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Mr Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mr Mani Shankar Aiyar MA

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1961 Economics

Mr Aiyah is a former Indian diplomat who resigned from the foreign service and became a politician working for Rajiv Gandhi in 1989-1991. He is a member of the Indian National Congress party and was Minister of Panchayati Raj until 2009. He served as Union Cabinet Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas from May 2004 through January 2006 and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports till 2009. He represented the Mayiladuthurai constituency of Tamil Nadu in the 14th Lok Sabha.

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The Rt Hon Lord Justice (David) Bean

The Rt Hon Lord Justice (David) Bean MA KB

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1972 Law

David Bean read law at Trinity Hall from 1972 to 1975 (where his teachers were John Collier, David Fleming and David Thomas) and was President of the Cambridge Union Society in Lent Term 1975. Called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1976, he took Silk in 1997 and was elected Chairman of the Bar Council in 2002. In 2004 he was appointed a High Court judge (Queen’s Bench Division) and was promoted to the Court of Appeal in 2014. He was appointed Chairman of the Law Commission of England and Wales for a three year term in August 2015.

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Sir David Bell

Sir David Bell MA

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1965 History

Sir David Bell is a non executive director of the Economist.  He retired as a director of Pearson plc and Chairman of the Financial Times at the end of 2009after thirteen years on the Board.

David was appointed Chief Executive of the Financial Times in 1993 and became Chairman in 1996.  In July 1998 he was also appointed Pearson’s Director for People with responsibility for the recruitment, motivation, development and reward of employees across the Pearson Group & in June 2003 he became Chairman of Pearson Inc in New York.

In addition to this he is Chairman of Sadler’s Wells, Chair of Council, Roehampton University, Chairman of the London Transport Museum, Chairman of the Transformation Trust, Chairman, Rare Recruitment, Chair of Bath Mozartfest, Chair of Cambridge University Press, Chairman of Chapel Street Community Schools Trust and Chair of The Institute of War & Peace Reporting Europe.  He is also a trustee of the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Pearson Group Pension, Worth School, Cornerstone Property Assets, the Bureau for Investigative Journalism, Girl Hub and the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation {CSFI,} and a member of the Honorary Council of the Royal National Theatre.

In 2011-2012 David was an Assessor on the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press.  Between 1995-2002 he was Chairman of the Millennium Bridge Trust, responsible for conceiving the first new bridge across the Thames in the centre of London for 100 years and between 2002-2012 he was Chairman of the national homelessness charity, Crisis.

David was educated at Cambridge University and the University of Pennsylvania is married with three children and lives in Islington. David received his knighthood for services to industry, the arts and charity.

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Professor John Broome

Professor John Broome BA, MA, PhD, FBA, FRSE

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1965 Maths & Economics

John Broome graduated from Trinity Hall in 1968 in Mathematics and Economics. He took a PhD in Economics at MIT and an MA in Philosophy at Bedford College, London. From 1972, he taught Economics at Birkbeck College, London, and then at Bristol. In 1995 he became Professor of Philosophy at St Andrews, and in 2000 the White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxford and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. On his retirement from Oxford in 2014, he became a Visiting Professor at Stanford University. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University. He is a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a Foreign Member of both the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He holds an honorary degree from Lund University.

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Professor Sir Roy Calne

Professor Sir Roy Calne MA, MS, FRCS, FRS

Honorary Fellow (former Fellow in Medicine 1965-98)

Roy Calne FRS is a surgeon and pioneer of organ transplantation. He made a major contribution to the success of transplants by developing strategies for overcoming organ rejection. Achieving a number of surgical firsts, his work in liver transplantation has restored normal life to thousands of people with end-stage liver disease.

After developing the first antirejection drug, Roy devised the regimen for suppressing the immune system in transplant recipients that is now universally in use. This led to a vast increase in the number of transplant units around the world. Roy performed the first European liver transplant, the world’s first heart, liver and lung transplant, as well as the first successful organ cluster transplant of stomach, intestine, pancreas, liver and kidney in 1992.

Roy has received many honours and awards, including a knighthood in 1986. In 2012, he was awarded the Lasker Prize for the development of liver transplantation. In 2014, he received a lifetime achievement Pride of Britain award.

