Glen Cavaliero Fellowship announced

Wednesday 21 April 2021

St Catharine’s College is delighted to announce that it has established a named Fellowship in honour of The Revd Dr Glen Tilburn Cavaliero FRSL (1965).

Dr Cavaliero (1927–2019) was a highly-respected poet, scholar, and critic. He was member of the College for 54 years, first as an Affiliated student, then as a Research Fellow, and finally as a Fellow Commoner. Over the course of his career in Cambridge, he also played an important part in the University as an affiliated lecturer in the Faculty of English and lecturer for the Board of Extra-Mural Studies. Fittingly, the Glen Cavaliero Fellowship may be held by an Official or Professorial Fellow in English.

Professor Sir Mark Welland, Master of St Catharine’s, said, “It is with great pride that I can announce the Glen Cavaliero Fellowship in English, a fitting tribute to his considerable contribution to scholarship, literature and the life of the College. Dr Cavaliero’s bequests to St Catharine’s chime with his generosity as a teacher and supporter of the College during his lifetime. His legacy will enable us to enrich College life and enhance the support offered to our students.”

Dr Caroline Gonda (1996) has been chosen as the inaugural Glen Cavaliero Fellow, effective from 19 March 2021. 

Dr Gonda commented, “Dr Cavaliero was a much loved and inspiring teacher for generations of English students at St Catharine’s. He is fondly remembered and much missed by the current Fellowship as a welcoming presence in College life for new Fellows, students and guests. I was lucky to be able to count Glen as a friend, and it is a pleasure and an honour to have been selected for this new Fellowship.”

The Governing Body was also pleased to select Dr Johannes Pausch (2019) to succeed Dr Gonda as the College’s Henry Philpott College Lecturer, also effective from 19 March 2021.

Pictured: Dr Cavaliero (left) and Dr Gonda (right) were colleagues and friends.   

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