Here is what happened recently
Weclome to a new and exciting year
Our fantastic Rutherford Student Committee (with Mohona, Billy and Jon in the lead) then took over and made sure that everybody had a great time during Welcome week. Together with the committee from Eliot College they organized a great 'Activities day' with stalls offering face-painting, LaCross-trials, lotteries, etc. The bouncy castle was also a massive success and the Pole-Exercise Society had quite a big audience, when they did their performance.
Rutherford Grass Roots Lecture
Clothes have traditionally been age ordered, with certain sorts of dress though suitable – or more significantly unsuitable – for people as they age. Older women in particular have been subject to pressure to tone down and adopt self effacing forms of dress. The rise of consumption culture and shifts in the social location of - some - older people, however, has begun to erode this. The lecture explored how far age ordering still rules.
Julia Twigg is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at the University of Kent. The lecture marked the publication of the book Fashion and Age: Dress, the Body and Later Life, Bloomsbury. It draws on ESCR and British Academy funded research.
After the lecture, there was a book signing, which was followed by the now traditional 'Goulash dinner' in the magnificent Rutherford College dining hall.
Another highlight of the evening was the musical entertainment by Ben Breen - a first year computer-science student, who showed us that being blind from birth does not have to stop you from being an excellent pianist. I am sure we will hear much more from Ben.
Jonathan is one of our Honorary Graduates and also a former Rutherford College student. It was therefore particularly enjoyable to have him as the guest of honour at our High Table event.
Last but not least - a very big Thank YOU
Last but not least - a big "Thank You" to all our Honorary, Senior Honorary members and Alumni for supporting us. It means an awful lot to us and the College could not do without you.