News from Sidney

  • Lady Frances Sidney (d. 1589)New Sidney Sussex History
    Wednesday, 11th March 2009

    This year sees the publication, in December, of a major new fully illustrated history of Sidney which puts the College firmly on the historical map of Cambridge, Britain, and the World. (Full story)

  • Henry's Music: Celebrating Henry VIII (1509-2009)Sidney Fellow leads Henry VIII musical celebrations
    Tuesday, 10th February 2009

    Osborn Director of Music, Dr David Skinner, leads musical events celebrating the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII. His professional consort Alamire has recently released a CD of music written for and by the King. The programme will be toured extensively in the USA and UK in 2009 and 2010; home concerts include Trinity College, Cambridge (5 May), the Divinity School, Bodleian Library, Oxford (7 May) and the British Library on the actual anniversary date (24 June). (Full story)

  • Professor Sir Tom BlundellProfessor Sir Tom Blundell elected to two prestigious posts
    Monday, 12th January 2009

    Sidney Fellow, Professor Sir Tom Blundell has been elected Associate Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences. Professor Blundell received the fellowship at the 19th General Meeting of TWAS held in Mexico City, Mexico, on 10 November 2008, for his 'outstanding contribution to science and its promotion in the developing world'. Professor Blundell was also recently elected President of the UK Biochemical Society. (Full story)

  • Professor Dame Ann DowlingHonorary science doctorate for Professor Dame Ann Dowling
    Tuesday, 6th January 2009

    Sidney Engineering Fellow, Professor Dame Ann Dowling, was awarded an honorary science doctorate by Trinity College Dublin at a ceremony on the 12th December 2008 at which five honorary degrees were awarded by the University, with other recipients including the author, Terry Pratchett, and the naturalist, Sir David Attenborough. (Full story)

  • Three new bursaries for undergraduate students
    Saturday, 6th December 2008

    Thanks to generous donations from a number of benefactors, the College has been able to establish three new bursaries to provide support for undergraduate students in financial need. (Full story)

  • Professor Andrew Wallace-HadrillSidney elects a new Master
    Tuesday, 25th November 2008

    Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, M.A., D.Phil., OBE has been elected the 25th Master of Sidney, taking effect from August 2009 when, by statute, the term of Professor Dame Sandra Dawson comes to an end. A person of great personal warmth and charm, Andrew has had an unfailingly distinguished academic career in Oxford, Cambridge, Leicester and Reading. (Full story)

  • Magnificence at Sidney SussexSidney heads Cambridge colleges culinary challenge
    Tuesday, 18th November 2008

    Sidney Sussex successfully defended its title to the Steward's Cup against teams from Robinson, St John's, St Catherine's, Queens', Girton, Trinity Hall, Christ's, Emmanuel, Homerton and Madingley Hall Colleges and a team from the University Centre. (Full story)

  • Team Captain, Paul Esparon (left), with the submarine and other team membersSidney student leads underwater success
    Friday, 17th October 2008

    Final year Sidney Engineering student, Paul Esparon, led a team of fifteen Cambridge Engineering students to success in the third Student Autonomous Underwater Challenge-European (SAUC-E) competition which took place at IFREMER, Brest, France, in July. (Full story)

  • Mr John OsbornJohn Osborn and the Osborn Director of Music
    Thursday, 18th September 2008

    Sidney Sussex enthusiastically announces the new fully-endowed post of Osborn Director of Music. The College is most grateful to Mr John Osborn (Classics, 1962) for his foresight and generosity at a defining moment in the history of the College. (Full story)

  • The Strange Case of Oliver Cromwell's Head
    Friday, 5th September 2008

    Sidney Sussex Archivist Nicholas Rogers and historian Professor Derek Beales are featured in a BBC Radio 4 programme, 'The Strange Case of Oliver Cromwell's Head', broadcast on Wednesday 3 September at 11:00. (Full story)