March Newsletter 2015

We are delighted to announce that alumni have given a record-breaking level of financial support to the Annual Fund totalling £502,375 during the 2015 Telephone Campaign. An impressive 61% of members who spoke with a student caller made a gift, all of which will have a valuable impact on current and future generations of students.

Thank you for taking the time to engage with our students, we are thrilled with the response. To show your support, please visit:

Upcoming Events

Alumni will be playing against current undergraduate teams to see if they can still hold their own at the Trinity Field Club Sports Day on 25 April. If you have yet to sign up, please email the Field Club President, Wilf Bagnall ( The programme for the day is available online at:

Non-golfing packages are now available for the Yorkshire Golf Day on 22 May. If you would like further information about them or indeed the Golf Day, please email Francesca ( or call +44(0)1223 761452. Booking online at
The College will be hosting two events on the West Coast of the United States in April. The first will be a brunch and lecture on Sunday 12 April at Soho House, LA hosted by leading film producer and writer, Chris Weitz (1987) and Fellow for Development, Dr Michael Banner (2006). This will be followed by a dinner and lecture at Stanford University on Wednesday 15 April (click here to book).

We can now confirm that the speaker for the launch of the Trinity Women’s Network on 6 May is Daisy Goodwin (1980), television producer and writer. Booking is now open online:


Professor Michael Cates FRS (1979) has been elected the 19th holder of the Lucasian Professorship of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. Read more:

Sir Timothy Gowers FRS (1982) and his team seek to design computer systems that reason synthetically, like human mathematicians. Read more:

Dr Venki Ramakrishnan (e2008) is appointed as the next President of the Royal Society. Read more:

Professor Philip Allott (1955) has published ‘Trinity Minds 1317-1945. An Intellectual Account of Trinity College Cambridge’.

Clare Clark (1985) has written ‘We That Are Left’, set in part at Trinity in the immediate aftermath of WWI and follows the story of a Natural Sciences undergraduate studying at the Cavendish under Ernest Rutherford.

‘Meet Vesselin Popov (2009)’, the Cambridge entrepreneur predicting psychology from Facebook Likes. Read more:

Dr Nicolas Bell has been appointed as the new Librarian of Trinity College Cambridge. He will take up the position on 1 October, succeeding Professor David McKitterick (e1986). Dr Bell is currently Curator of Music Collections at the British Library.

Nick de Rothschild (1970) has published, ‘The Banneret’s Blade – Trouble Brewing’, set at the outset of the Hundred Years War. Read more:

‘An Introduction to Elementary Particle Phenomenology’ by Professor Philip G Ratcliffe (1973) has been published by the UK Institute of Physics. Read more:

Antony Gormley (1968) exhibition ‘Second Body’ at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris running until 18 July. Read more:

Stephen Jackson, BBC Symphony Chorus Master, is to conduct Roger Carter’s (1962) ‘Albatross’ on April 30th in Greenwich, London, at St. Alfege Church with the Trinity College of Music Chamber Choir.

Miss Alex Tranca (2008) has been named as a runner-up in the annual R. H. Gapper Postgraduate Essay Prize run by the Society for French Studies. Read more:

Dr Steven Strogatz (1980) wins Lewis Thomas Prize for work that “bridges the worlds of science and the humanities”. Read more:

‘Confessions of a Mathematical Olympian: an insider view of film ‘X+Y’’ by Adam Goucher (2012). Read more:

Professor Ross Anderson (1974) comments on vulnerabilities in cryptographic protocols. Read more:

Professor David Runciman (1985) writes about the run-up to the UK election. Read more:

‘A Humanist Historian’ remembers Victor Kiernan (1931) and his link in the chain of connections between the University of Cambridge and Pakistan. Read more:

Dr Mark Powell (1985) has published ‘My Steam Engine is Broken’, which looks at the challenges facing modern organisations in leveraging human energy.

Tony Schur (1961) has published ‘From the Cam to the Zambezi: Colonial Service and the Path to the New Zambia’. Read more:

Eugene E. Lemcio (1973) has edited ‘A Man of Many Parts: Essays in Honour of Revd Canon John Westerdale Bowker on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday’. Read more:

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