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A-level and Pre-U Offers for the 2009-10 Admissions Round17th March 2009
For the next Admissions round (2009-10), Trinity's standard A-level offer will be A*AA. The A* will be required in a subject relevant to an applicant's proposed Cambridge course, but the vast majority of our A*AA offers will afford applicants the opportunity of achieving the A* in one of two or more A-level subjects. The standard offer may be varied in a limited number of special cases. Detailed research into the A-level module scores of previous successful applicants to Trinity suggests that more than 90% of those receiving offers in January 2010 will go on to meet the conditions we set, and that A*AA offers will have a neutral impact as regards school type. For applicants taking Pre-U examinations, a D2 mark will be treated as equivalent to an A* at A-level.

Grammy Nomination for Tarik O'Regan18th December 2008
Threshold of Night'Threshold of Night', an album of new compositions for strings and voices by current Fellow Commoner in the Creative Arts Tarik O'Regan, has been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards: Best Classical Album and Best Choral Performance.

The 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards Ceremony will be held on 8 February, 2009 in Los Angeles.

Full list of nominations

Gold Medal for Honorary Fellow Ian Hacking17th October 2008
Prof. Ian Hacking (Matriculated 1956; Honorary Fellow since 2000) has won the 2008 Gold Medal for Achievement in Research of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada / Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada

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New Fellows Elected6th October 2008
Trinity College has elected the following to,

Title A Fellowships, 2008:

• Roger Bernard James Benson - for research in Earth Sciences
• Beci Carver - for research in English Literature
• Swee Kuan Goh - for reseach in Physics
• Richard Ernest Payne - for research in Medieval History
• Jacopo Stoppa - for research in Mathematics

Senior Rouse Ball Studentships:

• Helen Grace Foxhall Forbes
• Ignacio Leonel López-Franco

European Mathematical Society Prize14th July 2008
Ben Green, Herchel Smith professor of Mathematics in the University and a Fellow of Trinity, has been awarded a European Mathematical Society Prize at the Fifth European Congress of Mathematics in Amsterdam. The Prizes are awarded quadrennially 'in recognition of distinguished contributions in Mathematics by young researchers not older than 35 years'. Prof. Green was awarded his prize for his work on the distribution of prime numbers, and particularly for his proof (with Terence Tao) that there exist arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions of primes.

A Financial History of the College20th June 2008
Professor Robert Neild has written a financial history of the College and has generously donated 500 copies of

Riches and Responsibility: the Financial History of Trinity College, Cambridge

to the Trinity Campaign in support of the University's 800th Anniversary Campaign. The book is now available from the Alumni Relations Office at a cost of £14.00.

To order your copy of the book, please click here to be redirected to Trinity Members Online, where you will be able to download an order form.

Trinity Undergraduate picked for Boat Race5th March 2008
The two crews for the 154th Boat Race were announced today. Rowing at number 4 for the Light Blue boat will be Tobias Garnett, a third-year undergraduate reading English at Trinity. Impressively, Tobias is the only undergraduate in either boat. He follows in the wake of his great-great-uncle Kenneth Garnett, who rowed in the Blue boat in 1914.

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Two New Professorial Fellows Elected20th December 2007
The election of two new Fellows under Title D is announced:

Prof. Anthony Cheetham, F.R.S.
Prof. Daan Frenkel

British Composer Awards (2007)6th December 2007
Two Fellow Commoners in the Creative Arts at Trinity received awards at last night's British Composer Awards.

Tarik O'Regan, who currently holds the position, won the Liturgical category for his piece 'Threshold of Night', which received its first UK Performance on 25 November 2006 by the Choir of St John's College, Cambridge under the direction of David Hill. Tarik receives £1,000 from the Worshipful Company of Musicians towards a new commission.

Thomas Adès, who spent two years at Trinity in the mid-1990s, won the Orchestral award for his piece 'Tevot', which received its first UK performance on 7 March 2007 by the Berlin Philharmonic under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle at the Barbican.

The awards ceremony was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and remains available online until 13 December.

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British Composer Awards1st November 2007
The shortlist for the 2007 British Composer Awards was announced last week and included three of Trinity's Fellow Commoners in the Creative Arts (Thomas Adès, Richard Causton and current FCCA Tarik O'Regan). The winners will be announced in December.

O'Regan's chamber opera based on Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness', currently in development with the Royal Opera House Opera Genesis programme and American Opera Projects, receives its first workshop reading at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton next week.

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