Robert Neild, Emeritus Professor of Economic History, died peacefully at home this morning at the age of 94. Educated at Trinity, he served as Economic Advisor to the Treasury in the 1960s and held other important posts before returning to Trinity as a Fellow in 1971. He published widely on many subjects besides economics, including arms races, strategy, the reform of the civil service, the financial history of Trinity and of Cambridge University, and a history of the oyster in England and France.
Trinity Fellow, Dr Sean Curran, has been awarded two prestigious prizes for his research in the history of music.
Professor Mack P Holt is a Visiting Fellow Commoner at Trinity for Michaelmas term 2018. He has taught early modern European history at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, for 29 years.
The Master of Trinity, Sir Gregory Winter, will receive his share of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 at a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall on 10 December and give a public lecture on Saturday 8 December that will be live-streamed.
Professor Joan Lasenby was among the first female undergraduates at Trinity in 1978. She studied Mathematics and admits that at the time 'engineering was something of a mystery to me'. She went on to a PhD in Radio and Molecular Studies at the Cavendish Laboratory.