Two undergraduate students from Sidney Sussex College have been selected to cox at The Gemini Boat Race 2023.
To coincide with the launch of a spectacular blockbuster exhibition entitled Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt, which runs from October 13, 2022 – February 19, 2023 at the British Museum, we recently caught up with Dr Kelly Accetta Crowe (2010, Egyptology), Project Curator, Department of Egypt & Sudan. She told us about her incredible journey curating this exhibition along with the story of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, and the history of the decipherment of hieroglyphs.
We are delighted to confirm that three Sidney alumni have been awarded honours in the 2023 New Year Honours List. This is an outstanding achievement in recognition of their hard work and dedication towards improving the lives of others.
Professor Martin Burton MA DM Oxon, FRCS (Oto), FRCS-ORL has been elected as the next Master of Sidney Sussex College, taking up the role from September 2023.
Sidney Alumnus, Dr Maayan Menashe, has been awarded the Yorke Prize by the Cambridge Faculty of Law for his doctoral thesis entitled ‘International Labour Law as a Global Public Good: Enhancing Labour Regulation in an Era of Globalisation’.
The announcements of this year’s Nobel Prizes may bring to mind Sidney’s Science Society’s namesake, Charles Thomas Rees Wilson, who won his Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of the cloud chamber ninety-five years ago. The Society brings together all 70 of Sidney’s Physical and Biological Natural Science students for extra- and super-curricular events, including an annual dinner. The Natural Sciences have provided all of Sidney’s Nobel Laureates, but just one who sits on the current Fellowship: Sir John Walker.
Professor Lindsay Greer, Professor of Materials Science and Sidney Emeritus Fellow, has been leading a team from the University of Cambridge, who, along with colleagues from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Montanuniversität in Leoben, have found a new way to make a possible replacement for rare-earth magnets: tetrataenite, a ‘cosmic magnet’ that takes millions of years to develop naturally in meteorites.
Following the recent announcement that Shehan Karunatilaka has become the second Sri Lankan author to win the Booker Prize, we caught up with Helen Castor, Sidney History Bye-Fellow, historian and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, about her experiences as one of the judging panel who made the announcement at the Roundhouse, London on 17 October.
The Master and Fellows of the College were dismayed to hear of the recent conviction of Sidney alumna and Honorary Fellow Tsitsi Dangarembga for ‘incitement to violence’ following a peaceful protest in the Zimbabwean capital Harare.
Sandra Flood recently took off the rubber gloves to enjoy a happy retirement after a tremendous 25 years’ service to the College. Thank you for everything, Sandra!
Sidney’s incoming students will participate in the College’s first ever ‘preparation week’ designed to boost our new students’ confidence to flourish at Cambridge.
Her Majesty The Queen has died aged 96 after becoming the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.
A fascinating look back at a time before Sidney’s foundation, when the site was occupied by a very different set of inhabitants known as the Cambridge Grey Friars.
Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and supporters, Sidney has granted c.£34,000 to students this summer as a big ‘well done’ for their fantastic academic performance.
Sidney speedily adopted a creative approach to the virtualisation of its outreach activities since the pandemic took hold, and many of these approaches will continue to play an important role in reaching schools around the country. However, there is nothing quite like experiencing Cambridge in person and we are delighted that Sidney’s outreach and student recruitment events are back in College.
The iconic Cambridge May Ball returned to Sidney earlier this year following the completion of the College’s exciting Kitchen Project. Let’s take a look!
This year marks the 60th anniversary of University Challenge – Britain’s longest running quiz show – and host and Cambridge alumnus Jeremy Paxman will be stepping down after spending 28 years posing tough questions to countless students. Sidney’s team triumphed in the ‘University Challenge Reunited’ show in 2002 to mark the show’s 40th anniversary, and here we revisit the momentous win.
Sidney Fellow Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz and her team of researchers from the University have used mouse stem cells rather than eggs or sperm to develop the embryo model – complete with brain and a beating heart.