College News

Thursday 15 August 2019

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Dr Macfarlane wins Wainwright Golden Beer book prize

Emmanuel Fellow Robert Macfarlane has been awarded the Wainwright Golden Beer book prize for his most recent book Underland, which was published by Hamish Hamilton in May 2019.

The judges called Underland Dr Macfarlane's “best book”, as well as a "passionate book which celebrates the natural world in a way that will enthuse and delight nature lovers and book lovers alike". Three of his books have been shortlisted for the prize in the past, including last year's The Lost Words

Friday 5 July 2019

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Emma students' success in Varsity Sailing

Two current Emma students have been involved in the Varsity Sailing competitions over the summer. Robbie King sailed on both the Cambridge Mixed team, racing 4-0 at Aldeburgh in early July; the Match Racing team (1st Strings), also won its contest. He has been awarded a Full Blue and is Team Captain of the University Sailing Club for the coming year.

Cat Wallace sailed on, and Captained, the Ladies Team that won its contest, racing 4-0.

Saturday 29 June 2019

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Launch of Life Fellow Dr Alan Baker's new book

At a party held in the Old Library, Dr Baker and his co-authors, Dr Iain Black, Senior Tutor of Clare Hall, and Emeritus Professor Robin Butlin, of Leeds University, launched a new book: 130 Years of Historical Geography at Cambridge 1888-2018,  which examines the nature of historical geography as pursued at, and disseminated from, Cambridge.

The Master, Dame Fiona Reynolds, who read Geography at Cambridge in the late-1970s, had written a Foreword, and provided some personal observations on it to the almost fifty geographers at the launch party.

Among them were two historical geographers from the People's Republic of China and some members of Emmanuel who had taken historical geography papers in Part II of the Geographical Tripos and whose recollections of doing so are set out in Appendix 2 of the book.

Friday 28 June 2019

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2019 Graduation

We’d like to congratulate all our students who graduated from College in the beautiful sunshine today! 

They gathered in the Old Library for a briefing by the Dean, followed by the annual photo in front of the Chapel in Front Court, accompanied by the Master, Senior Tutor and Dean. 

The Head Porter and Dean led the procession of graduands through the centre of Cambridge to the Senate House to receive their degrees.

Thursday 13 June 2019

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Emmanuel Fellows promoted to senior academic positions

The College would like to congratulate our six official and Bye-Fellows who have recently been listed in the University's senior academic promotions list. Jon Simons, Fellow in Psychology, has been elected to a Professorship and there have been three Readerships established for Perla Sousi at the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Alex Archibald, Fellow in Chemistry, and Bye-Fellow Shaun Bullock, at the Faculty of Education.

Julie Barrau, Fellow and Director of Studies in History has been appointed to a University Senior Lectureship, as has Paul Wilkinson, Bye-Fellow and Director of Studies in Clinical Medicine.

Tuesday 11 June 2019

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Awards for Emmanuel Honorary and Bye-Fellows in Queen's Birthday Honours List

We'd like to congratulate our Bye-Fellow Professor Sylvia Richardson, who is director of the University's Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit, who has been appointed CBE for services to medical statistics, in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

College is also delighted that Emma member Griff Rhys-Jones was also honoured in the list, having been appointed OBE for his services to the National Civic Society Movement, charity and entertainment.

Tuesday 11 June 2019

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Professor Fernyhough's Improvizone

On 11 June the Old Library was the venue for a concert of ambient music from Improvizone, a collective of musicians who specialise in acoustic and electronic improvised performances. The aim was to give the students – and staff and Fellows – some well-deserved chill-out space after the exams. The musicians involved have given several such concerts over the years, including at the Design Museum, Wellcome Collection, Mile End Art Pavilion, Imbibe, CB2 Cambridge and many other venues. The musicians also performed a concert for the patients in the intensive care unit at University College Hospital London, described in this article. They include professional musicians who have recorded and toured with major artists. The group includes this term’s Derek Brewer Visiting Fellow at Emmanuel, Professor Charles Fernyhough.

Andrew Booker writes:

This performance was unusual for us in a few ways. First, the historic Emmanuel College Old Library with its dark wood panelling and ancient canvasses was far removed from the typical Improvizone London bar/pub venue. The act of simply turning up was calming and detoxifying. Second was the fact that we were doing anything at all. It had been seven years since we last got together as Improvizone. Some of us had seen each other to some extent during that time. But for my part, I had not played with Jordan (Muscatello, bass) since 2012, nor Charles (Fernyhough, guitar) since 2009, nor Peter (Chilvers, piano) since 2006. The exception is Mike (Bearpark, guitar). I’d just finished a tour with him the previous week.