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Professor Peter Clarke

Professor Peter Clarke PhD, LittD, FRHistS, FBA

Honorary Fellow, Master 2000-2004

Peter Clarke matriculated  at St Johns College, where he read History, staying in Cambridge for his PhD.  After teaching for fourteen years at University College London, he returned to Cambridge in 1980, successively as a lecturer, reader and professor in the History Faculty, combined with a Fellowship at St John’s (1980-2000).  He was awarded the degree of LittD in 1988 and elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1989.  He helped to found the Cambridge branch of the Social Democratic Party and served as chairman 1981-2.  He has published ten books since 1971, initially on British political history in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and later branching out into the history of Keynesian economics and the changing role of Britain in the world. His latest book is Mr Churchill’s Profession: statesman, orator, writer (Bloomsbury 2012).  He is a regular contributor to the Financial Times, on economic as well as historical themes. While Master of Trinity Hall, his major initiative was the college’s strategic plan, which provided for the building and funding of the recent Wychfield development.

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Dr David Cleevely

Dr David Cleevely BSc, MA, PhD, CBE, FREng, FIET

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1978 Engineering

David Cleevely is the Founding Director of the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge and Chair of the CSaP Advisory Council. He has founded or co-founded several companies and organisations including Abcam, Analysys, 3 WayNetworks, Controllis, the award winning restaurant “Bocca di Lupo”, Cambridge Network, Cambridge Wireless, Cambridge Angels and the Cambridge Science Centre.

He is a member of the IET Communications Policy Panel and the Digital Economy Council and has served on the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board and the Ministry of Defence Board overseeing information systems and services. He is Chairman of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Cambridge Science Centre and is an Ambassador of the Cambridge Humanitarian Centre. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the IET. He was awarded a CBE in 2013 for services to Innovation and Technology.

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Professor Sir John Cunningham

Professor Sir John Cunningham BM BCh, DM, KCVO

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1967 Medicine

Professor Cunningham holds a chair in nephrology at UCL and is also a consultant nephrologist at The Royal Free Hospital in London. He read Medicine at Trinity Hall and did his clinical studies at Oxford. His postgraduate training and senior positions have been in London apart from a two year sojourn in the US. He was recently made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) having been head of the Medical Household and Physician to The Queen.

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Professor Martin Daunton

Professor Martin Daunton MA PhD LittD DLit (Hon), UCL DLitt(Hon), Nottm DLitt(Hon), Kent FRHistS FBA

Honorary Fellow, Master 2004-2014

Martin Daunton read economic history at the University of Nottingham from 1967 to 1970, and then completed a PhD at the University of Kent.  His first academic post was lecturer in economic history at the University of Durham from 1973 to 1979, when he moved to University college London as lecturer, reader and finally Astor Professor of British History,  He moved to Cambridge as Professor of Economic History and Fellow of Churchill College in 1997, and was chairman of the Faculty of History and of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  From 2004 to 2014, he was Master of Trinity Hall, a post he continued to hold alongside the Professorship and, from 2012, the Headship of the School for a second period.  As Master, he served on the University Council and as secretary and chair of the Colleges Committee representing the interests of all 31 colleges.  As Head of School, he served on the General Board and many other committees, so that he was able to bring together the interests of college and university.  He was also Chairman of the Syndics of the Fitzwilliam Museum.  Beyond Cambridge, he was President of the Royal Historical Society for four years and a Trustee of the National Maritime Museum for eight years.  He continues to be Chairman of the Leverhulme Trust Research Awards Advisory Committee, and a Commissioner of English Heritage.  He has written extensively on the political economy of Britain since 1700, in particular issues dealing with public finance and social and economic policy, and he is currently completing a book on the economic government of the world since 1933, as well as editing a collection of essays on the funding of the European state since 1973.

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Mr Edmund de Waal OBE

Mr Edmund de Waal OBE MA, FRSA, OBE

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1983 English

Edmund de Waal has studied ceramics in both England and Japan. He is best known for his large scale installations, which have been exhibited around the world. He has had major interventions in many museums and public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum, Waddesdon Manor, Tate Britain and the National Museum of Wales. In Autumn 2013, de Waal opened his first major solo show in New York with the Gagosian Gallery and installed a work for the new Asian Pavilion at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. He is also known as an author and has written widely on art and ceramics. His family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010), has been translated into nearly 30 languages and has won many literary prizes. In 2011 he was awarded an OBE for his services to art.

