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Encyclopedia > Wolfson College, Oxford
Wolfson College, Oxford
                                 
College name Wolfson College
Named after Sir Isaac Wolfson, Bt., FRS
Established 1965
Sister College Darwin College
Acting President Professor Jon Stallworthy
JCR President none (graduate-only college)
Undergraduates none (graduate-only college)
Graduates 450
Homepage
Boatclub
See also Wolfson College, Cambridge.

Wolfson College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. It is unusual in being a graduate-only college, and is one of the most modern in the university, in architectural terms. Image File history File links Description: Picture of Wolfson College, Oxford, spring 2005. ... Sir Isaac Wolfson Bt FRS (September 17, 1897 – June 20, 1991) was Chairman of Great Universal Stores and established the Wolfson Foundation. ... The Fellowship of the Royal Society was founded in 1660. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Most of the colleges of the University of Cambridge have sister colleges in the University of Oxford (and vice versa). ... Full name Darwin College Motto - Named after The Darwin Family Previous names - Established 1964 Sister College(s) Wolfson College Master Prof. ... A professor giving a lecture The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ... he was a very cool writerf ... The term Junior Combination Room or Junior Common Room (JCR) is used in many British universities (as well as at Harvard College in the United States) to refer to the collective of students (similar to a students union) at a constituent part of a university, typically a college or a... Full name Wolfson College Motto Ring True Named after The Wolfson Foundation Previous names University College, Wolfson College (1972) Established 1965 Sister College Linacre College President Dr Gordon Johnson Location Barton Road Undergraduates 90 Graduates 510 Homepage Boatclub Wolfson College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of... The University of Oxford comprises 39 Colleges and 7 religious Permanent Private Halls (PPHs), which are autonomous self-governing corporations within the university. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...


One of the larger colleges of the university, Wolfson College is quietly located in the north of Oxford along the River Cherwell. There are over sixty governing body fellows, about thirty research fellows in the college and another forty junior research fellows. The college caters to a wide range of subjects, from the humanities to natural and social sciences. Wolfson is one of the most egalitarian colleges at Oxford — for instance, there is only one Common Room organization for all the members of the college, students and Fellows alike. Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... The River Cherwell is a river which flows through the midlands of England. ...


The college has a centre for Korean Studies and is home to the International Association of Tibetan Studies.


The college motto is Humani nil alienum. This is an extract from the Roman playwright Terence: Homo sum, humani nil alienum a me puto which is translated as: I am a human being, and I consider nothing that concerns human beings to be alien from me. Publius Terentius Afer, better known as Terence, was a comic playwright of the Roman Republic. ...


Darwin College of the University of Cambridge is Wolfson College's sister college. See also Wolfson College, Cambridge. Full name Darwin College Motto - Named after The Darwin Family Previous names - Established 1964 Sister College(s) Wolfson College Master Prof. ... The University of Cambridge, located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world, with a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ... Full name Wolfson College Motto Ring True Named after The Wolfson Foundation Previous names University College, Wolfson College (1972) Established 1965 Sister College Linacre College President Dr Gordon Johnson Location Barton Road Undergraduates 90 Graduates 510 Homepage Boatclub Wolfson College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of...

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The college began its existence in 1965, under the name of Iffley College. It was founded with the aim to expand the opportunities of graduate studies at the University of Oxford. Twelve other colleges of the university (University, Merton, Queen's, New College, Lincoln, All Souls, Brasenose, Corpus Christi, Christ Church, Trinity, St John's and Jesus) provided grants to make the establishment of Iffley College possible. At the same time St. Cross College was initiated. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Iffley is a village in Oxfordshire, England, location 51° 43′ 38. ... College name University College Collegium Magnae Aulae Universitatis Named after Established 1249 Sister College Trinity Hall Master Lord Butler of Brockwell JCR President Peter Surr Undergraduates 420 MCR President Monte MacDiarmid Graduates 144 Homepage Boatclub Crest of University College, Oxford University College (in full, the The Master and Fellows of... College name The House of Scholars of Merton Named after Walter de Merton Established 1264 Sister College Peterhouse Warden Prof. ... The Queens College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name New College of St Mary Collegium Novum Oxoniensis/Collegium Sanctae Mariae Wintoniae Named after Mary, mother of Jesus Established 1379 Sister College Kings College Warden Prof. ... College name Lincoln College Named after Richard Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln Established 1427 Sister College Downing College Rector Prof. ... College name All Souls College Collegium Omnium Animarum Named after Feast of All Souls Established 1438 Sister College Trinity Hall, Cambridge Warden Dr. John Davis JCR President None Undergraduates None MCR President None Graduates 8 (approx. ... College name The Kings Hall and College of Brasenose aula regia et collegium aenei nasi Named after Bronze door knocker Established 1509 Sister College Gonville and Caius College Principal Prof. ... College name Corpus Christi College Named after Corpus Christi, Body of Christ Established 1517 Sister College Corpus Christi College President Sir Tim Lankester JCR President Binyamin Even Undergraduates 239 Graduates 126 Homepage Corpus Christi College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name Christ Church Named after Jesus Christ Established 1546 Sister College Trinity College Dean The Very Revd Christopher Andrew Lewis JCR President William Dorsey Undergraduates 426 MCR or GCR President {{{MCR President}}} Graduates 154 Home page Boat Club Christ Church (Latin: Ædes Christi, the temple or house of Christ... College name The College of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity and Sir Thomas Pope (Knight) Named after The Holy Trinity Established 1555 Sister College Churchill College President Sir Ivor Roberts KCMG MA JCR President Richard Appleton Undergraduates 298 MCR President Andrew Ng Graduates 105 Homepage Boatclub See also Trinity... College name St Johns College Collegium Divi Joannis Baptistae Named after Saint John the Baptist Established 1555 Sister College Sidney Sussex College President Sir Michael Scholar KCB JCR President Rhys Jones Undergraduates 381 Graduates 184 Homepage Boatclub St Johns College is one of the constituent colleges of the... College name Jesus College Named after Jesus Christ Established 1571 Sister College Jesus College, Cambridge Principal Sir John Krebs JCR President John-Michael Arnold Undergraduates 344 MCR President Claire Brunel Graduates 134 Homepage Boatclub Jesus College (in full: Jesus College in the University of Oxford of Queen Elizabeths Foundation... St Cross College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ...