It had been too long. This was my immediate thought as I sat down to play. Not because of too many cobwebbed or rusted abilities, more that clearly we like doing this. Listening to the recordings, from the moment I pressed the button you can hear us relaxing into a formless, leisurely expression of enjoyment, happy that we find ourselves in familiar territory once again. Just happy to be there. You know things are going well in an improvisation session when the pieces become longer and longer. Our third block of playing lasted an hour, which is nearly a record (from memory, topped only by a 68-minuter in The Plough, Walthamstow, in 2010).

Another unusual feature of this session was that, while in the past we’ve ventured out only with amplified instruments, here we took full advantage of the fine Bösendorfer grand piano. Its sweet and airy acoustics fitted perfectly with our electronic sounds. In our recording of the night, I can mix the piano in with the rest of the instruments with zero treatment and it sounds terrific. It required two microphones, which also picked up Charles tapping on his effects switches, and people chatting in the audience. Normally the scourge of the serious concert performer, audience chatter must be no issue for an ambient music outfit, and on the recording I rather like it.

Though I think of us as an ambient music outfit, to me that does not mean we make only nebulous washes of sound. As a drummer, I rather like my ambient music to have a hypnotic rhythmic continuum. And even then, my style is for those rhythms not to be repetitive. I am happy to congratulate myself that Mike eventually remarked on the elusiveness of the one (the downbeat of the bar). So long as the pulse and timing are good, to me this is a success. Increasingly these days, I like my sounds not to be repetitive either. I have spent many recent months shut away crafting my own software to alter my sounds for me while I’m playing. As I sat having fun pattering away at drum sounds that every so often shifted in pitch, or synth sounds that mutated over time, I thought of things I might have done differently if I had spent less time in the study and more time playing at evenings like this.

Eventually, we had to surrender our bassist and pianist to the Greater Anglia train timetable. Charles and Mike continued for a while with me on drums initially. After a time I started to look longingly at the empty piano stool and missed Peter’s minimalist accompaniment. With a bit of a stretch, I leaned over and doubled my drum rhythm on the piano, then put the sticks down and switched to piano entirely. And so began a ten-minute descent to the end of the session, at a different pace but expressing the same leisurely contentment with which it began.

We should do this more often.

The band would like to acknowledge their gratitude to the Porters for their generous help with logistics, the College for granting the venue and particularly Dr Chris Whitton for his help in making the idea of the concert a reality. The performance was recorded and the results will in due course be uploaded to the Improvizone website.

Thursday 6 June 2019

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Dr Moretti awarded 2019 Pilkington Prize

We're delighted that our Fellow Laura Moretti, Senior University Lecturer in Pre-Modern Japanese Studies, has been awarded a 2019 Pilkington Prize, for "outstanding quality and approach to teaching".

The Prize is awarded to individuals who make a substantial contribution to the teaching programme of a Department, Faculty or the University as a whole.

Thursday 30 May 2019

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Sir Walter Mildmay featured as a Radio 4 puzzle

Emma alumnus and former University Challenge captain Bobby Seagull has been posing regular BBC Radio 4 puzzles every morning on the Today Programme. On 30 May the puzzle featured the College's founder Sir Walter Mildmay.

Can you solve the clue?:

Write: Walter Mildmay. Cross out a letter each time it comes in the country whose capital is Valletta & the surname of the Willy Wonka 1971 actor. 2 remain uncrossed - which country's 2 letter ISO code is left?

Tuesday 21 May 2019

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Remembering from the Inside – a multidisciplinary workshop with Jon Simons and Charles Fernyhough

What is it like to have a memory? The ability to remember personally experienced events in vivid, multisensory detail makes an immensely important contribution to our lives, allowing us to re-live each moment of a previous encounter and providing us with the store of precious memories that form the building blocks of who we are.  Although a great deal is known about the psychological and brain mechanisms that enable us to recall a word list, for example, considerably less is known about the processes underlying the subjective experience of remembering. Similarly, humanities conceptions of memory have traditionally been dominated by Freudian psychodynamic models, with relatively little attention given to key features of remembering identified in current cognitive neuroscientific research.

