At the third annual Robinson College Donor Day on Saturday, 25 June we had a great pleasure to welcome some of the College’s donors and had the opportunity to thank them for their support. The programme of the day's events offered them the glimpse of what their generosity had made possible at Robinson, directly and indirectly. The Warden unable to attend the event himself recorded a message of thanks, which you can watch here.
Dr Kevin Chalut, Fellow of Robinson College, talked to our guests about Using stem cells for tissue regeneration: the promise and the challenges across the life span. This fascinating subject met with great interest from the audience and brought about a great many questions during the Q & A session. Dr Chalut's reserach interests lie in the physical properties of biological systems, in particular, a quantitative assesment of physical characteristics of embryonic stem cells with a view to better understand how they make their fate decisions. During the exclusive access to the art exhibition Imerssions: Into the River Cam held in the College Chapel and featuring local artists, our guests were treated to live performances of Debussy and his pieces on the theme of water. This music beautifully echoed the theme of this exhibition. Donor Day concluded with afternoon tea in Long Court.
A small selection of photographs taken during Donor Day can be found below. Please click on the image to view. We hope that those photographs will bring back pleasant memories of the sunny summer Saturday at Robinson to those who attended Donor Day and tell the story of the day those who were uanble to join in the celebrations. Photography: Nic Marchant.