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Pivot Points: Moments That Shape Us

A podcast series that dives into the personal moments that shape our academic and professional lives.

Host: Femke Gow, Head of Communications at Wolfson College

Intro/Outro credit: Alessandro Zammataro, DPhil Medieval and Modern Languages (FT)

# Episode Title Description People Date
12 12 - Young Chan Kim As a Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow, Wolfson JRF, Lecturer and NHS doctor at the John Radcliffe, a father and a husband to a DPhil student, Young Chan Kim talks about keeping busy helps him balance it all. Young Chan Kim, Femke Gow 25 Aug 2023
11 11 - Estelle Paulus DPhil Candidate and Vice Chair of General Meeting at Wolfson, Estelle studying sustainable food systems and is on a journey to make a real impact on the world. Estelle Paulus, Femke Gow 25 Aug 2023
10 10 - Nerves Workshop with Tom Brennan For Femke Gow's last episode as Head of Communications at Wolfson, she invited back Creative Arts Fellow Tom Brennan back to talk through his workshop and share his top tricks in overcoming nerves when presenting. Tom Brennan, Femke Gow 29 Jun 2023
9 9 - Theodor Borrmann Our new chair of General Meeting talks about the openness of Wolfson, as well his journey changing academic disciplines for his DPhil Theodor Borrmann 27 Apr 2023
8 Creative Commons 8 - Katya Kovalchuk CARA Fellow Katya Kovalchuk - an energetic scholar studying Byzantine legends. Katya talks us through moving countries countless times, having most recently joining us here in Oxford from Ukraine as an at-risk scholar. Katya Kovalchuk 16 Mar 2023
7 Creative Commons 7 - Pedr Charlesworth OxBikes founder Pedr Charlesworth on cycling, adventure and, well... more cycling! Pedr Charlesworth 17 Feb 2023
6 6 - Professor Tarje Nissen-Meyer Geophysics Professor Tarje Nissen-Meyer talks about balancing (or not) a busy academic career and family life when you're deeply passionate about both. Professor Tarje Nissen-Meyer 24 Jan 2023
5 5 - Shaharzad Akbar Human rights in Afghanistan - a feminist journey Shaharzad Akbar 22 Nov 2022
4 4 - Dr Natasha Robinson Post-doc researcher and education consultant Natasha Robinson talks about cultural identity, feminist turmoil in relationships and the constant fluctuation between drive and angst in academic work. Dr Natasha Robinson 26 Oct 2022
3 3 - Mary Adeyemo Winner of a Vice-Chancellor's Diversity Award talks faith, loss, and culture shock Mary Adeyemo 09 Oct 2022
2 Creative Commons 2 - Tom Brennan Playwright and producer lands at Wolfson as Creative Arts Fellow for his first foray into the world of Oxford Tom Brennan 21 Sep 2022
1 1 - Dame Hermione Lee Our first and so far only female president - heroes, milestones and 17 year old blunders Hermione Lee 21 Sep 2022