Sidney MCR has launched a new event series, promising inspirational speakers from the creative industries and worlds of food and sport.
Sidney Fellow Professor Chris Reynolds has been appointed as Principal Investigator for the AXIS project, leading one of five teams vying for an estimated $1bn in funding, to deliver NASA’s next-generation x-ray space telescope.
A new collection by the Sidney Sussex College Choir is set to prompt fresh interest in a little-known figure of 16th century music.
Sidney College Research Associate Dr Maura Malpetti is taking part in a national programme intended to develop greater understanding between scientific researchers and those involved in formulating policy.
Sidney has announced its first-ever crowdfunding appeal, with a focus on the areas where our students say additional funding could make their time in the College even better.
Sidney alumna Hanadi Jabado (1995) has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.
Deus Kansiime is a Gates Cambridge Scholar and a postgraduate Member of Sidney. He studied Literature at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, and during his time there became interested in the divide between the texts that were formally recognised as ‘Ugandan Literature’ and the work being produced within the country’s vibrant contemporary literary scene.
For World Health Day 2023, we spoke to Dr Ben Krishna, to learn about his research on Human Cytomegalovirus, or HCMV, a complex virus that lies dormant in most of us, but which can cause serious disease in transplant patients, those living with AIDS and other people with weakened immune systems.
For World Health Day 2023, we spoke to Dr Sid Lawrence, to learn more about his research on cartilage development, with potential applications in relation to osteoarthritis and some childhood cancers.
For World Health Day 2023, we caught up with Dr Maura Malpetti, to hear more about her research on frontotemporal dementia.
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.