Celebrating the first 10 years

  • July 9, 2010

350 people gathered last weekend to celebrate the scholarship's 10th anniversary.

Jen and MichaelThe 10th Anniversary celebrations of the Gates Cambridge Scholarships were a huge success, with over 350 scholars, alumni, guests and visiting speakers gathering in Cambridge on 2- 4 July 2010 to discuss issues of global interest.

The event was jointly organised by the Gates Scholars’ Alumni Association, the Scholars’ Council and the Gates Cambridge Trust.

The University’s Vice-Chancellor and Chair of the Gates Trustees, Professor Dame Alison Richard, welcomed everyone at the opening reception, and on the following evening her predecessor in both roles, Lord Broers, spoke at dinner of the various strands that had led to the Gates scholarship programme and had laid the ground for its development and success.

QuesionerFull information about the event – including podcasts of the panel discussions – is available from our 10th anniversary page. A longer news story is also available from the University’s website.

 

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