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The Very Revd Dr John Drury

The Very Revd Dr John Drury MA

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1957 History

Dr Drury has been a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford since 2003.  Formerly, he was Dean of King’s College Cambridge (1981-1991) and Dean of Christ Church Oxford (1991-2003). He held a post as a lecturer in religious studies at Sussex University (1979-81), prior to which he was Resident Canon of Norwich cathedral (1973-79), and Chaplain at Exeter College Oxford (1969-73) and Downing College, Cambridge (1966-69).  His research interests include theology and the poetry of George Herbert.

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Professor Alexander Goehr

Professor Alexander Goehr MA, MusD(Hon)

Honorary Fellow (formerly Fellow in Music 1976-99)

Alexander Goehr, composer and teacher, studied in Manchester at the Royal Manchester College of Music with Richard Hall—where together with Harrison Birtwhistle, Peter Maxwell Davies and John Ogdon he formed the New Music Manchester Group—and in Paris with Messiaen and Yvonne Loriod.  Goehr worked for the BBC in the early ‘60s during which time he formed the Music Theatre Ensemble, the first devoted to what has become an established musical form.  He has taught at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Yale University and the University of Leeds, and in 1975 was appointed to the chair of music of the University of Cambridge where he remains Emeritus Professor.

Goehr's substantial body of works includes five operas and a wealth of orchestral music including concerti for piano, violin, viola and cello for top soloists like Peter Serkin, Jacqueline du Pré and Daniel Barenboim. Through chamber music, Goehr gains an unprecedented rhythmic and harmonic immediacy, while his music remains ever permeable by the music and imagery of other times and places.

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Sir Ewan Harper

Sir Ewan Harper MA, CBE

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1958 History

Sir Ewan Harper is Chief Executive Officer and Founding Director of the United Learning Trust, which sponsors and manages 21 City Academies. He is also a Governor of Benenden School and Chairman of the Benenden School Trust. He was previously Managing Director and then Chairman of Harper and Tunstall, (1973-1987), CEO of The United Church Schools Trust (formerly The Church Schools Company) 1990-2001, and a governor of Oundle School (1991-2003). He was a founding trustee of the Lambeth Fund with Archbishop Robert Runcie, and was director of restoration of Lambeth Palace Chapel.  Sir Ewan was awarded a CBE in 1997 and became a Knight Bachelor in 2003 for services to the Church of England.

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Ms Mary Hockaday

Ms Mary Hockaday MA

Honorary Fellow, Alumna 1981 English

Mary Hockaday is Controller BBC World Service English, responsible for the BBC World Service’s international radio and digital  services. From 2009-2014 she was Head of the BBC Newsroom, overseeing the BBC’s core news services on radio, television and online for domestic and global audiences and leading innovation in digital and visual journalism.  

Mary was Editor of BBC World Service News and Current Affairs from 2001 to 2006. WSNCA won a Special Sony Gold award in recognition of its 9/11 coverage.

In the early 1990s Mary was based in Prague as correspondent for the BBC and The Independent, covering post-communist Czechoslovakia. She is author of a biography of Milena Jesenska, 20th Century Czech journalist and muse of Franz Kafka.

She read English at Trinity Hall and took an MA in Journalism at New York University on a Fulbright scholarship.

She is a Trustee of the Girls’ Day School Trust and an external examiner for Cardiff University’s School of Journalism.  

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Professor Peter Holland

Professor Peter Holland MA, PhD

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1969 English

Peter Holland went up to Trinity Hall in 1969 and left in 1997, having been, at various times, an undergraduate, graduate, research fellow, Director of Studies in English and Domus Bursar as well as becoming Judith E Wilson Reader in Drama and Theatre in the Faculty of English. He was Director of the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon and Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham from 1997 to 2002 and, since then, has been McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is editor of Shakespeare Survey and a General Editor for the Arden Shakespeare, 4th series and for Oxford Shakespeare Topics. He was co-General Editor of Great Shakespeareans (18 volumes). His recent publications include an edition of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus (2013).

