Alumni Newsletter – December 2014

Around 250 alumni and guests gathered for the Alumni Carol Service on Monday at St Sepulchre’s, High Holborn. The Choir, made up of TCCA members and conducted by Mike Waldron (2006), performed a number of pieces, including a wonderful arrangement of The Holly and the Ivy.

After the service members enjoyed a chance to catch up over mulled wine and mince pies.

Photographs from the Alumni Carol Service are available to view on our Facebook page:

Upcoming Events

Dates for your diary in 2015 include the debut of The Fellows’ Research Talks in London (click here for more information) on February 19, featuring talks by Professor Sir Timothy Gowers (1982) and Dr Dmitri Levitin (e2010).

The Trinity Law Association Dinner will take place in Hall on Feburary 28 (click here for more information).

On March 28 Professor Adrian Poole (1967) will host a dinner at Refugium Restaurant in Berlin on the same day that the Global Cambridge Conference descends on the city. All Trinity alumni are invited to join Professor Poole and his wife for dinner (click here to book).

There will be a very limited number of alumni tickets available for the Trinity May Ball on June 15. To register your interest, please email:


Professor Morris Brown (1968) is among 14 winners of GlaxoSmithKline’s Discovery Fast Track Challenge. Read more:

Former Master, Lord Rees (1960), launches Asteroid Day 2015. Read more:

Professor Ardis Butterfield (1979) named Schiff Professor of English at Yale. Read more:

Jobeda Ali (1993) wins Social Enterprise of the Year Award in recognition of social business principles in the care industry. Read more:

Professor Simon Blackburn (1962) – ‘Is religion a consolation worth having?’ Read more:

Professor James Crawford (e1992) appointed to the International Court of Justice. Read more:

Eddie Redmayne (2000) avoided Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hawking film in preparation for his performance in ‘The Theory of Everything’. Read more:

Dr Anne Rooney (1978) is the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newnham College (covering Newnham, Selwyn and Lucy Cavendish).

Sam Groom (2014) has won a poetry prize from the German Embassy for a piece submitted following a trip to the British Museum.

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen (e1995) comments on the potential effects of spending long periods of time in a virtual reality environment. Read more:

Simon Rees (1976) has published a collection of poetry, ‘The Wood below Coelbren’. Read more:

We have recently heard that an alumna (1978) has become a grandmother and she is interested to hear if she is the first. Please contact: if you can be of any assistance.