February Newsletter 2016

On Tuesday 8 March, we hope you will join us in celebrating International Women’s Day at The Ivy Club on West Street, London, with a drinks reception and screening of Girl Rising. We will also be joined by speakers from the global not-for-profit partnerships Girls Not Brides and Camfed. Selected stories from the film will be shown on the night from 7pm. Tickets are £25 each and can be booked online. A limited number of tickets will be available to purchase on the door.

The TMA Dinner will be held in College on Saturday 12 March from 6pm. The evening will begin with a talk from Mr Larry Benjamin FRCS (Ed) FRCOphth DO on his experiences working with Orbis on the flying eye hospital and the charity’s hospital-based programmes, delivering modern ophthalmic techniques and teaching across the world.

Tickets are available online and are priced at £60 for alumni & guests. Subsidised tickets are £20 each for preclinical and clinical students, including those doing their clinical school in London or Oxford.

Dates for your diary in April include a Hong Kong Drinks Reception on 14 April, TLA: Women and the Law on Sunday 17 in College, and the Trinity Field Club Association Sports Day on Saturday 23.


Work begins on the £20m John Bradfield Centre. Read: https://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/news/trinity-master-breaks-ground-on-john-bradfield-centre/

Prof Sadaf Farooqi (1995) discusses how small changes in your daily intake can make a huge difference to your weight. Listen: http://bbc.in/1LWDNbP

Dr Clare Walker Gore (e2016) is one of seven new Junior Research Fellows at Trinity this year. She explains her research and outlines her plans. Read: http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/news/exploring-victorian-representations-disability

Mimi Trevelyan-Davis (2014) charts her experience as the first elected LGBT+ Officer of Trinity College Students’ Union. Read: https://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/news/championing-lgbt-rights/

Interview with Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald (e2002) about her work at the University on cancer prevention. Read: http://bit.ly/23N81t5

Portrait of Master and genetic engineer, Sir Gregory Winter (1970). Read: http://bit.ly/1KWz0qt

240 paintings from Trinity College collection now viewable online. Read:  http://bit.ly/21u7M3W

Profile of Charlotte Roach (2007) – a former athlete with an inspirational story of perseverance – who launched Rabble social team games in London two years ago. Read: http://bit.ly/1Lascp7

Eddie Redmayne’s (2000) ‘fear of everything’. Read: http://bit.ly/1pq1xjT

Professor John Ashley (1967) has published ‘Food Security in the Developing World’.

Sir Michael Atiyah’s (1949) ‘Imaginative State of Mind’. Read: http://bit.ly/1nkLu5c

‘Unlikely rebel’, Sir Timothy Gowers (1982), launches open access journal. Read: https://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/news/tim-gowers-receives-major-maths-awards/

Trinity, complicity and the Supreme Court – Trinity Law Fellow, Dr Matt Dyson (e2011), provided academic firepower for the successful appeal against the doctrine of ‘joint enterprise’, or the law of complicity. Read: https://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/news/trinity-complicity-and-the-supreme-court/

Lord Martin Rees (1960) discusses how we can ensure our survival as a species. Listen: http://n.pr/1Y9ovYo

Watch the first trailer for ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’, based on the life of Srinavasa Ramanujan (1914). http://bit.ly/21b9qFx

Profile of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (1971) during his visit to Facebook headquarters in California. Read: http://bit.ly/1nkNxq9

Q&A with Professor Simon Blackburn (1962) in the FT. Read: http://on.ft.com/1p3VAcH