June Newsletter 2016

A message from the Master about the EU Referendum:

In light of the uncertainty generated by the result of the EU Referendum, the College would like to reassure current and prospective students, academics, staff and alumni that there is no immediate impact on the College or on the provision of College support for Fellows, staff and students.

The College is a welcoming institution open to people from the UK, from our European neighbours – indeed from all over the world. Trinity is a cosmopolitan centre of learning that over hundreds of years has developed an international ethos – attracting bright minds with the potential to thrive, and ultimately give back to society, from across the globe. We are strongly committed to the fertile exchange of people and ideas between the UK and the international community.

The College would like to draw attention to the statement by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and to finance information for EU undergraduate students.

Sir Gregory Winter (1970)


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

The Master will be hosting two alumni dinners in Shanghai (6 November) and Beijing (8 November). Please save the dates in your diary.


  • Congratulations to our 193 graduands! Read: http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/news/graduation-day-trinity.
  • Profile of Gordon Welchman (1925), who played a vital role in cracking the Nazi Enigma code. Read more: http://bit.ly/28Xd7iO
  • Q&A with Professor Jared Diamond (1958) in the FT (subscription required). https://next.ft.com/content/5f67ba90-3120-11e6-ad39-3fee5ffe5b5b.
  • The remarkable life of Michael Ash (1945) – the man responsible for putting the famous head on a pint of draught Guinness. Read: http://bit.ly/297XsLA and watch the video: http://bit.ly/292NCwe
  • Celebrating 150 years of Trinity’s May Ball. Read: http://bit.ly/29jzgFb
  • What does a Fellow in Poetry at Trinity do? Professor Angela Leighton (e2006) on her new collection, Spills. Read: http://bit.ly/1U6YCoR.
  • A study by Dr Sarah Parcak (2001) has revealed a huge monument buried under the sands at the Petra World Heritage site in southern Jordan. Read: http://bbc.in/1UHagsC.
  • Portrait of the Head Porter, Peter Windmill. Read: http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/news/head-porters-portrait-unveiled.
  • Feature on Stephen Hawking and Professor Malcolm Perry’s (e1986) work on black holes. Read: http://nyti.ms/28XVlYa 
  • Obituary of Amadeus writer Sir Peter Shaffer (1947). Read: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36462783.
  • Dean of Trinity, Professor Sachiko Kusukawa (1986), discusses Robert Hooke’s unusual combination of skills on The One Show. Read:
  • Obituary of the eminent legal scholar, Professor Gareth Jones QC (e1961). Read:  http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/register/gareth-jones-dpp8grknz.

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