emeritus Fellows at Apethorpe Palace

Society of Emeritus Fellows

The Society of Emeritus Fellows organises a number of events throughout the year which are open to all.

emeritus Fellows at Apethorpe Palace

Our events are open to all members of the College, and attract a number of students and Senior Members. In 2018, the Society visited the Supreme Court in London, Apethorpe Palace in Northamptonshire, and the annual North Norfolk Coast walk took place in bright spring sunshine and warm weather.


During 2017, our visits included a walk in Dedham Vale and Constable country, the Military Intelligence Museum at Silsoe, and Waddesdon Manor, the home of the Rothschilds. We finished the season with a guided tour of the Scott Polar Museum in Cambridge.

The President has challenged the College to engage in a discussion of its strategy for the future, and the Society has held a couple of discussion meetings for all Emeritus Fellows to provide input into this process.

What's on

Professor Helle Porsdam

Humanities Society: Science as a Cultural Human Right

24/05/2022 at 17.45

Join Professor Helle Porsdam for an evening talk which focuses on the right to science – a little known but potentially powerful human right.

Ellie Bladon, PhD student in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Science Society: Parental care: an evolutionary case of “use it or lose it”

27/05/2022 at 17.45

Phenotypic plasticity enables animals to flexibly adjust their behaviour to their social environment – sometimes through the expression of adaptive traits that have not been exhibited for several generations. The ability to revive these ‘ghosts of adaptations past’ could prove beneficial for populations living in a changing world.

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Working on Your Dissertation

28/05/2022 at 10.00

This workshop will cover several aspects of formatting and proofreading a dissertation.

Kill or Cure poster

Art exhibition: 'Kill or Cure'

28/05/2022 at 10.00

Lethal or life-giving? Wolfson's exciting contemporary art exhibition explores the potential of animals, plants, and substances from the natural world to ‘Kill’ and/or ‘Cure’ (open to the public Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm).

Daniel Phillips playing violin and Victor Wang playing Piano

Music Society Lunchtime Concert: Daniel Phillips & Victor Wang

28/05/2022 at 13.30

Join us live in the Lee Hall for an hour-long lunchtime concert of violin and piano, performed by Daniel Phillips and Victor Wang.