News for 2019-01

St Catharine's Appoints Operations Director

St Catharine’s College is delighted to announce the appointment of Helen Hayward as our Operations Director, which is a new role in the College. Helen, who has a Masters in...Read more

Professor Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer Bt KBE FRS (1927-2018)

The College is deeply saddened to report the death of Professor Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer on Wednesday 26 December, aged 91. Sir Peter was Master of St Catharine's between 1973 and...Read more

St Catharine's Seeking a New Bursar

Here at St Catharine's we are delighted to announce an exciting job opportunity at the College. The office of Bursar at becomes vacant on 1 July 2019 with the retirement...Read more

Mr Peter Boizot MBE (1929-2018)

The College was extremely saddened to learn today of the death of Mr Peter Boizot on 5 December 2018 at the age of 89. Peter matriculated at St Catharine’s College...Read more

St Catharine's Fellows named Highly Cited Researchers 2018

St Catharine's Fellows Dr Anthony Davenport, Professor Ron Martin and Professor Bill Sutherland have all been identified in the 2018 global list of Highly Cited Researchers. Criteria for inclusion are...Read more

Luminaria: A Ceremony of Light to return this December

On 12 December our Luminaria: A Ceremony of Light, sung by the outstanding girls’ choir of St Catharine’s College, will be returning to College. Open to everyone, during this event...Read more

Essays by Fellow Dr Caroline Gonda Featured in Exhibition Catalogues

St Catharine’s Fellow and Henry Philpott College Lecturer in English, Dr Caroline Gonda, has had an essay published in the Catalogue from the Barbican’s Modern Couples Exhibition . Dr Gonda’s...Read more

Fellow Dr David Bainbridge's Latest Book is Published

Dr David Bainbridge, the College's fellow in Veterinary Medicine, turned temporary art historian with the publication of his latest book Stripped Bare - The Art of Animal Anatomy . Tracing...Read more

St Catharine’s College Catering Team Achieves ‘Food for the Brain’ Accreditation

We are delighted to announce that our Conference and Catering Team have achieved the ‘Food for the Brain’ Accreditation. This accreditation recognises that the food we offer has achieved high...Read more

St Catharine’s Fellow Receives Honorary Doctorate

St Catharine’s Fellow and Professor of European History at the Faculty of History, Professor Nora Berend , travelled to a ceremony in Sweden to receive her honorary doctorate from the...Read more

Document of the Term: Matriculation

Michaelmas Term is the term of matriculation, the act of registering at the University. It usually occurs a few days after new students arrive in Cambridge and is the beginning...Read more

St Catharine's Fellow Receives Career Recognition Award

On 29th August 2018 Professor Donald M. Broom, Emeritus Fellow of St Catharine's College and member of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, was presented with the Career...Read more

Meet Carmen Failla, our new Head Rowing Coach

This week at St Catharine’s we have welcomed Carmen Failla as our new Head Rowing Coach and Boathouse Manager. We sat down with Carmen to find out how rowing came...Read more

Academic Success for St Catharine's Students

We are delighted to announce that analysis of our undergraduate examination results shows that St Catharine's had the second highest increase in the number of Firsts, at 5.2%, with just...Read more

The Annual Fund's Impact

We are delighted to thank the 700 donors who supported our Annual Fund in 2017-18, and share with everyone a few examples of what their generosity has meant for our...Read more

St Catharine's Members win Recognition for their Work

The College was delighted to hear the news that a number of Members have recently been recognised for their work. St Catharine’s Fellow, Professor John Pyle, has received the Davy...Read more

Exciting Job Opportunity at St Catharine's

Here at St Catharine's we are delighted to announce an exciting new job opportunity at the College. We are seeking to appoint to the Fellowship an experienced Operations Director to...Read more

College September open days - booking now open

Booking is now open for our July and September college open days - see our undergraduate open days page for more information.Read more

St Catharine's 2018 Graduation Seen by Thousands

Last week, on a very sunny Thursday, the College gates were opened to allow our 2018 graduands to walk to Senate House where they would become graduates. As an added...Read more

Document of the Term: the 1906 College Tennis Team

To coincide with the start of Wimbledon, the focus for the Long Vacation is the oldest Tennis Team photograph to be found within the Archives. Dating from 1906, and perhaps...Read more

2018 Photography Competition Winners Announced!

St Catharine's College once again held its annual photography competition for all of its Members, and we were impressed with the quality of the entries! The theme this year was...Read more

St Catharine's Fellows Receive Academic Promotions

St Catharine’s is delighted to announce that four College Fellows have received academic promotions. Dr Nora Berend , currently a Reader in Medieval European History has received a Professorship. Dr...Read more

