Year to all our alumni and friends, and welcome to the first e-bulletin of
2012, which brings you the latest alumni events, news, and updates from
across the University.
|Cambridge Global Alumni Conference, Hong
Friday 13 - Sunday 15 April
In the first of a
series of global events, the Cambridge Global Alumni Conference will
be held in Hong Kong between Friday 13 and Sunday 15 April.
Following an opening reception on Friday the
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, and a number of
distinguished academics will engage alumni in a day of lectures and
thought provoking discussion on Saturday.
On Sunday alumni
involved or interested in running volunteer-led Alumni Groups will
meet to share and develop expertise and inspiration, building on the
success of the Cambridge based annual Leadership Conference
|Cambridge Sporting Celebration Dinner,
Saturday 12 May
To recognise the importance of
sport in the life of Cambridge and Cambridge students and alumni in
the world of sport, an elegant dinner is being held in the
spectacular surroundings of the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval
Alumni and guests are invited to join
Cambridge Olympians and sporting greats at a sumptuous dinner. The
dress code is black tie and tickets cost £212 per
Corporate packages are available.Book online now
|Choral and Chamber Music Concert and
Monday 12 March
Cambridge University Musical Society invites alumni and guests to an
exclusive musical event, hosted by Sir Vernon and Lady Ellis in
South Kensington, London.
The concert will include works by
Britten, Debussy and Liszt with musicians including the Cambridge
University Chamber Choir, John Chen, Hannah Bell, James McAulay and
David Lowe. Tickets are £50 and include pre-concert drinks and
supper with the musicians after the concert. Please book online or email Chloe Davidson (tel: +44 (0)1223 248945).
|Shelf Lives: Four Centuries of
Collectors and their Books at the UL
until Saturday 16 June
exhibition features ten great book collectors, whose lives span
the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries.
As well as placing
on display some of the most splendid, distinctive and—in a few
cases—unexpected items held in the Library, it allows you to
observe the changing motives, fashions and tastes of book-collectors
over the course four hundred years.
|Grey matters: Graphite at the
Running until Sunday 11
Discover the extraordinary expressive potential of the
pencil, in a display ranging from 17th century miniatures on vellum
to compositional sketches by George Romney and William Blake, and
drawings by Ingres and Degas.
Graphite is the first in a new
series, Grey matters, which sets out to explore the impact of the
greyscale on the artistic imagination.
|In a recent series of reports, we
asked 12 Cambridge researchers to tell us about their 'extreme
sleepovers'. Each of these fascinating reports provides a flavour of
what it feels like to experience research in the 'field' and the
depth of understanding it brings. Two of the stories are shown
below, and all twelve Extreme Sleepovers can be found on the Research Gateway |
|Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday
A capacity 550-strong audience gave a standing
ovation at the end of a moving, amusing and wide-ranging
autobiographical speech by Stephen Hawking on the occasion of his
70th birthday on Sunday 8 January.
|Natural Wonders of New
17 February - 9 March
Discover the natural wonders of New Zealand, from
Auckland’s wild, west coast and the hot springs of Waimangu Valley
on the North Island, through to the Blackbirch mountain range and
Dunedin in the South. Accompanied by professional ornithologist Mark
For full details visit our website
The Oxford and Cambridge Society of
TorontoFriday 4 May
The Oxford and Cambridge
Society of Toronto is pleased to announce that former Prime
Minister, the Rt Hon. Paul Martin will be the speaker at its 86th
annual Gala Boat Race Dinner on 4 May 2012.
Gala Dinner the Society will be presenting its first Scholarship to
a Postgraduate student from Canada who has chosen to study at
Cambridge and will be making the award in honour of the Rt. Hon Paul
Martin senior who was a student at Trinity College.
further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Cambridge University Association of
Monday 13 February
University Association of Madrid is delighted to welcome Prof.
Christopher Andrew, President of Corpus Christi College, to Madrid
on Monday 13 February. Professor Andrew will talk on 'MI5 Past and
Present' and there will be a drinks reception to follow. For more
information please see the CARO website
|Department of Chemical Engineering and
Thursday 26 January
Grubbe, member of the NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, is the
next speaker in the CEB Alumni Speaker Series. Her talk will focus
on significant incidents within NASA and address events within the
chemical, bio and petroleum industries.
information visit the CEB website
|Cambridge Judge Business
Cambridge Judge Business School is delighted to
invite alumni and guests to the latest in its series of business
briefings. Registration for all three events is now open.
Monday 20 February at the Singapore Management University in
Singapore and on Wednesday 22 February at the Hong Kong Club in Hong
Kong, Dr Simon Taylor will deliver briefings entitled 'Will
Chinese Banks Change the World?
' Dr Michael Pollitt's briefing
on 'Energy Prices: The Only Way is Up?
' will be given in
London at the Oxford and Cambridge Club, on Thursday 23 February.
To register, and learn more about the 2011/2012 Cambridge
Judge Business Briefing series, go to www.cambridgejudgebriefings.com
|Thank you from CARO
Each year, in addition to the huge
generosity shown by our donors, the work of the
University is supported by alumni in a variety of other
ways, from the purchase of merchandise to using the University Credit Card and travelling
with the Alumni Travel Programme
would like to thank everyone who supported us in this way
in 2011 – over the course of the year you contributed more than
|New Statesman Magazine
Offer for Alumni
New Statesman is offering alumni a
special 1 month free trial on digital subscriptions, and annual
print subscriptions from only £65. Each subscription will directly
support the University, with 25% of the subscription fee being
donated to CARO. Visit our website
|The University has an
established history of sporting excellence and an impressive list of
students and alumni working towards the London 2012 Games.
Over the coming months CARO will be profiling our Olympic hopefuls and
celebrating their achievements, exploring Cambridge connections to
the Games, and keeping you up to date with news and related alumni
Clubs and Societies
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