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UTown’s Tembusu College awards first Honorary Fellowship to Prof Sir Geoffrey Lloyd

31 January 2011

AT TEMBUSU COLLEGE’S INAUGURAL DINNER: (From left) College Master Assoc Prof Gregory Clancey, Sir Geoffrey Lloyd (holding the certificate of Honorary Fellowship) and College Rector Prof Tommy Koh

IN CONVERSATION: Prof Sir Geoffrey Lloyd (left) speaking with the NUS President

MINGLING OPPORTUNITIES: Student attendees interacting with Tembusu College Rector Prof Tommy Koh

At a recent gala dinner celebrating the inauguration of Tembusu College, slated to open later this year at the NUS University Town, the College awarded its first Honorary Fellowship to noted philosopher and historian of science Prof Sir Geoffrey Lloyd.

Sir Geoffrey is the former Master of Darwin College, Cambridge University, and is currently Senior Scholar at Cambridge’s Needham Research Institute. At the dinner celebration, he gave a brief speech on the collegiate way of life, with advice for the success of the college based on his experience as a master.

Besides Sir Geoffrey and Lady Lloyd of Cambridge University, other distinguished guests present at the event on 12 January 2011 included the NUS senior management, some fellow-designates, faculty and staff members as well as the 50 students of the Tembusu College pilot.

Speaking at the event, NUS President Prof Tan Chorh Chuan congratulated Tembusu College on its progress so far; and its Rector Prof Tommy Koh shared his hopes for the college’s future.

As one of the first two residential colleges situated at University Town, Tembusu College has been operating a pilot programme at Prince Georges Park Residences since the beginning of last semester with 50 student-advisors, who will be among the first cohort of students when the college shifts to University Town. These students have helped to organise committees, activities, and student government, as well as ‘brain-storming’ on college culture.