St Catharine’s Members Named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

The Master of St Catharine’s, Professor Sir Mark Welland, would like to congratulate a number of St Catharine’s Members who have been recognised by HM The Queen in the Queen's...Read more

Rescheduled Henn Lecture to take place tonight

St Catharine's College is delighted to announce that Professor Emma Smith (Oxford) will give the annual Henn Lecture in the McGrath Centre at St Catharine’s College tonight (Wednesday 9 May)...Read more

St Catharine's Lecture in Singapore

On 14 April, the Master of St Catharine's College Professor Sir Mark Welland, and Development Director Mrs Deborah Loveluck visited our Members in Singapore. In the morning Sir Mark gave...Read more

New Orchid Hybrid named for St Catharine’s

St Catharine’s College was delighted to hear that Dr Emrys Chew (1992) both originated and registered an orchid hybrid named Vanda St Catharine’s College, Cambridge ( V. tricolor x V...Read more

St Catharine's Fellows Promote Tunku Scholarship in Kuala Lumpur

From 17-19 April, St Catharine’s Fellows Professor Hans van de Ven and Dr Peter Wothers travelled to Kuala Lumpur to attend a three day workshop to promote the Tunku Scholarship...Read more

Memorial Service for Professor Sir Alan Battersby

This Saturday (28 April) there will be a Memorial Service in celebration of the life of Professor Sir Alan Battersby held in the University Church of Great St Mary's at...Read more

Green Tourism Bronze Award

The College is proud to announce it has achieved its Bronze Award as part of its membership of Green Tourism. To find out more visit the green conferencing page here .Read more

Green Tourism Bronze Award

The College is proud to announce it has achieved its Bronze Award as part of its membership of Green Tourism. To find out more visit the green conferencing page here .Read more

Document of the Term: May Week 1910

Although this piece is being written at the beginning of Easter Term, and May Week may seem like a long way away, this article will, for those currently revising, provide...Read more

Maths Open Days - 28th April and 5th May

If you are attending one of the University Maths Open Days on these dates, then you are welcome also to visit St Catharine's in the morning. We will be offering...Read more

Subject taster day in Medicine - 3rd July - booking now open

Booking is now open for our summer subject taster day in Medicine - see our undergraduate open days page for more information.Read more

University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor and Master of St Catharine’s Launch Strategic Collaboration between Cambridge and Nanjing

Today, Professor Sir Mark Welland joined University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Toope at an event to launch a collaboration with the Nanjing Municipal Government. Driven by Sir Mark as...Read more

St Catharine's Student Helps Lead CUWBC to Boat Race Victory

It's been quite the racing season on the water for Cambridge. After winning both of the Lightweight Rowing races a week earlier, the Light Blues went on to dominate the...Read more

St Catharine's Fellow Wins Pilkington Prize

Last month, St Catharine's Fellow Dr Matt Mason was named one of the 12 recipients of the 2018 Pilkington Prize , which aims to recognise those individuals who have made...Read more

St Catharine's Students win Switch Off Competition

St Catharine’s College students managed to win a large supply of ice cream by being the College with the highest number of students who completed the Climate Change Quiz as...Read more

Statement – proposed USS pension changes

Recent media reports suggest that St. Catharine’s and other Cambridge colleges have taken a view as to the acceptability of the revaluation and forward investment strategy proposed by the Trustee...Read more

St Catharine's appoints new Senior Tutor

St Catharine’s College is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Miranda Griffin as Senior Tutor, to succeed Dr Paul Hartle, who is retiring after 17 years in the role...Read more

St Catharine's Student Launches HE+ with Vice-Chancellor

As part of the University of Cambridge’s outreach efforts, Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Toope launched the HE+ programme in Stoke-on-Trent alongside St Catharine’s Economics student Jordan Heath, who attended Stoke-on-Trent Sixth...Read more

Starcrossed Lovers

Dr Hester Lees-Jeffries (2006), University Lecturer and Fellow in English, is preparing to start work on a new edition of Romeo and Juliet for the New Cambridge Shakespeare, to be...Read more

Professor Sir Alan Battersby (1925-2018)

The College is extremely saddened to share the news that our Honorary Fellow, Professor Sir Alan Battersby, has passed away after a short illness. Born in Leigh, near Manchester, in...Read more

St Catharine's Adds to its Rare Books Collection

On what would have been Dmitri Mendeleev’s 184 th birthday, St Catharine’s College is excited to announce a new addition to the College Library's rare books collection. Following a generous...Read more

