July Newsletter 2015

On Saturday 5 September from 2pm-5pm, the Trinity Faiths Association will host a ‘Tea & Talk’ in College, featuring talks by Professor David Ford – Regius Professor on the Foundation – and Professor Anthony Bottoms FBA – Emeritus Wolfson Professor of Criminology. Discussions will take place on ‘Religion & Violence’ and ‘Christianity & Crime’. Please click here to book your ticket(s).

More than 200 alumni from 1965, 1966 & 1967 will be attending their Annual Gathering on Saturday 19 September (tickets available here).

Members of the 1546 Society are invited to attend the 1546 Society Drinks Reception in the garden of the Master’s Lodge on Saturday 26 September from 6pm-8pm. More information about the 1546 Society – established to celebrate regular giving at Trinity – is available here.

The following day on Sunday 27 September, TrinTalk: Above & Beyond will celebrate Trinity’s tradition of pushing the boundaries of research and discovery. To get a taste of what to expect on the day, please visit: http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/content/trintalk-above-and-beyond for speaker biographies and videos of last year’s event. Booking is available online: https://alumni.trin.cam.ac.uk/TrinTalk.

The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge will be touring the USA in September 2015. There will be concerts and services in New York, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Atlanta, Dallas and Lincoln. Full details of the venues and how to book tickets can be found on the Choir’s website: http://trinitycollegechoir.com/concerts/. Alumni are invited to join the Choir for informal drinks after the NYC concert. If you would like to attend, please email alumni-events@trin.cam.ac.uk.


Trinity tops the Tompkins Table for the fifth year in succession with 41 per cent of students achieving firsts. Read more: http://ind.pn/1K9x8i9

We are delighted to announce that a total of £3.l million was donated to the College by alumni in the last financial year. A record-breaking 11% of alumni made a gift, up from 8.5% in the previous year.

‘Pleasures of the Literary Meal’ by Bee Wilson (1992): Read more: http://nyr.kr/1VIXtac

Professor Didier Queloz (e2013) comments on the discovery by the Kepler Space Telescope of an Earth-like planet. Read more:http://bit.ly/1KnQ5ej

Stephen Cooper’s (1977) ‘After the Final Whistle: The First Rugby World Cup and The First World War’ will be published on 5 August.

Sir Partha Dasgupta (1962) has won the 2015 Blue Planet Prize for his work on welfare economics and environmental economics.

Dr Lionel Kopelowitz (1944) awarded an MBE for Services to Interfaith Relations.

Professor Ross Anderson (1974) comments on security in the ‘internet of things’. Read more: http://econ.st/1KmsR8k

Dr Casey Brienza (2009) has published ‘Global Manga: Japanese Comics without Japan?’ Read more: http://bit.ly/1JNv7CM

Sir Venki Ramakrishnan (e2008) discusses leaving the EU, science in schools and horoscopes. Read more: http://bit.ly/1OMLTWP

Dr Guy Martland (1994) has published ‘The Scion’. Read more: http://amzn.to/1SKCVKh

Professor J. Sears McGee (1962) has published the first biography of Sir Simonds D’Ewes, ‘An Industrious Mind: The Worlds of Sir Simonds D’Ewes’. Read more: http://bit.ly/1ew1vkl

Professor Alan Finlayson (1989) wins the Bernard Crick Prize for his article: ‘Proving, Pleasing and Persuading? Rhetoric in Contemporary British Politics’ in the Political Quarterly. Read more: http://bit.ly/1SKBV8N

Lord Rees (1960) discusses the future of UK research. Read more: http://bit.ly/1Mw7tke

Dr Madan Mohan (2001) has won the Royal Society Francis Crick Medal and Lecture for 2015 for his contributions to the field of computational biology. Dr Madan will deliver the prize lecture in December 2016.

‘The Economist Guide to Intellectual Property: What it is, how to protect it, how to exploit’ by Stephen Johnson (1975). Read more: http://bit.ly/1Kvtr3t

Lord Toby Harris (1971) has published ‘The Harris Review: Changing Prisons, Saving Lives’ for the Ministry of Justice. Read more: http://bit.ly/1LPdEON

Prof Rebecca Fitzgerald (e2002) develops a ‘pill on a string’ that could help doctors detect oesophageal cancer at an early stage. Read more:http://bit.ly/1JdU4vb

Dr Matthew Dyson (e2011) comments on the use of ‘joint enterprise’ laws. Read more: http://ind.pn/1GjbU9G

A study by Dr Suchitra Sebastian (e2005) shows that a crystal called samarium hexaboride acts simultaneously as an insulator and a conductor at very low temperatures. Read more: http://wrd.cm/1K3n4Eu

Professor Huw Price (e2011) discusses the three basic properties of time. Read more: http://bit.ly/1NNujB5

Dr Amy Ludlow (2005) leads a study by researchers finding that staff-prisoner relationships are key to managing suicide risk in prison. Read more: http://ind.pn/1S4Yncy

Research led by Professor Shankar Balasubramanian (e1994) has found that an ‘extra’ DNA base is stable in mammals, suggesting that it plays a key role in cellular function. Read more: http://bit.ly/1LtPzNC

A Service of Remembrance for Sir Philip Goodhart’s (1947) life will be held on Thursday 10 September at 4:00 pm in St. George’s Church, Campden Hill, Aubrey Walk, London, W8 7JG. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to the Goodhart family, 25 Abbotsbury Road, London W14 8EJ or to philipcgoodhart@hotmail.co.uk

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