College News

From Brazil to Cambridge. Cecilia shares her story


About Cecilia Cecilia Ribordy recently graduated with an MPhil in Anthropocene Studies in 2023. Cecilia was a recipient of the first ever Posse Scholarship here at Cambridge, having completed her undergraduate degree in the United States. The Posse Foundation’s model is ‘rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of talented students can serve […]

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Students Win Best Mooting Team at the Supreme Court


Congratulations to first year students Jack Morgan (Tripos Law affiliate programme) and Zachary Yong (Tripos Law) who won Best Mooting Team at the Supreme Court in London on Thursday 14 March 2024.    Each year, students participate in a moot court competition. A moot court simulates a real court hearing. Presided over by Mr Justice […]

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The Director of Wellbeing who is inspiring collective and holistic wellbeing


When Nqobile Msomi was a teacher in South Africa, it was her early experiences in the classroom that motivated her to retrain as a Counselling Psychologist and begin a professional journey in the mental health and wellbeing space. “It was my training as a teacher and experiences in the classroom that ignited my interest in […]

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Professor Chris Young elected 16th Master of St Edmund’s College


The Governing Body of St Edmund’s College has elected Professor Chris Young to be the next Master of the College. Succeeding Catherine Arnold OBE, whose five-year term concludes in September 2024, Chris will take up the post from 1 October 2024. Chris Young is Professor of Modern and Medieval German Studies at the University of […]

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The MBA student challenging gender stereotypes


When Tehreem Qureshi first encountered sexism as a young woman in Pakistan, she decided to set up a non-profit organisation that sought to change the lives of women in her country. Whilst studying Electrical Engineering as an undergraduate in Pakistan, Tehreem encountered discrimination. It was this first-hand experience of sexism whilst at university that gave […]

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Leading Barristers’ Chambers Judge Student Moot


St Edmund’s College Law Society was delighted to host one of the UK’s largest sets of barristers’ chambers, No5 Barristers’ Chambers on Sunday 28 January for one of its Lent term moots.   Barristers Howard Leithead, Giles Pengelly, and Tutku Bektas were invited to judge January’s moot. Mooting is a great opportunity for our current law […]

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St Edmund’s College Appoints New Senior Tutor


St Edmund’s is pleased to welcome Dr Mike Finn as Senior Tutor to the College.   Dr Finn studied history as an undergraduate at the University of Liverpool, before moving to Magdalene College, Cambridge for an MPhil and PhD. A Kennedy Scholar at Harvard in 2002-2003, he also read for a second undergraduate degree in Theology at Exeter College, […]

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Death of a Fellow


It is with tremendous sadness that I write to you to let you know that, after a short illness, Dr Ann Kaminski died on 31 October 2023. This comes as a terrible shock to all Ann’s many friends and colleagues at St Edmund’s College and the thoughts of the fellowship and the college community are […]

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Wuhan Textile University to expand St Edmund’s Global Summer Programme


  St Edmund’s College was delighted to welcome an academic delegation from Wuhan Textile University (WTU) for further discussions to expand the relationship following the very successful Materials Science Innovation programme which was launched in August 2023. St Edmund’s Global Programmes intends to include a Computer Science/AI focused cohort alongside the Materials Science Innovation programme […]

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Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, Receives St Edmund’s College Honorary Fellowship


University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., has been elected an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund’s College, in recognition of his significant contributions to higher education, as well as for his role in developing the partnership between St Edmund’s and Notre Dame.   Fr Jenkins, a priest of the Congregation of Holy […]

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Notice: Death of Dr Peter Jackson, Emeritus Fellow


Dr Peter Jackson, Emeritus Fellow For those who knew Peter, he was a quiet, gentle, self-effacing person who had a steely resolve that drove him to achieve great things during his life. It was with great sadness that we learnt of his death on 14th May 2023. Peter was born on 1st October 1936 in […]

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New Partnership with Jeju National University


St Edmund’s College is delighted to announce a new international partnership with Jeju National University, South Korea. The cooperation will launch a software business focused programme with English language, funded by the Korean government. The programme will involve 44 Universities and the first cohort will travel to Cambridge for a 3-week course in summer 2023 […]

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Obituary: The Right Honourable Betty, Baroness Boothroyd, OM, (Hon.) LL.D.


Baroness Boothroyd OM PC The College was very saddened to hear of the death on 26th February 2023 of one of the Honorary Fellows, Baroness Betty Boothroyd OM PC.  Betty Boothroyd was a Labour Parliamentarian and the first woman Speaker of the House of Commons. She was first elected to parliament in 1973 and the House […]

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Obituary: The Rt Hon The Lord Thomas Camoys GCVO PC DL, Honorary Fellow of St Edmund’s College


Members of the College were saddened to hear that The Rt Hon The Lord Thomas Camoys GCVO PC DL, died on 4 January 2023. Elected an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund’s College in 2016, Lord Camoys served as the first Roman Catholic Lord Chamberlain of the United Kingdom since the Reformation. He is survived by […]

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Obituary: Caroline Mary Richardson, former Domestic Bursar and Fellow Commoner


Caroline Mary Richardson, former Domestic Bursar and Fellow Commoner, passed away on the 9th August at the age of 92. Mary was born in the village of Harefield, not far from London, to Thomas and Florence Tucker. She had an elder sister, Betty. Florence died in late 1931, and Thomas remarried and had a further […]

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St Edmund’s College Master, Catherine Arnold OBE, Visits the University of Notre Dame to Mark Academic Partnership


To mark the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Notre Dame, St Edmund’s College Master, Catherine Arnold OBE, alongside members of the Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry, visited Notre Dame’s campus to meet with the University’s leadership, faculty, and community.    On Monday, 12 September, she joined in public conversation with Notre Dame International’s Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalization, Dr Michael Pippenger, to discuss the relevance of and […]

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St Edmund’s College Mourns the Death of Her Majesty The Queen


Queen Elizabeth II has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace has announced. The Master, Catherine Arnold OBE, said “I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Late Queen’s steadfast faith and devotion to this country and to the Commonwealth over so many years has brought a sense […]

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Naming Ceremony of ‘The Luzio Building’, Sunday 12th June


On Sunday 12th June, alumni, Fellows, and members of the College were invited to attend the Luzio Building Naming Ceremony at St Edmund’s College. The event was an opportunity for those who know and have worked with Professor Paul Luzio to celebrate his important contributions to the College, with speeches from the Master, Catherine Arnold OBE, […]

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Obituary: Professor Richard Hills FRS, Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund’s College


It is with great sadness that we share the news that Professor Richard Hills, Emeritus Professor Radio Astronomy in the University of Cambridge and Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund’s passed away on 5 June 2022. Our thoughts are with his wife, Beverly, his family and his friends. Richard was a wonderful colleague and a good […]

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St Edmund’s College signs agreement with the University of Notre Dame.


St Edmund’s College signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Notre Dame in the USA. The agreement was made official during a virtual signing ceremony organized by Notre Dame International on 28th March and was signed by Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. and Catherine Arnold, OBE, Master of St Edmund’s […]

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St Edmund’s represented in Varsity Rugby and Rowing


A late try by St Edmund’s Mexican loose head prop Vianney Gomezgil Yaspik (last year’s recipient of the St Edmund’s Alumni Sports Bursary) allowed Cambridge to retain the women’s rugby Varsity Match trophy after a close fought draw (10-10) against Oxford at Twickenham on Saturday 2nd April.  Fortune did not favour Cambridge in the men’s rugby […]

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Obituary: Sir Crispin Tickell, Honorary Fellow of St Edmund’s College


Sir Crispin Tickell GCMG KCVO FZS, who has died from pneumonia on 25th January 2022, at the age of 91, was a well-respected British diplomat, environmentalist, and academic.  He was elected an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund’s College on 21st November 1995. Educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, from which he graduated with a first […]

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Obituary: John Tudor, Emeritus Fellow and former Treasurer of St Edmund’s College


John Tudor, who was an Emeritus Fellow and former Treasurer of St Edmund’s College, died in hospital on 14th January 2022 shortly after a fall. John was born on 6th June 1933, attended the Jesuit school Wimbledon College and trained to be a doctor at King’s College Medical School, where he was President of the Students […]

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The St Edmund’s Student Conference is back for 2022!


The academic pursuits of students at St Edmund’s are as vibrant and diverse as the community itself, something that is celebrated in the annual Student Conference. Organised by the CR Academic Officer and featuring the work of St Edmund’s students. submissions for the conference are segmented into groups and judged by a panel of experts […]

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Obituary: Michael Hoskin, Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund’s College


Image: Michael Hoskin giving his acceptance speech at Antequera, Spain. (Jon Hoskin)  Michael Hoskin, who was an Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund’s College and its last surviving Foundation Fellow, died peacefully at his home in Cambridge on 5 December 2021. He was born in London on 27 February 1930, the only child of a tax […]

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Vet Student and Former Jockey Wins Prestigious Award


St Edmund’s Veterinary Medicine student and former jockey, Kathy Begley (28) from Wiltshire, has won the IJF Progress Award. The prize is part of the prestigious JETS Richard Davis Awards, which celebrate the career development of jockeys and former jockeys. Kathy rode 22 winners in her riding career and developed a strong interest in the […]

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CR Art Exhibition 2021


This week in College, the Master presented prizes to the five winners in this year’s CR Art Contest. With over 65 entries received from current and incoming students, alumni, Fellows, and staff, the judging panel, comprised of members of the College’s Arts Committee and the CR Committee, had a difficult job picking the winners from […]

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Partnership with St Joseph’s Institution Philanthropic Fund


St Edmund’s College, Cambridge is delighted to announce a partnership with St Joseph’s Institution Philanthropic Fund for the Lasallian Mission Ltd (SJIF). From October 2022, SJIF will fund and the College will be offering a series of scholarships for students from St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) and St Joseph’s Institution International (SJII), in Singapore, to support them […]

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Soon-to-be St Edmund’s Student on Getting to Cambridge


Soon-to-be English student at St Edmund’s, Jeneve Hines-Braham, caught up with the University of Cambridge communications team after a brilliant A-level results day earlier this week. Jeneve said: “It all still feels slightly surreal. I spoke to St Edmund’s very early on when I decided I wanted to return to education and was thinking about applying, and […]

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Mature Undergratudate Students to Benefit from Cambridge Enhanced Bursary Scheme


The University of Cambridge to provide over £100 million in bursaries to support students experiencing financial pressures over the next ten years. A new enhanced bursary scheme is being launched by the University of Cambridge to support undergraduate students facing financial pressures. Over the next ten years, more than £100 million will be awarded to […]

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Director of Studies in History to Feature in New Documentary


Dr John F. Mueller, St Edmund’s College’s Director of Studies in History, will be appearing as the historic expert on a new three-part documentary on the past and present of the supermarket chain Tesco. The first episode will be aired on Channel 5 on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 7pm. Inside Tesco 24/7 tells the […]

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St Edmund’s Student Co-Founds First Femtech Society at a European University


St Edmund’s College student Emily Otterbeck (2020), with her coursemate Lesley Farrah from the MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise, has recently co-founded the Cambridge Femtech Society. The society – the first femtech society at a university in the UK and Europe – aims to promote knowledge-sharing around issues in science, research and healthcare systems relating to women’s health and to […]

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The Princess Royal Opens St Edmund’s College Mount Pleasant Halls Accommodation


The award-winning Mount Pleasant Halls accommodation on Huntingdon Road was opened by HRH The Princess Royal on Thursday. In the first major event hosted by St Edmund’s College since March 2020, HRH was also formally admitted as an Honorary Fellow, and met staff, students and Fellows from St Edmund’s diverse and international community. HRH The […]

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Professor Richard Horne elected as Fellow of the Royal Society


St Edmund’s Fellow and Individual Merit Scientist at the British Antarctic Survey, Professor Richard Horne, has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society. Richard was elected for his work on space weather– changes in the near-Earth space environment that disrupt modern technology and endanger human health. He is distinguished for his work on wave-particle […]

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh RIP


His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced today (9 April 2021).  Prince Philip had been an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund’s College since 2002. See our full statement, here.

