April Newsletter 2015

On April 12 Chris Weitz (1987) hosted 16 members and guests for Sunday brunch at Soho House in West Hollywood. Primarily from Los Angeles and the surrounding area, although one couple came from as far away as Arizona, the group heard from Dean of Chapel and Fellow for Development, Dr Michael Banner (e2006), about both the current state of the College and his own research into the social factors contributing to the causes and treatment of Alzheimer’s. Guests enjoyed wonderful food, spectacular views of Beverly Hills and a chance to meet fellow Trinity alumni working in fields as diverse as academia, screenwriting and space shuttle engineering.

A few days later Trinity alumni living in the San Francisco Bay Area came together for dinner at the Stanford Faculty Club in Palo Alto on April 15 to hear Dr Michael Banner talk about his research and to have an update on the latest news from the College. In total 24 members and their guests – many working in the tech Industry in nearby Silicon Valley or as academics at Stanford and other local institutions – enjoyed an evening of catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.

Upcoming Events

Alumni are invited to the first Trinity Golf Day to be held at Fulford Golf Club, York on Friday 22 May, which also includes dinner and a talk on Ice, from the beauty of snowflakes to its importance for our climate, by Fellow for Alumni Relations, and former Senior Tutor, Professor Grae Worster (1976). The day is open to golfers with a current or past handicap of 24 or below and both Trinity members and guests are welcome to play. In addition, Professor Worster’s talk and dinner that evening are open to all members and guests. For more information and to book, please visit: https://alumni.trin.cam.ac.uk/Regional-Event

Alumni with children aged 12 and above are invited to Family Day on 12 July in College. The day will involve a range of activities for the children followed by lunch in Hall. Please book online: https://alumni.trin.cam.ac.uk/family-day


Dr Rick Livesey (1992) leads research that identifies link between proteins as possible treatment for Alzheimer’s. Read more: http://bit.ly/1DXiEME

Scottish Opera appoints Stuart Stratford (1992) as Music Director. Read more: http://bit.ly/1yOupFY

Bee Wilson (1992) on the best ways to serve and cook fennel. Read more: http://bit.ly/1EyQEAx

Story of David Clemetson (1912), the officer who refused to lie about being black to fight in WWI. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31796542

‘The Ethics of Everyday Life’ with author and philosopher Dr Michael Banner (e2006) (second half of the broadcast). Listen: http://bit.ly/1HmRNw9

Retired professor Tony Rhinelander (1963) has co-authored and published a history of St. Thomas University, in Fredericton, New Brunswick. In print as ISBN: 978-0-9936105-2-3. Read more: http://wp.stu.ca/STUhistory/

Antti Matikkala (2004) has edited (together with Staffan Rosén) ‘Perspectives on the Honours Systems’. Read more: http://vitterhetsakad.bokorder.se/showTitle.aspx?id=2706

‘Think Like an Athlete’ by David Nicholson (1983) has been published by Hardie Grant. Read more: http://amzn.to/1xJ1vXE

Richard Charkin (1967) has been appointed President of the International Publishers Association

Richard Probert-Jones (1953) has published ‘The History of the First Twenty Five Years of Radar Meteorology in the United Kingdom 1940-1965’. Read more: http://bit.ly/1AfaRGi

Will Morris (1981) has published ‘Where is God at Work?’ with all profits going to St Martin-in-the-Fields. Read more: http://amzn.to/1EQ1Drh

Isha Sesay (1994) recognised with Peabody Award for CNN’s coverage of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. Read more: http://bit.ly/1OyA4Y0

Michael Plygawko Sullivan (2012) has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University for 2015-16. As Rodney G. Dennis Fellow in the Study of Manuscripts, he will examine the notebooks and draft poems of Alfred Tennyson located in Harvard’s Houghton Library

Kwasi Kwarteng (1993): ‘University Challenge, the humiliating and yet unforgettable ride’. Read more: http://bit.ly/1EyNEnR

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