Our catering manager Bill Simmonett will be retiring next month, and people from across the college came to a lunchtime party to mark the occasion.
Bursar Nick Downer (right) thanked Bill for his 26 years of service to Selwyn, during which the college and its catering & conferences operation had grown massively.
Bill in return said that friendliness was at the heart of Selwyn, and he would greatly miss his colleagues and friends here.
We wish Bill a long and happy retirement.
The Selwyn choir's tour of California began in the spectacular setting of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. There was a large audience for a concert that ranged from Tallis to Mealor, and included the North American premiere of James MacMillan's One Equal Music.
The concert was introduced by the Master of Selwyn Roger Mosey, who thanked the alumni and benefactors who had made the trip to California possible. He added that in troubled times it's essential to retain the bonds between the people of the United States and Britain – and music is one of the ways of bridging continents.
Before the concert there was a reception for all University alumni hosted by 'Cambridge in America'. Among the Selwynites present were Julian Abdey (1991), Zach Marcus (2010) and Sabrina Abdey.
The other stops on the choir tour are Sacramento, Fresno and San Diego.
Selwyn students received their degrees on Friday June 30th in a centuries-old ceremony in the university's Senate House. A full selection of photographs is now online: https://www.flickr.com/photos/selalum/sets/72157685750774826
The afternoon started with a graduands' photograph in Old Court.
The Selwyn contingent then processed down West Road and through King's College to the graduation ceremony itself.
Here are four of our new BAs on the steps of the Senate House afterwards.
We congratulate all our new graduates, and we're delighted that many of them are staying on at Selwyn to study for a Master's degree or a doctorate.
We’re pleased to announce two more winners of prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s and Selwyn College scholarships. The first goes to Paula Czarnowska, who’s already studying here for an MPhil in Computer Science. She will now stay with us for her PhD.
The other award is to George Severs, currently taking his MPhil at Pembroke College. He will study at Selwyn for a PhD in History.
This makes a total of four Vice-Chancellor’s and Selwyn scholarships, in what is the first year of our partnership. We’re able to do this because of the generous support of benefactors, and we’re grateful to everyone who supports students and education at the college. You can read more on our alumni website https://www.selwynalumni.com/pages/student-support- or please contact the development office: firstname.lastname@example.org. There’s an account of how the Vice-Chancellor’s scheme works on the Cambridge Trust website: https://www.cambridgetrust.org/scholarships/v-c-awards-and-cambridge-international-scholarships/.