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Selwyn welcomed back two of its best known alumni this December: television & film star Hugh Laurie and top-selling novelist Robert Harris. They're pictured alongside the Christmas tree in Hall.

Hugh Laurie has a strong family connection with Selwyn: his father Ran Laurie was a student at the college, who went on to win an Olympic gold medal in rowing. Hugh was a member of the Boat Race crew in his time as a student, and it was in Cambridge that he met his long-term comedy partner Stephen Fry. He became the most-watched man on television according to the Guinness Book of World Records through his series ‘House’.

Robert Harris was at Selwyn just before Hugh, and he is now one of Britain's most popular authors with his Cicero trilogy currently being staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company and his latest novel 'Munich' another success.

Hugh and Robert have taken part in separate Master's Lodge events this term in which they've shared their career experiences with current students.

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