College News

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 Sufferage 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.

Tuesday 8 January 2019

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Please update your eduroam settings

All College members will need to update their settings on all devices to stay connected to the eduroam network after Thursday 10th January.

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.

Wednesday 1 August 2018

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Professor Udrea awarded the 2018 Mullard Award

We're delighted that Emma Fellow Florin Udrea (1998), who is Professor of Semiconductor Engineering at the University, has been announced the joint winner of the Royal Society Mullard Award 2018.

Professor Udrea and Professor Julian Gardner, from the University of Warwick, have been awarded the medal for their company Cambridge CMOS Sensors, which develops sensors for air quality and structures for infrared applications. The award is given to academics who have contributed excellence to natural sciences, engineering or technology.

Tuesday 31 July 2018

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World U23 Rowing Championships in Poland

On 29 July 2018, Freddie Davidson stroked the GB Men’s U23 VIII to a world silver medal. Freddie stroked this year's winning Cambridge boat in the Boat Race, and rowed in the College 1st VIII in this years May Bumping races.

We all wish to pass on our congratulations to Freddie on this wonderful achievement!

Monday 23 July 2018

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University Challenge

Our excellent #TeamEmma played a valiant first-round match on 23 July, but were pipped to the post by a very strong team from the University of Glasgow. The final score was 175-200, which gives us a chance to get the play-offs later in the season. 

Congratulations to our wonderful team - we’re so proud! 

Wednesday 18 July 2018

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Emma on University Challenge for the third consecutive year!

We're delighted that our new University Challenge team are playing again: for the third year in a row! Our first match is on BBC Two at 8.30pm on Monday 23 July, against Glasgow University.

The team, Connor MacDonald, Vedanth Nair, Dani Cugini and Ben Harris, are coached by the Emma University Challenge legend and 2016-2017 captain, Bobby Seagull; we'll be updating throughout this season via all our social media platforms.

Friday 13 July 2018

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More Cuppers wins for Emmanuel!

We're delighted that Emma student Helen White won Windsurfing Cuppers for Emmanuel and a team of Robbie King, Josh Flack, Bella Padt, and Cat Wallace won Team Racing Cuppers for Emmanuel. More details and photos.

Robbie King sailed on the victorious Varsity Team and gained his Full Blue. Cat Wallace captained the Cambridge Team during the year, but missed the Varsity Match because of a clash of dates with a field trip. Josh Flack also sailed on the Cumberland Cup winning Royal Thames team!

Monday 2 July 2018

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2018 Graduation

Our final year undergraduates graduated from the University on Friday 29 June. The graduands congregated on the Front Court lawn before processing through the city, headed by the Head Porter and Praelector, alongside the Senior Tutor.

The Master admitted the students at Senate House, before the graduates and their families enjoyed a garden party on Front Court.

Monday 25 June 2018

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Emma students Abba and Jess elected to CUWBC presidency and lightweights' captaincy

We're delighted that current Emma postgrad Abba Parker (2017) has been elected president of the Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club. Abba studies for a PhD in Zoology and has previously rowed for Harvard University.

Congratulations also to Jess Godden (2017), a NatSci undergrad at College, who will be captain of the women's lightweights for the academic year 2018-2019.

Friday 22 June 2018

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Dr Agarwal solves the conundrum of the sound of a dripping tap

Research recently published by Emma Fellow in Engineering, Dr Anurag Agarwal, has discovered the origin of the sound of the dripping tap. Dr Agarwal collaborated with Dr Peter Jordan and undergraduate Sam Phillips; their experiments involved hydrophones and high-speed cameras, recording the falling drops of water to investigate the source of the sound.

Read more on the University's website, and watch their experiments on YouTube below.

Friday 15 June 2018

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Emma Fellows' Promotions

We're delighted that a Professorship has been established for Nick White, our current DoS in MML and Fellow since 2002, in the department of French.
Readerships have been established for Mathieu Candea (1998)Phil Howell (1984)Finian Leeper (1982) and Anurag Agarwal (2010), and Thomas Sauerwald (2017) has been appointed to a Senior Lectureship.  Click on the links above to read more about their research.

Tuesday 12 June 2018

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May Bumps 2018

The penultimate week of term is May Bumps week and the College community will all be watching our boats with bated breath as they compete in their divisions!

Our women's 1st boat is preparing to challenge for headship during the week and their training hype video is up on their YouTube channel. There will be coverage from the College via Instagram (@emmanuelcambridge) and Facebook, and the Master will be tweeting from the riverside @fionacreynolds

Wednesday 30 May 2018

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Appointment of architects for new College development

Emmanuel College are delighted to announce the appointment of Stanton Williams Architects to advise the College on the planned development at the college’s southern boundary.

Tuesday 27 March 2018

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2018 Boat Race successes

26 March was a very good Monday morning for Cambridge University Rowing! We were thrilled with the Boat Race results on Saturday, March 24; the crews delivered commanding performances to win.  We are very proud of the crews, and especially Emma students Freddie Davidson and Abba Parker, and of course the dedicated coaching and support team who have worked incredibly hard together.

It is indeed a very special year as Cambridge won all the races against Oxford, for the first time since 1993! There were wins for our Women's Blue Boat, Women's Reserve Race "Blondie", Men's Blue Boat, Men's Reserve Race "Goldie", Women's Lightweight Eight, Men's Lightweight Eight, making 6 wins out of 6 races.

Tuesday 13 March 2018

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Professor Pickstock elected to Norris-Hulse Professorship

We are delighted that Emma Fellow Catherine Pickstock, Professor of Metaphysics and Poetics at the University, has been elected to the Norris-Hulse Professorship of Divinity, effective October 2018.

Catherine is the co-founder of a critical international field-changing theological movement, Radical Orthodoxy (with John Milbank and Graham Ward, London: Routledge, 1999), recently dubbed ‘the Cambridge School’.

Friday 9 March 2018

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Emma Head Chef wins Best in Class at Hotelympia

We are very proud of our Head Chef, Matthew Carter, who has won Best in Class at the 2018 Hotelympia: the UK's market leading hospitality and foodservice event. His menu received a bronze award in the R4 Innovative 4 Course Vegetarian Tasting Menu category, sponsored by Le Cordon Bleu London. 

His four-course vegetarian menu consisted of: Heritage Carrot Terrine with Coriander Sorbet, Goats Cheese mousse with Roast Onion consommé glaze and pickled mustard seed, Poached sweet Potato gnocchi with roast artichoke, king mushroom and mushroom cream and Apple Parfait, Spiced Apple Cake, Rhubarb Crisp, Rhubarb Ice Cream, Rhubarb and Pistachio Meringue.

Wednesday 28 February 2018

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Storm Emma comes to Emma(nuel)!

The College is looking beautiful in the deep snow which has hit the whole country in the last week of February. Students have been building snowmen on Front Court and having snowball fights in the Paddock, while the ducks are struggling on the frozen pond!

Monday 26 February 2018

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Emma undergrad Freddie to row in the 2018 Boat Race!

We're delighted that Freddie Davidson will be rowing in the Blue Boat, for the second consecutive year, in the 2018 Boat Race. The BB will row in the final CUBC fixture on February 4 against Oxford Brookes, before the Race on March 24.

Freddie will be rowing at stroke for the Boat Race; we're so proud of him!