St Catharine's College Hosts First Green Formal

Tomorrow evening St Catharine's will be hosting its first ever MCR Green Formal, which will be a celebration of local, plant-based food and drinks and an opportunity for all members...Read more

Mr Ben Bibby (1929 - 2018)

The College was very sad to learn this week of the death of Mr John (Ben) Benjamin Bibby on 21 January, at the age of 88. Ben matriculated in 1949...Read more

Fellow Tim Rogan’s New Book is Released

St Catharine’s History Fellow Tim Rogan’s new book is released in the UK this week. The Moral Economists , published by Princeton University Press, revisits three of the twentieth-century’s most...Read more

Master's paper for Nature wins MedImmune prize

St Catharine’s Master Professor Sir Mark Welland was the project lead on a recently published Nature Communications paper entitled “ Controlling the bioactivity of a peptide hormone in vivo by...Read more

Document of the Term: A College Dinner

Reference: PHOT/7/Livesey/2 This photograph came to the College in 2017, given by the family of R. E. Livesey, who is standing in the centre of the picture, next to the...Read more

Former Master Appointed Chancellor of Swansea University

St Catharine’s College was delighted to hear the news that our former Master, Professor Dame Jean Thomas, has been appointed the Chancellor of Swansea University. An alumna of Swansea University...Read more

St Catharine's Hosts Delegates from the Government of India

At the end of 2017, St Catharine's hosted an event for senior civil servants and undersecretaries from thirty Indian government departments. This was part of a training programme that the...Read more

New Year’s Honour for St Catharine’s Member

The College wishes to congratulate Paul Baumann (1981), who has been recognised by HM The Queen in the New Year’s Honours. Paul, who is the chief financial officer at NHS...Read more

Luminaria: A Ceremony of Light at St Catharine's

The festive season at St Catharine’s College is always an exciting time, but for 2017 it will be extra special as we hold our first ever Christmas carol concert. Luminaria:...Read more

Applications being accepted for the Jacobson Fund

The College is now accepting applications for the Jacobson Fund. Mr Alex Jacobson bequeathed to the College a sum of money to further the study of international law in the...Read more

Catz and Dogs - Our New Canine Initiative with Student Minds

Here at St Catharine’s College the mental health of our students is of the utmost importance. We’re keen to ensure that our students find the correct balance between studies and...Read more

Senior Tutor Dr Paul Hartle's 30-Year Project

In September 2017, Dr Paul Hartle 's edition of Charles Cotton's poetry was published. What makes this publication so unique, is that it has been more than 30 years in...Read more

Fellow Dr Michael D. Hurley's New Book is Published

Dr Michael D. Hurley ’s new book, "Faith in Poetry", is published with Bloomsbury today . We spoke to Dr Hurley about the focus of his book, and the work...Read more

Access and Widening Participation work at St Catharine’s

Oxbridge has been in the news recently regarding the diversity of its student body. We sat down with our Schools Liaison Officer, Jessy Ahluwalia, to hear more about her work...Read more

Former US Secretary of Energy to lecture at St Catharine's

Here at St Catharine's we are extremely excited about the impending visit to the College by Dr Ernie Moniz, who served as the thirteenth US Secretary of Energy from 2013...Read more

St Catharine's Fellow Elected as Faculty Chair

St Catharine’s College was delighted to hear that our Law Fellow, Professor Mark Elliott, has been elected as the Chair of the Faculty of Law. Professor Elliott joined the Fellowship...Read more

Exhibition co-curated by Dr Gilly Carr opens at The Wiener Library

“Everything that people thought they knew about the German occupation of the Channel Islands is – at best – partial and – at worst – inaccurate,” explains co-curator and Fellow...Read more

St Catharine’s Apprentice Chef Trains at The Ritz

From the 7th August until the 4th September, St Catharine’s Apprentice Chef Courtney Edgeley undertook a training program at The Ritz in London. Courtney, who has been with the College...Read more

Document of the Term: Blazers

The College Archives contain a number of items not conventionally thought of as archives: rowing blades, tankards, ties, buttons, bricks and stones, keys, plaques and coins. Among these non-traditional items...Read more

Archaeology Student Natalie Khoo Talks Travel Grants and Lucky Finds

Our travel grants allow our students to do some amazing things. We spoke to 3rd year Archaeology student Natalie Khoo, who recently went on a trip to Siem Reap in...Read more

Antagonist molecule discovered by St Catharine’s Biomedical Fellow in treatment for brain cancer

Glioblastoma are highly aggressive brain tumours that are associated with an extremely poor prognosis despite invasive surgery followed by concurrent radiation and chemotherapy. Malignancy is closely associated with their vascularisation...Read more

