Award-winning artist Dr Wendy McMurdo has been appointed lead photographer of Pairings, an innovative arts project which celebrates the many and varied ways in which Trinity has inspired students, Fellows, staff and alumni. Pairings is part of the celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of women’s admission to Trinity.
This first-of-its kind scheme offers teachers of 16-18 year-olds in the UK the opportunity to immerse themselves in College life, meet Trinity admissions staff, and pursue a research project beneficial to their teaching.
Students got an insight into the news-making process last week when ITV came to Cambridge to film reactions to the Prime Minister’s Brexit speech.
First-year undergraduates at Trinity are invited to nominate a teacher or careers adviser who particularly inspired their passion for a subject, encouraged them to apply to Cambridge, or supported them through the application process.
Engaging 11 to 13 year-old girls with science, stipends for graduating female PhD students, greater teacher liaison, and TED-style talks by graduate students were some of the ideas discussed by Fellows, alumni and postgraduates to encourage more women to apply to Trinity as undergraduates and to continue in academia.