Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan is President of the Royal Society, a Fellow of Trinity, a Group Leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge - and a successful author. His first book, Gene Machine - about the race to decipher the structure of the ribsosome - received rave reviews. Here Dr Ramakrishnan talks about his inspiration for writing a popular science book, his aims as Royal Society President, and still feeling like an outsider.
The Astronomer Royal and former Master of Trinity College, Lord Martin Rees, pays tribute to Professor Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018.
Trinity Freshers limbering up for the annual Great Court Run on 14 October will be in for some tight corners.
Professor Venki Ramakrishnan came to the UK 18 years ago to pursue his research at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. Elected a Fellow of Trinity in 2008, he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on ribosomes, and was knighted in 2012. In 2015 he was elected President of the Royal Society. Here he charts a path for the UK to retain its leading role in science and technology.
Trinity Fellow and Professor of European Union Law and Employment Law at Cambridge, Catherine Barnard, told the House of Commons’ Education Select Committee that a ‘hard Brexit’ would ‘promptly cut off the excellent staff and students coming from the EU at the moment.’