Christ's College Alumni
Christ's College e-newsletter Spring 2013

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Forthcoming alumni events

20 May: Law Alumni Dinner, London


11 June: Distinguished Speakers

Dinner Series – Peter Oborne


15 June: May Bumps Picnic


22 June: Reunion Garden Party and Buffet Lunch


29 June: Association Dinner


7 July: Family Day and Summer Garden Party

Spring blooms in Second Court
Spring blooms in Second Court

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Rosie Applin

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Chloe Applin

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From the Master

Professor Frank Kelly, Master of Christ's College

Welcome to the Spring 2013 e-newsletter! Spring has finally arrived in College and our new signs are surrounded by bright bursts of flowers (left).

You should have recently had an email about the new alumni website, which we are pleased to have launched during the last month.

We hope that you enjoy using the site and the opportunity it affords to connect with College and each other.

Looking ahead, there are a number of ways to connect with each other in person as we move into Summer events season. These include our annual May Bumps Picnic, a June Reunion for alumni who matriculated from 1990-1995, the Family Day and Summer Garden Party and our annual Association Dinner.

I look forward to meeting many of you at one (or more!) of these occasions.

Frank Kelly FRS


Telephone Campaign 2013

Student caller
This year’s Telephone Campaign was a great success, raising  nearly £233,000.   

Our student callers were enthusiastic and passionate about supporting College, and focusing on Student Support and the Boathouse Redevelopment Project, they engaged a heartening number of alumni during the two weeks of calling. Well done to all involved in the campaign!


Boat House News

Fundraising for the Boathouse Redevelopment project is progressing well. We are looking forward to this Wednesday's Blades Drinks Reception in London, 8 May at the historic Waterman's Hall. This event will be fantastic opportunity for Christ’s Boaties and rowing enthusiasts to get together.

 Christ's on the river

In other Boatie news, the Steering Committee of the Boat Club are looking for an alumni representative. The representative will just need to be able to devote three Saturday afternoons a year to attend meetings. This would make an ideal position for an alumna/us who is keen to get back on the water as there is always an opportunity for an outing in the Club Boat prior to the meetings!

For more information please contact the current representative, Tom Swallow:


Sixth Form visit to Christ's

This spring Christ's welcomed 70 talented and enthusiastic sixth formers in the inaugural Hereford HE+ visit to Cambridge. These students participated in a broad range of stimulating extension classes, and workshops.

Paula Stirling, Director of Admissions for Christ’s College, said “We are very excited to be working with such talented and enthusiastic young people. Christ’s College was delighted to host the inaugural Hereford HE+ visit to Cambridge and we look forward to many more.”      

Sixth form visit to Christ's


Sporting Connections

The arrival of spring has inspired Christ’s sporting societies and alumni members to host reunion sporting events.

Saturday 9 March saw a group of alumni from the 80s and 90s form a team to take on the current Christ's Football Club (pictured).

Undergrads vs alumni Football Match

Rivalry continued on the same day with the annual CCRFC 'Old Boys' match. On Saturday 20 April the inaugural Hippolytans Sports Day and Dinner saw around 40 students and alumni get together for an afternoon sports day and dinner.


College Self-Shot 3

For the last two years College has mounted an exhibition of photographs taken by students and staff taken from the website.

This year we are producing a living-memory photography exhibition, which College is opening up to alumni. Click here to learn about how the photography exhibition has evolved in 2011 and 2012. Self-Shot 3 aims to allow members of the College to celebrate photography and share unique and interesting perspectives of life at Christ's.

We welcome colour or black and white digital documents. If you have a printed image please scan and send electronically. Your photographs will need to be suitable for A3 printing and we ask that each person sends a maximum of two images.

Magnolia Tree by Hobson's conduit

If you would like to take part, please send your work to Chloe at by May 31st at the latest.


Recent Events

The Medical Alumni Association meeting on 6 April was well attended and featured a number of interesting talks. Thank you to everyone who came!

The Steering Group now hopes to reach out to more alumni who studied or work in medical fields. If you would like to get involved with the CCMAA profiling project to share your areas of interest, specialisms and connect with other medical alumni, please contact Dr Tom Turmezei:

Medical Alumni Lectures

MA Congregation 2013 attendees





MA Congregation, 23 March

Alumni who matriculated in 2006 came back to College on a snow scattered Saturday in March to collect their MA certificates and enjoy a day of reunion activities in College. We hope everyone who attended enjoyed their return to College!

We are always interested to hear about ideas for events from alumni who matriculated in the last ten years. If you have any thoughts or suggestions, please contact Adam Kent:

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