In 1965 Iffley College started without a head and no building on its own. However, the early Fellows had a clear vision for the direction of the college, desiring it to cater to graduate students, and for studies to encourage a cross-disciplinary approach. In 1966, the college received support from the Wolfson Foundation and Ford Foundation to establish its own college site, and in 1967, Isaiah Berlin became Wolfson's first President. By 1974, the college completed its own buildings on the current site in north Oxford. Situated on the bank of the River Cherwell, and owning land on both sides of the river, it is now one of the few Oxford colleges with its own punting harbour. It achieved full collegiate status in 1981. (A more extensive history of the college is given in Michael Ignatieff's Isaiah Berlin. A Life (1998).) The Wolfson Foundation is a registered charity based in London, UK. It was established in 1955 and aims to support the arts, education, health, humanities, research, science and technology. ... The Ford Foundation is a charitable foundation based in New York City created to fund programs that promote democracy, reduce poverty, promote international understanding, and advance human achievement. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Sir Isaiah Berlin, OM, (June 6, 1909 – November 5, 1997) was a political philosopher and historian of ideas, regarded as one of the leading liberal thinkers of the 20th century. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The River Cherwell is a river which flows through the midlands of England. ... Punts on the Cam A punt is a flat-bottomed boat with a square-cut bow, typically used in small rivers and canals. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Grant Ignatieff () (born May 12, 1947 in Toronto) is the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian House of Commons. ...


Fellows

Current Former

Samson Abramsky (born 12 March 1953) is a computer scientist. ... The Fellowship of the Royal Society was founded in 1660. ... Sebastian Paul Brock (born 1938, London) is generally acknowledged as the foremost and most influential academic in the field of Syriac language. ... Norman Davies, Warsaw (Poland), October 7, 2004 Norman Davies (born June 8, 1939 in Bolton, Lancashire) is an English historian of Welsh descent, noted for his publications on the history of Poland, Europe and the British Isles. ... Sir Michael Anthony Epstein CBE, FRS (born 18 May 1921) was one of the discoverers of the Epstein-Barr virus. ... Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare (Tony Hoare or C.A.R. Hoare, born January 11, 1934) is a British computer scientist, probably best known for the development of Quicksort, the worlds most widely used sorting algorithm, and perhaps even the worlds most widely used algorithm of any kind... The Fellowship of the Royal Society was founded in 1660. ... he was a very cool writerf ... Bryan Sykes is Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Oxford. ... Geza Vermes (born 22 June 1924) is a Jewish scholar and writer on religious history, particularly Jewish and Christian. ... John Gilbert Presslie Barnes is a British computer scientist. ... Sir Isaiah Berlin, OM, (June 6, 1909 – November 5, 1997) was a political philosopher and historian of ideas, regarded as one of the leading liberal thinkers of the 20th century. ... For other Orders see Order of Merit (disambiguation). ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire (Military division) The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority... Peter Roger Stuart Moorey (1937 - 23 December 2004) was a British archaeologist and historian of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East, a former Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum of the University of Oxford. ... Sir Gareth Roberts FREng FRS, is a physicist and Professor at the University of Oxford. ... The Fellowship of the Royal Society was founded in 1660. ... Stan Woodell (died 24 April 2004) was a British botanist. ...

See also

  • Former students of Wolfson College, Oxford
  • Fellows of Wolfson College, Oxford

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Wolfson College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
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Wolfson College, Cambridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (297 words)
Wolfson College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge.
Wolfson College was founded in 1965 as the "University College", but changed its name to Wolfson College in 1972 in recognition of the generous benefaction of the Wolfson Foundation.
Wolfson was the first Cambridge college to be established for both men and women and it was to be for graduate students with a focus on research and scholarship.
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