News from Sidney

  • Sidney Rowers TriumphSidney first men have won blades in Lent Bumps
    Monday, 1st March 2010

    Sidney first men have won blades in Lent Bumps for the first time in 15 years. Going into the final day we already knew that we'd produced one of the best results that a Men's first boat from Sidney had produced in several years. We also knew that we had a huge opportunity to make it an even better week and finish it off in style. (Full story)

  • Sidney musicians participate in jazz masterclass workshop
    Monday, 15th February 2010

    The rhythm section of the Sidney Jazz Band have collaborated in a major workshop in Cambridge, led by top instrumentalists, composers and bandleaders Clark Tracey and Arnie Somogyi. Along with musicians from the Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra, Anglia Ruskin University and the region, Sidney students participated in sessions covering improvisational technique and theory, and received practical guidance on performing in concerts with players they knew well and those they'd never met before. (Full story)

  • Sidney's Award-Winning Catering TeamSidney catering team awarded Steward's Cup three years running
    Wednesday, 9th December 2009

    The Sidney Sussex catering team have been awarded the Steward's Cup for the best team performance in this year's Cambridge Colleges Culinary Competition. The individual performances that contributed to this success included the following: (Full story)

  • New CD from Sidney ChoirA Christmas Carol
    Sunday, 6th December 2009

    The Choir's latest CD A Christmas Carol is now available from the Porters' Lodge for a special price of £10. A perfect Christmas gift which will also support the Choir and college music! (Full story)

  • Michael RamageSidney architect wins prestigious award
    Wednesday, 11th November 2009

    A University of Cambridge lecturer is among a team of designers, architects and engineers that have won three awards for their contributions to a new eco-friendly visitor centre in South Africa. (Full story)

  • Professor Dame Ann DowlingProfessor Ann Dowling becomes Head of Engineering
    Sunday, 4th October 2009

    As one Sidney Fellow stands down as head of the University’s Department of Engineering, another takes up the reins! Professor Dame Ann Dowling has taken over as head of the University's Department of Engineering as Professor Dowling takes on the role of head of the University’s largest Department. (Full story)

  • Follow Sidney Sussex alumni events on Twitter
    Monday, 27th July 2009

    The Sidney Sussex College Membership and Development Office will now be advertising forthcoming events on Twitter, @SidneySussex. (Full story)

  • Sidney Women's First VIII rowing in the new boat, 'Mark Wainwright'Record-breaking May Bumps for Sidney Rowers
    Friday, 24th July 2009

    The close of the Easter Term saw seven Sidney VIIIs competing in the May Bumps, with all crews either improving position over the week or remaining level and including some record-breaking performances. (Full story)

  • Professor Dame Sandra Dawson, former Master of Sidney SussexSidney celebrates Dame Sandra
    Friday, 22nd May 2009

    Sidney celebrates the 10-year mastership of Professor Dame Sandra Dawson with a number of special events: (Full story)

  • Sacred and Secular Music by Ludwig SenflNew CD from Sidney Choir
    Tuesday, 14th April 2009

    Following the success of their CD of music by Thomas Tomkins (Gramphone Record of the Month, February 2008), Sidney Choir now explores the music of early 16th-century Bavaria. Ludwig Senfl (1486-1543) was a leading composer in Europe during the Reformation and a favourite musician of Martin Luther. He was much travelled and was for a time under the employ of Emperor Maximilian I. This recording features Senfl's church and vernacular music, with the cornett and sackbut ensemble QuintEssential, and gothic harpist Andrew Lawrence-King. The recording itself took place in the Bavarian town of Regensburg in the cloistered monastery of St Emmeram during the choir's recent summer tour. (Full story)