Trinity Hall travels – East Coast USA

By Dr Rachelle Stretch, Development Director

It is certainly a contrast from the start of the trip: meeting an alumnus by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean in 30 degrees vs a capital city experiencing 0 degree temperatures thanks to a “clipper” storm. Still at least we have avoided the snow!

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The Master, Bursar and I (pictured above with Dr Nick Guyatt) spent the past week travelling to cities on the east coast of the States meeting with alumni. Before that I had the chance to meet alumni in Miami and the Cayman Islands – hearing how an alum’s first journey to Cambridge in the 1940s took 12 days by boat. We hosted drinks events in Boston and also in New York, with thanks to Frank Morgan.

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Last night we were joined by Trinity Hall Fellow Nick Guyatt who spoke to 40 Cambridge alumni in Washington DC about “The American Promise” and the Obama Presidency. Thanks to Cambridge in America for their help in hosting the event.

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As always we are grateful for the warm welcome we receive from alumni when we travel and we enjoy exchanging stories from across the Atlantic. We look forward to the next trip! (Once we have recovered from American food portion sizes!)