August Newsletter 2015

This year’s TrinTalk: Above & Beyond is fast approaching on Sunday 27 September, so please do book your tickets if you haven’t already done so. To get a taste of what to expect on the day, please visit: for speaker biographies and videos of last year’s event. Booking is available online:

A ‘Trinity in the Classroom’ event will be held on Friday 9 October at Harrow School, Middlesex from 7pm. The evening is an opportunity for those who work in teaching and education to come together. Tickets cost £22.00 and can be booked here.

The Trinity Engineers Association (TEA) will host its Michaelmas meeting on Wednesday 14 October from 5:30pm-10pm in College. The evening will include a short talk from Professor William Webb, President of the IET and Independent Consultant, pre-dinner drinks and dinner. Booking is available online.

On 22 October in New York City, Professor Amartya Sen (1953) will be in conversation with Liaquat Ahamed (1971) at the JP Morgan Library from 6pm-8pm. Tickets will cost $20.00 and online booking will soon be available here.

On the same evening at the Royal College of Surgeons, London, the Trinity Medics Association will hold drinks and a lecture given by Mr Stephen Large, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, on ‘Life After Death’. Tickets cost £15.00 and are available here.


Q&A with Dr Hugh Hunt (e1990): Read more:

Sir Gregory Winter (1970) comments on the expiry of patents that the MRC helped to develop. Read more:

Ben Mackworth-Praed (1957) part of a trio that has completed the last leg of a 40,000 mile trip in original Land Rover.

Professor Sadaf Farooqi (1995) on the genetics of obesity (starts 14 minutes in). Listen:

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen (e1995) discusses the distinction between men’s and women’s brains. Read more:

The Alan Turing Institute has appointed Professor Andrew Blake (1974) as its first Director. Read more:

Professor Stuart Parkin (1974) awarded Millennium Technology Prize for his breakthrough in magnetic disk drive storage capacity, heralding era of cloud computing. Read more:

Interview with Sophie Hannah, former Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity, in the Financial Times. Read more:

Lord Rees (1960) argues that any intelligence we find on exoplanets is likely to be artificial as living brains are just a prelude to a machine-based culture. Read more:

‘The Current Cinema’ by Anthony Lane (1981). Read more:

Trinity PhD student Daniel Finch-Race (2011) has published the edited volume, ‘Textures. Processus et événements dans la création poétique moderne et contemporaine’ in the series ‘Modern French Identities’ (Peter Lang). This volume presents papers on a conference held at Trinity in 2014.

Professor Dominic Lieven (e2011), Senior Research Fellow at Trinity, has published ‘The End of Tsarist Russia’. Read more:

‘The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder’ by Andrew Rose (1963). Read more:

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