Poetry, Science and Music Collide at St Catharine's

On September 26, St Catharine’s College hosted an awards evening for its national STEM in Song competition. Spearheaded by St Catharine’s Fellow and newly appointed astronaut for Canada Dr Jenni...Read more

Honorary Fellow Rona Fairhead CBE is new Minister for the Department of International Trade

The Master and the Fellowship of St Catharine’s College were delighted to hear that Honorary Fellow, Mrs Rona Fairhead, has been appointed as an International Trade Minister with a life...Read more

Head Porter Dom Mulcrone Retires After 25 Years

On the 15th September, the College bade a fond farewell to Dom Mulcrone, our Head Porter for the last 25 years. After featuring an interview with Dom in the latest...Read more

Sir Peter Hall (1930 - 2017)

The College was extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Sir Peter Hall, who died on September 11th at the age of 86. Sir Peter read English at St...Read more

Bookings for Post Graduate Open Day now open

Post Graduate Open Day The University of Cambridge will be hosting a Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 3 November 2017. This unique event is organised by the Graduate Admissions Office...Read more

St Catharine’s PhD Student Alejandro Jimenez-Sanchez has paper published in Cell

St Catharine’s College was delighted to hear that second year PhD student Alejandro Jimenez-Sanchez was part of a team that had a research paper published in prestigious biological sciences journal...Read more

Cambridge Chemistry Challenge for Lower Sixth at St Catharine's

On the 25th August St Catharine’s welcomed a group of 26 A-level students to the College to take part in a residential chemistry course in recognition of their achievements in...Read more

Master of St Catharine’s Visiting North America

During his first visit as Master to the West Coast, Professor Sir Mark Welland will be hosting St Catharine's events in San Francisco and Vancouver, where he hopes to meet...Read more

Mr Doug Insole, CBE (1926-2017)

The College was very sad to learn this week of the death of Mr Doug Insole on 5 August, at the age of 91. Doug matriculated at St Catharine’s in...Read more

Economics of Religion Roundtable at St Catharine's

The International Economic Association Roundtable on the Economics of Religion was held at St. Catharine’s College on 10-11 July 2017. Organised by St. Catharine’s Fellow Dr Sriya Iyer , along...Read more

Booking now open for 2017 open days and taster days

St Catharine's is running four College Open Days and several subject taster days in July and September. Click here for more information.Read more

St Catharine’s Members Named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

A number of St Catharine’s Members have been recognised by HM The Queen in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Professor Haro Bedelian (1961), who was elected Honorary Fellow of the...Read more

St Catharine’s Master Meets with Heads of Singapore Schools

Master of St Catharine’s College, Professor Sir Mark Welland , has just returned from a visit to Singapore, where he met with heads from schools including the Hwa Chong Institution,...Read more

Dr Jenni Sidey Selected as Astronaut for Canadian Space Agency

We are absolutely thrilled and deeply proud to hear that Dr Jenni Sidey, a Fellow of St. Catharine's, has been selected to be one of two astronauts of the Canadian...Read more

College Fellow Dr Matthew Mason receives Higher Education Academy award

St Catharine's is pleased to announce that College Fellow Dr Matthew Mason has been awarded the status of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), a nationally-recognised teaching accreditation...Read more

Annual Photography Competition Winners Announced!

St Catharine's College once again held its annual photography competition for all of its Members, and we were astounded to receive nearly 90 entries! The theme this year was "Hidden...Read more

St Catharine's Fellows Receive Academic Promotions

St Catharine’s is delighted to announce that three College Fellows have received academic promotions. Dr Richard Harrison , who was a Reader in Earth Sciences has received a Professorship. Dr...Read more

Interview with Benavitch Scholar Rowan Laurence

Rowan Laurence (2016, MBA) discusses his time in Cambridge and the difference that his Benavitch Scholarship has made to him. Thanks to a generous bequest from the late Maurice Benavitch...Read more

Document of the Term: Stones

The Archivist would like to encourage you to walk around Main Court during exam term. It's all too easy to simply focus on revising if you are a student, or...Read more

Madonnas and Miracles at the Fitzwilliam Museum

A team of researchers from St Catharine’s College have helped to curate the latest exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Madonnas and Miracles , which exposes a hidden world of religious...Read more

2017 annual Telephone Campaign is a great success

St Catharine’s College would like to take the opportunity to thank our alumni for helping us to achieve yet another successful annual Telephone Campaign. Our team of 15 student callers...Read more

Fish peptide treats cardiovascular disease

A new peptide called Elabela/Toddler (ELA), first identified in the fish Danio as critical for the development of the heart, has now been identified in the human cardiovascular system, by...Read more

