Christ's College e-newsletter, Summer 2012

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The Master with Emeritus Professor Tarling, m. 1949, at the New Zealand alumni Event, April 2012
The Fellows' Garden May 2012
Second Court, May 2012
Daffodils in the Fellows' Garden, March 2012

Students in the Fellows' Garden, March 2012

Fellows' Pool, May 2012
Third Court, May 2012

A Word From the Master

"Welcome to the latest edition of the Christ's College e-newsletter. As the students prepare for exams our Development Office has been busily organising events for the summer months. Find out how you can book for events like the Family Day and Association Dinner below. We also offer our thanks for those involved in this year’s successful telephone campaign. If you have any queries about the e-newsletter or suggestions for its content please contact our Publications Officer Tamsin Astbury at . We hope you enjoy your summer e-newsletter.

Frank Kelly FRS"

Visit From the Chancellor

On 31 May the College was delighted to welcome the Visitor (Lord Sainsbury, Chancellor of the University) for his first official visit to Christ’s. He presented the Chancellor’s 800th Anniversary Medal for Outstanding Philanthropy to Dr Yusuf Hamied (Honorary Fellow) and Mrs Farida Hamied in recognition of their generous support of the College and the University. He then met a number of Fellows, students and staff, before unveiling a new Phillip King (Honorary Fellow) sculpture outside the Yusuf Hamied Centre.

Pictured above: Dr Yusuf and Mrs Farida Hamied at the ceremony

'Todd of Trumpington'

On 31 May Dr Yusuf Hamied and Dr Sandy Todd (son of former Master Lord Todd) named the new men’s 1st VIII ‘Todd of Trumpington’ in a ceremony  at the Boathouse in front of past and current members of the Club. 


Caro at Chatsworth

An exhibition of Sir Anthony Caro's (Honorary Fellow) work will run at Chatsworth House until 1 July. The Chatsworth House Trust and the New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park, present the first exhibition dedicated to the work of a single artist to be held in the garden at Chatsworth.

The exhibition will comprise 15 sculptures by Sir Anthony Caro sited around the Emperor Fountain, in front of the south façade at Chatsworth

College Choir On Tour

The choir will be visiting the West Coast of Canada and Northern USA between 3 and 21 July. The choir will spend the first few days on Vancouver Island and mainland Vancouver, before heading to Washington State to the towns of Bellingham, Anacortes, Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia and finally south to Portland.
Anyone For Cricket?

The Varsity cricket match is taking place on Saturday 16 June at Lords. General Admission tickets can be purchased on the door for £10. For more information please visit: http://lordsvarsity.varsity

Pictured: Christ's Cricket Team
Cirque Du Soleil May Ball
The Cambridge University Graduate Union is inviting alumni to join graduate attendees at the GU Summer Ball. The 'Cirque du Soleil' themed Ball will take place on the 23 June at the Cambridge Union on Bridge Street, Cambridge. Early bird tickets are priced at £60 per person.

Family Day and Summer Garden Party 2012

The annual Family Day and Summer Garden Party is taking place on Saturday 14 July 2012. The event in the Fellows’ Garden will feature two bouncy castles, face painting, garden games, children’s entertainment and afternoon tea. This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and enjoy a family friendly occasion in College. For more information and to book a place please follow this link.
Association Dinner

The Association holds an annual dinner in College each summer, to which all members are invited. This year the Dinner is taking place on 30 June.
There are still places available, and the invitation can be downloaded here. For more information or to book a place, please contact

Pictured: Guests at a recent Association Dinner
CAM May Ball 2012

John Oliver, (m. 1995), writer and correspondent on The Daily Show, is this year's Master of Ceremonies for the Cambridge in America May Ball 2012.
Get ready to be transported to the streets of New Orleans with fabulous entertainment, food, drink, and dancing in the Big Apple!

$350 Individual Ticket
$250 Cambridge10 Individual Ticket
(Young alumni, no more than ten years out.)

Christ's alumni living in the US can register here

Forthcoming Events

Saturday 16 June 2012
May Bumps Picnic

Saturday 23 June 2012
Reunion Garden Party and Buffet Lunch for alumni who matriculated from 1980 - 1984

Saturday 30 June 2012
Annual College Association Dinner

Saturday 14 July 2012
Family Day and Summer Garden Party

Saturday, 8 September 2012
Reunion Dinner for alumni who
matriculated up to and including
1952, 1985 and 1986

Saturday, 15 September 2012
Blades Dinner

Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Medical Alumni Association Meeting,

Saturday, 22 September 2012
Reunion Dinner for alumni who matriculated
in 1987, 1988 and 1989

For more infomation on forthcoming events, or to register your interest, please contact Rosie Applin, Alumni Officer,  01223 768276,
Nice Talking To You

We would like to thank everybody involved in this year's telephone campaign. The students had some enoyable conversations with alumni and we raised significant sums for the College, primarily for student support.

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