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Sidney Sussex Society - Committee

Sidney Sussex Society - Committee



Diane Aston-James


Diane read English at Sidney from 1981-84. After working in communications for technology consultancies, she developed an interest in Human Factors Engineering in the product development process and now works as an HF consultant to the pharmaceutical/medical device industries – also managing to squeeze in some voiceover work here and there.


Ajit Bhalla


Ajit joined Sidney in 1997 as a Senior Research Fellow. Founder President of the Sidney Club of Geneva (since 2003). Author of Poverty among Immigrant Children in Europe (2009); Poverty and Exclusion of Minorities in China and India (2013), Buddhist Art in Asia (2014), and Monuments, Power and Poverty in India: From Ashoka to the Raj (2014).

Stephen Carter


Stephen graduated in 1995 in Natural Sciences. The first period of his career was at Andersen Consulting as a management consultant, after which he joined a recruitment consultancy in the City of London servicing the Financial Services. Having risen to junior partner in the firm, he moved to Barclays Capital, the investment banking arm of Barclays plc, where he was a Director in their recruitment function. Since then, he has headed up executive recruitment for Barclays, led recruitment for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and now leads recruitment for the Qatar Investment Authority for which he lives in Doha, Qatar, with his wife (Clare, also matric 1995) and their children.

Mr Jeremy Coulon


Jeremy read Mathematics at Sidney between 2006-2010, where he was an active member of the community, becoming Vice-Captain of SSBC and Junior Treasurer of SSCSU. After graduating he founded a Cambridge summer school to encourage intelligent teenagers from around the world to consider applying to Cambridge! He also continues helping our Boat Club when possible.

Samantha Corderoy


Samantha read Natural Sciences at Sidney in 1999 and then began a career in Brand Management with Proctor and Gamble.   She has worked on a wide variety of brands, but now works closely with retailers to develop joint marketing programmes across all P&G brands.  

Heinz Fuchs


Heinz joined Sidney in 1997 as a Visiting Fellow. Librarian, State and University Library of Lower Saxony at Göttingen and chair of the Advisory Board of the German Cambridge Society.


Lindsay Greer


Lindsay was a student at Trinity Hall.  After a period as an assistant professor at Harvard, he returned to Cambridge in 1984 and joined the Sidney Fellowship in that year.  He is head of the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy.

Richard Humphreys


Richard read English at Sidney 1972-5 and then studied Art History at the Courtauld Institute, London, before joining the Tate Gallery in 1981. There he was a curator, educator, writer, editor and researcher until he left in 2008 to pursue a career as a freelance writer and curator. His history of Sidney was published in 2009. Since then he has curated exhibitions of Wyndham Lewis's art in London and Madrid and also 'Holbein to Hockney' which opened at the Fundacion Juan March, Madrid in October 2012. He is working on a major exhibition of British landscape painting from the Tate collection for venues in Mexico, Brazil and Russia in 2015.

Sally Simmons


Sally Simmons was one of the first 25 women undergraduates admitted to Sidney in 1976. She read English and began her career in publishing and academic research, mostly in France. She is the co-founder and director of Cambridge Editorial, the Cambridge-based book production company that helped to produce Richard Humphreys’ Sidney Sussex: A History and the revamped College Annual and Pheon.

Ian Stephen


Ian matriculated in 1962 and read Natural Sciences. He qualified in medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital in 1968, then trained as an orthopaedic surgeon in the West Country and was appointed a consultant in East Kent in 1983. He retired from clinical practice in 2005 and from medicolegal work as an expert witness in 2012. He is currently Chairman of East Kent Medical Services Limited, an Assessor for the Membership Governance Programme at the Medical Protection Society, Archivist of the British Orthopaedic Association, Governor of The Expert Witness Institute, and Treasurer of the History of Medicine Society at the Royal Society of Medicine. He has served on the Council, as Chairman of the Academic Board and as President of the Orthopaedic Section at the Royal Society of Medicine. He is also Past President of British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and of the Hunterian Society in London. He is a member of the 1596 Foundation of the College.

Cressida Stevens


Cressida matriculated in 2001, and was JCR President 2002-2003. She is currently a Marketing Manager for a fashion retailer and lives in London. Cressida spends most of her free time with friends and family, enjoying London life or escaping it!

Mike Styles


Mike matriculated in 1970 and read Economics at Sidney. On leaving Cambridge he joined a stockbroking firm in the City and enjoyed a 30 year career, initially as an analyst, and latterly in Corporate Finance, specialising in the Telecoms and Technology sectors. He retired from the City in 2001 and held various non-exec positions, most recently as non-exec Chairman of a London based IFA. He has recently stepped down from these positions and is now a Volunteer and Trustee at AgeUK Richmond, and also helps to run a new City based charity, Suited & Booted which helps long term unemployed men, back into work. Mike is a member of the 1596 Foundation and also serves on the College Investment Committee.

Tom Viles


Tom was at Sidney 1992 - 2000.  He earned his LL.M. and Ph.D. in Law, and became a Junior Research Fellow and Sidney's first John Thornely Law Fellow.  He practices law in New York and has written extensively on international law, criminal law, and antitrust.  Since leaving Sidney, he has been active in Sidney-related events in North America.

Tony Willenbruch


Tony matriculated in 1970 and read Natural Sciences (Metallurgy & Materials Science) at Sidney Sussex. After a varied career in aerosystems engineering, mainly public service but then as interlocutor between industry, government and academia, Tony's main work interests are now in professional development and social networking organisations for engineers and managers. He is a member of the 1596 Foundation of the College.


To contact the Committee, please contact the Membership and Events Officer, Mrs Jacqueline Boyle ().