News from Sidney

  • 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)

  • Three new bursaries for undergraduate students
    Saturday, 6th December 2008

    Thanks to generous donations from a number of benefactors, the College has been able to establish three new bursaries to provide support for undergraduate students in financial need. (Full story)

  • Professor Andrew Wallace-HadrillSidney elects a new Master
    Tuesday, 25th November 2008

    Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, M.A., D.Phil., OBE has been elected the 25th Master of Sidney, taking effect from August 2009 when, by statute, the term of Professor Dame Sandra Dawson comes to an end. A person of great personal warmth and charm, Andrew has had an unfailingly distinguished academic career in Oxford, Cambridge, Leicester and Reading. (Full story)

  • Magnificence at Sidney SussexSidney heads Cambridge colleges culinary challenge
    Tuesday, 18th November 2008

    Sidney Sussex successfully defended its title to the Steward's Cup against teams from Robinson, St John's, St Catherine's, Queens', Girton, Trinity Hall, Christ's, Emmanuel, Homerton and Madingley Hall Colleges and a team from the University Centre. (Full story)

  • Team Captain, Paul Esparon (left), with the submarine and other team membersSidney student leads underwater success
    Friday, 17th October 2008

    Final year Sidney Engineering student, Paul Esparon, led a team of fifteen Cambridge Engineering students to success in the third Student Autonomous Underwater Challenge-European (SAUC-E) competition which took place at IFREMER, Brest, France, in July. (Full story)