Alumni from across Hong Kong celebrated the generosity of Hughes Hall benefactor Dr Edwin Leong on Monday at the Hong Kong Alumni Dinner.
The President, Development Director and Senior Tutor joined alumni, friends and donors for a night of reunion and conversation at the Hong Kong Golf Club in Deep Water Bay. At the dinner Pfeiffer Fellow Dr Edwin Leong signed a new agreement for the Hughes Hall Cambridge Edwin Leong Scholarships in Life Sciences, greatly extending the support available for new students in the field.
President Dr Anthony Freeling commented: ‘Hughes Hall aims to bring in 100 PhD students a year. Life Sciences is a real strength of Cambridge and one of our own focus areas. Edwin’s incredibly generous endowment of £1m means we can attract some of the world’s very best students, irrespective of their means.’
This follows a successful visit to Singapore for all three college officers, during which they had the opportunity to meet with a range of alumni and supporters. Engagements included a meeting with three alumnus judges from the Singaporean supreme court, and school visits to institutions attended by alumni. A well-attended dinner, organised by Hughes Hall alumni Winston Chui, took place at the Tower Club.
The trip then continued to Hong Kong on the 24th March; further highlights included a reception for all previous Hong Kong University Visiting Fellows to Hughes Hall, and a meeting with the Consul General of Hong Kong, Mr Andrew Heyn OBE. The trip continues this week with The President and Senior Tutor meeting with Prof Samuel Sun, Master of S.H. Ho College, and attending the Global Cambridge event for Cambridge alumni in the region.