August Newsletter 2018

College welcomed fifty enthusiastic 16 year olds for The Stonehouse Residential, Trinity’s first course for Year 11 students, in partnership with Villiers Park Educational Trust and the Stonehouse Educational Foundation, which is Chaired by Richard Stonehouse (1964). One happy participant tweeted her gratitude for the opportunity: ‘An experience I will never forget, that has changed my opinion on applying to ‘Oxbridge’ completely!’ Read.

The writer Ali Smith will be the first Trinity Senior Fellow Commoner in the Creative Arts, and will join College in January 2019. The position, generously funded by alumnus Tom Hall (1986), is designed to support the Fellow’s creative work and encourage participation in College life. Read.

‘I am a real scientist now, and ready to face the world of science.’ Earlier this month College hosted the Tropical Biology Association’s Publishing and Communications Course, designed to equip young African scientists with the skills and confidence to publish their Master’s and PhD research. The first week-long course was held at Trinity in 2017, with support from Roger Pilgrim’s (1975) Progress Foundation, and this year was supported by the Isaac Newton Trust. Read.

The Trinity Women’s Network (TWN) is an inclusive forum, open to all alumni and members of College, and Chaired by Dr Kimberly Schumacher (1989). On Sat 17 November the TWN will be holding their next Networking Lunch at Trinity and they would be delighted to welcome new members. If you would like further information or are interested in becoming a member of the Trinity Women’s Network, please contact the Alumni Office. You can also join in the discussion with more than 100 members on their Facebook page.

The Trinity in Japan Society was established by Chair Gerhard Fasol (1978) in 2014. The Society is open to all members of Trinity and meetings are held approximately once a month, in Tokyo and elsewhere in Japan. On 28 September Dr Michael Banner (e2006) will be joining the Society for a special event ‘What is Morality?  Please book via our events page, and visit their website for details of all their activities and how to register as a member.

Congratulations to medical student Imogen Grant (2014) who won gold in the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Poznan. Imogen has also just been selected to represent CUWBC as part of the British Rowing team at the World Rowing Championships next month, taking place in Plodiv, Bulgaria. Imogen began rowing at Trinity and at aged 22 has already notched up an astonishing two Boat Race wins, two U23 finals and a World Cup final.

Congratulations to PhD candidate Jonathan Williams (2011), winner of the Cambridge University Pythons American Football Club’s Most Valuable Player of the Year award and Lineman of the Year. Jonathan is a Plant Scientist, currently working with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to track rainforest restoration.


A Service of Thanksgiving for Benny (Benedict) Thomas (1983) will be held at 2.30pm on Friday 14th September at St Peter’s, Notting Hill, (90 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2PL), and any Trinity members who knew Benny are welcome to attend. An on-site reception will follow the service.

If you would like to sing in the choir at the service please contact Mark LeBrocq: There will be a rehearsal on the morning of 14 September.

We want to hear from you! Do keep us up-to-date with your latest achievements and activities for our Global Alumni News pages in The Fountain and the Alumni Achievements section in the Annual Record. Please send your news, appointments, and publications to


Cambridge: TrinTalk: Aspects of Global Security, Sunday 23 September, Trinity College. Tickets available online.

London: TCBA Distinguished Speaker Series, Tuesday 25 September, with Laurel Powers-Freeling, Chair, Uber UK. Tickets available online.

Tokyo: Trinity in Japan Monthly Meeting, What is Morality? With Dr Michael Banner, Friday 28 September. Tickets available online.

Cambridge: Remembrance Service, Sunday 11 November, Trinity College. SAVE THE DATE – Please email for further information.

Cambridge: Trinity Women’s Network Lunch and Panel Discussion, Saturday 17 November.  SAVE THE DATE – booking details will be confirmed nearer to the time.

Cambridge: Women of Trinity Lecture Series: Men, Women and the Family: 1978-2018, Jo Miles, Reader in Family Law & Policy, Wednesday 28 November. SAVE THE DATE – booking details will be confirmed nearer to the time.

Cambridge: Trinity Law Association Meeting, Saturday 16 March.  SAVE THE DATE – booking details will be confirmed nearer to the time.

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