The college has elected James Helm as a fellow. James is the new directorof external affairs and communications for the University of Cambridge, and he is taking on responsibility for all of Cambridge’s external and internal communications, public affairs and public engagement.
The college has admitted Peter and Christina Dawson as Fellow Benefactors. This is in recognition of their generosity to the college in establishing the Dawson Fund for mental health and more recently in funding the expansion of our nursing support within Selwyn.
After the inevitable disruption caused by the pandemic, our school outreach programme is now back in top gear. For the first time at Selwyn, we have two school liaison officers: Amelia Grigg based in Cambridge, and Joe Stanley based in Yorkshire. This reflects our commitment to finding students from all across the United Kingdom, and paying attention to areas where there might have been under-representation.
We are delighted to announce that this year's Ramsay Murray Lecture - our prestigious annual event - will be delivered by Anand Menon, Director of UK in a Changing Europe. It will be titled "Britain after Brexit". Previous Ramsay Murray lecturers have ranged from Bridget Kendall and Frank Gardner to Niall Ferguson and Sir Michael Howard.
The college is delighted to announce that it has selected a new chaplain and dean of chapel. She will be the Rev’d Dr Arabella Milbank Robinson, currently associate rector in the parish of Louth in Lincolnshire.