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The Rt Hon Sir Anthony Hooper

The Rt Hon Sir Anthony Hooper MA, LLB

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1957 Law

Sir Anthony is a former member of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. He was called to the Bar in 1965 (Inner Temple), elected a bencher in 2003, and served as Chairman of the Inns of Court School of Law. He was also admitted to the Bar in British Columbia and was a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He became a QC in 1987 and served as a Recorder from 1976 until his appointment to High Court in 1995. He received his knighthood and was assigned to the Queen's Bench Division and served as Presiding Judge on the South East Circuit from 1997 to 2000. In March 2004 he became a Lord Justice of Appeal, and was appointed to the Privy Council in May the same year. He retired in 2012.


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Professor Andy Hopper

Professor Andy Hopper PhD, FRS, FREng, FIET, CBE

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1974 Computer Science

Andy Hopper is Professor of Computer Technology at the University of Cambridge and Head of Department of the Computer Laboratory. His research interests include computer networking, pervasive and sensor-driven computing, and using computers to ensure the sustainability of the planet. In the industrial context he has co-founded over a dozen spin-outs and start-ups, three of which floated on stock markets, as well as working for multinational companies. He is Chairman of RealVNC Group and Ubisense Group plc which between them have received five Queen's Awards for Enterprise and the MacRobert Award.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Royal Society. He was made a CBE for services to the computer industry in 2007. He is a past President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. In 2014 the Science Council named him as one of UK's "100 Leading Practising Scientists", and the Sunday Times listed him as one of the "100 most influential Britons of the modern age".

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Professor Sir Brian Hoskins

Professor Sir Brian Hoskins MA, PhD, CBE, FRS

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1963 Mathematics

Sir Brian is Chair of the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London, having been its founding Director for 6 years, and Professor of Meteorology at the University of Reading, a position he has held since 1981. He has been involved in many international and national weather and climate activities, and is now on the Committee on Climate Change.

He is a member of the Scientific Academies of the UK, USA and China, and has received the top awards of the UK and USA Meteorological Societies, the Buys Ballot Medal (awarded every decade) and the inaugural IUGG Gold Medal. He has honorary degrees from Bristol and UEA. In 2007, he was knighted for Services to Environmental Science.

He has been married to Jackie since 1968, and has two daughters and two grandsons.

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Sir Nicholas Hytner

Sir Nicholas Hytner MA

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1974 English

Sir Nicholas read English at Trinity Hall and went on to become a theatre, film and opera director. From 2003-15, he was Director of the National Theatre in London, directing plays by Shakespeare and Alan Bennett as well as classical and new plays. Theatrical accolades include three Olivier, five Evening Standard and three Tony awards. He is best known for his work on The History Boys (2006), The Crucible (1996) and The Madness of King George (1994). Sir Nicholas was knighted in 2010.

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Professor Antony Jameson

Professor Antony Jameson MA, PhD, FRS

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1955 Engineering

Antony Jameson is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. In 2015 he won the Daniel Guggenheim Medal, one of the highest honours for lifetime achievements in aeronautics, the Pendray Aerospace Literature Award and the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM) John von Neumann Medal. Underlying all three awards, is the work that Jameson began in 1970 when he played a seminal role in creating what was then the new discipline of computational fluid dynamics. He pioneered the concept of aerodynamic shape optimization by adapting the mathematical techniques of control theory to aircraft design. Jameson’s contributions allowed designers to choose the optimal wing shape to enable an aircraft to carry the biggest payload at the highest speed, while consuming the least possible amount of fuel. During his career Jameson has authored more than 400 papers describing numerous new algorithms. His software has been widely used by major aerospace companies, including Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer.

His other awards include NASA’s Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Gold Medal, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Fluid Dynamics Award, ASME’s Spirit of St. Louis Medal, USACM’s Computational Fluid Mechanics Award and the Elmer Sperry Award from six engineering societies for advancing the art of transportation. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of London, the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering and a foreign member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.


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Ms Harriet Lamb

Ms Harriet Lamb MA, CBE

Honorary Fellow, Alumna 1979 English

Harriet Lamb read English and Social & Political Sciences at Trinity Hall, before studying for an MPhil at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. She has lead Fairtrade in the UK and globally for 16 years, writing a book ‘Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade Battles’. She was proud to be elected the first woman Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall in 2013. In 2015 Harriet became CEO of peace-building charity International Alert.

