News from Sidney

  • Thomas Tomkins: These Distracted TimesSidney Choir CD receives critical acclaim
    Saturday, 3rd May 2008

    The CD of choral music by Thomas Tomkins that was recently recorded by Sidney Sussex Chapel Choir has received high critical acclaim with the award of 'Editor's Choice and CD of the month' in the February issue of 'Gramophone' magazine. (Full story)

  • Professor Tim BlanningLiterary Award for Sidney Professor
    Tuesday, 15th April 2008

    This is an archived news story, first posted in 2008. (Full story)

  • Sara Delgardo and Brain Girdlestone - Sidney's winning chefsJunior chefs win gold
    Wednesday, 9th April 2008

    Two junior members of the Sidney Sussex College Kitchen team were awarded a gold medal and "best in class" at a National Culinary Competition. (Full story)

  • New light is shed on star formationSidney Fellow throws new light on star formation
    Wednesday, 9th April 2008

    The strongest burst of star formation occurred two billion years after the Big Bang according to new research led by a Fellow of the College. (Full story)

  • Sidney students ready to visit MerseysideSidney's Access Bus goes to Merseyside
    Tuesday, 8th April 2008

    During the week of 14th-18th April, seven Sidney students are taking time out from exam revision to promote access to Cambridge in the Merseyside area. (Full story)

  • Pupils from Hyde Technology CollegeSchool visits to Sidney
    Monday, 31st March 2008

    Since the New Year, Sidney's admissions staff have been busy visiting schools, colleges and Higher Education fairs, travelling as far afield as the Channel Islands and Newcastle. We have also welcomed several school groups to the College, to give pupils a taste of student life in Cambridge. (Full story)

  • Professor Dame Ann DowlingProf Dame Ann Dowling elected to US National Academy of Engineering
    Thursday, 28th February 2008

    Sidney Engineering Fellow, Professor Dame Ann Dowling, has been elected as a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Engineering. (Full story)

  • Head Chef, Stephen Mather, with the TUCO awardSidney chef wins top culinary award
    Friday, 22nd February 2008

    Sidney's Head Chef, Stephen Mather, representing Cambridge Colleges won the prestigious TUCO Chef of the Year event winning a Gold Medal at the Hotelympia Exhibition at EXCEL, London on Wednesday 20th January 2008. Stephen beat off stiff competition in the finals from executive Chefs from universities including Oxford, York, Derby, Nottingham, Leeds, Aston, Kiel and Sheffield. Stephen Mather was required to prepare a 3-course meal suitable for a Dean and VIP guests. He was ably assisted by a young Chef, Phillip Crouch also from Sidney Sussex College. All dishes had to be prepared from raw ingredients, cooked and served within a 90-minute period. (Full story)

  • The Master with the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Alison Richards at a meeting during their visit to IndiaMaster Visits India with the Vice-Chancellor
    Friday, 18th January 2008

    Sandra Dawson, Lindsay Greer, Tom Blundell and Keith Glover were amongst more than twenty senior colleagues who joined The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Professor Alison Richard, on a two week visit to India in January 2008 which involved activities in New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. (Full story)

  • Dr Abir Al-TabbaaSidney science in the news
    Monday, 14th January 2008

    The work of two Sidney Fellows is making headlines this week: (Full story)