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.

WRE with President Jane Clarke

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 Register here
2 Brian Theng
Eric LeGresley
Kerenza Ghosh
Yang Qiu
Ivan Simpson-Kent
Tue, 23 June 2020, 10.00-12.00 Register here
3 Julian M. Siebert
Wilson Lui
Réka Mándoki
Charles Prempeh
Fri, 26 June 2020, 13.00-15.00 Register here
4 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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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.

Man saying Shhh

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!

white mask

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.

Cricket action shot

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.