November Newsletter 2015

On Monday 23 November, more than 100 female students and Fellows gathered in Hall to mark the 40th anniversary of women’s admission to the College. Read the full story here:

In time for the festive period, we are pleased to offer Yulefest by the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge. This new release costs £15 (inc P&P) and is available to purchase online. Please note that all orders must be placed by 4pm, Monday 7 December. To browse the full range of Trinity merchandise, please click here.

The Alumni Carol Service is being held on Monday 7 December from 7:00pm at St Sepulchre’s Church, London with the choir made up from members of the TCCA. To attend, please visit: Tickets cost £10.00 per person.


A study by Dr Kirsten Corder (2000) finds that use of TV, internet and computer games is associated with poorer GCSE grades. Read:

‘Getting Our Words About Russia Right’ by Dr Matthew Dal Santo (e2007). Read:

Sarah Lusack (2012) organised a sell-out conference at Trinity for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students on November 9 after her experience of widening participation initiatives at Cambridge. Read:

‘A radical proposal on climate change: Block out the Sun’ by Dr Hugh Hunt (e1990). Read more:

Professor Ross Anderson (1974) comments on the FBI’s calls for access to encrypted information on smartphones. Read:

Congratulations to Nikhil Nair (1994) on winning the National Visually Impaired Tennis Championships at Roehampton. Read:

‘Singing the praises of evensong’ by Guy Hayward (2005). Read:

‘Women’s progress outdid China’s one-child policy’ by Former Master Professor Amartya Sen (1953) in NYT –

‘Thought for the Day’ with Rev Dr Michael Banner (e2006). Listen:

Study by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen (e1995) reveals that autistic traits are more likely in ‘systems thinking’ minds and men: Read:

Review of ‘The Danish Girl’ featuring Eddie Redmayne (2000). Read:

‘Rebuilding Hitler’s Supergun’ by Dr Hugh Hunt (e1990). Read: