Trinity Hall travels – North America East coast

Varsity ice hockey, Toronto

By Rachelle Stretch, Development Director

It was wonderful to return home to Cambridge in the spring sunshine, a victory for the women in the boat race and to a group of students enjoying their conversations with alumni as part of the telethon. This time our travels had taken us to New York and Toronto and I also had the opportunity to meet a TH alumnus in New Orleans last weekend.

Last Wednesday evening began with a panel discussion at Cambridge in America’s office marking the achievements of forty years of women at Trinity Hall, Selwyn and Sidney Sussex. Thirty TH alumni and guests then headed to nearby Benoit restaurant for our annual NY dinner. Matriculation years from five decades were represented and as always it was a lively evening.

We battled freezing rain and cancelled flights to eventually arrive in Toronto a day late, but as ever, we were treated with a warm welcome and enjoyed dinner for 20 at the Albany Club; with matric years of attendees spanning six decades!

The following day the Master, Bursar and I were able to attend the annual alumni Varsity ice hockey match. All three of us have dual allegiances so we were content to watch an exciting game whatever the outcome! It was to be a dark blue victory this year and the Master braved stepping out onto the ice to present the trophy. As players went on to the post match reception we headed to the airport for our trip home.

It is always enjoyable to connect with Trinity Hall alumni around the world. Thank you to everyone for making us feel so welcome and to Cambridge in America for their help with our events. We look forward to seeing you in New York next year! In the meantime we will be heading to Paris and Brussels in June and then Australia and Hong Kong in September.