New Gates scholars enjoy orientation weekend

  • October 3, 2011
New Gates scholars enjoy orientation weekend

The 2011 Gates scholars spent a long weekend in Ambleside to get to know each other.

Scores of new Gates scholars spent the end of September on an expedition to the Lake District.

All the 90 new Gates scholars were invited to take part in the orientation long weekend in Ambleside. The event offers the chance to bond and make new friends and is an introduction to the Gates experience.

This year’s scholars are from 29 countries. Ten are from Canada, 36 from the United States, five from Germany and four from India and Australia. The full list of countries stretches from Peru and Argentina to New Zealand, Singapore and China.

The new scholars were also invited to a special welcome dinner on 30th September by Professor Robert Lethbridge, provost of the Gates Cambridge Trust. The dinner, which serves to contextualise what it means to be a Gates scholar, took place at Fitzwilliam College where Professor Lethbridge is Master.

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