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Professor John Langbein

Professor John Langbein MA, MA(Hon), LLB, PhD

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1964 Law

John H. Langbein came up to Trinity Hall in 1964 to read law, having done an American undergraduate degree in economics at Columbia (B.A. 1964).   He completed law degrees at Harvard (LL.B 1968) and Cambridge (LL.B. 1969, Ph.D., 1971).   He taught at the University of Chicago Law School from 1971 to 1989, then at Yale Law School, where he is Sterling Professor of Law and Legal History.  He specializes in trust and pension law as well as English and European legal history.  He returned to Trinity Hall as a visiting fellow in 1997/98 year, serving as the Arthur Goodhart Professor in Legal Science.  In 2001 he presented the Milestones Lecture on the history of legal studies at Trinity Hall, in connection with 650th anniversary of the college.  Professor Langbein is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a corresponding fellow of the British Academy. 

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Sir John Lyons

Sir John Lyons MA, PhD, LittD, FBA

Honorary Fellow, Master 1985-2000

John Lyons grew up in Manchester and won a scholarship to Christ's College, Cambridge where he read classics but moved into the field of linguistics. He was amonsgt the first students of language to see the potential of computing for linguistics. In 1960, chosen for his expertise in Russian and linguistics, he went to Indiana University to work on a machine translation programme and it was at Indiana where John Lyons gave his first courses on general linguistics. In 1961 he returned to Christ's College where he taught until 1964. Between 1965 and 1969 he was the founder editor of the Journal of Linguistics. From 1964 to 1984, he was Professor of Linguistics at the Universities of Edinburgh and Sussex and he was knighted in 1987. He was Master of Trinity Hall for 15 years, before retiring in 2000.

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The Hon Donald Macdonald

The Hon Donald Macdonald BA, LLM, PC, CC

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1956 Law

Mr. Macdonald was educated at Trinity College, University of Toronto, Osgoode Law School, Harvard Law School, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

He practised law  before being elected to parliament at 31 years of age, going on to be Government House Leader, Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, Minister of Finance and Minister of Defence in Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s government.

On leaving government,  Prime Minister Trudeau appointed him chair of The Royal Commission on Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada, known as the Macdonald Commission.  The FTA and NAFTA were results of the commission’s work.

He was appointed by Prime Minister Mulroney as High Commissioner for Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which he served before returning to Canada as Senior Advisor in the law firm of Lang Michener, now MacMillan LLP. 

He is married with a combined family of ten children, fifteen grandchildren, a black Labrador and Lester B. Cat.

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Mr Andrew Marr

Mr Andrew Marr BA

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1977 English

Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow in 1959, brought up outside Dundee in Perthshire, and schooled in Dundee, Fife, and at Loretto, Musselburgh. He was an Exhibitioner Trinity Hall, joining in 1977 to read for a BA in English. He went on to become a trainee journalist with The Scotsman in 1981, where he was subsequently general reporter, business reporter and parliamentary correspondent. Andrew joined the start-up team of The Independent as political correspondent in 1986. He has also been political editor of The Economist and Scotsman, and chief commentator of The Independent and editor, 1996-8. He was also a political columnist for The Observer and Express, 1998-2000. He worked as political editor of the BBC 2000-5, has hosted Start the Week from 2002-present and The Andrew Marr Show (2005-present). 

Documentary series include The History of Modern Britain, The Making of Modern Britain, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, Diamond Queen and History of the World. Andrew is also the author of twelve books on subjects including history, biography, political theory, fiction and art. Awards include two RTS and two Baftas, "book of the year" for non-fiction plus six awards for political journalism and two radio awards.  His first solo painting show opened in Liverpool in June 2017. He is married to Jackie Ashley, President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge and has three children. Suffered a major stroke in 2013. Recovering.

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The Rt Hon Lord (Peter) Millett

The Rt Hon Lord (Peter) Millett MA, PC, QC

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1951 Law

Baron Millett is a non-permanent judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal and a former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and a barrister.

He was a member of the Law Commission working party on co-ownership of the matrimonial home in 1972 and 1973 and appointed a Queen's Counsel in the following year. From 1977 to 1982, Millett was member of the Department of Trade Insolvency Law Review Committee. In 1986, he became a judge of the High Court of Justice and was knighted. He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal and a member of the Privy Council in 1994. On 1 October 1998, he was appointed as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, receiving additionally a life peerage with the title Baron Millett, of St Marylebone in the City of Westminster. He retired as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in January 2004. He has been a Non-permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal since 2000.

