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FALL 2022

CAm Notes #1

Welcome to CAm Notes!

We are delighted to introduce the first edition of CAm Notes, a newsletter designed to keep North American alumni and friends of Collegiate Cambridge up to date on University and related happenings in the US and Canada. Our goal is to update you twice a year, in the autumn (Michaelmas Term) and the spring (Easter Term). We’d love to hear from you — please send your thoughts and comments by replying to this email.

Noted Classics Professor Mary Beard Speaks to her Legacy

Cambridge in America and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences recently hosted a conversation with Classics Professors Dame Mary Beard (Newnham) and Simon Goldhill with an audience of more than 125 about the role of Classics in modern times. Professor Beard, who retires this year, is the author of eighteen books on society and culture in the ancient world, including Women and Power: A Manifesto (2017), The Roman Triumph (2007), and The Parthenon (2002). Since 1992 she has been the classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement, which also hosts her popular blog, “A Don’s Life”. Her frequent media appearances have led to her being described as "Britain's best-known classicist.” 

Read our Q&A with Professor Beard on her life and legacy here

North American Events

As we have been gradually shifting back to in-person programming after the pandemic, our events schedule has been picking up. Several Colleges are coming to North America to visit with their alumni; regional alumni groups are ramping up networking activities; and CAm is holding events with visiting Cambridge academics. Upcoming events include College alumni gatherings, the launch of the Lifelong Learning Program for the Judge Business School, and the CAm NY Holiday Social. Our website is updated often, so be sure to check the events calendar here for updates and information.

Cambridge in U.S. News

North American Alumni Groups

Did you know there are over 50 regional alumni contacts and volunteer groups around the United States and Canada? These individuals and groups are viewed as an extension of CAm and Collegiate Cambridge to help the alumni population stay connected in North America. Whether hosting trivia nights, garden parties, or Boat Race viewings, our North American alumni group community are part of a global network of alumni interested in engaging more with their peers and with Cambridge. Click here to learn more about Cambridge Alumni Groups in North America. 


New Vice-Chancellor Named

Professor Deborah Prentice, the Provost of Princeton University is the first American and the second woman to be elected to the full-time role of VC for a term of 7 years. Click here to learn more about the new VC. 

Dear World — What's happened over the last eight years?

Eight years ago, the University embarked on the Dear World... Yours Cambridge Campaign. What happened next? Click here to find out. 


Giving to Cambridge

Your gift to Collegiate Cambridge helps support excellence in teaching and research,  provide vital resources for student wellbeing, and ensure access to a Cambridge education for the most qualified students. Learn more about how to make your impact here

The 1209 Society — Are you a member?

Established in 1998, The 1209 Society honors and acknowledges the many generous benefactors in the US who recognize the importance of the University of Cambridge and its thirty-one Colleges through their estate planning. Members of the 1209 Society enjoy several benefits including bespoke events and communications. Learn more about the 1209 Society here



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