July Newsletter 2016

On Saturday 17 September, the First & Third Trinity Boat Club’s Biennial Dinner will be hosted in College.  As ever, the dinner will be a chance to meet up with old friends, exchange rowing stories and celebrate the Club’s successes.  There will also be an opportunity to row earlier in the day. Recent rowing days have been very enjoyable and we encourage former crewmates to group together and organise reunion outings – all vintages catered for! Details for the rowing will be sent out nearer the time but will likely involve lunch at the Fort St. George before rowing begins mid-afternoon (times TBC closer to the date). There will be a drinks reception in Nevile’s Court from 7:15pm followed by Dinner in Hall at 8pm. To book your ticket(s), please click here.

The 1546 Society Drinks Reception takes place between 6-8pm on Saturday 24 September in the Master’s Lodge. Current members of the 1546 Society are welcome to attend.

This year’s TrinTalk (formerly the Annual Members’ Luncheon), on Sunday 25 September will feature talks on the theme of ‘Art and Fear’. Tickets, bookable online, are £39 per person to include lunch, tea, coffee, and a range of talks from alumni.


Trinity has topped the Tompkins Table for the sixth year running, with 45.1% of students achieving firsts (up from 41% last year).

We are delighted to announce that a total of £4m was donated to the College by alumni in the last financial year. A record-breaking 13% of you made a gift, up from 11% in the previous year.

Professor Sir Timothy Gowers FRS (1982) has been awarded the Sylvester Medal by the Royal Society and the De Morgan Medal by the London Mathematical Society. http://bit.ly/2adqxYU.

Professor Sir Venki Ramakrishnan (e2008) discusses the issues around Brexit for research funding. http://bit.ly/2akdaEa.

Profile of tennis ace Anthony Wilding (1902). The hero who set Wimbledon hearts a-flutter. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36702917.

The Master, Sir Gregory Winter (1970), pays tribute to the Manciple Mrs Maria Liston, who is retiring after 43 years. http://bit.ly/294QwMT.

‘Trinity College Cambridge is truly the Rolls-Royce of choirs…’ http://bit.ly/2ad2Jnq.

Jonathan Tyler (1959) is the Sheriff of York for the civic year 2016/17, the first time that a member of the Green Party has been elected.

Dr Ross Wilson (e2013), Fellow and Lecturer in English at Trinity, comments on Shelley’s shocking ‘atheist’ declaration, recently rediscovered in a bequest of books to Trinity. http://bit.ly/2a3Qirh.

Article on Trinity’s global competition for outstanding young scholars, the prestigious Junior Research Fellowships. http://bit.ly/2aF8gjQ.

Junior Research Fellow at Trinity, Dr Clare Walker Gore (e2015), is a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker. Here she reflects on the experience of making a five-minute documentary film for the BBC. http://bit.ly/2akevLd.

Guy Stagg’s (2006) ‘inspiring’ modern pilgrimage account, The Crossway, which was a runner-up for the Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers’ Award in May 2016, will be published in 2016. http://bit.ly/2aF8x6o.

Profile of Gavin Barwell MP (1990), the new Housing and Planning Minister. http://bit.ly/29YTrY1.

Anthony Lane (1981) reviews Ghostbusters and Absolutely Fabulous in The New Yorker. http://bit.ly/2a7jbAQ.

Please send your achievements/news/address updates to alumni-comms@trin.cam.ac.uk.