To address this gap, Emmanuel Fellow Jon Simons and Derek Brewer Visiting Fellow Charles Fernyhough held an interdisciplinary workshop at Emmanuel which brought together researchers from varied disciplinary backgrounds to explore the interface between humanities and scientific approaches to the subjective experience of remembering.  The workshop involved contributions from academics from fields including medieval and modern literary studies, film studies, music, fine art, modern languages, medical humanities, philosophy, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience.  We had a two-fold aim of asking how our psychological and neuroscientific understanding of the subjective experience of remembering can be enhanced by ways of understanding memory from the humanities, and how literary and other humanities studies of memory can gain from engagement with the modern cognitive neuroscience of memory.

We discussed how the experience of memory is richly represented in the arts and humanities, particularly in literary texts dating back to the classical era. For example,  models of memory found in writers as diverse as Virginia Woolf, Toni Morrison, Vladimir Nabokov, W G Sebald, William Wordsworth, Marcel Proust and Charles Dickens can help to specify and refine cognitive neuroscientific paradigms for studying these aspects of memory experimentally. Conversely, scientific advances in our understanding of how remembering involves reactivating sensory and perceptual features of an event, and the thoughts and feelings we had when the event occurred, integrating them into a conscious first-person experience, can help to reshape humanities models of subjective experience.

We hope to follow up on our discussions with a diverse range of activities and outputs, scoping the terrain for interdisciplinary projects on the subjective experience of remembering.

The workshop was made possible by the generous support of Emmanuel, the Institute of Medical Humanities at Durham University, and the Wellcome Trust.

Monday 13 May 2019

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Dr Archibald featured on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Alex Archibald, Emma Fellow in Chemistry, researching air pollution and climate change, was featured on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. He spoke to Jeremy Sallis about pollution 'hotspots', the sources and levels of emissions and introducing car-free zones outside primary schools to reduce the effect of air pollution on young people. Having cycled to the Radio Cambridgeshire studio, he was also able to advise listeners on how they can individually contribute to lessening their vehicular effect on the environment, and how leadership should influence making Cambridge safer, and even more of a 'cycling city'.

Wednesday 8 May 2019

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BUCS Regatta wins for Emma student Larkin, and CUWBC

The Cambridge University Women's Boat Club raced thirteen crews at the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Regatta in Nottingham over the first May bank holiday weekend.

Current Emma student Larkin Sayre raced in the Women's Championship in her Coxless 4 on Monday 6 May, and her crew won gold by a considerable margin.

Tuesday 7 May 2019

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The Master awarded the 2019 RGS Royal Medal

The Master, Dame Fiona Reynolds, has been awarded one of the 2019 Royal Medals – Patron’s Medal – from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), for "her contribution to environmental protection, conservation and the preservation of the British landscape."

The RGS has awarded Dame Fiona with the medal for "shift[ing] the debate on conservation and the environment into new territory for many people in the UK". The medals, presented since 1830, are approved by Her Majesty The Queen, and are part of a series of awards that recognise extraordinary achievement in all areas of geography.

The Master said “I’ve always been a geographer at heart, so nothing could have delighted me more than receiving this award. I’m both thrilled and honoured". The College are so very proud, and congratulate Dame Fiona on her achievement.

Monday 29 April 2019

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Professor Gales elected ISCA Fellow

Fellow of the College Professor Mark Gales (2004) has been elected a Fellow of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) for "wide ranging, fundamental contributions to research and leadership in the fields of speech recognition, synthesis and statistical modelling algorithms”. He will receive his award at the ISCA INTERSPEECH conference in Graz, Austria, in September. He has also been selected as a Distinguished Lecturer for ISCA in the academic year 2019-20.

ISCA promotes activities and exchanges in all fields related to speech communication science and technology. With over 2000 members worldwide, it is aimed at all persons and institutions interested in fundamental research and technological development that aims at describing, explaining and reproducing the various aspects of human communication by speech, that is, without assuming this enumeration to be exhaustive, phonetics, linguistics, computer speech recognition and synthesis, speech compression, speaker recognition, aids to medical diagnosis of voice pathologies. 

Tuesday 9 April 2019

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Emmanuel Student Sailing Successes

Emma undergrad Robbie King (2017), sailed on the very successful Cambridge Blue team that finished second in the BUSA National Universities Championship in April. The team also won the Oxford Top Gun and Cam Cup in March, and finished 6th in the Wessex Winter Warmer in January.