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The Rt Hon Lord (Donald) Nicholls of Birkenhead

The Rt Hon Lord (Donald) Nicholls of Birkenhead MA, LLB, PC

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1956 Law

Donald Nicholls grew up in Birkenhead. After graduating in law at Liverpool University in 1956 he came up to Trinity Hall and read law for a two further years. He was called to the Bar and practised as a Chancery barrister from 1958, being appointed a Q C in 1974. In 1983 he was appointed to the High Court bench in the Chancery Division, and then successively as a lord justice in the Court of Appeal in1986, the Vice-Chancellor in 1991, a law lord in the House of Lords in 1994 and the second senior lord of appeal in 2002.

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Brigadier Paul Orchard-Lisle

Brigadier Paul Orchard-Lisle MA, CBE

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1958 Land Economy

After graduating from Trinity Hall in 1961, Paul Orchard-Lisle spent 40 years in the property industry before branching out and taking a number of largely non executive Board appointments including Stobart Group, Europa Capital, Slough Estates, Apache Capital, Standard Life Property Income Trust and Crown Golf UK. His main pro bono appointments have been President of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, President of Council of Reading University, Deputy Chairman The Royal Veterinary College, and a Commonwealth War Graves Commissioner. In the mid 80s he was Brigadier (TA) UK Land Forces, at the time the highest rank open to a TA officer

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Lord (Ron) Oxburgh of Liverpool

Lord (Ron) Oxburgh of Liverpool KBE, MA, PhD, FRS

Honorary Fellow (former Fellow in Geology and Geophysics 1978-82)

Lord (Ron) Oxburgh of Liverpool was a Fellow of Trinity Hall 1978-82, and is a geologist and geophysicist. He taught geology and geophysics at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. At Cambridge he was head of the Department of Earth Sciences and President of Queens' College. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford, Caltech and Cornell. From 1988 to 1993, Lord Oxburgh was chief scientific adviser to the Ministry of Defence, and Rector of Imperial College London from 1993–2000. He is known for his work as a public advocate in both academia and the business world in addressing the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and develop alternative energy sources as well as his negative views on the consequences of current oil consumption.  He was made a KBE in 1992.

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Revd Dr John Polkinghorne

Revd Dr John Polkinghorne MA, PhD, ScD, KBE, FRS

Honorary Fellow (former Fellow in Theology 1986-89)

The Reverend Dr. John Polkinghorne worked in theoretical elementary particle physics for 25 years and was Professor of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge University, 1968-79. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974. In 1979 Polkinghorne resigned his chair to study for the Anglican priesthood. He was ordained in 1982. After some years in parish life, he returned to Cambridge to work on issues in science and theology, a topic on which he has written many books. In 1996 he retired from being President of Queens' College, Cambridge, and was knighted in 1997. He has Honorary Degrees from the Universities of Kent, Durham, Exeter, Leicester and Marquette; and he is an Honorary Fellow of St Chad's College, Durham and of St Edmund's College, Cambridge. He has been the Chairman of several Committees offering advice to the UK Government on ethical and social issues related to new developments in science and technology. In 2002 he was awarded the Templeton Prize. John Polkinghorne was one of the founders of the Society of Ordained Scientists and was the Founding President of the International Society for Science and Religion.

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The Rt Hon Sir (Colin) Rimer

The Rt Hon Sir (Colin) Rimer MA, LLB

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1963 Law

Sir Colin was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1968 and made a Bencher in 1994. He was appointed a QC in 1988. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, in 1994, a Judge of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in 2002 and a Member of the Competition Appeal Tribunal in 2004. In 2007 he became a Lord Justice of Appeal, and he retired in 2014. He was knighted in 1994.


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Mr Graham Ross Russell

Mr Graham Ross Russell MA, MBA

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1953 Law

Graham Ross Russell was educated at Loretto, Trinity Hall and Harvard Business School and undertook National Service in the navy. He was Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard University 1958-1960. He worked in the City in corporate finance; he was Senior Partner in Laurence Prust & Co. and Deputy chairman of London Stock Exchange. He served as Chairman of EMAP Plc and other listed companies and was the Founder chairman of Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.  He was a Trustee of Nesta, Commissioner of Public Works Loan Board, Chairman of UK Business Incubation, Chairman of Suttons Hospital in Charterhouse and Chairman of Trinity Hall Millennium Appeal.

