June Newsletter 2015

We are looking forward to seeing those of you coming to College in July for Family Day (Sunday 12 July) and the 2006-2007 Annual Gathering (Saturday 4 July).

On Friday 17 July, Lord Hunt will be hosting informal alumni drinks in Beijing. RSVP to alumni-events@trin.cam.ac.uk if you would like to attend.

The inaugural Asian lecture in the established series of ‘Amartya Sen Lectures on Sustainable Development’ is taking place on Tuesday 21 July in Bangkok (click here for more information). The following evening, the Master, Sir Gregory Winter, is hosting a private dinner for alumni and guests at The Bangkok Intercontinental Hotel. Please click here for information.


Congratulations to all of our graduands! Please visit our Facebook page to see a selection of pictures of the day.

Honorary doctorates conferred to Judge Hisashi Owada (1955) and Sir James Mirrlees (1957). Read more: http://bit.ly/1LtPwBi

Sir Venki Ramakrishnan (e2008) warns that leaving the EU would harm British science. Read more: http://bit.ly/1fINcKz

Peter Troughton (1966) awarded CBE for services to Business, Education and Culture.

Video of Mel Giedroyc (1987) returning to Trinity’s B3 Angel Court to chat with Matt Rees (2014), first-year history student, in his room overlooking Trinity Street. Watch: http://bit.ly/1GBqsli

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

Wesley Kerr (1976) awarded an OBE for services to Heritage.

‘Megacities Face Mega Problems’, an article by Lord Hunt (1960). Read more: http://bit.ly/1eLmO2x

Matthew Handy (1988) has written ‘Writing Your UCAS Personal Statement’. Read more: http://amzn.to/1FEtTqw

Dr Hugh Hunt (e1990) discusses the gender divide in engineering. Read more:http://bit.ly/1GwjXkE

As part of the Wren Digitisation project, the 400th manuscript has been digitised and is now available to read online: http://bit.ly/1LtPQjz
Lord Rees (1960) involved in plan to prevent critical climate change by making green energy cheaper than coal. Read more: http://ind.pn/1L2aPaQ

Eddie Redmayne (2000) has been awarded an OBE for services to drama.

Dr Susan Tanner (1977) has co-authored ‘The Fear Free Organisation’, due to be published in July 2015.

Professor Ross Anderson (1974) comments on electronic voting’s vulnerability to vote manipulation. Read more: http://bit.ly/1Cyb1cV

‘European Expansion and Indigenous Response’ edited by Dr George Bryan Souza (1976) seeks to understand the process of European expansion, interchange and connectivity in a global context in the early modern and modern period.

Colin Wilson (1980) has been elected as the next President-elect of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). Read more: http://bit.ly/1Lz2Q8t

Review of the 7th Ludwig Boltzmann Forum 2015 in Tokyo, organised by Dr Gerhard Fasol (1978). Read more: http://bit.ly/1LtPE3U

Peter Cormack (1972) has published ‘Arts & Crafts Stained Glass’, the first study of how the late 19th Century Arts and Crafts Movement transformed the aesthetics and production of stained glass in Britain and America. Read more: http://bit.ly/1Hjrqcu
Engineering undergraduate

James Popper’s (2011) company, Sinclair Fire, creates a new detector that can cut kitchen fire costs. Read more: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/…/story-26613255…/story.html

Thang Bui (2013) awarded Google Doctoral Fellowship in Speech Technology. Read more: http://bit.ly/1dkhce2

Dr Hugh Hunt (e1990) receives the Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke Award and talks about inspiring the next generation of engineers. Read more: http://bit.ly/1QSUD2x