|New Junior Bursar||14th August 2006|
|Dr Rod Pullen has been appointed as Trinity's next Junior Bursar. He graduated in Chemistry from Mansfield College Oxford in 1972, then moved to Sussex University to undertake a D.Phil. in protein crystallography. On completion of his doctorate in 1975 he joined the civil service. He later transferred to the diplomatic service. During his diplomatic career Dr Pullen has been posted in seven countries, including assignments as High Commissioner to Ghana and Ambassador to Zimbabwe. He has also participated in major negotiations, at the UN and elsewhere, and is currently UK Representative to the Sudan/Darfur Peace Process. He has wide management experience, especially in multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary communities.
Dr Pullen will join Trinity on 1 October 2006 as Assistant Bursar and will take over as Junior Bursar on 1 January 2007, upon the retirement of Mr Paul Simm.
|Elections to the Royal Society||18th May 2006|
|Two Fellows of Trinity were elected to the Royal Society today.
Michael Proctor, F.R.S., is Professor of Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. He is also Vice-Master of Trinity.
Nicholas Shepherd-Barron, F.R.S., is Professor of Algebraic Geometry in the Department of Pure Mathematics.
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|A Councillor for Chesterton||4th May 2006|
|Dr Marian Holness, a Fellow of Trinity in Natural Sciences, has been elected to the Cambridge City Council as one of the three representatives (all Liberal Democrat) for the East Chesterton Ward.
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|Trinity Team win University Pub Quiz Challenge||28th April 2006|
|A team of five Trinity students, captained by second-year polyhistor Richard Speight, have beaten over 300 other university teams to win the Daily Telegraph Pub Quiz Challenge for 2006. The winning équipe, who called themselves "Team Raymond Terrific", beat teams from Oxford and Loughborough into second and third places. They are the deserving winners of an £8,000 prize, which is not required to be taken in beer. (Source: Varsity.)|
|Dr Rajnarayan Chandavarkar||23rd April 2006|
|It is with great sadness that the College reports the sudden and unexpected death today of Dr Raj Chandavarkar, Reader in the History and Politics of South Asia and Fellow of Trinity (1979-1983, 1988-2006).|
|New Dean of Chapel Appointed||5th April 2006|
|The Revd Michael Banner, currently Professor of Public Policy in the Life Sciences, University of Edinburgh, has been elected to a Fellowship under Title C from 1 September 2006, when he will take up office as Trinity's new Dean of Chapel.
Aged forty-four, Professor Banner obtained his M.A. and D.Phil. at Oxford. He was Bampton Research Fellow at St Peter's College there between 1985 and 1988, and then Fellow and Dean of Peterhouse, Cambridge (1988-94). In 1994 he was appointed F. D. Maurice Professor of Moral and Social Theology at King's College, London, a post he held until moving to Edinburgh in 2004. During his last three years at KCL, he acted as assistant curate to the parishes of West Wratting and Weston Colville, in the Diocese of Ely. He was for six years a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution and has chaired a number of other Government committees relating to bioethics and environmental issues. He is currently a member of the Human Tissue Authority. Amongst his publications is Christian Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems (Cambridge University Press, 1999).
|New Senior Bursar Appointed||17th March 2006|
|Mr Rory Landman has been appointed as Trinity's next Senior Bursar. Mr Landman, aged 45, has an M.A. in Law from Downing College. He has had a wide-ranging and highly successful career in finance and investment. During 1994-2000 he worked at Baring Asset Management where he became a Senior Director and head of Global Emerging Equities; during 2000-2005 he was a partner in Thames River Capital, a newly founded fund management company. He is also currently associate non-executive director of the East Herts NHS Trust. He has strong Cambridge connections: his 4 sons are (or were) all choristers at King's College.
Mr Landman will join Trinity on September 1st 2006, acting as Assistant Bursar during a 4-month overlap period with Dr Fairbrother. He will become Senior Bursar on January 1st 2007.
|New Senior Research Fellows Appointed||17th March 2006|
|Two new Title B (Senior Research) Fellows were elected today. They will take up their fellowships in Michaelmas 2006.
Philip Hardie, F.B.A., is currently Corpus Christi Professor of the Latin Language & Literature, Oxford University.
Angela Leighton, F.B.A., is currently Professor of English, University of Hull.
|Trinity Women's Cross Country team sweep the board||12th March 2006|
|The Trinity Women's Cross Country Running team today completed their victory in the college Cross Country League, having won every competition this year, including the Cuppers race. The core team of seven has been Dr Joan Lasenby, Sarah Kummerfeld, Erica Thompson, Sarah Maidment, Julie Addison, Sarah Taylor and Jane Allison. Special congratulations are due to Sarah Kummerfeld, who was selected for the blues team and gained a half-blue for cross-country running.|
|'Bursting the Limits of Time'||18th January 2006|
|Prof. Martin Rudwick, Professor Emeritus of History of the University of California, San Diego, and an affiliated research scholar of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge, was the Tarner Lecturer for 1996. A greatly expanded version of his lectures has now been published by by the University of Chicago Press as Bursting the Limits of Time: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Revolution. Professor Rudwick's book deals primarily with the historicization of nature in the new science of geology in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Europe.|