Month: May 2018

Fiction and fact: JRF Dr Clare Walker Gore delves into writers’ lives

Fellows, Tradition and Innovation

Dr Clare Walker Gore came to Trinity in 2016 from Selwyn College after her PhD which explored the fictional representations of disability in the Victorian period. In the second of a series of Q&As with Trinity’s Junior Research Fellows, Dr Walker Gore explains the extent to which novelists such as Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Charlotte Yonge and Dinah Craik relied on the concept of disability to make their plots work. And she outlines her new project about women novelists’ fiction and life writing.

Women and Global Leadership Forum at Trinity

Fellows, Tradition and Innovation

A high-level Argentinian delegation of politicians, business leaders and civil society practitioners, will participate in a roundtable on 9 May at Trinity College with academics, Cambridge University leaders and representatives from government and civil society. The Women and Global Leadership Forum will discuss gender issues, including the role of women in academia, finance, technology, arts and business management.

Viewing the past from multiple angles: JRF Dr George Roberts


Dr George Roberts is a historian of post-colonial Africa and its roles during the international affairs of the late twentieth century. In the first of a series of Q&As with Trinity’s Junior Research Fellows, Dr Roberts paints an intriguing picture of Cold War East Africa and explains why it’s vital to view the past from multiple angles – which will take him to archives in India and Uganda, as well time in Tanzania during his Fellowship.