Exhibition featuring College manuscript opens in Paderborn

The College Library has recently loaned a thirteenth-century manuscript to the Diocesan Museum in Paderborn, Germany, for their exhibition devoted to the “wonders” of Rome, which opens today. Our manuscript...Read more

ESRC Grant Awarded to Professor Ron Martin

Emeritus Fellow Professor Ron Martin has been awarded a major Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Grant for his project ‘Manufacturing Renaissance in Industrial Regions?’ This award is in addition...Read more

St Catharine's seeks a College Teaching Officer in Economics

St Catharine’s College is seeking to appoint a College Teaching Officer (Lecturer) in Economics. Applications are encouraged from candidates specialising in any field of economics, but candidates must be able...Read more

Dr Jenni Sidey down to final 32 in astronaut selection process

St Catharine’s Fellow Dr Jenni Sidey is down to the final 32 candidates for two astronaut positions with the Canadian Space Agency, which received a total of 3772 applications. As...Read more

Document of the Term: 17th century College Gardens

As Spring has now arrived, the 1st March being the first day of meteorological Spring, it seems timely to look at the records of the College gardens in the Archive...Read more

New Choir CD released

The Choirs of St Catharine's have released their third album on the Resonus Classics label. Gaudent in Coelis is a celebration of contemporary British choral music. See Recordings Page for...Read more

Coffee Congratulations

A big congratulations to our Coffee bean roasters, Hot Numbers, for making it into the Telegraph's list of Britain's 30 best coffee shops. Everyone here loves the coffee!Read more

Professor Bill Sutherland named Highly Cited Researcher

Professor Bill Sutherland has been selected as a Highly Cited Researcher due to his work being identified as being among the more valuable and significant in the field, a distinction...Read more

The second John Addenbrooke Lecture

The Master and Fellows of St Catharine’s College would like to invite you to attend the second John Addenbrooke Lecture on 19th January 2017 at 17.30 Professor Sir Keith Peters...Read more

New Year’s Honours for St Catharine’s Members

The College wishes to congratulate those Members who have been recognised by HM The Queen in the New Year’s Honours. Professor Sir Cyril Chantler (1967) has been appointed a Knight...Read more

It's never too early!

We are already taking bookings for Christmas 2017! Please see our Christmas Menu for further details on our Fine Dining or Party Nights for next years festive seasonRead more

Funeral service for Mrs Margaret Maddock

The funeral service for Mrs Margaret Maddock will be held on Thursday 22 December at 1.30 pm at the Arbory Woodland Burial Ground ( ), Comberton Road, Barton. It...Read more

Varsity Rugby Results

The College is proud of the four St Catharine’s students who represented Cambridge University in today’s Varsity rugby matches at Twickenham. Captained by St Catharine’s Daniel Dass (2014, Economics) and...Read more

Best Paper Award for Emeritus Fellow Ron Martin

Emeritus Fellow Professor Ron Martin (1974) has been selected for the Best Paper Award 2016 for his paper "Spatially Rebalancing the Economy: The Challenge for Regional Theory". Awarded jointly by...Read more

Communications Officer vacancy at St Catharine's

St Catharine’s College is seeking a full time Communications Officer who will co-ordinate the College’s communications resources and assist in the promotion of the College’s mission, values, brand, and attributes...Read more

Collegiate Campaign Celebration

St Catharine's McGrath Centre was honoured to host the celebration of the Dear World, Yours Cambridge campaign for the University and Colleges. Campaign blue lights adorned the room and even...Read more

Winter Menus available

Our fantastic new Winter Menus are now available featuring the best seasonal produce. For further details and to download our selection of menus, please visit our Dining webpages hereRead more

St Catharine's students win short film competition

St Catharine's PhD students Ellie Chan and Marcus Fantham won the Cambridge Shorts/Wellcome Trust ISSF competition to produce a film on their research combined. See the film here: more

Catz Chef wins award

A huge congratulations to one of our chefs, Dave Benton, for winning the Outstanding Achievement Award for Level 3 Patisserie & Confectionary from Westminster KingswayRead more

Catchbox Pro now available

Engage your audience with Catchbox, the soft throwable microphone. Perfect for larger group sessions or Q&A's, Catchbox is available for all conference guests to use.Read more

Christmas at Catz

Come and host your perfect Christmas dinner at Catz. From our intimate Combination rooms to our grand Dining Hall and fabulous bar, Catz can cater for all events.Read more

St Catharine's student awarded American Heart Association Trainee Award

Amanda Kennedy, a final year PhD student under the supervision of Dr Anthony Davenport and Dr Janet Maguire, Dept of Experimental Medicine and Immunotherapeutics, Addenbrooke’s was recently awarded a Trainee...Read more

