Welcome to the final e-bulletin of 2010, we hope this year has been a happy and successful one.
With very best wishes for the season and the New Year from all of us at the Alumni Relations Office.
As the end of the year approaches, we thought it would be interesting to look back on key news and events from 2010.
Highlights include important discoveries in the world of research, Cambridge winning the Boat Race,
and the inauguration of the new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz.
What do you think were the University's highlights of 2010? Let us know.
Russell Group Alumni Event
Wednesday 23 February
Join alumni from the Russell Group of universities at a free drinks reception at the Pitt Building in Cambridge. This unique networking event offers the opportunity to meet with other alumni from across the 20 leading UK universities.
Book online now.
André Chénier at the Bregenz Festival
Saturday 23 July & Sunday 24 July
A very special opportunity for opera fans (or those who would like to be) to be part of a spectacular weekend of stunning music in the company of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz and David Pountney (St John's 1966), Artistic Director of the Bregenz Opera Festival.
The event includes a backstage tour of the world-famous floating stage, in-depth talks and top price tickets to two operas.
Coming up in Cambridge this New Year
Courses and talks at the Botanic Garden
Learn something new this New Year, and check out the range of courses and talks on offer at the Botanic Garden. Covering topics ranging from photography to weaving and basketry, make sure you sign up this New Year!
When disaster strikes
Using satellite imagery, researchers have developed the first systematic approach for tracking the recovery of regions stricken by natural disaster.
If your New Year's resolution involves visiting the gym more, go in style with a Cambridge Sports Bag by Slazenger! Perfect for your gym kit, this sports bag is subtly branded with University of Cambridge crest on the body and university logo on one end in dark grey print.
For more details or to purchase, visit the Cambridge Alumni Shop.
Alumni Groups are holding Christmas festivities everywhere from Edinburgh, Birmingham and South East Wales to Beijing, Berkshire and Essex. Details can be found on our Forthcoming Events page or by contacting the Groups directly.
If you would like to celebrate Christmas with other alumni then please do look at the Groups' pages on our website where you will be able to see what the Groups in your area are planning over the festive period.
News from Clubs and Societies
Cambridge University Land Society
Calling all female alumni with any interest in property! Jenny Buck (Girton 1989), President of the Cambridge University Land Society, is hosting an inaugural lunch for all Cambridge women working in and associated with the property industry on Thursday 27 January 2011 at the Bleeding Heart in Holborn, central London.
To register please email Kathy Wallen.
Cambridge University Lacrosse Club
The University men's lacrosse club has recently set up a charitable trust and alumni organisation called The XVI Club. All lacrosse alumni are encouraged to get back in touch with the club and former team mates via firstname.lastname@example.org.
10% off Alimentum Gift Vouchers – posted free of charge to UK addresses. Looking for a tasteful last minute gift for friends in Cambridge? Restaurant Alimentum has the solution – vouchers are redeemable against food or wine and offered at a 10% discount to alumni. Order by phone and send free to friends in the UK (terms apply).
If you don't have a CAMCard or you have lost yours, email us with your name, college, matriculation year and current address and we will send you one.
Get news and event updates from CARO on facebook!
Our fanpage is regularly updated with news and events from across the University and from our Alumni Groups. Through facebook you can also comment on our news items, events and group notices!
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Alumni living in Cambridge
Cambridge in America also has its own fanpage on facebook!
Follow us on Twitter
Cambridge in America have now joined the world of Twitter! Follow them to get short updates from across North America.
Check out our range of photos on Flickr
Video and Audio
See the audio and video productions that present the University's cutting edge research.
A previously unseen archive featuring the testimonies of people who were deported to German prison camps during World War II has been uncovered by researchers in Guernsey.
For more of the above see:
Cambridge University on YouTube
Cambridge on iTunesU
Alumni attitude survey
Thank you to all who took part in the recent online alumni attitude survey. We're delighted to announce that the winner of the iPad is Rebecca Walton (St John’s 2002).
Details of the winners of the 10 runners up prizes will be available on our website shortly.
Were you part of the Cambridge Phenomenon?
Autumn 2011 sees the publication of a richly illustrated book charting 50 years of the Cambridge Phenomenon, the globally renowned cluster of high technology companies around Cambridge. Were/are you involved in one of these companies? The editors would like to hear from anyone with anecdotes, stories or iconic images relating to Cambridge companies, their founders, employees or products.
Pre-order a copy of the book online.