January Newsletter 2018

Prof. James McKernan (1982) was awarded the $3m Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. He shares the prize with Prof. Christopher Hacon for ‘transformational contributions to birational algebraic geometry’. Read


Trinity student Lewis Croney (2017) was featured on Channel 4 documentary, ‘Working Class White Men’. Read (opens as a PDF)


An update on the thriving Bradfield Centre, which opened last year at Trinity’s Cambridge Science Park. Read


Trinity’s gardener-beekeepers rescued a hidden hive from a fallen willow tree after Storm Fionn – and on Winnie-the-Pooh Day! Well done Jonathan and Tony! 136 years ago on 18 January A A Milne was born. He and his son Christopher Robin were students at Trinity. Read


Newton’s ‘Year of Wonders’ at his birthplace, Woolsthorpe Manor, 350 years ago, is illuminated in the National Trust’s new House of Light season. Trinity has loaned the scientist’s prism and pocket sundial to the exhibition, which seeks to inspire today’s young scientists and inventors. Read 


Newton’s annotated Principia Mathematica is now available to view online via the Wren Digital Library. View


Learn how Trinity Fresher Jake Hennessey (2017) balances ancient Greek & French with playing for the Harlequins and CURUFC…Plus what if feels like to win at Twickenham. Read


We are delighted to introduce the Trinity Trindle, the new bun named at Trinity for the 700th celebrations. Many thanks to alumnus Simon Willis (1981) for the new name and for all of your suggestions.


When Trinity student Richelle George (2015) was weighing up her options for summer 2017, it didn’t take her long to decide on interning in India…Read


Tara Westover’s (2008) memoir, Educated, will be published on 28th February. The book was bought for a six-figure sum within 24 hours of the submission being sent out. It has sold rights in 20 territories and is being compared to classics of the genre such as Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson. It will be launched on February 28th at St John’s College, 6-8.30pm. Read


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – EVENTS OPEN TO ALL ALUMNI

Tokyo: Trinity in Japan Bonenkai, Friday 9 February, central Tokyo. Tickets and more information.

Cambridge: TEA Lent Term Meeting – Behind the Scenes at the Bradfield Centre, Saturday 24 February, Cambridge Science Park. Tickets and more information.

Newmarket: Trinity Golf Day, Thursday 28 June, Royal Worlington Golf Club. Tickets available soon.

Cambridge: Trinity Family Day, Sunday 8 July, Trinity College. SAVE THE DATE – booking details will be sent shortly.


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