Harry Elderfield Symposium and Memorial (14th & 15th October)

A Memorial Symposium 'Harry Elderfield and the chemistry of oceans past and present' will be held at the college on Friday 14th October from 10.00- 5.30 pm.Read more

St Catharine's welcomes its 39th Master

On Friday 30 September 2016, Professor Sir Mark Welland FRS FREng was admitted as the 39 th Master of St Catharine’s College, succeeding Professor Dame Jean Thomas DBE ScD FRS...Read more

The late Professor Sir Patrick Sissons FMedSci

The College was saddened to learn of the death last weekend of Professor Sir Patrick Sissons FMedSci, Regius Professor of Physic in the University from 2005-2012.Read more

Study at St Catharine's! UCAS application deadline 15th October

Applications to study as an undergraduate at St Catharine's must be received by UCAS by 6pm on October 15th. Please bear in mind that if your subject requries you to...Read more

St Catharine's looks forward to welcoming new students this October

St Catharine's College is delighted to be welcoming a new cohort of undergraduates this October. We would like to congratulate them all on their exam results. A few successful applicants...Read more

St Catharine’s alumni named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

St Catharine’s College offers its sincere congratulations to two alumni, whose contributions were recently recognized in the Birthday Honours List: His Excellency Paul Brummell (1984), alumnus, was named a Companion...Read more

St Catharine's alumnus rows to Olympic gold

Congratulations to St Catharine's alumnus George Nash (2008) and the rest of the Great Britain men's coxless four boat who won Gold at the Olympic Games today in Rio de...Read more

Benavitch Scholars for 2016 announced

St Catharine’s is delighted to announce that it will be welcoming five students to Cambridge as Benavitch scholars in October 2016. This year’s cohort come from five different Universities across...Read more

The Cambridge MB/PhD programme

The Cambridge MB/PhD programme is designed for medical students who demonstrate clear potential to pursue a career in medical research. The programme is not for the faint-hearted since it combines...Read more

Document of the Term: College Stables

The need for an undergraduate or Fellow to have a horse in College today is very low, but back in the 19th century a stable to house horses would have...Read more

New Girls' Choir CD released

The Girls' Choir's first solo CD recording is now available, featuring a wide-ranging and ambitious programme of contemporary British music. For more details, go to the CD Recordings page ...Read more

A statement regarding fees and finance of EU students not from the UK

Unfortunately, the UK has voted to leave the European Union. We realise that this will worry many students, offer holders and prospective applicants, but below are two statements which clarify...Read more

St Catharine’s Campaign reaches £30 million target

The Master and Fellows of St Catharine’s are delighted to announce that the St Catharine’s Campaign, launched in 2009, has reached its £30 million target. The Campaign aimed to secure...Read more

Dr John Shakeshaft: Fellow and Benefactor

Last July, the College was sad to announce the death of our friend John Shakeshaft , who was a Fellow of St Catharine’s for over 50 years, serving during that...Read more

Recent sporting successes

Following a recent spate of Catz sporting successes, here is a roundup of some of our key achievements. Well done to all players and teams! Athletics At the Varsity Athletics...Read more

Emeritus Fellow Ron Martin awarded RGS Victoria Medal

Congratulations from everyone at St Catharine's to Emeritus Fellow Professor Ron Martin (1974), who has been awarded the 2016 Victoria Medal from the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), and to St...Read more

St Catharine's Teachers' Conference - 11 July

Join us for a free one-day mini-conference for teachers supporting pupils through the Cambridge application process.Read more

Fellow Gilly Carr presents BBC1 documentary

On Friday 6 May our Archaeology Fellow Dr Gilly Carr (2006) presented a documentary on BBC1 (South West and Channel Islands) entitled 'Finding Our Fathers: Lost Heroes of World War...Read more

St Catharine's triumphs in hockey cuppers

The College's dominance in hockey was secured for another year on Sunday when both the men's and women's teams triumphed in their cuppers finals matches: The men's team (captain Matt...Read more

Professor Henry ('Harry') Elderfield FRS (1943-2016)

With great sadness we announce the death of Professor Harry Elderfield FRS on Tuesday 19th April 2016, at the age of 72, after a short illness. Harry was Emeritus Professor...Read more

St Catharine's Chapel service broadcast live on Radio 4

The Sunday Worship programme on BBC Radio 4 was broadcast live from St Catharine's College Chapel at 8.10am on Sunday 17 April. The service was led by the Chaplain, the...Read more

