Our very best wishes and warmest gratitude to Dr Trudi Tate on her retirement after 20 years as a Tutor, 5 years as Praelector, and 2 years as Assistant Senior Tutor at Clare Hall.
'It has been a great honour and a pleasure to serve as a Tutor at Clare Hall. We have a fantastic group of bright, enthusiastic students. And we are fortunate in our outstanding team of Tutors, who contribute so much to the College. It was a pleasure to work with Bobbie Wells and Iain Black as Senior Tutors. I am delighted with the appointment of new Senior Tutor Holly Hedgeland, who I am sure will be a wonderful leader of the team.'
Trudi will continue to be active in College, editing the Clare Hall Review, which she founded in 2004, at the request of then President, Ekhard Salje.
Professor Alan Short, President of Clare Hall, says:
‘Trudi has been indefatigable in setting the very highest standards for Clare Hall across all the many areas of College activity that she has been involved in, from enhancing almost every dimension of student life, latterly as Assistant Senior Tutor, to our excellent publications - not least the Clare Hall Review. It really is the end of an era and we all owe Trudi a great debt of gratitude as she joins the very select circle of Emeritus Fellows’.
During her retirement, Trudi will continue to run Literature Cambridge - a small independent group which offers online study sessions, study days and summer courses on literature in Cambridge, taught by leading scholars.
Look out for a profile on Trudi's career on the Clare Hall blog in the coming weeks.