The Ladies team was captained by Cat Wallace (2015), and they finished 2nd in the Ladies National Championships in February.

Sunday 7 April 2019

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Abba Parker featured in Cambridgeshire Live

Emma PhD student Abba Parker was featured on Cambridgeshire Live, as President of the Cambridge University Women's Boat Club. and ahead of the weekend's Boat Race.

Sunday 7 April 2019

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Cambridge whitewash in the Boat Race

We were very proud of the Cambridge boats at this year’s annual Boat Race. Two current Emma students rowed on the teams: Larkin Sayre heading up the women’s team and rowing at 4, and Freddie Davidson rowing at 7 for the men.

The women made a strong start and stayed ahead of Oxford to win their 44th victory overall, and third consecutive win, with a time of 18 minutes and 47 seconds.

The Cambridge men won the toss to start on the Surrey side and led the Oxford team by half a length during the first two minutes. While Oxford struggled with tightening the gap between the boats as they passed the Chiswick Steps, the men increased their lead to finish ahead by alength, with a time of 16 minutes and 57 seconds.

Sunday 24 March 2019

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Professor Miles featured on BBC East Sunday Politics

Professor John Miles, Fellow at Emma, has backed the proposal of a Cambridge Metro.

He spoke about his research into vehicle technology, making the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM), affordable, and linking the city to the areas around Cambridge via driverless vehicles without rails or power cables. 

Monday 18 March 2019

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University Challenge

Sadly our 2018-19 University Challenge team lost their last quarter-final knock-out match on 18 March against Darwin, meaning that Emmanuel have now been knocked out of this year's competition.

The students put up a valiant fight and achieved a score of 130, but were sadly beaten by 95 points as Darwin triumphed.

The College would like to congratulate the students on their wonderful progress in the competition, and we look forward to next year!

Monday 18 March 2019

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Last chance for #TeamEmma on University Challenge tonight!

This evening on BBC2 at 8pm, #TeamEmma are on University Challenge again!  

Having qualified for the quarter-final group stages for the third consecutive year, we were defeated last month in our first match by St Edmund Hall, Oxford and their formidable captain Leo (described by the BBC website as the "Cristiano Ronaldo" of the show).

Tonight, Emmanuel faces Darwin College in a Cambridge derby. The winner will be through to an elimination match with one final chance to reach the semi-finals, but the loser goes home. As with Teddy Hall's Leo, we face the equally formidable Darwin captain Golfinos!

Watch online and show #TeamEmma your support!

Friday 15 March 2019

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Emma's University Challenge progress

Although the College team were sadly beaten 200-175 by the University of Glasgow in their most recent knockout quarter-final match of this season of University Challenge, we have one last chance to progress in our next match.

We will be playing Darwin College on Monday 18 March at 8.30pm on BBC Two, and the winner of this last quarter-final will go on to the semi finals in April.

Friday 15 March 2019

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Discussion of Don Cupitt's Sea of Faith on Radio 4

Emma Fellow Don Cupitt (1966) was the subject of a recent Radio 4 documentary Sea of Faith, which was presented by Giles Fraser.

The programme featured discussion of the storm provoked by Cupitt's 1980s TV series, namely "are the questions raised by The Sea of Faith still relevant and what became of the man who asked them?". Our Fellow Professor Pickstock and Professor Woodhead, a former Emma student of Don Cupitt, were interviewed on the programme about their time under Rev'd Cupitt's teaching as his students.

Two articles in The Church Times addressed the programme; read online here.

Tuesday 12 March 2019

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College Housekeepers fundraise for house fire victim Rocia

The College housekeeping department have united to raise money for bedder Rocia Barreca who was the victim of a house fire at her home on February 27. The department, led by Housekeeper Ann Patten, raised £217 for Rocia, and further funds have been raised by Emma students.

Thursday 21 February 2019

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Emmanuel Charter featured in National Portrait Gallery exhibition

The Emmanuel Charter is currently on loan to the National Portrait Gallery as a fundamental part of their exhibition Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver. The exhibition explores the art world in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England, where miniatures were compared to masterpieces by Caravaggio and Raphael.

The College Charter, signed in 1584, features a water- and bodycolour frontal miniature of Elizabeth with silver and gold accents, designed and partially painted by Hilliard as its first image. This image within the Charter has helped art historians to link manuscript illustration to the roots of miniature painting.