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Emeritus Fellow Appointed as Senior Expert Advisor by EU


Emeritus Fellow Professor John Loughlin FAcSS has been appointed by the EU’s Committee of the Regions as Senior Expert Adviser to a High Level Group on European Democracy in view of the regional and local contribution to the Conference on the Future of Europe. The Conference aims to bring Europe closer to its citizens and […]

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John Polkinghorne, RIP


Revd Canon Dr John Polkinghorne KBE FRS It is with great sadness that we announce that the Revd Canon Dr John Polkinghorne KBE FRS, Honorary Fellow of St Edmund’s, died in Cambridge on 9th March 2021. Dr Polkinghorne made huge contributions to the science-religion field during his long and fruitful life, through his numerous books […]

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New Online Educational Partnership


The College is delighted to announce that, this summer, it will be partnering with BlueBridge Education to provide short online educational programmes aimed at high-performing students who are approaching the end of their undergraduate studies at international universities. This opportunity was brought to the College by St Edmund’s alumnus Stewart Eru (BA, Social and Political […]

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VHI Director contributes to Dante 2021 on BBC Radio 4


VHI Director, Vittorio Montemaggi, has contributed to an exciting new BBC radio series: Dante 2021. Each episode of the three part BBC Radio 4 programme, which aired around the 700th anniversary’s of Dante’s death, explores a different part of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. Dr Montemaggi guides host Katya Adler through the third and final section of the […]

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Fellow’s groundbreaking book on the history of deep carbon science


Simon Mitton, who is in his forty-seventh year of continuous service as a statutory Fellow of St Edmund’s College, has published a major monograph in the history of science. Titled From Crust to Core, A Chronicle of Deep Carbon Science, this book narrates an accessible history of geology told through the unique lens of how the element […]

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Cambridge Foundation Year Launch


St Edmund’s will welcome Cambridge Foundation Year students as part of landmark programme to reach new field of candidates and ‘transform lives’ St Edmund’s College is delighted to be among the first Colleges to host students for the Cambridge Foundation Year – an innovative new programme offering talented students from backgrounds of educational and social […]

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Professor Richard Horne wins 2020 Kristian Birkeland Medal


The 2020 Kristian Birkeland Medal for Space Weather and Space Climate The winner of the 2020 Kristian Birkeland Medal is Professor Richard Horne, a Fellow of St Edmund’s College, from the UK. (The recipient must have demonstrated a unique ability to combine basic and applied research to develop useful space weather products that are being […]

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Appointment of Interim Bursar


St Edmund’s College is pleased to welcome Graham Watson, who will start as Interim Bursar on 2 November. Graham, for the last 17 years, was CEO of the Seckford Foundation. The Foundation is an endowed charity based in Suffolk whose aim is the care and education of the young and old. The Foundation includes Woodbridge […]

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Weekly News 30/10/2020


Current students Jade Franks (2018) and Joe Venable (2018) have written a Footlights Pantomime which will run from 25th November to 5th December. Read more of this week’s news.

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First Ebenezer Ademisoye MPhil Scholar at St Edmund’s


St Edmund’s College is delighted to welcome Juliet McGowen, who is our first Ebenezer Ademisoye MPhil Scholar. Alumnus Ebenezer Ademisoye (MPhil, Technology Policy, 2005) generously funded this new award to support a high-achieving black student to study an MPhil at St Edmund’s. Ebenezer really wanted to be able to help someone to come to Cambridge […]

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Weekly News 23/10/2020


James Bernard, a second year Land Economy student, has become the CUBC Men’s Vice President! Read all about his journey to St Edmund’s and his first year as a trialist. Read more of this week’s news.

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St Edmund’s Announcement


St Edmund’s College announces that Ms Edna Murphy, Bursar and Treasurer for the College, will be leaving to take on new challenges after a major period of growth and development for the College. During her term she has successfully steered the construction and occupation of the prize-winning Mount Pleasant Halls accommodation, introducing change to the […]

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RIP David Bennett


Dr David Bennett (1937-2020) We are saddened to report the death of Dr David Bennett, Visitor to the Senior Combination Room of St Edmund’s College and formerly Guest at the Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, after a recent illness. David graduated at the University of Leicester in Botany with Chemistry, was a schoolmaster […]

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Nicholas Lash, RIP


Professor Nicholas Lash, Norris-Hulse Professor Emeritus of Divinity, former Fellow and Dean of St Edmund’s, died peacefully in the early morning of Saturday 11 July. His Requiem Mass will take place at Fisher House, the Catholic Chaplaincy to the University, on a date yet to be decided. He leaves Janet, his wife of 45 years, […]

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Current student helping guarantee oxygen to COVID-19 patients


Current student Moritz Meyer zu Köcker and students from Jesus & Magdalene Colleges have been collaborating on a project at Addenbrookes hospital for the CUH NHS trust. The team tackling testing are coursemates and the project Moritz is working on is one of three being done by a group of ISMM (Industrial System, Manufacturing, & […]

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Annette Elsmore, RIP


As many of you will have already heard, Annette Elsmore, Bruce Elsmore’s widow, died peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of Saturday morning.  Though she hadn’t been noticeably ill, she had begun to feel the burden of Bruce’s absence.  Bruce, the College’s Senior Fellow died in August last.  Annette and he and their family […]

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Transnational Project for a Music PhD


by Ekaterina Pavlova (2019, NOTAF) Being able to travel is essential for a transnational project like mine, and with the help of the Tutorial Award generously offered by St Edmund’s College I was able to travel to Moscow and Berlin and start conducting original PhD research as early as the end of the first term of […]

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Master interviewed by St Edmund’s alumnus


By James Chau (1999, Education) Catherine Arnold arrived at Cambridge directly from a career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office during which she served as ambassador to Mongolia. We met in October 2019, not long after that last diplomatic assignment, and just as she was beginning a new position as Master of St Edmund’s – […]

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College win for collaboration


On 11 December 2019 St Edmund’s won an award for Collaboration of the Year at the Student Accommodation Conference in London alongside its partners Howard-Osborne & LGIM Real Assets. The Bursar of the College represented at the event and collected the award. Autumn 2019 marked the opening of Mount Pleasant Halls, a significant development for the College […]

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Catherine Arnold inaugurated as 15th Master of St Edmund’s


On Saturday 5 October 2019, St Edmund’s inaugurated its fifteenth Master, Catherine Arnold OBE. Below you can view the video recording of the inauguration ceremony, as well as view photos from the event. We have also made available a transcript of her maiden speech. Inauguration Video      Photo Gallery  

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Notice: Death of Dr Alex Morris, DoS


Dr Alex Morris passed away the morning of Sunday 6 October 2019. She has served St Edmund’s as Director of Studies for students both of Economics and of Land Economy. In addition to this, she was Director of Studies for students at Newnham & Downing Colleges. As a mark of respect and a show of […]

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North Borneo Fieldwork Report


In February of 2019, I applied and was awarded £500 from the St Edmund’s College Cherry Hume Fund for the fieldwork to North Borneo, which is in Sabah, a state in Malaysia. The fieldwork was a part of my PhD project where the purpose of it was to retrieve earthquake waveform data from a network […]

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Obituary – Bruce Elsmore (1926-2019)


Members of the College were saddened to learn that Bruce Elsmore (Senior Tutor, 1978-1989), died peacefully during the evening of Saturday 24th August 2019.  His Requiem Mass was held in the College Chapel on Monday 16th September and he is buried at Barton, the village in which he lived, just outside Cambridge. Bruce will be remembered […]

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Eddies Founded Firm launches DNA test kits


Sano Genetics was founded in 2016 as a collaboration between three St Edmund’s students and has gone on to attract investment and success. Their mission, to help increase access to genomic data for research, but putting respect for the individual and data privacy at the heart of this work, is both cutting edge and very […]

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Howard Osborne LLP formally hands over Mount Pleasant Halls


Prestigious student accommodation development welcomes graduates and academic staff for the Michaelmas term Cambridge, 11 September 2019: Howard Osborne LLP, the joint venture between Cambridge based property developer and investor Howard Group and Osborne, which specialises in developing student accommodation, is delighted to announce the completion and handover of its development, Mount Pleasant Halls, to St […]

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Notice: Death of Dr Bruce Elsmore, Emeritus Fellow


On behalf of the Master The College announces with great sadness the death of Dr Bruce Elsmore, beloved husband of Annette, Emeritus Fellow and the longest standing Fellow of the College.  Bruce died peacefully on Saturday evening 24th August, surrounded by his family.  May he rest in peace. In 1945, Bruce was admitted to Pembroke […]

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Developing a new Post 2020 spatial conservation target: It’s now or never for conservation!


