Almost 200 alumni who came up to Trinity between 1996 and 1998 returned to College on Saturday 16 July for their latest reunion.
As Cambridge basked in glorious weather, it was lovely to see small groups of alumni forming all over College as friends bumped into one another. Despite the years apart, recognition was instantaneous for most!
Once checked in, everyone gathered in Nevile’s Court for tea and cake ahead of the College update. The panel, consisting of Fellows Dr Michael Banner (Chair of Alumni Relations & Development), Prof Louise Merrett (Vice-Master), Mr Richard Turnill (Senior Bursar) and Prof Glen Rangwala allowed alumni to ask their questions on recent College activities and future plans.
Evensong followed for those who wished to attend it where a Choir of alumni from 1996 – 1998 (plus a few ‘ringers’) performed expertly. Thanks to Rachael Beale (1995) and Mike Waldron (2006) for coordinating the music and Choir.
Pre-dinner drinks took place in Nevile’s Court, where the group photograph was also taken. A high-resolution version is available to be downloaded here.
At the sounding of the gong, everyone filed into Hall for dinner with some of our Fellows and former Fellows.
We are grateful to 1996 alumna, Emily Murray, for giving the Toast to the College after dinner. Murray spoke of her time at Trinity in ‘thirds’ socialising, sport and studying, and also allowed a moment to remember College members unable to attend the reunion. Emily was followed by the Vice-Master, Professor Louise Merrett who thanked everyone for coming and, of course, the College’s excellent catering team for the outstanding hospitality.
The evening was rounded off with a post-dinner drink or two under the Wren, which was beautifully illuminated in the College colours.
Thank you to everyone who joined us – we look forward to seeing you again at the next one!
If anyone who attended has any comments or follow-up questions, we are always happy to receive them (email@example.com).