Christ's College e-newsletter, Autumn 2012

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The Master with Dr Yusuf Hamied (Honorary Fellow) and Professor Philip King (Honorary Fellow) in front of Professor King's sculpture 'Darwin'.

Matthew Woosnam, College Carpenter, next to the Model of the Mary-Rose, in the case he crafted.

Theme Park rehearsing for the May Ball, 19 June 2012.
Forthcoming Events

Wednesday 17 October
Edinburgh Whisky Tasting and Drinks Reception

Friday 26 October
Young Alumni Event in London

Saturday 3 November
Choir Association Dinner

Wednesday 28 November
Christ's Alumni Winter Drinks Reception

For more infomation on forthcoming events, or to register your interest, please contact Rosie Applin, Alumni Officer,  01223 768276, alumni@christ'

A Word From the Master

"Welcome to the latest Christ's College e-newsletter. In spite of the  weather, we've had an enjoyable summer at Christ's with a variety of alumni functions. Jezo, the children's entertainer, brought his own brand of magic to Family Day and delighted many of the adults as well as the children. At the recent reunion on 8 September I enjoyed the opportunity to meet alumni who matriculated up to and including 1952 and those from 1985 - 1986. We would like to invite you to our forthcoming events, and include more information below. We would also like to congratulate alumni named in the Queen's Birthday Honours, and the College Catering Department on a recent award. If you have any queries about the e-newsletter or suggestions for its content please contact our Publications Officer at ".

Frank Kelly FRS

Queen's Birthday Honours

Christ's alumni have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours

Congratulations to Professor Dougal Goodman (m. 1970) who has been apppointed OBE for services to science, to Mr Richard Turner (m. 1970), Senior Inspector of Ancient Momuments for the Welsh Government, who has been apppointed OBE, and to Professor Michael James (m. 1960) who has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the community of Sidmouth, Devon.

Environmental Award!

Congratulations to the Catering Department on being awarded a Gold Certificate Environmental Award

The award is presented by the Catering Managers' Committee of the University of Cambridge and recognises the ethical and environmental practices within the Catering Department.

Reunions and Garden Parties

It was lovely to welcome back so many faces to College for the Family Day and Summer Garden Party on 14 July,  and the reunions on 8 and 22 SeptemberAlthough we didn't have much sunshine at the Family Day, there was still fun and frolics with some late rays breaking through allowing some last-minute bouncy castle action!

Sculling For Success!

Five Christ’s College Blades, with an average age of 67, have sculled 58 miles of the River Trent, in torrential rain and near flood conditions, from Nottingham to Lincoln over two days in July 2012.
Only an hour after finishing the River was closed by an official Flood Alert . The crew were rowing for the Christ's College Boathouse Redevelopment Fund, which is raising money for the planned boathouse upgrade. If you would like to make a contribution towards the fund please click here for the full details of the redevelopment fundraising and information on making a donation.
Whisky Tasting Event

Come one, come all to Edinburgh! Open to all alumni the event takes place at the  Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh on Wednesday 17 October. The venue is situated on the Royal Mile adjacent to Edinburgh Castle. The evening kicks off at 7.00pm with a barrel ride through a replica distillery guided by the Whisky Blender's Ghost (pictured). You will also visit the Diageo Claive Vidiz Collection - the world's largest collection of Scotch whisky . As a grand finale attendees will get a dram of whisky before moving on to the McIntyre Whisky Gallery for drinks and canapes, hired privately for the occasion. The Master, Professor Frank Kelly will be hosting the occassion. 

The attendance fee is £25.00 per person, and alumni are welcome to bring one guest (for the same cost). To book a place, please contact the Development Office: or call 01223 768276.

Young Alumni Event!

Did you graduate within the last ten years? Then we have an event for you: Ghost Walk of The City & Drinks at the Patch Bar, London

We will gather at 7pm outside St Paul’s tube station for the ‘Ghosts of the Old City’ tour. Our private guide will take you through the streets of The City and offer a glimpse into the alleged supernatural goings-on of one of the most haunted cities in the world. The tour will conclude at around 8:30pm, where guests can commune with spirits of a different kind at Patch Bar. A complimentary drink and sharing food platters will be waiting. You will also be entered into a prize draw for a bottle of bubbly! The price for this event is £15, book soon to avoid disappointment. Please email Adam Kent at by no later than 5 October 2012 (places will be allocated on a first come first served basis).
Battle of the Blues

Varsity Match, Twickenham
6 December

The 131st match takes place on Thursday, December 6th at Twickenham Stadium. Cambridge leads overall at 61 wins to 55 whilst Oxford has the momentum with 2 wins in a row.
Make sure you're there to show your colours and catch up with old friends. For more information please visit: http://www.the

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