As the year 2020 approaches, there is panic in different sectors with strategies whose term is coming to an end. The conservation sector has not been spared, with stock-taking of progress and achievements in nature conservation targets over the past 10 years underway. Progress towards meeting the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Aichi Targets has been limited, […]

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College visit to new Cambridge Mosque


Staff and Fellows of St Edmund’s including the Master, Senior Tutor, and Bursar visited the new Cambridge Central Mosque on Tuesday 18 June for a tour given by the lead Imam Sejad Mekić, who holds a PhD in Divinity from Cambridge. The project was established in 2008 by Dr Timothy Winter, a lecturer in Islamic Studies at […]

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Fellow helps community look to New Horizons


Fellow Dr Gemma Burgess has been involved with designing the new local scheme New Horizons helping people tackle debt and housing issues to climb out of poverty. New Horizons offers life coaching and teaches money management skills transforming the lives of those it helps. Unlike other schemes, New Horizons gets out into the community visiting people in their own homes, recognising […]

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St Edmund’s flies the flag of Europe


On Monday 29 April 2019, the College Council of St Edmund’s passed a proposal to fly the European flag on 5 and 9 May which was unanimously supported by the Executive Committee of the Combination Room. 5 May is the Europe Day of the Council of Europe, while 9 May is the Europe Day of […]

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Dr Dunstan awarded prize by Archbishop of Canterbury


On 4 April 2019 a St Edmund’s Fellow was awarded the Dunstan Award for Prayer and the Religious Life by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace. Dr Petà Dunstan, so as to avoid potential accusations of divine intervention from the ancestors, assured us quickly that she was no immediate relation to the St Dunstan […]

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Eddie’s Alumnus develops oral vaccine


Dr. Abhinaba Ghosh is a research scientist at the University of London, following the completion of his PhD in 2017. He has been involved in challenging project of developing multivalent spore-based vaccine for a range of diseases. Antigens of the disease-causing bacteria are being expressed on the surface of non-pathogenic Bacillus spores and administered orally […]

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Catherine Arnold OBE elected the next Master of St Edmund’s College.


The Governing Body of St Edmund’s College has elected Catherine Arnold OBE to be its next Master from 1 October, to succeed Mr Matthew Bullock. She will be the 15th Master of the College and the first woman to hold that office. Catherine Arnold OBE has had a distinguished international career in the diplomatic service. She […]

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Discussions around International Women’s Day #3 – Edna Murphy, Bursar


What does International Women’s Day mean to you? It is a great opportunity to reflect on women’s contributions in art, culture, politics, medicine, literature, civil society and more. There are different models of leadership and ways to make the world a better place and they all need to be celebrated. The role of Bursar is […]

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Discussions around International Women’s Day #2 – Kate Glennie, Development Director


What does International Women’s Day mean to you? Growing up with a feminist, working mum in the 1980s I was very fortunate in having had a strong sense of the importance of striving for female equality instilled in me from a very young age, and I grew up feeling like all options were open to me […]

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Discussions around International Women’s Day #1 – Judith Bunbury, Senior Tutor


Judith emerging from an Old Kingdom tomb at Maidum, Egypt (Ian Ostericher) What does International Women’s Day mean to you? A chance to celebrate the place of women in the world. One year “yom el-sitt” fell during fieldwork in Egypt. Our team enjoy dancing so we all celebrated with break for dancing during the working […]

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Reunion with Prof Phil McCann


Our Alumni Society Ambassador Jane Luzio and Former Master Paul Luzio had a lovely reunion with Alumnus Phil McCann last week, after not having seen each other in over 25 years! Phil holds the Chair in Urban and Regional Economics in Sheffield University Management School, and is also the Tagliaferri Research Fellow in the Department […]

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Two Blues at Twickenham


On Thursday 6th December 2018, two St Edmund’s men represented the University in the 137th Varsity rugby match at Twickenham.  Andrew Hunter, an Australian reading Management Studies, played in the second row, was in the starting line up and won his third blue.  Fresher Oliver Gnodde, a South African natural scientist who plays at centre, came […]

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Sporting success for alumnus Darren Eales


Darren Eales, who read law at St Edmund’s in the 1990s, and is now President of Atlanta United FC, saw his team defeat Portland Timbers 2-0 last weekend in front of over 73,000 fans in the final of the US Major Soccer League (MSL) Cup – the culmination of the US professional soccer season.   Darren […]

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Statement from the Master regarding complaints and recent media coverage


In recent days there has been extensive press and social media coverage about complaints received by the College.  These relate to the appointment of one of our Junior Research Fellows.  Understandably, the complaints and the media coverage have caused concern to our students, our Fellows and our Alumni. It is important to emphasise that as […]

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Student in world’s first Mesopotamian Movie


November 27th saw the launch of a world first in cinema. Cambridge’s Department of Archaeology produced the first ever movie in the ancient Babylonian language. “The Poor Man of Nippur” is based on a Mesopotamian folk tale of the same name and as promoted by current student and Luzio scholar Silvia Ferreri “features ancient magic, […]

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Current student unearths cross-cultural continuities


Valentina Grasso is one of our current students, undertaking a PhD on the history of late antique pre-Islamic Arabia. In her first year, she received two important awards (the AHRC Student Development Fund and the St Edmund’s College Santander Travel Award Fund) which allowed her to join the 2018 Field Season of the Tall Hisban (Jordan) Cultural Heritage […]

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College celebrates Feast of St Edmund


On Friday 16 November the College held its annual Feast of St Edmund. We were delighted to welcome the Papal Nuncio to Great Britain to the College along with the Bishop of East Anglia. This Feast was also special for the College because it included a blessing of our new icon of St Edmund of […]

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Eddies student wins Women in Tech challenge


On 25 October, Eddies student Qing Chang (BA Mathematics, 2016) won the 2018 Women in Tech Challenge. The challenge was organised by Newnham College and the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, with support from Microsoft and GSK. The challenge itself was a group case analysis of topics picked by Microsoft […]

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Hubble Law to be renamed after St Edmund’s alumnus


The international astronomical union (IAU) is currently voting on a resolution put forward at their XXX General Assembly held in Vienna (August 2018) which would see astronomer, Catholic priest and St Edmund’s alumnus Georges Lemaître receive recognition for his contributions to the proof that the universe is expanding. The expansion of the universe has been known since […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Internationally-renowned centre forms independent charity


The Faraday Institute, a research centre founded in 2006 as part of St Edmund’s College Cambridge, is becoming an independent organisation from 1 October 2018. The Faraday Institute was established to explore matters of science and faith between scientists and people of all faiths and none. Having grown in size and developed a number of […]

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Alumni Society Concert, Dinner, and AGM 2018!


On Saturday 22 September the College was delighted to welcome back alumni from the 1960s right through until the 2010s for its annual Concert & Dinner, hosted by the Alumni Society to coincide with their Annual General Meeting. A great evening was had by all, some of which we have managed to capture below. Scroll […]

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Incoming Eddies student awarded Cambridge Trust scholarship!


Incoming student Mohammed Fadil was this week presented with the Pemanda Monappa Scholarship for study in the University of Cambridge. Fadil will be joining St Edmund’s College this Michaelmas to study for an MPhil in Advanced Chemical Engineering.   Fadil received the award in Chennai, India, in the presence of his whole family, who had […]

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New academic book by Dr Simon Mitton


St Edmund’s College Life Fellow and science historian Dr Simon Mitton is currently working full-time on his latest academic book titled The History of Deep Carbon Science. In Dr Mitton’s own words “Deep carbon is the carbon inside the Earth (below the surface). Carbon is the sixth most common element on / in Earth and the fourth most […]

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St Edmund’s celebrates its transatlantic ties


19 years ago, Professor Michael Principe, a former visiting Fellow of St Edmund’s College, had an idea to give his students at William Paterson University (WPU) in New Jersey the chance to experience life in a Cambridge College during their summer vacation. This year, for the first time, Dr Principe in collaboration with the St Edmund’s Development […]

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Eddies alum takes Netflix by storm


6 July marks the release of the widely anticipated Netflix series Sacred Games. Based on a book of the same name and described as ‘a story of betrayal, glamour and grit that’s set against the ever changing backdrop of Mumbai’, its forthcoming release has excited a good few of our students. All the more reason, then, […]

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Rowing for Records


The College has received certificates officially recognising the record-breaking efforts of our rowers’ last April. A ten-man crew of current Eddies students set a new British and World record of 3 days 3 hours 48 minutes, as they rowed continuously for a million metres on a single indoor rower. For the record to stand the […]

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May Bumps 2018 – Day 2: All Eddies Crews STILL unbumped!!


Another splendid day on the water for all 3 of our crews, well rowed folks!   A noteworthy ‘shout out’ to Magdalene M4 who started The Mays at the bottom of Division 5 (Bottom of the River!) who not only bumped up on Day 1, but yesterday rowed a magnificent QUADRUPLE OVERBUMP – storming up […]

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Eddies bags a clutch of Senior Academic Promotions


On 13 June 2018 the University reported on its Senior Academic Promotions for the year. We were delighted to see that two of the current Fellows of St Edmund’s have been given professorships along with one former Fellow of the College. In addition to the Professors we were also delighted to see two Eddies Fellows […]

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May Bumps 2018 – Day 1: All Eddies Crews unbumped!!


Welcome to the May Bumps, the highlight of the Cambridge rowing calendar. Our 3 magnificent Eddies’ Crews have trained hard throughout the year to a peak of fitness and the bitterly harsh conditions of The Lents now long forgotten. Do come and join us at the river and support our boats as we campaign for […]

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Eddies students pulling together through exams


Easter term at Cambridge is always a tough time for students, as would be expected. One of our student Welfare Officers, Nishanthini Ganesan, gave us an overview of the Common Room’s (CR) ‘Exam Care’ programme and how the College pulls as one to get everyone through the pressure of exams. Exam Care is an Initiative of […]

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VHI and St Edmund’s Event at Cambridge in America, NYC


The Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry was at Cambridge in America in New York last month to talk about the vision and work of the Institute and its role at the heart of St Edmund’s College. The Vice-Master elect of St Edmund’s College and VHI Director, Dr Philip McCosker, College Dean, Fr Alban […]

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Alumnus awarded for exemplary work in protecting and promoting Animal Welfare


*Taken from a press release issued by GoodCallMedia* The 2nd WVA Animal Welfare Awards supported by Ceva puts the welfare of animals’ center stage as 5 veterinarians from Brazil, Canada, China, Senegal and Sweden are rewarded for their outstanding work to protect and promote best practices in animal welfare. Barcelona, 7 May 2018 During the 34th. World […]

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Professor Mike Herrtage awarded for outstanding contributions to veterinary specialisation in Europe


Professor Mike Herrtage was presented with the 2018 European Board of Veterinary Specialisation Award for ‘outstanding contributions to veterinary specialisation in Europe at this year’s EBVS AGM. In 1993, Mike was elected chair of the interim Board Veterinary Specialisation at a Symposium on European Veterinary Specialisation held in Luxembourg. The interim Board later became the EBVS and […]

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College Receives Icon of Patron Saint


This spring, the college was delighted to accept an icon of Saint Edmund of Abingdon, our patron saint, generously donated by Major F.W. Rawding (Rtd). Major Rawding was a mature undergraduate in Cambridge in the 1970s, during which time he stayed at St Edmund’s and became close to the then Master, Garrett Sweeney. The icon […]

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Death of Maureen Laws


The College was saddened to receive news of the death of Mrs Maureen Laws. Maureen was the wife of the eleventh Master of St Edmund’s, the late Dr Richard Laws.  She always loyally attended College dinners and events and will be known to a number of alumni who were in College between 1985-96.  The College extends its condolences […]

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Eddies Strikes Again: Students Break Another World Record in Rowing


A group of 10 students from Eddies broke Friday afternoon the world record in the fastest million meters (1000 km) rowed by a small team in the male 20-29 years heavyweight category. Last year, on 15th September, 4 Eddies students (Glen Chua, Siddharth Soni, Michael Stanton and Daniel Kornum) broke the world record for the […]

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High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire Visits St Edmund’s


Andy Harter and Lily Bacon are very much familiar faces at St Edmund’s – Andy is a Fellow and Lily a Fellow Commoner – but the Master was thrilled to officially welcome them back, with Andy newly installed as High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire: ‘Andy’s installation as High Sheriff is a recognition of all the qualities […]

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Eddies student helps secure Cambridge a triumph on the Thames!


