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‘It was an incredibly strange feeling seeing the familiar set, with our names on’

Students, Tradition and Innovation

Trinity’s 2019 University Challenge team takes up the cudgels from Monday 9 September. Team captain is Maths student, Joseph Webber. He is joined on the set by Lillian Crawford, who is returning to Trinity for an MPhil in Film and Screen Studies this autumn, Liam Hughes, who will begin a PhD in Maths in October, and Nadia Hourihan, who graduated with a degree in English this summer. The team describes what it’s like to take part in one of the UK’s most popular television quiz shows.

‘A nice Jim Watson’: Venki Ramakrishnan on how ‘The Double Helix’ inspired him

Fellows, Free Thought, Tradition and Innovation

Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan is President of the Royal Society, a Fellow of Trinity, a Group Leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge - and a successful author. His first book, Gene Machine - about the race to decipher the structure of the ribsosome - received rave reviews. Here Dr Ramakrishnan talks about his inspiration for writing a popular science book, his aims as Royal Society President, and still feeling like an outsider.