Shortly before his death in 1985, Gordon Welchman wrote: "The stories of Alan Turing's life and mine have two things in common. First, we were regarded by our boss as the two greatest contributors to the wartime success of Bletchley Park. Second, we had been banded as security risks. What has happened to me can be compared with what happened to Alan Turing."
On Tuesday 17 May, 58 alumni and friends attended a drinks reception at the Four Seasons Restaurant with Trinity College Master, Sir Gregory Winter, and Rev. Dr. Michael Banner. Guests were riveted by the presentation and Q&A from Sir Gregory on his work with antibodies, which focused on both the science and business of modern medicine. There was a palpable sense of appreciation for the patience and fortitude required to bring a human antibody drug, like Humira, to market.
Brian Lowe came up to Trinity in October 1931 to study law. Tomorrow, from the warmth of New South Wales, Mr Lowe, 102, will have his MA conferred – a little later than most Cambridge graduates.
The eclectic activities and pioneering achievements of Trinity Fellows, students and the Master have been recognised in recent awards and the New Year honours.