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Professor Angela Leighton is Senior Research Fellow in poetry at Trinity. Spills is her most recent collection of poetry. It includes a memoir, short stories and translations of the poems of the Sicilian writer, Sciascia, as well as her own verse.
Dean of Trinity, Professor Sachiko Kusukawa, discusses Robert Hooke’s unusual combination of skills on The One Show.
When Trinity Fellow Dr Hugh Hunt advertised the unusual project for Part IIB of the Engineering Tripos, he didn’t expect anyone to take up the challenge – let alone pedal-paddle forth on the Cam this summer. But one engineering student, in collaboration with Trinity’s puntmen, proved him wrong. Dr Hunt explains: The idea of a pedal-powered punt was first mooted in 2014 by Trinity Fellow Professor Mike Proctor, now Provost at King’s. His initial idea was a solar-powered punt – or something very eco. After discussing over dinner one night, we decided to put it forward as a final year engineering project in 2015.
Dominic Lieven on researching pre-1914 Russia and winning the Pushkin House Prize It nearly ruined his eyesight but Professor Dominic Lieven was determined to complete his research in Moscow’s crumbling archives. His efforts were rewarded with the 2016 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize for Towards the Flame. Empire, War and the end of Tsarist Russia (Penguin).