August Newsletter 2016

This year’s TrinTalk on Sunday 25 September will feature talks on the theme of ‘Art and Fear’. There are now only a limited number of tickets available, bookable online. The day costs £39 per person to include lunch, tea, coffee, and a range of diverse talks from alumni. TrinTalk is based on the TEDx format and gives alumni the opportunity to listen to inspirational talks on a fascinating range of topics. For a flavour of what to expect, please click here.

Following on from the first two events with the Chairman of Lloyds and Chief Executive of Condé Nast, which both sold out, the next talk in TBCA’s Distinguished Speaker Series will be an evening in conversation with legendary businessman Archie Norman, who famously turned around ITV and Lazard, on September 28 in London. This talk will be open to all Trinity alumni.

The TEA Michaelmas Meeting will take place in College on Thursday 13 October. The evening will begin with a mentoring session where you will have the chance to meet current Trinity Engineering students, followed by a panel discussion with some of the College’s most recent Engineering graduates. Booking is available online.

The Master, Sir Gregory Winter CBE FRS (1970), will be hosting alumni dinners in Hong Kong (Monday 17 October), Shanghai (Sunday 6 November) and Beijing (Tuesday 8 November). Alumni and their guests will also have the opportunity to hear Sir Gregory present a talk on Antibodies: A Revolution in Pharmaceuticals.


Trinity’s residential course for young women considering studying science, technology, engineering, maths or medicine (STEMM) is oversubscribed. The College has pledged to make it an annual event. .

‘Thrills and Spills: the physics of rollercoasters’ with Dr Hugh Hunt (e1990).

The winners of Trinity’s 2015-16 Teaching Awards, Professor John Lister (e2006) and Dr Neil Hopkinson (e1983), explain what teaching does for them.
Head of Housekeeping, Lucia Bramwell, has stepped down after 13 years. She reflects on the challenges of changing working practices, her pride in the department, and the vital role of the Cambridge bedmaker.

Dr Gerhard Fasol (1978) hosted the Ludwig Boltzmann Forum on Women’s Development and Leadership in Tokyo in May 2016. The talks presented an overview on women’s development and leadership in medical and health professions both in the UK and Japan.

Nidhi Kumra (2005) has cofounded ‘Your Space’, a boutique hostel, which provides safe accommodation to female students in Greater Noida, India.

Daisy Goodwin (1980) is currently writing her first TV series, “Victoria”, for ITV, based on the early reign of Queen Victoria.

Coverage of the topping out ceremony at the state-of-the-art John Bradfield Centre, which is set to open in 2017.

A study by Professor Sadaf Farooqi (1995) finds that the brains of overweight people are ‘ten years older’ than their lean counterparts at middle age.

Professor John Davidson FRS (1944) has been awarded the Bird, Stewart & Lightfoot Medal by the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

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