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Dr Walter Scott

Dr Walter Scott BSc, PhD

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1969 Physics

Walter Scott was born in Glasgow in 1947 and attended Eastwood School, Glasgow and thereafter the University of Edinburgh, graduating with 1st Class Hons. in Natural Philosophy. This was followed (1969-72) by research in Theoretical Particle Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory leading to Ph.D., as a member of Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

While resident, Walter Scott enjoyed active participation in the Crescent Club, Asparagus Club and the Hesperides Society and, most importantly, THBC where he served as Secretary (1970-71) and Captain (1971-72) and a life-long supporter thereafter.

He joined the Investment Management industry at Ivory & Sime, Edinburgh (1972-82).  In November 1982, he started Walter Scott & Partners, a global equity management firm, which was acquired in 2006 by the US investment firm Mellon (subsequently BNY Mellon). After a period of “retiral” Walter Scott re-entered the investment management world in 2013 as Scott Investment Partners, also a global equity manager, based in Henley-on-Thames.

He is married with three children.  His interests include rowing, aviation, classic cars, gardening, and rock ‘n’ roll.  He is a member of the Leander Club, New York Athletic Club, and Monaco Yacht Club. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Trustee of the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation.

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Professor Peter Sever

Professor Peter Sever MB BChir MA MRCP PhD FRCP FESC FRCP (Ireland) Hon

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1962 Medicine

Peter Sever is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant Physician at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.  He is Senior Investigator of the National Institute for Health Research.

Professor Sever is a past President of the British Hypertension Society and the European Council for Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Research and past Chairman of the Fellowships Committee of the British Heart Foundation.  In 2010, he was presented with the AstaZeneca Award from the International Society for Hypertension for his contribution to the clinical pharmacology and therapy of arterial hypertension.  Professor Sever’s research interests include the pathophysiology of vascular disease, the evaluation of antihypertensive drug therapy and the impact of multiple risk factor intervention for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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Sir Derek Thomas

Sir Derek Thomas MA, KCMG

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1950 Modern and Medieval Languages

After reading modern languages (French and Russian) at the Hall, Derek Thomas spent two years doing his National Service in the Navy - first learning to be a naval interpreter in Russian  and then six months driving an MTB round Malta.

His career as a diplomat was divided between Embassies abroad and spells at the FCO in London. Postings abroad included to 2½ years in Moscow, then Sofia, Manila, Ottawa, Paris, Washington, and finally Rome - where he was Ambassador to Italy.  For one spell in London before going to Paris, he was seconded to the Treasury to learn about international financial issues.

After retirement from the FCO, Derek was recruited in 1990 by N. M. Rothschild and Sons and spent 14 years as adviser to the Chairman on the development of the bank’s European business, particularly in Eastern and Central Europe.

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The Rt Hon The Lord (Roger John Laugharne) Thomas of Cwmgiedd

The Rt Hon The Lord (Roger John Laugharne) Thomas of Cwmgiedd MA, PC, QC

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1966 Law

Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd studied Law at Trinity Hall 1966-69.  He was called to the Bar in 1969 (Gray's Inn). He became a QC in 1984 and was appointed a Recorder in 1987. He practised as a member of the commercial chambers at 4 Essex Court in the Temple, which in 1994 moved to Lincoln's Inn Fields and has since then been known as Essex Court Chambers. In January 1996, he was appointed a High Court Judge, receiving his knighthood, and was assigned to the Queen's Bench Division, serving on the Commercial Court until his appointment to the Court of Appeal. In July 2003, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and given the customary appointment to the Privy Council later that year. He served as the Senior Presiding Judge from 2003 to 2006, and President of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary from 2008 to 2010. In October 2008, he was appointed Vice-President of the Queen's Bench Division and Deputy Head of Criminal Justice. In October 2011, he succeeded Sir Anthony May as President of the Queen's Bench Division. He has been Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales since 2013.  He became an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall in 2004.

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Mr Nigel Thomas

Mr Nigel Thomas BSc

Honorary Fellow

A graduate in economics from University College London (1976 ), Nigel has established a successful career in investment management, latterly managing the £4.2 billion AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities unit trust. He has been involved in the stewardship of the Trinity Hall endowment since the early 1980’s,taking a more senior managing role in UK equities in the Nineties. In recognition of his role and performance, he was made an Honorary Fellow in 2013 for services to investment and the endowment.

