March Newsletter 2016

We are pleased to announce the launch of the TBCA’s ‘Distinguished Speaker Series’ on May 4. The inaugural talk – “Can the Public Trust Banks Again?” will be presented by Lord Blackwell (1970), Chairman of Lloyds Bank. For further information and to book tickets, please click here.

As the above event suggests, the College now has an alumni society for people in business, The Trinity Business & City Association (TBCA). To find out more information and to join, please click here.

Dates for your diary in April and May include:

Hong Kong Drinks Reception, 14 April
TLA: Women and the Law, 17 April in College
Trinity Field Club Association Sports Day, 23 April
An Evening with the Master in Washington D.C., 16 May
An Evening with the Master in NYC, 17 May
Trinity Literary Festival in Bristol, 22 May
Trinity in Paris, 31 May.

To book, please visit our events page.


Two Trinity students rowed to victory in the Cancer Research UK Boat Races this year. MPhil student, Ali Abbasi (2010) was No. 2 in the Cambridge Men’s Blue Boat and medical student, Imogen Grant (2014), was stroke in the women’s reserve crew, Blondie. Read:

Lost or forgotten works by psychiatrist and political thinker Frantz Fanon have been unearthed by Trinity Fellow Dr Jean Khalfa (e1994) and Professor Robert Young of New York University. Read:

‘Is this the man who can save British Steel?’ Profile of Sanjeev Gupta (1992). Read:

Interview in The Times with Professor Simon Baron-Cohen (e1995) about his research into autism. Read:

The Wren Library’s Capell Collection of Shakespeare’s plays featured on BBC Look East on 21 March as part of events marking the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. Read:

Senior Tutor, Professor Catherine Barnard, (e1996) blogs on Trinity’s ‘Benefits and Benefactions’. Read:

‘The Life Scientific’ with Prof Venki Ramakrishnan (e2008) on BBC Radio 4. Listen:

‘I’ve been told bacon smells lovely’ – life without a sense of smell by Bee Wilson (1992). Read:

Dun Xiao (2003) receives The Entrepreneurial Award at this year’s Education UK Alumni Awards in China.

‘The Surreal Achievements of the 2016 Oscars’ by Anthony Lane (1981) in The New Yorker. Read:

Professor Ross Anderson (1974) comments on Theresa May’s Investigatory Powers Bill. Read:

Lord Martin Rees (1960) comments on what advances in robotics might mean for humans. Read:

‘Insights into Duff, Butler and Hollond’ by Professor Boyd Hilton (e1974). Read:

Interview with Dr Sean Holden (e2002) about artificial intelligence and machine learning. Read: