Welcome to our Alumni and Development news and publications pages! Below you can read the latest news about the College, the Development Office and your fellow alumni. If you have any news you would like to appear on these pages, please email the Alumni Officer.
The links on the left provide information about our alumni publications and allow you to view their archives online.
Letter from the Rector on tuition fees
The Rector's letter to all alumni of Friday 6 May 2011 is available to download now.
John le Carré gifts his entire literary archive to the Bodleian Library
John le Carré, the nome de plum of David Cornwell, who matriculated at Lincoln in 1953, has given his archive to the Bodleian with the intention that it should become its permanent home.
To mark the arrival of the archive, the Bodleian is displaying a small selection of le Carré's working papers for members of the public to see on World Book Day, Thursday 3 March. This will include sections from the various handwritten and typed drafts of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy which show how the novel evolved in the process of composition from its early working title, The Reluctant Autumn of George Smiley, to the final published text. The display will also include private photographs of le Carré, as well as manuscripts of two of le Carré's own favourite novels, The Tailor of Panama and The Constant Gardener.
Donald MacLeod (1969)
A message from Tony Coll (1969):
"I have bad news regarding Lincoln alumnus Donald MacLeod (1969, History). Donald was cycling home from his office in March this year when he was knocked flying by a police car speeding to the scene of a crime. He was thrown through the air and landed, unconscious, some distance away from the original impact. He spent the next six weeks in a coma, and is currently in a near-coma state at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney.
"Donald's progress has been real but painfully slow, and his family have begun fundraising so that he can continue to receive the level specialist care and therapy he received in Putney, rather than being transferred to a care home."
Further details and information about the appeal to assist with Donald's care can be found here on Tony's blog.
Initial Response to the Browne Review proposals
In light of the proposals from the Browne Review, the Rector has written a letter to all Lincoln College alumni, which you can read here.
Lincoln Fellow becomes Lay Canon at St Paul's Cathedral
Peter McCullough, Sohmer Fellow in English, is to be installed as Lay Canon (History) of St Paul's Cathedral in November. In this role, Dr McCullough will have special responsibility for input on historical matters. This includes the Interpretation Project - a long term project concerned with bringing St Paul's to life for all its visitors.
Lincoln Alumni Elected to Parliament
Three Lincoln alumni won seats in Parliament in the General Election on Thursday 6 May. Shabana Mahmood (1999) is the new Labour MP for Birmingham Ladywood; Bill Cash (1959) was re-elected as the Conservative MP for Stone; and John Stanley (1960) held the seat of Tonbridge and Malling, also for the Conservative Party. We congratulate all three alumni on their victories.