Cambridge won a clean sweep at this year’s Boat Race – the 164th – with convincing wins from all four crews. The last time the Light Blues achieved this impressive feat was all the way back in 1997. Both reserve boats romped to victory before the Cambridge women’s crew blew their opponents out the water, winning […]

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St Edmund’s Fellow Commoner Ilyas Khan discusses Stephen Hawking with BBC News


Ilyas Khan KS is Fellow Commoner of St Edmund’s College and Chairman of the Stephen Hawking Foundation. On 14 March 2018, he put in an appearance with BBC News where he discusses the life, work, and legacy of Stephen Hawking, as well as his personal impressions of the man and the scientist, someone who “will be remembered […]

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Dr Judith Bunbury: Girls Can Go Anywhere


On this year’s International Women’s Day, the University published a profile of St Edmund’s own Dr Judith Bunbury in its This Cambridge Life series. Anyone who’s been involved with the college in recent years will remember Judith as our talismanic Senior Tutor – a constant and ever-visible presence in college life. As an up-and-coming geologist Judith didn’t always find […]

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International Women’s Day 2018


International Women’s Day pays tribute to women’s achievements throughout history and across the globe. St Edmund’s is proud to celebrate and showcase just a few of its female Fellows, students, members, and alumnae’s recent achievements which have enriched College life. St Edmund’s alumna, Dr Lina Iordanaki (PhD, Education, 2013) wrote an insightful blog about life as a PhD student on the […]

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Australian Prime Minister Recognises the Contribution of the Aurora Education Foundation in Supporting Overseas Indigenous Australian Scholars


Ten years ago, the Australian government launched the ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative which seeks to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in all aspects of life and reduce socio-economic disparities. On 12 February 2018, Australia’s Prime Minister, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, presented the 10th annual Closing the Gap Report to the Australian House of Representatives. In the […]

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Appointment of Vice-Master


Following an election process at the meeting of the Governing Body on 22 February, the College is pleased to announce that the Vice-Master Elect is Dr Philip McCosker. Dr McCosker has been a Fellow of St Edmund’s since 2015, when he was appointed Director of the Von Hügel Institute where his research focuses on historical, […]

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Tuesday’s results and today’s line up


Update Tuesday’s results (27 February): M2 – Rowover: 0 points W1 – Bump: up 1 M1 – Bump: up 1 Marconi Cup Score: 8 points, joint 2nd CUCBC fines – nil Today’s line up (28 February):  Eddies M2 – Div 4 (mixed) – Race time 14:00 Starting in 5th place again, chasing Caius IV pursued by Wolfson […]

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Boat Race 2018 crews announced with Eddies student making final cut for Men’s squad


The Cambridge University Men’s and Women’s Boat Race and Reserve Race crews were officially announced yesterday (26 February) ahead of the eagerly anticipated Cancer Research UK Boat Race 2018 on 24 March. This will be the 164th Boat Race between the universities of Cambridge and Oxford since the competition began in the mid-nineteenth century. Preparation for selection to the Cambridge Boat Race and Reserve […]

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Cardinal Cupich delivers the 2018 Von Hügel Lecture on ‘Amoris Laetitia as a New Paradigm of Catholicity’


On Friday 9 February Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, delivered the 2018 Annual Von Hügel Lecture on the topic: ‘Pope Francis’ Revolution of Mercy: Amoris Laetitia as a New Paradigm of Catholicity’. In the lecture the Cardinal discussed six hermeneutical principles for reading Amoris Laetitia which he argue lead to a refreshed basis and framework for […]

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Turing Lecture 2018


College Fellow Dr Andy Harter CBE presented the Turing Lecture 2018 this week. This annual event is the premier lecture of the British Computer Society and the Institution for Engineering and Technology, and took place in London, Glasgow, Manchester and Belfast on consecutive evenings. Dr Harter’s lecture, “Innovation and Technology – Art or Science?” discussed some of the […]

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Teaching Excellence at St Edmund’s


St Edmund’s Fellow Dr Folma Buss, a Reader in Molecular and Cellular Dynamics in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry and the Director of Graduate Studies at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, has been awarded a prestigious 2018 Pilkington Teaching Prize.   The Pilkington Prizes were initiated by Sir Alastair Pilkington – graduate of Trinity […]

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Ms Lily Bacon is appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire


Ms Lily Bacon, a Fellow Commoner of the College, has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.  Lily’s association with St Edmund’s goes back to 2002, and she becomes only the second member of College after Honorary Fellow and former Vice-Chancellor of the University Lord Alec Broers, to have the honour of serving the county […]

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Flying the Flag for LGBT+ History Month


In observance of LGBT+ History Month, the students at St Edmund’s College overwhelmingly passed a motion which was supported by the college council to fly the rainbow flag on 1st February.       This symbolic gesture reflects the Eddie’s spirit of inclusivity, and is a celebration of the diversity within our own college community. Michael […]

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First Public Performance of The Culham Motets by Sir James MacMillan CBE


On Friday 19th of January the College was delighted to host the first public performance of The Culham Motets by Sir James MacMillan CBE, organised jointly by the Dean and the Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry. The Culham Motets were composed for the consecration of the Chapel of Christ the Redeemer at Culham Court on 9 December 2015. Sir James […]

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St Edmund’s Alum & 2016 Boat Race Winner Luke Juckett to RowZambezi


Few among our College community will have forgotten the celebrations when St Edmund’s own Luke Juckett (2013), who rowed for the University Boat Club between 2013 and 2016, was part of the victorious crew in the 2016 Boat Race.  Luke, joined by a group of fellow University Boat Club alums, plans to take on an […]

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Two St Edmund’s Fellows Among RAS Medal Winners


Each year the Royal Astronomical Society recognises significant achievement in the fields of astronomy and geophysics and two distinguished St Edmund’s Fellows are among this year’s winners, as announced on Friday January 12th. Professor Bob White, Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and Fellow of St Edmund’s since 1988, was awarded the […]

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College Fellow Dr Tina Barsby awarded an OBE


Dr Tina Barsby, Fellow of the College and CEO of Cambridge-based crop science organisation NIAB, has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours List for services to agricultural science and biotechnology. Well known for her scientific achievements and significant experience in the agricultural crop sector, Dr Barsby is a plant geneticist who […]

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Dr Helen Mason – Solar space missions: a life with the Sun


Dr Helen Mason, Life Fellow of St Edmund’s, has been interviewed for the Blog of the European Geosciences Union. You can read her blog on Solar space missions: a life with the Sun. Helen is a Solar Physicist, science communicator, role model for several women and children. Retirement does not stop her!

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A light blue day at Twickenham


A 20-10 victory for Cambridge in the men’s Varsity rugby match on Thursday 7th December sealed a great day for Cambridge rugby, following the comprehensive thrashing of Oxford 24-0 by the Cambridge women a couple of hours earlier. This year, St Edmund’s were only represented in the men’s team, with Andrew Hunter and Archie Russell […]

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Eddies Alumna Lina Iordanaki Blogs about her PhD experience


Having recently completed her PhD, Eddies Alumna Lina Iordanaki (PhD, Education, 2013) has written an insightful piece about her PhD experience on the Faculty of Education Students’ Research Blog page, entitled: My PhD Journey in 8 Pictures Lina Iordanaki completed her PhD at the Faculty of Education in 2017 with Dr Fiona Maine. She is a member of St.Edmund’s College. Lina has […]

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Two St Edmund’s students selected for the Varsity Rugby Match squad on 7 December


Two St Edmund’s students, Andrew Hunter and Archie Russell, have been selected for the URUFC squad for the men’s Varsity match next week on Thursday, 7 December 2017. Andrew, won a blue last year, is studying a BA in Land Economy, while Archie Russell is studying an MPhil in Technology Policy. No women from St […]

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Alumna and Visiting Scholar, Dr. Parul Bhandari speaks on the BBC WorldService


Dr. Parul Bhandari, spoke on love, marriage, and the role of technology in Indian society on a recent BBC worldservice “crowdscience” programme. You can listen to the podcast on the link here:

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Nick Mansley meets with Alumni in New York


It was great to catch up with some Eddies alumni from across the decades at our New York Social last week.   Talk ranged from life in Manhattan over Manhattans, to the old times in Cambridge over Old Fashioneds.   It was really interesting to hear how the experiences in, and profile of, the college has changed […]

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Former Fellow named the youngest ever Fellow of the IET


Matthew Cole, former admissions tutor, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET), in doing so becoming the youngest ever Fellow in the IET’s history. Read more about Matt’s achievements here.

