Our most prestigious event of the summer was held in the Cambridge Judge Business School on Tuesday 5 June at 6pm.
Our speaker this year was the England cricketer, author and journalist, Ed Smith (Peterhouse 1995). He is a Senior Research Fellow in Journalism at the University of Buckingham, and one of Britain’s most distinguished scholars of the history and sociology of sport. In April this year he was appointed National Selector for England Cricket and came to Cambridge after a successful England Test Match v Pakistan.
After the reception Ed’s lecture on ‘Why Sport belongs to the Humanities as much as the Sciences.was enjoyed by a packed lecture hall. Ed has the perfect credentials: he scored a century on his First-class debut and took a Double First in History, before playing First-class cricket for 13 years.
The Lecture was followed by a gala dinner in Downing College. Our Guest of Honour was double Olympian Champion Tom James MBE (Trinity Hall 2002) who spoke and then participated in a fascinating question and answer session. He was preceded by Director of Sport, Nicholas Brooking, who updated the Guests on how sport was being developed at Cambridge. Guests included sponsors,supporters, VIP Guests, Presidents of both Hawks and Ospreys clubs and our recent Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz.
There was a silent auction with many lots being purchased all through the evening.The Organisers are very grateful to all contributors for their great generosity and to those who contributed to the raffle, won by Dr Pat Marsh, also to those who chose to make donations.
Proceeds from the evening will go to the The Hawks’ Charitable Trust that provides financial support to talented male and female athletes to enable them to focus on their sporting endeavours and studies. (In April £30,000 was given to 145 athletes).
MR Sport presented the event. It provides high-level engagement in sport, including event design, management and delivery; as well as advocacy and strategic communications advice to sports bodies and organisations with an interest in sport.
Event LocationCambridge Judge Business School