Wolfson Decameron

Different times call for different measures: Inspired by 14th century Florentine poet Giovanni Boccaccio, the Wolfson Decameron captures our community's incredible and diverse talent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Submit your talent.


Over the last while, an idea has sprung up in Andrea’s and my mind. Wolfson has an incredible array of talent, ranging from writing, to music, to film, to dance, and beyond. While we might be limited in showcasing this talent like we used to, different times call for different measures. As such, we decided to look back to the 14th century for inspiration.
After the Black Death ravaged Europe, Florentine poet Giovanni Boccaccio published his “Decameron” -- a collection of short stories and tales told by a group of ten young men and women sheltering from the plague over a two-week period. For ten nights, each person told a story, totalling a combined 100 stories in the end.
Our idea is to create a Wolfson Decameron. We want to collect art created by you under the impression of this global pandemic and lockdown. What we are looking for are contributions of any artistic kind (writing, photography, music, film, drawings, paintings, etc.) which we can then compile into a digital anthology once all of this has come to an end. The artworks don’t have to directly relate to the current situation, but it’s more of the idea of offering a glimpse into the cultural richness that Wolfson offers nevertheless.

— Alexander Kloß (2019) and Andrea Kocsis (2016)

This website will soon showcase some initial submissions, but we are continuing to accept new pieces as well as those dating back as far as March. Include a title, the day/time period during which it was created, and your name if you want it displayed (if not we treat it as an anonymous submission) and submit it here.


What's on


Humanities Society - Rethinking the Emergence of the English

02/06/2020 at 18.00

The Humanities Society organises regular talks during term time. During Easter term 2020, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.

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Virtual Shut Up and Write Sessions

03/06/2020 at 12.00

Up your writing game wherever you are! Virtual Shut Up and Write sessions are quiet times to write in a distraction-free environment. Protect your writing time and maintain an online  community with other Wolfson students. Think of it as your writing oasis!

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CANCELLED Lee Seng Tee Distinguished Lecture - Dr Nicola Rollock

04/06/2020 at 17.30

CANCELLED. The 2020 'Lee Sing Tee Distinguished Lecture' will be given by Dr Nicola Rollock, who will share with us her thoughts and research on racial justice in education.

Science Society

Science Society - Why Can't I Get Rid of This Belief?

05/06/2020 at 18.00

The Science Society organises regular talks during term time. During Easter term 2020, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.

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CANCELLED President's Cup Cricket Match

07/06/2020 at 10.00

We are sorry to say that owing to the current coronavirus outbreak, this event has been cancelled. 

Come and join us to see whether the President's team keep the trophy or whether the students can triumph as part of this annual Wolfson College tradition! 

More details to follow.