New Honorary Visiting Fellows

It is with great pleasure that Trinity’s Governing Body has elected Mica Ertegun and Simon Armitage as Honorary Visiting Fellows of the college.

Mica Ertegun, one of the foremost interior designers of the last fifty years, founded the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in 2012. The programme funds full-time graduate degrees in various subjects in the Humanities. Bryan Ward-Perkins, Fellow and Tutor in History at Trinity, is the first and current director of Ertegun Programme. Mrs Ertegun was welcomed as an Honorary Visiting Fellow at a lunch given in her honour.

Simon Armitage CBE was elected as the University’s Professor of Poetry in June 2015. He is also Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield and, in addition to poetry, has published two novels and writes for the stage, radio, television and film. In March he visited Trinity to give the 2015 Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture. He was formally welcomed as an Honorary Visiting Fellow at a reception and lunch given in his honour in November.


Revised: 27 November 2015

Mica Ertegun

Mica Ertegun was welcomed as an Honorary Visiting Fellow following a lunch in her honour. She was presented with a scroll by the President, Sir Ivor Roberts, and with flowers by Jake Gill, an Ertegun Scholar at Trinity.

Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage (pictured left with the President) following the presentation of his scroll on his admission as an Honorary Visiting Fellow.