sparrow: Volunteer Computing to Simulate Climate and Extreme Weather

    • 43 min
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    From Memory: Isaiah Berlin, Literary Encounters and Life-Stories

    From Memory: Isaiah Berlin, Literary Encounters and Life-Stories

    Wolfson's President, Professor Hermione Lee, gave an evocative lecture at Lincoln's Inn, London, entitled 'From Memory: Isaiah Berlin, Literary Encounters and Life-Stories' Professor Lee presented a lecture in the Old Hall concerning encounters between great men and women, and how they are remembered, narrated, and turned into legend.

    Professor Lee focused on an encounter between Wolfson College founder Isaiah Berlin and the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, which took place in Leningrad in 1945. Drawing on her research as one of our most renowned literary biographers, she recounted a number of other literary encounters, in order to explore questions about remembering and storytelling, disputed rival accounts, and how encounters can harden into myth.

    In dealing with life-writing, memory, and versions of the truth, the lecture addressed isues at the forefront of the College's Oxford Centre for Life Writing, one of a series of new research clusters at Wolfson

    • 50 min
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    In conversation with Steven Pinker

    In conversation with Steven Pinker

    Experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist, and popular science author Steven Pinker fields questions from Graduate students at Wolfson College. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 17 min
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    Scholarship Opportunities at Wolfson

    Scholarship Opportunities at Wolfson

    Professor Andrew Neil, Nicholas West and Bonnie Lander talk about the different scholarship opportunities offered at Wolfson College. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 3 min
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    CLAROS - A virtual Greek and Roman Art collection

    CLAROS - A virtual Greek and Roman Art collection

    CLAROS is an international federation of European universities, museums and archives led by Oxford. 2,000,000 records and images of Greek and Roman art held at six sites in four European countries are linked virtually, using semantic web tools.

    • 48 min

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