Gresham Office Furniture Open Day

Gresham Furniture are having an open day today in the McGrath Centre.Read more

Document of the Term: Gostlin House

In 1933, the College purchased 68 and 70 Trumpington Street. This enabled the College to build a small villa-like structure on a parcel of ground inset into the premises of...Read more

Girls' Choir Ireland tour

Join the St Catharine's Girls' Choir in Dublin and Cork on 1 and 3 April.Read more

We are proud to support the MindEd Trust Conference in our McGrath Centre

World leaders in education and politics are set to come to Cambridge for the inaugural Cambridge MindEd Trust Conference on mental health in schools, We are proud to support this...Read more

St Catharine's defeated in University Challenge campaign

The St Catharine's University Challenge team crashed out of the contest last night in the second of their round-robin quarter finals matches. They were beaten by the University of York,...Read more

The inaugural St Catharine's MCR Symposium

The College will host its first ever Graduate Symposium in the McGrath Centre on Saturday 27 February between 9am and 5pm. All are welcome to attend on the day ...Read more

Talk by Lord Walton

The Amalgamated Societies of St Catharine's College would like to invite you to attend a talk by Lord Walton “A Doctor in the House”, neurologist and British politician. Talk takes...Read more

The next Master of St Catharine's

The Fellows of St Catharine’s are delighted to announce the election of Professor Sir Mark Welland as the next Master of the College. He will take up office on 1...Read more

Holocaust Memorial Day

This week it was a pleasure to have Dame Stephanie Shirley speaking to us for Holocaust Memorial Day in the McGrath Centre.Read more

Chris Clark to give inaugural lecture as Regius Professor

St Catharine's Fellow Professor Sir Chris Clark , author of The Sleepwalkers , his bestselling study of the buildup to the First World War, will give his inaugural lecture in...Read more

George Elwes Corrie Correspondence

The Archive is currently undertaking a project to index the correspondence of George Elwin Corrie from his time as Tutor at St. Catharine's College in the early 19th century. Corrie...Read more

Talk by Prof Dame Sally Davies

The Amalgamated Societies of St Catharine's College would like to invite you to attend a talk by Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England. Talk takes place on...Read more

Chris Bayly: memorial symposium and Toynbee Prize

On Saturday 21 May a Symposium will be held at St Catharine's in memory of the life and work of Professor Sir Christopher Bayly , LittD, FBA (1970), who died...Read more

Document of the Term: Ofspring Blackall

330 years ago this year, Ofspring Blackall resigned his Fellowship of St. Catharine's College. His letter of resignation can be found in the Archive. Unfortunately the letter gives nothing away...Read more

St Catharine's alumni receive New Year's Honours

Warmest congratulations from everyone at St Catharine’s to the following Members whose contributions were recognised in New Year's Honours lists at home and abroad: Harvey McGrath (1971), alumnus and Honorary...Read more

Merry Christmas from St Catharine's!

Enjoy seasonal greetings from everyone at St Catharine's in this short video featuring a special message from the Master, Professor Dame Jean Thomas , plus a recording from the Choir's...Read more

New Christmas CD now available!

We are delighted to announce the new CD from the Choirs of St Catharine's , to be launched officially at a sold-out concert in London on Tuesday 8 December. Nova!...Read more

New Winter Menus now available

Please find the new Winter Menus here.Read more

Mr Roy Chapman, Fellow Commoner (1936-2015)

The College was very sad to learn this week of the death of Mr Roy Chapman on 22 November, at the age of 78. Roy matriculated at St Catharine's in...Read more

Talk by Sir Harold Kroto Wednesday 11th November

The Amalgamated Societies of St Catharine's College would like to invite you to attend a talk by Sir Harold Kroto, 1996 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry. Talk takes place on...Read more

2015 Young People of the Year Awards

St Catharine's is proud to be hosting the 2015 Young People of the Year Awards on 3rd November. A special evening to celebrate young positive role models.Read more

Bancroft Wines Tasting

Bancroft Wines showcasing some old favourites as well as their new and exciting range of wines and producers in the Colleges' Senior Combination Room.Read more

Girls' Choir Head Chorister wins BBC competition

We are delighted to announce that Agatha Pethers, Head Chorister of the St Catharine's Girls' Choir , has been named one of the BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers of the...Read more
Macmillan and Co Account

Document of the Term: Library Book Purchases 1865

Surviving from the 1830s and 1860s are a series of accounts and receipts used by the College in the compilation of its annual audit. The receipts surviving from 1865 include...Read more

University launches new fundraising campaign

Cambridge University has launched its new fundraising campaign for Collegiate Cambridge, ‘Dear World’, which aims to raise £2 billion to enable us to continue to produce world-changing ideas and innovations...Read more