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Honourary Degree awarded to Professor Colin Williams


Visiting Fellow, Professor Colin Williams, has been awarded an honourary doctorate by the University of Wales. Professor Williams has for many years been internationally recognized for his expertise in language planning and policy, in particular the Welsh language. The author and editor of numerous publications, he has served as an advisor to government agencies in […]

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New Treasurer: Sam Aworinde


Sam Aworinde (MPhil, Adv Chemical Engineering, 2008) was elected as Alumni Society Treasurer at the Annual General Meeting in late September. Sam and his wife Victoria first met during their undergraduate studies at the University of Lagos (Nigeria) in 2004. ‘I should probably say it was a case of love-at-first-sight, although we actually started dating about a […]

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Students Break World Rowing Record


A team of four students from St Edmund’s has broken the world record in the male 20-29 small team category of “Longest Continual Row”. Daniel Kornum, economics and skiing blue, and Glen Chua, NatSci and M1 rower, kicked off the world record attempt at 12:10pm on 14 September. To beat the former record, the team […]

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Former Fellow named Top Innovator by MIT


Matthew Cole, former admissions tutor, has been named one of the Top Innovators Under 35 Europe, among a small group of ‘leading global innovators, pioneers and social changemakers’. He was selected for developing the X-rays of the future based on innovative nanomaterials. Since 2011, MIT Technology Review has been performing a talent search in several […]

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Alumnus named President of Theological College


Father Worcester, who wrote a PhD in history at Eddies from 1991, is a Professor of History, Catholic Studies and Medieval and Renaissance Studies, at the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Massachusetts. His specialty areas are the Reformation; religion and society in seventeenth-century France; the history of the Jesuits; and the history of […]

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St Edmund’s shoots up inter-collegiate ranking


St Edmund’s has risen a stunning six places in the Tompkins Table. The Table is an annually published ranking which tracks undergraduate performance in exams in the University of Cambridge. We have outranked not only most mature colleges, but several traditional undergraduate colleges that specialise in first degrees for those under 21. Compiled by Peter […]

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Alumnus elected Judge of UN Tribunal


Kriangsak Kittichaisaree (PhD Law, 1983) has been elected to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in a session at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in June 2017. Professor Kriangsak Kittichaisaree joins twenty other judges on the Tribunal set up by the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, […]

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Record Academic Achievement in 2016-17


Many congratulations to our hard-working students. 27 students achieved a First this summer, which is a record for St Edmund’s, and a further 63 were awarded a 2:1. Six students achieved a Distinction in the Tripos or Part III and, so far, a further 14 have achieved a Distinction in their MPhil or MMus, with […]

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New Scholarship for Social Innovation Awarded


St Edmund’s College and Cambridge Judge Business School are delighted to announce that a new jointly funded scholarship in Social Innovation has been awarded to Eidi Cruz-Valdivieso, who will begin the course in October 2017. She was attracted by the course’s relevance and its bringing together of many experienced academics and practitioners who can co-create […]

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Royal Society Award Medal to Alumna


Many congratulations to St Edmund’s alumna, Professor Sarah Cleaveland OBE FRS, (VetMB, 1983) who has been awarded the 2018 Leeuwenhoek Medal and Lecture by the Royal Society for her pioneering work towards the eradication of rabies throughout the world. Sarah commented, “It’s an incredible honour and came as a complete surprise!  But I’m really excited by the opportunity […]

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Pontifical Medal Awarded to Alumnus 


Joerg Ahrens (MSt in The Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, 2015) had an audience with Pope Francis and was awarded with the Pontifical Medal for his great accomplishments in Jewish-Catholic relations. Joerg works as senior rabbi for the Jewish Community of Darmstadt, near Frankfurt, Germany. He is very active in Jewish-Christian dialogue on many levels, and has been […]

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Prestigious Fellowship for VHI Director


The Director of the Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry, Dr Philip McCosker, has been appointed a Visiting Research Fellow of the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry at the Australian Catholic University. Philip will spend a month each year at the Institute working on research and ongoing collaborations between the institutions. He comments: ‘I’m delighted […]

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St Edmund’s Fellow Awarded CBE


Dr Andrew Harter FREng FIET FBCS has been awarded a CBE in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours for notable and sustained contributions to engineering. Dr Harter is the CEO of RealVNC, a company he founded in 2002 with Fellow Commoner Lily Bacon and others. Prior to that, Andy was the director of research and engineering […]

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Bumps Diary 15 June ’17


A warm but very windy afternoon with gusts up to 30mph, made conditions out on The Cam rather challenging for less experienced crews, but there was plenty of riveting rowing action down at the river as usual. Results (Thurs) M2 – Rowed over – no change (down 1 on the week) Chasing ARU they had […]

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Bumps Diary 14 June ’17


A sunny but breezy afternoon made conditions a little choppy out of the shelter of the trees, but otherwise a great day for racing. Results M2 – Bumped by ARU – down 1 A good solid start and we were steadily making ground on Sidney M2, with ARU a little slow off the gun. However, […]

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Bumps Diary 13 June ’17


So the rowing highlight of the year, the May Bumps starts tomorrow. St Edmund’s will be fielding 3 crews of fit and finely-trained oarsfolk in our pursuit of success and glory on the river. The fun starts with the first race at 13.45 so do get down to the Cam early to claim your spot, […]

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Former Fellow may cure Multiple Sclerosis


Former Fellow Dr Su Metcalfe may be on the verge of curing Multiple Sclerosis and significantly helping millions of sufferers of other auto-immune illnesses. MS, an auto-immune condition which affects 2.3 million people around the world, attacks cells in the brain and the spinal cord, causing an array of physical and mental side effects including […]

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Planning Permission Granted


St Edmund’s applied to Cambridge City Council to redevelop part of the College. At a City Council Planning Committee Meeting, on 7 June 2017 the application was supported unanimously by members. Find out more about the plans. Let the Master talk you through the plans. The Master, Matthew Bullock, addressed the Planning Committee: At 120 […]

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Student wins prestigious University Entrepreneurship Prize


Hot on the heels of winning the inaugural St Edmund’s College Entrepreneurs competition in April for which he received a coveted and valuable place on the Judge Business School’s Accelerate Cambridge Programme, PhD student Patrick Short has gone on to win a top £5k prize from CUE, the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs Society. Patrick is a co-founder of […]

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College Entrepreneurship Prizes awarded


The inaugural St Edmund’s College “£500 for 50 words” competition resulted in two winners, who received their prizes at a short ceremony on 26 April 2017. The competition was open to current students of the College and attracted a diverse field of business ideas with each applicant pitching to a judging panel consisting of Andy […]

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Eddies students launch YouTube channel


Three Eddies students are asking academics to talk to camera about their work in an honest and accessible way. Rohan Choudhuri (BA Land Economy 2015), Basil Ting (BA HSPS 2015) and Loke Jia Yuan (BA HSPS 2015) often chat to their friends and colleagues about their work over a pint at the pub. One of […]

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St Edmund’s Gates Scholar


Dennis Mukuba has been elected as a Gates Scholar at St Edmund’s. The Kenyan will join our College family this year to do an MPhil Architecture and Urban Studies. Gates is the most prestigious international postgraduate scholarship at the University. Dennis has three years of post-graduate work behind him involving designing and master-planning new neighborhoods […]

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New MPhil Bursary


The McBurney/St Edmund’s College MPhil Bursary in Archaeological Science has been launched. This bursary is for the best qualified new UK/EU/Overseas entrant to St Edmund’s College who intends to take the MPhil in Archaeological Science and specialise in any aspect of Geoarchaeology. It is jointly funded by the McBurney Laboratory for Geoarchaeology and St Edmund’s […]

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Eddies rowing for Goldie


Robin Ponte, who is studying for an MPhil in Nuclear Energy, will be at number 6 in the Goldie crew (the Cambridge men’s reserve crew) rowing against Oxford’s Isis in this year’s Cancer Research UK Boat Races. Before coming to Cambridge, Robin rowed for his country and was in the German eight that came fourth […]

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Dr Matt Cole Receives the Sir Kroto Award


Dr Matt Cole, Fellow, College Teaching Officer, Admissions Tutor, and Director of Studies in Engineering has been awarded the Sir Kroto Award from the Nanosmat Society. The NANOSMAT Society, in memory and recognition of the impeccable contributions of the late Professor Sir Harold W. Kroto (1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) to the fields of nanoscience and […]

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2017 May Ball


The St Edmund’s College May Ball OtherWorlds will be on Friday 23 June. Tickets are on sale now. Join student, alumni, fellows and staff on Eddies’ mission to seek new horizons in galaxies far, far away. The May Ball Committee will be there ‘to guide you through the perils and cosmic oddities of our universe. Or forge […]

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Dr Matt Cole named FIMMM


Dr Matt Cole, Fellow, College Teaching Officer, Admissions Tutor, and Director of Studies in Engineering has this morning been named a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM). Read more about Matt here.

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Alumnus receives OBE


Dr Adrian Simper has been awarded an OBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List. Adrian is Executive Director of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Chairman of International Nuclear Services. He was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to the UK nuclear industry in Japan. Adrian came to Eddies […]

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Fellow’s Novel Graphene Breakthrough


Researchers from the Graphene Flagship, working at the University of Cambridge, UK, Emberion, UK, the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Spain, Nokia UK, and the University of Ioannina, Greece have developed a novel graphene-based pyroelectric bolometer that detects infrared (IR) radiation to measure temperature with an ultrahigh level of accuracy.  Dr Alan Colli, Fellow of […]

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Council Approval for New Graduate Accommodation


Proposals by local developer, Howard Osborne LLP, to build modern, purpose-built accommodation for us on the site of Mount Pleasant House (on the Huntingdon Road) were approved yesterday (1 February) by Cambridge City Council’s planning committee. Howard Osborne LLP is a joint venture between Cambridge based Howard Property Group and Osborne who specialise in developing […]

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New Scholarship for British Muslim Public Policy


The Aziz Foundation will be generously funding a new Masters Scholarship for developing public policy practitioners from British Muslim communities at St Edmund’s College. The scholarship offers a unique opportunity for an exceptional Muslim student active in British Muslim communities and interested in how the needs of these communities may be met through public policy […]

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The Varsity Matches – Thursday, 8 December 2016


Congratulations to the victorious men’s rugby team who won 23-18 against Oxford in the Varsity Match at Twickenham. It was Cambridge’s first win for 7 years. St Edmund’s was represented by Brian Du Toit (MPhil in Technology Policy) and Andrew Hunter (Land Economy Tripos), who were both playing their first Varsity Match. Brian du Toit […]

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Varsity Matches to start with FOUR from St Edmund’s


Four St Edmund’s students have been selected to start in the Varsity rugby matches at Twickenham on Thursday 8th December 2016, two in the mens and two in the womens, as Cambridge look to beat Oxford for the first time in seven years.  The four selected from St Edmund’s are Andrew Hunter and Brian Du […]

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A New Chapter for the VHI


Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry Over the last year the VHI has been reconsidering its mission. As they look towards their thirtieth anniversary year, which will fall in the 2017-18 academic year, it was felt that this a good time to refresh their vision and identity. Read more here.   The VHI 2016-17 Lecture […]

