News from Sidney

  • Professor Sir John E. WalkerSidney Fellow Professor Sir John E. Walker receives Ahmed Zewail Gold Medal
    Wednesday, 3rd November 2010

    Professor Sir John Walker has received the Ahmed Zewail Gold Medal from Wayne State University, Detroit, USA. Previous recipients are Roger Kornberg and John Meurig Thomas. (Full story)

  • Dr Simon Campbell and Jill CampbellSidney connections in list of UK’s most influential scientists.
    Wednesday, 20th October 2010

    Two notable Sidney Sussex College people have been listed amongst the UK’s most influential contemporary scientific figures in the current edition of Eureka, The Times’ monthly science magazine. (Full story)

  • Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill OBE, FBAProf. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill elected FBA
    Friday, 23rd July 2010

    The Master of Sidney, Andrew Wallace Hadrill, has just been elected to a Fellowship of the British Academy, the highest honour in the Humanities in Great Britain. Andrew has also been appointed to an honorary professorship in the Department of Classics in the University of Cambridge. (Full story)

  • Hall Court with a splash! (Photo: Geoff Robinson)Sidney Engineering Feat at May Ball
    Monday, 28th June 2010

    A team of Sidney students have used their academic skills to get round the age-old problem of Sidney not being beside the River Cam to allow punting during the May Ball. (Full story)

  • Ben Atkinson & Henry ScarlettSidney Musicians lead Cambridge Footlights
    Tuesday, 15th June 2010

    Two Sidney students, Ben Atkinson and Henry Scarlett, both going into their final year reading Music, have just been appointed major roles in the renowned annual Footlights Pantomime. (Full story)

  • The Choir of Sidney Sussex CollegeBecome a Friend of Sidney Choir
    Wednesday, 2nd June 2010

    Sidney's Chapel Choir now ranks among the very best mixed-voice choirs in Cambridge, and has gained a fine reputation as one of the leading interpreters of earlier music and 21st-century compositions. It is the only Oxbridge choir to have been awarded "CD of the Month & Editor's Choice" by Gramophone Magazine within the last decade. (Full story)

  • Professor Rosamond McKitterickSidney Historian becomes a Heineken Prize Laureate
    Thursday, 15th April 2010

    Sidney historian, Professor Rosamond McKitterick is one of six new Heineken Prize Laureates. The prize comes in recognition of the way that "her research has fundamentally changed how we view the Carolingians and the interplay of politics, religion and scholarship in their time." (Full story)

  • Professor Dame Sandra DawsonFormer Master, Professor Dame Sandra Dawson, appointed non-executive director of the FSA
    Saturday, 3rd April 2010

    The former Master of Sidney Sussex College, Professor Dame Sandra Dawson, has been appointed a non-executive director of the Financial Services Authority. (Full story)

  • Cover of 'Science'Sidney Zoologist leads ground-breaking research
    Tuesday, 16th March 2010

    Mother knows best – even before birth. Bird mothers communicate with their developing chicks before they even hatch by leaving them messages in the egg, new research by a team from the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge has found. (Full story)

  • Phillip Crouch and Brian Girdlestone from Sidney Sussex College in action at the Essential Cuisine Masterclass at HotelympiaYoung chefs win Silver Medal
    Wednesday, 10th March 2010

    Two young chefs from Sidney Sussex College won a Silver Medal at the UK’s top culinary event in London on 28th February 2010. Phillip Crouch and Brian Girdlestone were competing in the Essential Cuisine Masterclass at the International Hotelympia exhibition. The two chefs had only 60 minutes to prepare and serve a 3-course menu under the glare of the media and the eagle eye of some the world’s top chefs. (Full story)