Tributes have been paid to Sir James Mirrlees (1936-2018), a Fellow of Trinity College, and Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge, who also taught at Oxford and in America, and played an important role at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Before PhD student Bridget Ogolowa came from Nigeria to Trinity for the Tropical Biology Association Publishing and Communications Course she admitted she didn’t see herself as a scientist.
The writer Ali Smith will be Trinity’s first Senior Fellow Commoner in the Creative Arts, starting in January 2019. The position, funded by Trinity alumnus Tom Hall, is designed to support the Fellow’s creative work and encourage participation in College life. Trinity Fellow and Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Cambridge, Adrian Poole, said:
In Great Court the grass is brown, the air is still and visitors walk slowly. But Trinity’s historic clock is speeding up in the heat – currently it’s 2.7 seconds ahead of the correct time.
Cambridge’s innovation ecosystem has received another boost with the topping out of the Bio-Innovation Centre at Cambridge Science Park - part of a new cycle of investment and renewal catalysed by a landmark joint venture between Trinity College and Tus-Holdings, Beijing.