Post-doctoral researchers across the University of Cambridge without another College affiliation are invited to join the Trinity Postdoctoral Society. Membership provides a collegiate environment where researchers can meet others from different disciplines, share ideas and enhance their Cambridge experience.
The Society was founded in 2017 as Trinity’s response to the initiative of the then Vice-Chancellor to encourage provision for the many post-doctoral researchers in Cambridge, unable to experience college life. The Presiding Fellow of the Society is currently Professor Grae Worster, Vice-Master of Trinity, who said:
The Postdoctoral Society is an excellent opportunity for researchers at Cambridge without a College ‘home’ to experience various aspects of collegiate life and meet like-minded early career academics across the disciplines.
Any post-doctoral researcher employed by the University of Cambridge or one of the associated research institutions, who is not a current associate or affiliate of another Cambridge College, is eligible to join the Society.
President Dr Chunendra K Sahu said the Society was interdisciplinary and multicultural, with members from virtually every department at the University. He said:
Since its inception in 2017, the Society has been hugely successful in providing a positive environment to its members in terms of social and intellectual interactions through, for instance, bi-weekly formals, casual lunch or dinner meetings, bar night, research talks and Trinity Forums.
Becoming affiliated to Trinity College through the Postdoctoral Society has enhanced my ‘Cambridge Experience’. Now I’m able to dine in a centuries-old dining hall, access the Wren Library, and meet postdocs from diverse backgrounds – all of which might not have been possible without the Society. I look forward to many more exciting things in 2020.
The Society has a committee, elected from the membership, which organises activities throughout the year.
The deadline for applying to the Trinity Post-Doctoral Society is 15 December 23:59. Please note that places are limited and if required, there will be a ballot.