News from Sidney

  • 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)

  • 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)