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First AGM Randeree Scholarship awarded


The first St Edmund’s Scholarship for British Muslim community leaders has been awarded. St Edmund’s is delighted to welcome the first AGM Randeree Scholar, Mr Easa Saad, to the College to study for an MPhil in Development Studies. The College is very grateful to the generosity of the Randeree family and the DCD Family Trust […]

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College Fellow’s Explosive Exhibit at the Royal Society


Prof Bob White, Fellow, Member of the Faraday Institute, and his seismology group had one of the exhibits at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. The occasion showcases some of the best of British scientific research and Bob White’s group contribution revolved around the 2014 Holuhraun eruption in Iceland that they are studying. For a […]

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Former Fellow Misty Jenkins in 100 most influential Australian women


Dr Misty Jenkins, Laboratory Head at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, has been named in The Australian Financial Review & Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards. Just twelve women were named among hers in the category ‘Innovation’. She was a Research Fellow at St Edmund’s. Misty’s team at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute […]

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Hong Kong Alumni Group established


Vicci Lau (Law, 2000) has set up an alumni group for current and former members of St Edmund’s in Hong Kong. When the Master, Matthew Bullock came to visit Hong Kong in April this year, he and Vicci talked about the idea of establishing a Hong Kong Eddies’ alumni group to allow local alumni to […]

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College Fellow awarded top accolade from premier engineering institution


Dr Andrew Harter FREng CEng FIET has been awarded the Faraday Medal, the most prestigious award of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The Faraday Medal dates back to 1922, and is awarded for notable scientific or industrial achievement in engineering and for conspicuous service rendered to the profession. Dr Harter is Chair of […]

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Student on Himalayan Expedition supported by St Ed’s bursary


Haosheng Feng (NatSci, 2015) spent three weeks in the Himalayas with the British Exploring Society this summer. In total, there were around 60 participants on this expedition. Haosheng was part of a group of 13 members who went to the states of Jammu and Kashmir. The 21-day trip involved ten days of traveling to get […]

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Helen Mason awarded prestigious Public Engagement Fellowship


Helen Mason has been awarded the Public Engagement Fellowship of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The STFC is a government organisation funding and researching science and engineering in the UK. One of its major roles is inspiring the next generation of scientists. Helen’s ‘Sun|trek : Here Comes the Sun’ project wants to encourage […]

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Simon Amor’s Team win Olympic Silver


Simon Amor (Management Studies, 2000) led Team GB’s Rugby 7s on an explosive run to the final during the Olympic Games in Rio. Simon, who played for Cambridge in the 2000 Rugby Varsity Match, has been coaching the 7s since 2013. They came up against another Cambridge man’s team in the final. Ben Ryan’s Fiji […]

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Royal Historical Society elects Simon Mitton to Fellowship


The Royal Historical Society (RHS) has elected Simon Mitton to its Fellowship in recognition of his contributions to historical scholarship. Since it was founded in 1868 the RHS has become the foremost learned society in the UK working with professional historians and advancing the scholarly study of the past. Simon, a Life Fellow at St […]

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Viewing Gallery in Spain named after Michael Hoskin


Michael Hoskin, Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund’s, has been instrumental in conferring World Heritage Site status to Antequera in southern Spain. Michael has conducted fieldwork on dolmens, a type of megalithic tomb with a large flat stone laid on upright ones, throughout Europe and in the Mediterranean especially. His research on the dolmens at Antequera […]

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New Publication: The Cambridge Companion to the Summa Theologiae, edited by Philip McCosker and Denys Turner


Dr Philip McCosker, Fellow of St Edmund’s College and Director of the Von Hügel Institute is co-editor with Professor Denys Turner of The Cambridge Companion to the Summa Theologiae, released 13th June 2016 and published by Cambridge University Press. Publisher’s description: “Arguably the most influential work of systematic theology in the history of Christianity, Thomas […]

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Students’ academic successes


Congratulations to our hard-working scholars. We are pleased to announce that 21 students obtained a First in their exams this year, three received a Distinction and 64 achieved a 2:1. Particular congratulations to Ulla Heede and Chai Hao Chiu, who both won University prizes. Ulla Heede (BA, Geography, 2013) won the William Vaughan Lewis Prize […]

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St Edmund’s hosts dinner for a major international conference.


On June 29, 2016, St. Edmund’s College hosted the conference dinner for a major international conference on modern cosmology. The meeting, ‘HI 21cm Cosmology’,  was held at the Kavli Institute for Cosmology: The meeting brought together 60 scientists from around the world to discuss the latest advances in techniques to study the origin of […]

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St Edmund’s College Studentship in Social Innovation is awarded to Patricia Odero


The College is delighted to announce that Patricia Odero has been awarded the St Edmund’s College Studentship in Social Innovation from Michaelmas 2016. The studentship, which is donor-funded and was open to applicants who are already working in the social sector, covers the full fees for the two-year part-time course. Patricia, who is based in […]

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St Edmund’s Student awarded the Institute of Civil Engineering Bakers’ Prize


We are proud to announce that current student, Mr Josiah Yan, has won the Institute of Civil Engineering Bakers’s Prize, awarded each year to a Part IIB Engineering Tripos Candidate who achieves Distinction in ICE fields falling within the examination. Many congratulations on an outstanding achievment.

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Professor Sarah Cleaveland OBE is elected Fellow of the Royal Society


St Edmund’s alumna Professor Sarah Cleaveland has been recognised as one of the world’s leading scientists by being elected to a fellowship at The Royal Society. Her work at the University of Glasgow on the science of pain is making a major impact on the treatment of infants today. By 2030 her research into rabies […]

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The Von Hügel Institute hosts acclaimed pianist Stephen Hough at final event of its 2015-16 lecture series


The Von Hügel Institute was honoured to welcome internationally-renowned classical pianist, composer, and writer Stephen Hough CBE to Cambridge on Friday 10th June, for a lecture-recital to conclude the 2015-16 lecture series on the theme of Mercy. A recipient of numerous awards, who has appeared with most of the world’s major orchestras, Hough brought acute […]

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Graduands’ Reception 2016


On Tuesday 7th June, the Master and the Chair of the St Edmund’s Alumni Society, Mr Edward Hagger, hosted a drinks reception for our final year students.  Over 60 students, fellows, and tutors attended the event, some as a well earned break from revision and others to celebrate the completion of their final exams, enjoyed […]

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Professor Bob White and his research team to showcase research at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 4-10 July


Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 4-10 July Tiny earthquakes are often detected under volcanoes prior to eruption, caused by the movement of molten rock beneath the surface.  Visit the exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition July 4th – 10th where St Edmund’s Professorial Fellow Bob White and his research team will be showcasing their current […]

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Dr Ed Kessler lays foundation stone for Woolf Institute’s New Home at Westminster College


On Tuesday 17th May 2016, Dr Ed Kessler, Fellow of St Edmund’s College, took part in the ceremony at Westminster College with Cardinal Koch, President of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, Lord Woolf, Dr Atif Imitaz (pictured with Dr Kessler), Academic Director of the Cambridge Muslim College and Revd Neil Thorogood, […]

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Ilyas Khan publishes short book


Ilyas Khan, Chairman of the Stephen Hawking Foundation and a Fellow Commoner of St Edmund’s, published a short book earlier this week on the subject of the continuing debate about String Theory. ‘The Case: String Theory on Trial’ is a fictionalised account of a court case that calls upon witnesses such as Einstein, Feynman and Dirac and is […]

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Dr Sara Silvestri speaks at Home Affairs Committee Conference


Bye Fellow of the College, Dr Sara Silvestri, was a guest speaker at the Home Affairs Committee conference on countering extremism held in Cambridge on April 21st, and which is part of the evidence gathering of the government inquiry into Countering Extremism. Featuring in the panel “Tackling Radicalisation and the Counter Extremism Strategy” she addressed the […]

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Lily Harter hosts a visit by HRH The Earl Of Wessex


Lily Harter, Senior Captain of St Edmund’s College Boat Club, hosted a visit by HRH The Earl Of Wessex to the Cambridge University Real Tennis Club at the weekend. The sport, often described as a mixture between squash and quidditch, has been played in the City for over 600 years though probably in the street […]

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Dr Florian Urmetzer receives EuBC Research Award 2016


Dr Florian Urmetzer, Senior Member of the College, was recently awarded with the EuBC Research Award 2016. The European Business Circle (EuBC) is an international and independent non-profit association of entrepreneurs and distinguished personages from business, politics, academia and society. Its aim is to stimulate and promote entrepreneurialism, economic and political co-operation. The annual distinction rewards outstanding academic research on […]

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Professor Mike Herrtage wins Lifetime Achievement Award


Professor Mike Herrtage, Vice-Master of St Edmund’s, has won a lifetime achievement award as part of one of the largest and most prestigious veterinary awards in the world for his incredible contribution to veterinary research in small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging. Professor Herrtage, who is currently dean of Cambridge Veterinary School and is in […]

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Visit from Teikyo Primary School, Japan


As part of our academic agreement with Teikyo University, we were very pleased to welcome members of the Teikyo Primary School in Japan to the College.  During their visit the students and staff were given lunch in the Dining Hall followed by a brief tour of the College and it’s history, taking in the Okinaga […]

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St Edmund’s Students in Boat Race Wins 2016


The College congratulates Luke Juckett and Nicole Abernethy on their respective victories as members of the men’s Blue Boat and the women’s Blondie crew in this year’s Cancer Research UK Boat Races. The races were held on Sunday, 27 March 2016 on the Putney to Mortlake Championship Course. Conditions on the Tideway were especially difficult […]

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HoRR 2016 – Report by Lily Harter


An early start from Cambridge Station but our intrepid men’s crew were on their way on Saturday for our first row on The Tideway in a number of years.   The Head of The River was founded by Steve Fairbairn (Jesus) in 1926 with 21 crews taking part. It is rowed over the 4¼ mile […]

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Annual Student Interdisciplinary Conference


On 20 February 2016, St Edmund’s held its second Annual Student Interdisciplinary Conference, giving students a much-valued platform to share their research and hone their presentational skills. Silvia Ferreri, Conference organiser said “16 speakers presented their research spanning from engineering to economics, from the social sciences to mathematics and physics… a wide selection of topics […]

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Alumni nominated as a finalist for the Professional Achievement Award in the British Council’s Education UK Alumni Awards 2016


St Edmund’s College is delighted to congratulate alumnus Dr Nikhil Agarwal (MPhil, Technology Policy, 2006), who has been nominated as a finalist for the Professional Achievement Award in the British Council’s Education UK Alumni Awards 2016.   The award recognises alumni who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership and achievements in their professional industry, whilst demonstrating the highest […]

