News from Sidney

  • 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)

  • 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)