The Pegasus Alumni Society is Robinson College's alumni association. It aims to promote closer relationships amongst alumni and between alumni and College.
In the early days the Pegasus Alumni Society was the only alumni association and undergraduates paid a subscription to join. In more recent times all alumni of the college have automatically become members without subscription.
The Development Office in College now arranges many things such as the Annual Reunions in September, the Annual Reception in London each July and the production of both Bin Brook Magazine and the Robinson Record.
The Pegasus Alumni Society now complements these activities by liaison with groups and individuals and suggesting and contributing to further events.
Every year in March there is the Annual Alumni 'Open' Dinner. In contrast to the September reunions, where year groups gather on a rotational basis, the March Alumni Dinner is open to any and all alumni every year. Any individual from any year, a group of friends or sports team or a subject group within or across the years – in short any alumni who are interested in getting together and meeting others are welcome and encouraged to attend. Group Tables can be reserved in advance. Before the dinner there is a talk – ‘The Pegasus Seminar’. Former speakers have included founding Warden Lord Lewis, former Senior Tutor Chris Hughes, Emeritus Professor Trevor Page, Professor Emerita Morna Hooker and Emeritus Fellow Martin Brett offering their reminiscences of College. In future years we are inviting alumni to contribute their memories and to talk about their careers.
Other events are arranged on this March weekend and we are always open to suggestion from alumni for ideas about sporting events and local visits. We are also planning a Saturday buffet lunch for the benefit of those who wish to meet up during the day rather than, or as well as, the evening dinner; the date often also coincides with Cambridge Science Festival.
Although the two weekends – September and March - remain the mainstay of the Robinson Alumni Calendar together with the Annual Reception in London, we are always open to suggestions for add-ons from alumni.
Such Alumni-organized events can be away from Cambridge, though not necessarily so, and with help for publicity from the Development Office and financial support from Pegasus Society Funds. This may range from a pub meeting in London to a gathering in Cambridge to a restaurant meal in Manchester – in fact you suggest it and run it and the Pegasus Alumni Society and Development Office will back you up - the suggestions come entirely from alumni.
If you are interested in organizing a Robinson alumni event, have any queries, suggestions, feedback or comments please let us know.
Post: Pegasus Alumni Society
c/o Development Office
CB3 9AN UK
Phone the Development Office: 01223 339036 (From abroad: +44 1223 339036)
Pegasus Alumni Committee
The Pegasus Alumni Society has a committee of elected members. It meets twice a year, on the Saturday afternoon of the September Reunions and at the Annual General Meeting, which is held before the Annual Alumni Dinner in March. Interim matters are dealt with by email.
President Dr Steve Trudgill
Hon Secretary Anthony Toole
Hon Treasurer Dr Chris Warner. Auditor Vicky Earl
Editor of Record Rev Dr Simon Perry
Rev Roger Greeves
SCR rep Dr Mary Stewart (tbc at AGM)
MCR rep = MCR President. email@example.com 2016-17 Mark Driver
JCR rep = RCSA President. firstname.lastname@example.org 2016 -17 Rhys Goodall
Deputy President Catherine Biggs (co-opted).
Director of Development (from Sepetmber 3rd 2017) Sarah Westwood.
Manchester Restaurant meal SATURDAY May 6th 2017 19:45 for 20:15.
This was a good start for a 'Northern Event' with a good evening enjoyed by both local and not-so-local alumni and friends.
On 24 May event organiser Hon Sec Anthony Toole sent a message about Tony Walsh's immensely powerful poem about Manchester's defiance, grit, humour, love of 'a brew' (for any southerners, this means a cup of tea not anything alcoholic), scientific greatness, its proud musical, political and industrial history and the diversity and love in the city. Anthony wrote "Just back from delivering sandwiches to the hospital and emergency staff who have worked tirelessly over the last few days" and posted the link:
Tour of Sanger Genome Centre at Hinxton near Cambridge WEDNESDAY MAY 17 2017 14:00-16:00.
Around 25 people learnt a lot about recent developments in genome understanding and the applications to human heath and well-being. A very interesting talk and tour.
London pub meet WEDNESDAY May 24th 2017 Evening at All Bar One, Charing Cross
18:00 – 20:00 Organised by Robin Lawther & Rahul Mansigani Pegasus Society. First round of drinks subsidised by Pegasus.
Over 30 people came to a lovely informal 'drop-in' gathering with the whole range of years from the 1980s to recently - good that alumni from across the years mixed and met as well as meeting old friends.
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 18:00 Bristol Pub Meeting
ANNUAL OPEN ALUMNI DINNER 24th March 2018 with family-friendly lunch buffet and an alumni-centered forum
For details and booking see Alumni News
Programme 24th March 2018
12.30 – 14.00 Buffet Lunch (Crausaz Wordsworth Building)
13.30 – 15.00 Tour of North West Cambridge New Development
14.00 Cambridge Science Festival
(self-organised, please book via: www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk)
15.00 – 15.45 Tea/Coffee and biscuits (Crausaz Wordsworth Building)
15.45 – 17.00 The 2018 Alumni Forum: (Crausaz Wordsworth Building)
Life in Journalism: Fake news and alternative facts
Three distinguished alumni share their memories and talk about their careers, together with the challenges facing journalism, with opportunity for discussion and questions.
Rebecca John (1989) BBC television news journalist
Jonathan Fowler (1987) Chief of Communications, Information and Outreach at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); formerly with Associated Press and Agence France-Presse
Professor Tim Luckhurst (1980) Head of Centre for Journalism University of Kent and Director of KM television; former editor of the Scotsman and BBC editor
17.00 – 18.00 Pegasus Alumni Society AGM (Crausaz Wordsworth Building)
SCR Representative Dr Mary Stewart Proposer Dr Steve Seconder Dr Chris Warner
Deputy President. Sarah Westwood. Proposer Dr. Steve Seconder Saul
Committee member (standing for re-election) proposed Robin Seconder Rosalyn Old.
19.00 – 19.30 Pre-dinner drinks (Hall Balcony)
19.30 Annual Open Alumni Dinner (Hall)
Programme 25th March 2018
9.00 – 10.30 Breakfast in the Garden Restaurant (Robinson College main building)
Details to be announced in due course include:
LONDON PUB DRINKS 2018 Date and time tbc
VISIT TO THE BBC Early 2018. Date and timing tbc.
MANCHESTER Meal. 2018 Date and time tbc