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LGBT History Month


St Edmund’s College has been flying the Rainbow Flag on the front page of its College website throughout February in support of LGBT History Month. LGBT History Month is an annual celebration that offers us an opportunity to celebrate the lives and achievements of LGBT communities, to recognise the historical and ongoing struggles for LGBT […]

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St Edmund’s College Boat Club – The Launch of Lily


On a rather chilly Saturday afternoon in late January, the sun sparkled on the Cam as the members and guests of St Edmund’s College Boat Club assembled at the Cambridge ‘99s Boathouse to see history in the making. For the first time in the College’s illustrious 120 years, the men’s crews were finally to be […]

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Fellow receives Honorary degree from Liverpool Hope University


Professor Simon Lee, College Fellow and Executive Director of the Cambridge Theological Federation, was presented with an honorary degree from Liverpool Hope University at its Winter Graduation ceremony at the Metropolitan Cathedral on 26 January 2016. Professor Lee was Rector and Chief Executive of Liverpool Hope University College from 1995-2003. During this time, he proposed the name […]

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Using computers to study chemistry: Fellow interviewed by Cambridge News


Dr Judith Rommel, Fellow and Director of Music Making at St Edmund’s, has been interviewed by Cambridge News about how her research uses computers to study chemistry. A former teacher at a German high school, she obtained her PhD in theoretical and computational chemistry from the University of Stuttgart, and now works in a multidisciplinary field combining […]

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A Message from the Visitor of the College, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster


St Edmund’s is delighted that Cardinal Vincent Nichols has publically endorsed the work of the College in the following letter; The foundation of St Edmund’s College, originally named St Edmund’s House, resulted from a remarkable resurgence of Catholic life in nineteenth-century England. In due course, the College itself became a major contributor to what Cardinal […]

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Fellow featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 list


Dr Matthew Cole, College Director of Studies in Engineering and Deputy Admissions Tutor, has been featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Science and Healthcare. The article recognises Matthew’s work as Director of Cambridge Xray Systems, a spin-off company from the Department of Engineering that produces nanomaterial-based X-ray emitters that facilitate fine-grained control for applications from border control to medical diagnostics.

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Dr Michael Hoskin awarded the Gold Medal of Fine Arts


The College offers many congratulations to Emeritus Fellow Dr Michael Hoskin on having been awarded the Gold Medal of Fine Arts 2015 by Royal Decree in Spain on 30 December 2015. Dr Hoskin’s work on archaeoastronomy regarding the orientation of the various megalithic monuments that make up the site of the Dolmens of Antequera and determine its […]

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St Edmund’s students play in the 2015 Varsity Rugby Matches


On Thursday, 10 December 2015 students from St Edmund’s represented Cambridge in both the men’s and women’s Varsity Rugby Matches. For the very first time the women were playing at Twickenham and Emily McNally, a St Edmund’s lawyer playing at outside centre, was part of the team that overwhelmed Oxford 52-0.  This was the highest […]

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Launch of prestigious new scholarship to develop leadership capability in the British Muslim Community


The DCD Family Trust and St Edmund’s College are proud to announce the launch of The AGM Randeree Scholarship to enable outstanding individuals to study for a Master’s degree at St Edmund’s College. The scholarship will cover the full costs of tuition and accommodation for a year. It offers a unique opportunity for intelligent individuals […]

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Fellow Commoner of the College, Mr Ilyas Khan, is interviewed by Andreessen Horowitz


Ilyas Khan, Fellow Commoner of St Edmund’s, and the founder of Cambridge Quantum Computing, is interviewed about Quantum Computing by Andreessen Horowitz, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, in this special edition of their a16z Podcast.

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Alumna elected to the US National Academy of Medicine


Congratulations to St Edmund’s alumna, Professor Sarah Cleaveland OBE FRSE (Veterinary Medicine, 1983), on becoming the first researcher from the University of Glasgow to be elected to the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Membership of the NAM recognises individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service. As reported in Veterinary Record, Volume 177 (31 October, […]

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‘Dear World… Yours, Cambridge’


The University has launched its new campaign, ‘Dear World… Yours, Cambridge’, to raise £2 billion to help shape all our futures. You can learn more about the campaign here. St Edmund’s was delighted to welcome a group of the College’s generous supporters to a special College dinner on Friday 16 November to help us to celebrate […]

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College Fellow awarded an Honorary Degree from Anglia Ruskin University


Dr Andrew Harter FREng has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Anglia Ruskin University. The award recognises Andy’s distinguished contribution to computer science and engineering on the international stage. Amongst other influential technologies, it is VNC for which he is best known. The remote screen sharing technology is on over a billion different […]

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College Fellow and former Senior Tutor, Dr Helen Mason OBE, delivers The James W. Dungey Prize Lecture


College Fellow and former Senior Tutor, Dr Helen Mason OBE, delivered a Royal Astronomical Society Prize lecture last Friday entitled ‘A Golden Age of Solar Physics’. The James W. Dungey Lecture is given annually by a distinguished and eloquent speaker on a topic in geophysics (including solar physics, solar-terrestrial physics or planetary sciences). On the same day, Helen […]

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Newcomers and Visiting Scholars appoint a new Director


Jane Luzio, Senior Member and wife of the former Master, Prof Paul Luzio, has been appointed as Director of Newcomers and Visiting Scholars from 1 October 2015. She will be responsible for a programme of talks, events, tours and outings for the spouses, partners and families of newly-arrived academics associated with the University, supported by […]

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Fellow recognised as world-leading engineer by Institution of Engineering & Technology Achievement Awards


Dr Matthew Cole, College Director of Studies in Engineering and Deputy Admissions Tutor, has been awarded the Sir Henry Royce Medal, one of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Achievement Awards. The IET Achievement Awards, which recognise some of the world’s top engineering talent, acknowledge individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of science, engineering and technology.

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Fellow Commoner, Ilyas Khan, receives a Papal Knighthood from Pope Francis


St Edmund’s College is delighted to congratulate Ilyas Khan, Fellow Commoner, on receiving a Papal Knighthood from Pope Francis. Ilyas has been recognised for his many years of quiet philanthropy around the world. He served two full terms as the Chairman of Leonard Cheshire Disability (the world’s largest NGO supporting disabled people), and he has recently […]

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Director of the Von Hügel Institute


St Edmund’s College and the Von Hügel Institute are pleased to announce that Dr Philip McCosker has been appointed Director of the Institute and Fellow of the College from 1 October 2015. He will continue to be Departmental Lecturer in Modern Theology in the University of Oxford, and Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity […]

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Patents on Life conference attracts leading figures from law, religion and ethics


The VHI conference ‘Patents on Life: Through the Lenses of Law, Religious Faith and Social Justice‘, co-hosted with the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy took place in Cambridge on 4-5 September 2015, and was a great success. The event attracted a wide range of high-profile speakers from the worlds of law, […]

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Fellow Wins Royal Academy’s Sir MacFarlane Medal


Dr Matthew Cole, Oppenheimer Research Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics, University of Cambridge, is to receive the Royal Academy of Engineering Sir George Macfarlane Medal for his work in nanoscale materials science. Read more here:

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Fellow and Director of The Faraday Institute has a paper published by Nature Geoscience


Professor Bob White FRS, Fellow of St Edmund’s College and Director of The Faraday Institute, leads a research group which has had a paper published in the August edition of Nature Geoscience, one of the pre-eminent international science journals. This shows that earthquakes triggered by a dyke intrusion at an Icelandic volcano unambiguously demonstrates that […]

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Celebrating academic success


Congratulations to the scholars of St Edmund’s, as 18.5% of our students received a First this year, which is a record in recent years. 15 students achieved a First and 9 were awarded a Distinction, together with 47 students who achieved a 2i. Particular congratulations go to Philip Stefanovski, who achieved the highest mark for […]

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St Edmund’s College Fellow and Alumnus promoted to Professor


The College is delighted to announce that with effect from 1 October 2015, Dr. Shahzad Ansari, Reader in Strategy, will be promoted to a Professorship in the Judge Business School. Dr Ansari is a Fellow of St Edmund’s College and is also an alumnus of the College, having matriculated in 2000 for an MPhil, followed by […]

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Blue is the Colour


The University’s Sports Yearbook for 2015 has recently been published. This provides an overview of sport in the University, including news of the success of the West Cambridge Sports centre, as well as a description of the new University Sports Committee chaired by a Pro-Vice Chancellor, which should facilitate a more strategic approach to the […]

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Fellow wins Early Career Silver Medal


St Edmund’s College Fellow, Director of Studies in Engineering and Deputy Admissions Tutor, Dr Matt Cole, has been awarded the prestigious Silver Medal from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the fields of materials science, engineering and technology, and in particular for his development of nanostructured electron […]

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Life Fellow chosen as lead author for a new news website from Thomson Reuters


St Edmund’s College Life Fellow, Dr Simon Mitton, has been chosen as the leading author for the launch of a new website State of Innovation from Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. This new website State of Innovation is devoted to well-researched news features about “innovation” in industries associated with […]

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Visiting Fellow awarded Best Essay Prize


The 2014 Basic Income Studies Best Essay Prize is awarded to Toru Yamamori. The winning paper is entitled ‘A Feminist Way to Basic Income: Claimants Unions and Women’s Liberation Movements in Britain 1968-1987. The paper shed light on a forgotten struggle of working class women in claimants unions that articulated a feminist rationale for an […]

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Fellow wins student led Teaching Award


St Edmund’s College Fellow, Dr Fiona Maine, has won a student-led teaching award in the lecturer category for ‘passionate and innovative’ teaching from the Cambridge University Student’s Union. Fiona received the prestigious award at a ceremony at The Old Schools on 12 May 2015 and is a University Lecturer at the Faculty of Education. CUSU received […]

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Dr Richard Jennings retires as Deputy Director of Cambridge Enterprise


St Edmund’s College Fellow Dr Richard Jennings, a UK pioneer in the field of academic knowledge transfer, has stepped down as Deputy Director of Cambridge Enterprise (CE), the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge. Jennings, who joined CE in 2004, is credited with helping the company grow from a small player in an academic […]

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St Edmund’s students selected for the 2015 Boat Race


On Saturday 11th April 2015 at 5.50pm, four St Edmund’s students will be in the Cambridge University crew lining up on the stake boat at Putney for the start of the 161st BNY Mellon Boat Race against Oxford. The crew will be led by St Edmund’s student Alex Leichter, this year’s Cambridge University Boat Club […]

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Dr Silvestri (VHI) awarded research grant by Charles Plater Trust


The Von Hügel Institute had been awarded a research grant by the Charles Plater Trust for a project led by Dr Sara Silvestri on the contribution of Catholic social thought in the field of migration in the UK. The award was officially announced by Cardinal Vincent Nichols during the Trust’s annual celebration on Thursday 26th […]

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A major new series on Faith and Religion launched to mark the 2015 commemorations of Sir Winston Churchill


To mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s death and 75 years since he became Prime Minister, a major new series of work examining the role of faith and religion will take place this year as part of the Churchill 2015: 21st Century Statesmanship Global Leaders Programme, it was announced today. This work will be […]

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Lecture on Wittgenstein at the University of Navarra Jan 2015


Mr Ilyas Khan, Fellow Commoner of the College and “Leader in Residence” at Cambridge Judge Business School recently gave a public lecture on Wittgenstein at the University of Navarra in Spain which can be viewed from this link.