Monday 18 February 2019

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#TeamEmma on University Challenge

The College's third consecutive year on University Challenge continues on Monday 18 February at 8.30pm on BBC Two.

The team take on the highly rated St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, who gained the highest round two score led by their formidable captain Freddy Leo.

With Team Emma having narrowly lost the first round to Glasgow with a score of 200-175. This success warranted inclusion in the 'highest scoring loser' play-offs; here we triumphed 235-140, against King's College, London. The second round saw us win an Oxbridge battle against St Peter's College, Oxford with score of 195-120.

A win in this round will mean that the team would need only one more victory to gain a semi-final place, but a loss means an elimination quarter final after to stay in the series.

Tuesday 12 February 2019

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College welcomes NYC drag queen Miz Cracker!

On Tuesday 12 February, the Emmanuel Student Union hosted drag queen Miz Cracker for a talk in the Chapel on drag and its history.

Miz Cracker spoke eloquently on 'Is drag just for gay men?', detailing the history of drag, examining its audiences and wide-reaching cultural significance. The talk was followed by a vibrant Q&A session, where she answered questions on various subjects, such as gender expression and entertainment versus art in drag.  

Friday 1 February 2019

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Emma raising the flag for LGBTQ+ Month

Emmanuel are celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community at Emmanuel, near and far, by flying the flag from the College this morning.

The flag was raised at sunrise on the morning of 1 February.


Wednesday 30 January 2019

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Funeral arrangements for Mr John Reddaway

The funeral for the late Mr John Reddaway, Emmanuel Fellow from 1960, will be taking place on Wednesday 30 January at 1.30pm in the College Chapel. All are welcome to attend.

Friday 25 January 2019

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Blue plaque for Clara Dorothea Rackham

We were delighted to commemorate the life of Clara Dorothea Rackham with a blue plaque on at 9 Park Terrace on Friday 25 January. The Master and other members of College were present for the unveiling alongside the Cppf Blue Plaque Committee for Cambridge.

Clara Rackham was a long-serving councillor in Cambridge throughout in the 1940s and 1950s, and was a prominent member of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. She contributed significantly to the labour movement, working on factory conditions, workers' rights, equal pay and national insurance.

Friday 11 January 2019

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Happy 'Birthday' Emmanuel!

Today marks the anniversary of the signing of the College charter by Elizabeth I in 1584.

It's therefore our 'birthday', marking 435 years of the College's foundation.

Wednesday 9 January 2019

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Mr John Reddaway (1960)

The College is very sorry to announce the death this morning of John Reddaway, Fellow since 1960, at the age of 92. He will be much missed and further details will be posted in due course.

Thursday 6 December 2018

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Varsity Rugby 2018

The Cambridge rugby teams played two valiant matches on 6 December against the arch-rivals Oxford.

The ladies' team won by three points to beat Oxford 8-5 and two of our girls helped the team to victory: Sophie Farrant and Emily Pratt. Sadly the men were unable to keep the Varsity trophy and were beaten 38-16. Our two Emma players, Mike Phillips and Stephen Leonard, were vital to the fight, however, with Mike scoring two strong penalties for Cambridge in the first half of the match.

We're so proud of our players, and are looking forward to the forthcoming Cuppers matches next term!

Tuesday 4 December 2018

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Success for the Emma catering team

The Emmanuel catering team have recently won further prizes at the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg.

Deputy Head Chef Nathan Aldous created beautiful petits fours for the competition, and the team received silver medals for the cold buffet table and the hot kitchen.

Tuesday 4 December 2018

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Two Emma men to play in the Varsity Match 2018

Mike Phillips (2014) and Stephen Leonard (2015) have been selected to play for the Cambridge team at the Varsity Match, taking place on 6 December.

Mike and Stephen also played last year on the winning Cambridge team, which beat Oxford 20-10 in the 2017 match. We're really looking forward to seeing our boys play on the field at Twickenham at 3pm on Thursday!

Monday 26 November 2018

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Emma women picked for the Varsity Match

2018 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the women's Varsity Match, and we're delighted that two Emma women, Sophie Farrant and Emily Pratt, have again been selected for the team. The girls played last year in Cambridge's winning match against Oxford, where the team won with a spectacular score of 24-0.

The match will take place on Thursday 6 December from 11.30am at Twickenham. 