Graduate Research Seminar Series

We are pleased to announce the schedule for this year's Graduate Research Seminar series. Titles and abstracts of the seminars are available on the main Graduate Research Seminars page ...Read more

Memorial Service for Dr John Shakeshaft

The Memorial Service for Dr John Shakeshaft will take place at 2 pm on Saturday 7 November 2015 in the St Catharine's College Chapel. We hope that as many people...Read more

St Catharine's Geographer awarded Royal Geographical Society Prize

Congratulations to Geography alumna Victoria Bellamy (2012), who has been awarded the Royal Geographical Society Historical Geography Research Group Dissertation Prize for her undergraduate work on 'Cultivating virtuous citizens: conflicting...Read more

Alumnus George Nash wins gold in World Rowing Championships

Congratulations to St Catharine's alumnus George Nash (2008), who was part of the triumphant World Rowing Championships Men's Eight in France, for the second time in three years. The crew...Read more

Unveiling of the portrait of Professor Sir Alan Battersby and his 90th Birthday celebrations, March 2015

Read the speeches given during Professor Sir Alan Battersby's Portrait Unveiling and his 90th Birthday celebrations.Read more

New PhD award named in honour of Master

Thanks to the generosity of St Catharine’s alumnus, Peter Dawson (1974) and of his wife Christina, St Catharine's is delighted to announce the creation of a new graduate award. The...Read more

College alumni win Cambridge University Pilkington Prizes

Congratulations to two former students of St Catharine's, Dr Nik Cunniffe (1993) and Professor Jim Woodhouse (1969), who have this year been awarded Cambridge University Pilkington Prizes for excellence in...Read more

Dr John Shakeshaft, 1929-2015

We are very sad to announce that Dr John Shakeshaft (1961), Emeritus Fellow of St Catharine's, died on Monday 6 July. John completed his undergraduate degree, PhD, and Research Fellowship...Read more

Four St Catharine's Fellows receive academic promotions

Many congratulations to four St Catharine's Fellows who have received academic promotions from the University: Dr Mark Elliott (Faculty of Law) has received a Professorship Dr Nora Berend (Faculty of...Read more

Two Fellows knighted in Queen's birthday honours

We are delighted to announce that two members of the St Catharine's Fellowships received knighthoods in the Queen's birthday honours this year: Professor Sir Chris Clark (Fellow), for services to...Read more

Girls' Choir auditions: Saturday 11 July

We will be auditioning girls currently in years 3 and 4 for admission into the Girls' Choir this September. For more information, please contact Dr Edward Wickham.Read more

New alumni events booking module

With the launch of the new College website comes a new, streamlined booking platform for our alumni events . Although we have made every effort to test this module before...Read more

New website launches!

The new St Catharine's website has gone live! We hope you enjoy looking around the new site, which features lots of beautiful new photography of the College, along with improved...Read more

Fellow John Pyle on Radio 4's Costing the Earth

St Catharine's Fellow Professor John Pyle appeared on BBC Radio 4's environment programme, Costing the Earth , on Tuesday 12 May, discussing the ozone layer. You can listen to the...Read more

Donations fund new student bursaries

We are delighted that, thanks to donations made to the St Catharine's Campaign since 2009, we have been able to substantially improve our financial provision for students, both undergraduates and...Read more

College Choir's summer tour to Venice

The St Catharine's College Choir is pleased to announce its concert dates for its Venice tour this summer. Saturday 27 June 11.00 Sung Mass in St Mark’s Basilica Sunday 28...Read more

College Photography Competition - results

The winners of our Lent Photography Competition have been announced! Winners I Chodur, Main Court *** R Cole, Ducks in Sherlock Court *** ​ J McCree-Grey, the boards in the...Read more

Professor Sir Christopher Bayly FBA, 1945-2015

We were shocked and saddened to hear today of the death of Chris Bayly, longstanding Fellow of this College and now an Honorary Fellow, who died yesterday (Sunday 19 April)...Read more

College success in Varsity athletics pre-match

On 3 March Oxford and Cambridge met in a “Varsity competition” that previews the full Varsity Match (due in Cambridge on May 16 next); this March confrontation is more of...Read more

New graduate bursaries for 2015 entry

St Catharine’s College is delighted to announce a number of new graduate bursaries available for students commencing a course of study at the College in October 2015. Annual Fund Graduate...Read more

John Pyle wins Natural Environment Council awards

Our warmest congratulations go to Professor John Pyle who was recognised at the Natural Environment Research Council's inaugural Impact Awards ceremony held in London recently. Professor Pyle and his group's...Read more