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Professor Sir David Watson


The College is very sad to announce the death of one of its Honorary Fellows, Professor Sir David Watson, Principal of Green Templeton College since October 2010, who died on Sunday 8th February aged 65. There will be private family funeral and a celebration of Sir David’s life and work will be arranged later in […]

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St Edmund’s Fellow Dr Peter O’Donnell publishes new book


Dr Peter O’Donnell, Affiliated Lecturer in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, has had his second book published, which is entitled Essential Dynamics & Relativity. The book was published by Taylor & Francis/CRC Press on 1st January 2015 and covers the salient features of classical mechanics and special relativity. It is essentially an undergraduate text […]

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Official College portrait of Professor Paul Luzio unveiled


The College hall has a new painting hanging on its walls.  This is the portrait of the thirteenth Master Professor Paul Luzio, which was painted by John Walton RP. The painting shows Paul in the foreground and the College tower beyond, but also depicts some aspects of Paul’s time as Master.  He particularly wanted to […]

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Congratulations to Ian McCrone


Congratulations to Ian McCrone who has become a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Diary Practice speciality DipABVP (Dairy Practice). Mr Ian McCrone’s profile :

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In memoriam: Rev. Dr William R. Stoeger SJ


William Stoeger SJ, who was a doctoral student of St Edmund’s House, 1973 – 76, died in Los Gatos, California on 24 March 2014, after a battle with aggressive prostate cancer. In 1967 Bill completed a bachelor’s degree in philosophy at Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, following which he was awarded an MSc in physics […]

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Dr Richard Laws, 11th Master of St Edmund’s College


A Memorial Service for Dr Richard Maitland Laws CBE ScD FSB FRS will be held at 2.30pm on Saturday 31st January 2015 at St Edmund’s College.  Further details to follow. Telegraph Obituary page: The Last Word, Radio 4’s obituary programme which marks the lives of significant figures who have recently died, featured Dr Richard […]

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Former Fellow awarded the Institute of Physics President’s Medal


Professor Douglas Paul, a former Fellow at St Edmund’s College, received the Institute of Physics President’s Medal at an event in London on Wednesday 15 October 2014. Just eight of the medals have been presented since the award’s inception in 1998. Past recipients include particle physicist and broadcaster Professor Brian Cox in 2012 and Sir Timothy […]

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The Inauguration of Mr Matthew Bullock as 14th Master of St Edmund’s College


Inauguration of the Master, Mr Matthew Bullock on Friday 3rd October 2014 Mr Matthew Bullock was inaugurated as 14th Master of St Edmund’s College at a ceremony in the College Chapel on Friday 3 October 2014. His inauguration was streamed live to the Garden Room and was followed by a Champagne reception attended by students, […]

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Fellow gathers the most extensive dataset ever from a volcanic eruption


A team of researchers from Cambridge’s Department of Earth Sciences, led by Professor Bob White, Fellow of St Edmund’s College and Director of The Faraday Institute, have recently returned from Iceland where they gathered the most extensive dataset ever from a volcanic eruption. This dataset will likely yield considerable new insights into how molten rock […]

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St Edmund’s College is very sorry to announce that Dr Richard Laws, 11th Master of the College, has died


St Edmund’s College is very sorry to announce that Dr Richard Laws, 11th Master of St Edmund’s College, died on Tuesday 7 October 2014, aged 88. Dr Laws was Director of the British Antarctic Survey from 1973 – 1987. He was awarded the Bruce memorial prize for his work on the ecology of elephant seals […]

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Fellow appointed Chair of Cambridge Network


Dr Andy Harter FREng FIET FRSA, Fellow of St Edmund’s College, has been appointed as Chair of Cambridge Network. Cambridge combines a world-leading University and Europe’s most significant and successful high-tech cluster. Cambridge Network is the region’s original high-skill membership organisation and it is recognised to be an important part of the business scene. Commenting on […]

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Fellow and Alumna Wins Award


Nathalie Walker, Fellow and alumna of St Edmund’s College, has been honoured with a rare Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Crystal Apple award for her excellence in teaching and service to CASE Europe. CASE is a global professional association serving educational institutions and professionals. The CASE Crystal Apple is achieved by volunteer […]

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Promotion for College Fellow


St Edmund’s College congratulates Dr Stephen Jenkins, Fellow and Rooms Tutor, on his promotion to be a Reader in the Department of Chemistry in the recent round of senior academic promotions in the University. Stephen leads the Surface Science research group that is focussed on the application of first-principles theory and ultra-high-vacuum single-crystal experiments to […]

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Former Senior Tutor receives OBE


St Edmund’s College is delighted to congratulate Dr Helen Mason, Fellow and former Senior Tutor on receiving an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Helen is a Reader in Solar Physics and Head of the Atomic Astrophysics Group in the University’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. She has received her OBE for […]

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Bumping up the river


St Edmund’s College Boat Club had a very successful 2014 May Bumps campaign. In Division 2 the men’s first eight, which included the new Cambridge University Boat Club President Alex Leichter, bumped on the first three days, moving up to 21st place on the river, the College’s highest position to date. In Division 4, the […]

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Second year engineer Aleksi Tukiainen has won a prestigious Award


Second year mature undergraduate engineer Aleksi Tukiainen has won a prestigious Advanced Award from the Engineering Leadership Award Scheme created by The Royal Academy of Engineering. Aleksi is one of three award winners from Cambridge out of 36 winners nationwide in 2014. The awards are designed to to provide carefully planned training and experience as well as […]

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Emeritus Fellow Professor Richard Hills elected to the Royal Society


Professor Richard Hills, the emeritus Professor Radio Astronomy in the University of Cambridge and an emeritus Fellow of St Edmund’s has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. Richard has been a pioneer in the development of radio astronomy at millimetre wavelengths and between 2007 and 2012 played a major role in leading a […]

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Alumna shortlisted for the 2014 Asian Women of Achievement Awards


Mildred Yuan-Crotaz, who graduated from St Edmund’s College with a BA in English in 2006 and was awarded a Blue in ballroom dancing, has been shortlisted in the Media category for the 2014 Asian Women of Achievement Awards that recognise the most inspirational Asian women in the UK. Her citation reads ‘Mildred is a second-generation […]

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St Edmund’s Fellow Dr Helen Mason helps explain solar flares


Dr Helen Mason, Head of the Atomic Astrophysics Group in the University’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics is co-author of a study showing the mechanism behind explosive energy releases in the Sun’s atmosphere and providing evidence for a new theory about how solar flares are created. For the full story see:

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Professor John Loughlin, Director of the Von Hugel Institute


Professor John Loughlin, a Fellow of St Edmund’s College and Director of the Von Hugel Institute, has been elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. Professor Loughlin held the Chair of European Politics at Cardiff University for fifteen years and was elected an Honorary Fellow there in 2010 when he moved to Cambridge. […]

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Professor John Loughlin, Director of the Von Hugel Institute


Professor John Loughlin, Director of the Von Hugel Institute and Fellow of St Edmund’s College, was one of 300 guests invited by H.M. the Queen to attend a reception at Buckingham Palace on 25 March 2014 to celebrate the contribution made by Irish people in the UK to academic life, the arts, industry and other […]

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Goldziher Prize for former Research Fellow


St Edmund’s College is pleased to congratulate Professor Dr Josef (Yousef) Meri on the award of the 2014 Goldziher Prize in Jewish-Muslim Relations. Josef was a Research Fellow at St Edmund’s College and worked in the Woolf Institute from 2010 to 2013. He is now working at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany. The prize is […]

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Templeton Prize for former Visiting Fellow


St Edmund’s College is pleased to congratulate Monsignor Professor Tomas Halik who was a Visiting Fellow in 2003, on the award of the 2014 Templeton Prize. Professor Halik is a Czech priest and philosopher who is President of the Czech Christian Academy and was influential in the formation of the Czech Republic. The Templeton Prize […]

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Four St Edmund’s students selected for 2014 Boat Race


On Sunday 6th April 2014 at 6pm, four St Edmund’s students will be members of the Cambridge University crew lining up on the stake boat at Putney for the start of the 160th BNY Mellon Boat Race against Oxford. The crew will be led by Steve Dudek, this year’s Cambridge University Boat Club (CUBC) President […]

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News from Fellows – Professor John Loughlin


Professor Loughlin to deliver the ‘Gaudium Et Spes Lecture 2014’ Professor John Loughlin, Director of the Von Hügel Institute, Fellow of St Edmund’s College and Senior Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies, will deliver the Gaudium et Spes Lecture 2014: “Religion in the Public Sphere” on Tuesday, 18th March 2014 at 7pm in Malta. […]

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Blades for St Edmund’s men in the Lent Bumps


On Saturday 1st March the St Edmund’s Men’s first boat won blades in the Lent Bumps. Over the 4 days of racing, the M1 boat moved up 5 places and a division, ending up at 15th place in Division 2. They bumped Emmanuel M2, Anglia Ruskin M1, Hughes Hall M1, Pembroke M2 and Christ’s M2. […]

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News from the Fellows: Professor Mike Herrtage, Vice-Master


The College is delighted to announce that Professor Mike Herrtage is the recipient of the 2014 WSAVA (World Small Animal Veterinary Association) International Award for Scientific Achievement. This award is based on outstanding contributions by a veterinarian who has had a significant impact on the advancement of knowledge concerning the cause, detection, cure and/or control […]

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St Edmund’s College elects The Hon. Matthew Bullock as its new Master


The Hon. Matthew Bullock has been elected as Master of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. He will take up office in October 2014 and succeeds Professor Paul Luzio, who has been Master since 2004. Mr Bullock has a long connection with Cambridge and the University, where he read History at Peterhouse. He was a member of […]

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