Coming up for alumni in 2017

Coming up for alumni in 2017

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It's a busy year ahead for alumni

Get your diaries at the ready - 2017 is going to be a busy year. With lots of events on the horizon, there's sure to be a reason to reconnect with Cambridge in the months ahead.

As well as perennial favourites like Alumni Festival and the Boat Races, we'll have Global Cambridge alumni events taking place in locations around the world during the year, showcasing the University's world-leading research and giving you an opportunity to connect with Cambridge friends old and new.

Here are a selection of highlights:

Global Cambridge event series

Meet up with fellow alumni and immerse yourself in the University's world-leading research at a Global Cambridge event. The series showcases how Cambridge research is trail-blazing the path to new discoveries, ideas and inventions. In 2017, we'll have alumni events in Bristol (4 February), Edinburgh (10 March), Hong Kong (8 April), Düsseldorf (24 June), Leeds and Paris (dates to be announced) as well as a selection of other locations from around the world. Find out more about forthcoming Global Cambridge events.

Vice-Chancellor India visit

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz will be joining alumni from across India in New Delhi on Wednesday, 22 February at the Taj Palace Hotel. Hear about our transformative work and research, and meet friends old and new. Find out more about this event

The Cancer Research UK Boat Races 2017

Save the date to cheer on the Light Blues — on Sunday, 2 April 2017 it's the 163rd Boat Race and 72nd Women's Boat Race. Those who were quick snapped up tickets for our alumni event aboard the PS Elizabethan, moored at the start of the championship course at Putney Pier. But you can still tune in or line the banks of the Thames for the Women's Boat Race at 4.25pm and the Men's Boat Race at 5.35pm.

Alumni Festival 2017

Alumni Festival returns from 22–24 September, and with it comes an exciting array of events including lectures by key academics, tours, and the ever-popular 'Come and Sing' in King's College Chapel. It's a great chance for alumni to return to Cambridge and hear from some of the University’s leading academics about their cutting-edge research; to be inspired by the transformational ideas created at the University and to reconnect with fellow alumni and Collegiate Cambridge. Look out for the full event programme and details in the coming months.

New Vice-Chancellor

Professor Stephen Toope will take up his post as the 346th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge on 1 October 2017. Currently Director of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and formerly president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia, Professor Toope is a scholar specialising in human rights, international dispute resolution, international environmental law, the use of force, and international legal theory. He is an alumnus of Trinity College Cambridge, where he completed his PhD in 1987. More about Professor Toope's appointment