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Professor David Thouless

Professor David Thouless MA, PhD, FRS

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1952 Physics

David Thouless is a condensed-matter physicist, Wolf Prize winner and laureate of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics (along with Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz) for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter. He completed his PhD at Cornell University working with Hans Bethe. David was a lecturer at Cambridge and then professor of mathematical physics at Birmingham University (from 1965-1978), before becoming a professor of physics at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1980. He has made many theoretical contributions to the understanding of extended systems of atoms and electrons, and of nucleons. His work includes work on superconductivity phenomena, properties of nuclear matter, and excited collective motions within nuclei. He is Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Americal Physical Society, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences.

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Sir Mark Tully

Sir Mark Tully MA, OBE, KBE

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1956 History

Sir Mark is the former Bureau Chief of BBC, New Delhi. He worked with the BBC for a period of 30 years before resigning in July 1994, having held the position of Chief of Bureau, BBC, Delhi for 20 years. He covered all major incidents in South Asia during his tenure, including the Bhopal gas tragedy and the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. He won a BAFTA in 1985 for lifelong achievement, and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1985. He was knighted in the New Year Honours in 2002.

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Revd Professor Keith Ward

Revd Professor Keith Ward BLitt, MA, PhD, DD, FBA

Honorary Fellow (former Fellow in Theology 1976-83)

Keith Ward was Dean of the Hall from 1975-1982, being Director of Studies in Philosophy and in Theology,after which he was Professor of Moral Theology at King's College, London, and then Professor of the History and Philosophy of Religion until 1991. He was then appointed the Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford, and a Canon of Christ Church. In 2003 he became a Professorial Research Fellow at Heythrop College, London, where he is currently. He has written quite a lot of books on philosophy and theology, from 'Kant's View of Ethics' (Blackwell, 1972) to 'Christ and the Cosmos' (CUP, 2015). He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and holds Honorary Doctorates from Amsterdam and Glasgow.

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Miss Rachel Weisz

Miss Rachel Weisz BA

Honorary Fellow, Alumna 1988 English

Rachel Weisz studied English at Trinity Hall, and began acting during her time at Cambridge. When still a student she formed the theatre company 'Talking Tongues', which won the Guardian Award at the Edinburgh Festival for its take on Neville Southall's 'Washbag'. Rachel went on to star on stage in the lauded Sean Mathias revival of Noel Coward's 'Design For Living'. The role won her a vote for Most Promising Newcomer by the London Critics' Circle.

She has starred in many films, including 'The Mummy', Enemy at the Gates', 'About a Boy', and 'The Constant Gardener', for which she won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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Professor Sir Simon Wessely

Professor Sir Simon Wessely MA, BM, BCh, MSc, MD, FRCP, FRCPsych, FMedSci, FKC

Honorary Fellow, Alumnus 1975 Medicine

Simon Wessely is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences  (IoPPN), King’s College London  Born and educated in Sheffield, he studied medical sciences and history of art at Trinity Hall, Cambridge (1975-78)  and finished his medical training at University College Oxford, graduating in 1981. Professor Wessely has been a consultant liaison psychiatrist at King’s College Hospital and the Maudsley Hospital since 1991

He has a long standing interest in the boundaries of medicine and psychiatry, and in particular unexplained symptoms and syndromes. He is also interested in military health and established the King’s Centre for Military Health Research. Its flagship project, a large-scale ongoing study of the health and wellbeing of the UK Armed Forces, has had a direct impact on public policy and on forms of treatment and help for Service personnel. He is Civilian Consultant Advisor in Psychiatry to the British Army and has visited services in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a trustee of Combat Stress and his contributions to other veterans’ charities include cycling (slowly) seven times to Paris to raise funds for service personnel in need.

Professor Wessely has over 750 original academic publications, and has also co authored a text book on chronic fatigue syndrome, a history of military psychiatry and a book on randomised controlled trials, although none are best sellers.  He is active in public engagement activities, speaking regularly on radio, TV and at literary and science festivals as well as writing columns for many national newspapers.

He is a Foundation Senior Investigator of the National Institute for Health Research, and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. In 2012 he was awarded the first Nature “John Maddox Prize” for Standing Up for Science, and was knighted in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List.  In 2014 he was elected President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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