News from Sidney

  • Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill OBE, FBAProf. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill elected FBA
    Friday, 23rd July 2010

    The Master of Sidney, Andrew Wallace Hadrill, has just been elected to a Fellowship of the British Academy, the highest honour in the Humanities in Great Britain. Andrew has also been appointed to an honorary professorship in the Department of Classics in the University of Cambridge. (Full story)

  • Hall Court with a splash! (Photo: Geoff Robinson)Sidney Engineering Feat at May Ball
    Monday, 28th June 2010

    A team of Sidney students have used their academic skills to get round the age-old problem of Sidney not being beside the River Cam to allow punting during the May Ball. (Full story)

  • Ben Atkinson & Henry ScarlettSidney Musicians lead Cambridge Footlights
    Tuesday, 15th June 2010

    Two Sidney students, Ben Atkinson and Henry Scarlett, both going into their final year reading Music, have just been appointed major roles in the renowned annual Footlights Pantomime. (Full story)

  • The Choir of Sidney Sussex CollegeBecome a Friend of Sidney Choir
    Wednesday, 2nd June 2010

    Sidney's Chapel Choir now ranks among the very best mixed-voice choirs in Cambridge, and has gained a fine reputation as one of the leading interpreters of earlier music and 21st-century compositions. It is the only Oxbridge choir to have been awarded "CD of the Month & Editor's Choice" by Gramophone Magazine within the last decade. (Full story)

  • 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)