Virtual Alumni Day 2020

Saturday 26 September 2020

As the University has moved the Alumni Weekend online this year, so have we. Our varied programme of Downing webinars will feature our Fellows and staff and include a keynote panel session and wine tasting!

 

14.00 – 14.45  

Introduction by the Master, Alan Bookbinder.

Sir Quentin Blake and 40 Women for Downing – a pre-recorded interview with the artist and live tour of his forthcoming exhibition on 40 Women for Downing, with Dr Prerona Prasad, Curator of the Heong Gallery

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16.00 – 17.00   Pandemics: assessing the impact and recovery from COVID-19
Join an expert panel of Downing Fellows and alumni for a live discussion and Q & A session chaired by the Master, Mr Alan Bookbinder. Participants are:

• Professor Sir Dave King, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Cambridge; Founder and Chair of the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge; former Chief Scientific Adviser 2000–2007; the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative on Climate Change, 2013–2017; former Master and Honorary Fellow at Downing College

• Dr Tim Burton (Downing 1994), Oon Fellow in Pharmacology at Downing and Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine at Addenbrookes Hospital

• Ms Dharshini David (Downing 1991), Global Trade Correspondent for BBC News and author

• Dr Amy Milton, Ferreras-Willetts Fellow in Neuroscience.

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17.00 – 17.45   17.00 Association AGM - the President’s Introduction and Address
17.10 Live discussion between President and Master
17.20 AGM
17.30 Commercial break, with Kate Dyer
17.35 Senior Bursar's Report
17.45 Transfer of Medallion and Close

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Some helpful notes on using Zoom for webinars have been prepared and are available to download here.

Papers for the AGM may be downloaded here. Please also note the Remote meeting protocol.

18.00 – 19.00  

Wine and Cheese Tasting, led by Professor Chris Haniff, Director of Studies in Physics and Fellows’ Steward, with Dr Paul Millett, Vice Master, Dr Ian Roberts, Fellow in Linguistics, and Jo Finnie Jones, Development Director.
Join Chris and his 'tasting team' on a journey to find their favourite wine and cheese partners. Chris will lead a mix-and-match of three wines and three cheeses, all of which will be notified in advance and should be easily sourced at major supermarkets. Will he and the team agree or disagree, and who will you side with?
At this informal tutored tasting, Chris will share top-tips, answer questions, and likely use the event to open one of two of his own favourite bottles. The audience can choose to purchase all or none of the wines at their own expense, or simply listen in from the comfort of home to enjoy the fun.
The selection of wines and cheeses will be made available nearer the event.

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Alumni & Development, Downing College, Cambridge CB2 1DQ. Telephone 01223 334850· Email development@dow.cam.ac.uk  Registered with the Fundraising Regulator