Monday 19 November 2018

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Another University Challenge victory for Team Emma!

Our University Challenge team, Connor MacDonald, Vedanth Nair, Dani Cugini and Ben Harris, won their second round play-off match against St Peter's College, Oxford on Monday 19 November; the final score was 195-120.

This is the third consecutive year that the Emmanuel team have reached the quarter finals of the group stages, and the last victorious team from Emma reached the 2009/2010 final in the very same way!

The whole College community is wishing the team the best of luck for the next round!

Thursday 15 November 2018

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#TeamEmma in the University Challenge second round playoffs

After a fabulous 235-140 playoff victory against King's College, London, the College's University Challenge team are back on BBC Two on Monday 19 November at 8.30pm.

The team are in the 2nd round against St Peter's College, Oxford. It's a big match, as winning this round would mean we are in the quarter final group stages (with a minimum of two more matches). But if we lose, we go home! 

Sunday 11 November 2018

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Boat Club Remembrance Service

On Sunday 11 November members and alumni from the Boat Club gathered to remember those, particularly the members of Emmanuel Boat Club, who gave their lives in the service of our country and its cause. To commemorate their service, the Club laid out one blade for every member of the club who has lost their life to war, amounting to 54 blades, or the equivalent of 6 rowing eights with a cox.

Thursday 8 November 2018

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College commemorates WWI centenary

Emmanuel is commemorating the centenary of the ending of the First World War with an installation in the Chapel using three There But Not There silhouettes.

Also on display is the illuminated book in which are recorded the names of those who died in both world wars. The names, college and war service records can be seen in the online Roll of Honour.

Monday 5 November 2018

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Emmanuel on University Challenge

We're delighted that our #TeamEmma won their match against Kings College, London on Monday 5 November, a match that was a 1st round 'highest scoring losers' play-off. The team won the match by 95 points with a score of 235-140. The last time Emma were in this position was in the 2009-10 season; that team, with Alex Guttenplan as Captain, were the winners of that series!

We look forward to their progress in their next match, which will be against either Hertford College, Oxford or the University of Exeter, who will play next Monday, 12 November.

Thursday 1 November 2018

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Emma students selected for the Varsity Match squads

We're delighted that seven current Emma students have been selected for the Varsity Match squads! Calum McKay (2015), Iham Mohamed-Kasen (2016), Max Marshall (2017), Mike Phillips (2014) and Stephen Leonard (2015) are part of the men's squad, and two of our women, Sophie Farrant (2013) and Emily Pratt (2016) are playing as part of the women's squad.

Mike and Stephen played on the winning Cambridge team in 2017, where we beat Oxford 20-10; Sophie and Emily also played last year for the women's team, also beating Oxford with a score of 24-0. 

The teams for the match itself will be selected later this month and they will be playing at Twickenham on Thursday 6 December.

Monday 29 October 2018

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Results from the British Rowing Championships

The CUBC were victorious over the Oxford boat in the BRC, clearing the line by six seconds to row to victory. The squad are steadily working towards the Boat Race next year, and will race in the Fuller's Brewery Fours Head on 3 November.

Friday 19 October 2018

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Emma's Larkin Sayre competing in British Rowing Championships

We're delighted that Larkin Sayre has been selected to race in her coxless four at this weekend's British Rowing Championships, the first race of the 2018-19 Season. She is one of the three members of the Blondie boat who won the reserve Boat Race earlier this year; results and details about Cambridge's progress can be found on the CUWBC Twitter.

Friday 19 October 2018

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Another Emma student selected British Rowing Championships!

Emma's Freddie Davidson, Vice-President of CUBC is returning at stroke to the Blues boat at the British Rowing Championships this weekend. The Championships are taking place in Nottingham, and the Cambridge men will be racing against crews from Oxford and Oxford Brookes. 

We're so proud of Freddie, and look forward to following the men's progress throughout the new season! Find out results on the rowresults website, and follow the progress on the CUBC Twitter account.

Tuesday 2 October 2018

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Matriculation 2018

We're delighted to welcome all our new students to College for the new academic year!

The matriculation ceremony took place on 2 October in the College's Old Library, preceded by the annual matriculation photograph in Front Court, with the Master, Senior Tutor, Dean and Deputy Head Porter. Everyone at the College wishes all students a great time here this year!

Our matriculation panorama photograph comes courtesy of the Senior Tutor, Dr Henderson.