News from Sidney

  • Salzburg (photograph C. Sumnall)Derek Beales discusses Mozart with BBC
    Saturday, 15th January 2011

    As part of BBC Radio 3's celebration of Mozart, Derek Beales discusses various influences on the composer's life and work. (Full story)

  • A Didier guitar, made in France c.1815. Photograph courtesy of Christopher Page. Click to enlarge.First Cambridge Seminar on the Romantic Guitar
    Thursday, 13th January 2011

    The First Cambridge Seminar on the Romantic Guitar, 1780-1840, will take place in Sidney Sussex between Monday 4 and Wednesday 6 April, 2011. (Full story)

  • Cloister CourtChristopher Stoneman
    Sunday, 9th January 2011

    The College is saddened to report that Fellow Commoner Professor Christopher Stoneman has died. (Full story)

  • The marvel of modern flightSidney graduate is a guest on Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
    Sunday, 19th December 2010

    Sidney graduate student John Aveson is a guest at the second of this year's Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, 'Why Chocolate Melts and Jet Engines Don't'. (Full story)

  • The MasterMaster on BBC Two
    Monday, 13th December 2010

    The Master will feature in Professor Mary Beard's programme Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town, to be shown on Tuesday 14th December at 9pm on BBC Two. (Full story)

  • Soprano Catherine Shaw with composer Eric Whitacre'Virtual Voices'
    Saturday, 11th December 2010

    Financial Times correspondent Andrew Clark reports on his trip to Sidney to see the beginnings of Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir project. You can read his piece on the Financial Times website. (Full story)

  • The Christian West and Its SingersAccolades for "The Christian West and Its Singers: The First Thousand Years"
    Monday, 6th December 2010

    Professor Eamon Duffy has chosen Dr Christopher Page's book The Christian West and Its Singers: The First Thousand Years, as one of his two books of the year in The Tablet. (Full story)

  • The ChapelThe Sidney Carol
    Saturday, 4th December 2010

    Dr Christopher Page has composed a setting of The Sidney Carol by Clive Wilmer, Fellow in English. The work, for tenor soloist and SATB choir, formed part of the Christmas Carol Service. (Full story)

  • She-WolvesShe-Wolves: The Women who Ruled England before Elizabeth
    Wednesday, 1st December 2010

    Dr Helen Castor's new book, She-Wolves: The Women who Ruled England before Elizabeth, has been featured in the history section of the Financial Times' Christmas books round up, and The Guardian's history books of the year, as chosen by Hilary Mantel. (Full story)

  • Rehearsing for the Pied Piper in the Mong HallSidney and the stage
    Friday, 26th November 2010

    Sidney students have played a starring role in two recent Cambridge productions. Sidney student Michael Christie's play Ecclesiastical Perks was staged at the Corpus Christi Playroom, whilst at the ADC Ben Atkinson and Henry Scarlett have been leading the music at the annual Footlights pantomine. (Full story)