THe-news: Michaelmas Term 2016/17

 Professor David Thouless composite

Trinity Hall's first Nobel Laureate

Professor David Thouless, alumnus (1952) and Honorary Fellow, has become Trinity Hall's first Nobel Laureate and Cambridge's 93rd. He has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter, along with fellow Cantabrigians Duncan Haldane (Christ’s) and Michael Kosterlitz (Gonville and Caius).

Professor Thouless' family has told us he was "moved and honored to learn of the Nobel Prize".

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WYNG Gardens exterior

WYNG Gardens opens

Trinity Hall’s newest student accommodation, WYNG Gardens, has opened after two years of work on the old St Clement’s Gardens site.

The four-storey development is a high-spec living and study space for undergraduates. Tristan Rees-Roberts, alumnus and architect, said: "Our aim for the new building was to design a good looking, contemporary building which would respond sensitively to its surroundings.”

Rooms and conferences in WYNG Gardens can be booked out of term time.

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Professor Stephen Toope

New Vice-Chancellor appointed

Professor Stephen Toope, international law scholar and university leader, has been appointed the University’s next Vice-Chancellor. Professor Toope will take over from Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz on 1 October 2017.

Professor Toope is Director of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and formerly served as president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia. He is a scholar specialising in human rights, international dispute resolution, international environmental law, the use of force and international legal theory.

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Alumni Office news
Trinity Hall cuddly dog at Christmas

Christmas gift orders
Shopping for a Trinity Hall gift for Christmas? Place your order by the following dates for delivery in time for the big day:

UK - Friday 16 December
Europe - Friday 9 December
RoW - Friday 2 December

College Photo Competition results
There were many strong entries in the Photo Competition but after much consideration the winners were announced in August. The overall winner was 'Jerwood at night with reflections' by Christian Bluth (2011). Read the full story

Other College news
The Young J S Bach CD cover

New CD - The Young J S Bach
As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the inauguration of the College’s chapel organ, we are delighted to announce the release of The Young J S Bach - a double-CD recorded by Director of Music, Andrew Arthur.

The recorded programme is built around the 38 so-called ‘Neumeister Chorales’. The contrasting ‘free’ works represent further examples of the composer’s output during his developmental years. Order a CD

The Milestone Lecture 2016 is available to watch online. 'Twists and turns: how proteins fold and how I came to my research career' was presented by Professor Jane Clarke, Fellow in Natural Sciences. Watch the Milestone Lecture 2016

Dr Andrew Murray, Admissions Tutor for Sciences, is featured in Don's Diary in the Michaelmas 2016 issue of CAMRead Don's Diary

The Master is on Twitter! Follow him @TrinHallMaster.

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Professor Andy Hopper awarded the Royal Society’s Bakerian Medal and Lecture 2017
Visit to Hong Kong and Singapore

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With best wishes

Rachelle, Kathryn, Ginny, James, Emma, Liz, and Andrew

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