Darwin College at 50
You and your guest/partner are invited to Darwin's first "Darwin College at 50" event in the United States. The Master, Mary Fowler, will be hosting a meal at The Slanted Door in San Francisco on Monday, December 9th at 7:15 pm.
The Slanted Door is beautifully located in the Ferry Building overlooking the San Francisco Bay and bridge.
The cost for a three-course meal including all tax/gratuity will be $90/person. All drinks will be paid for by the College. Please book by November 25th and let us know of any dietary requirements you may have.
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The Master is very much looking forward to this event and we do hope you can make it!
Professor Mary Fowler is Darwin College's sixth Master and first female Head of House.
Mary comes from a very distinguished academic family the best known of whom are her Great Grandfather Ernest Rutherford (who just over a century ago described the internal structure of atoms for the first time, and for his work received a Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1908) and her grandfather, R. H. (Sir Ralph) Fowler, the astronomer and Plummer Professor of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge.
She is a Prestwich Medal winner of the Geological Society for her seminal book; ‘The Solid Earth’ published in 1996 and now in 2nd edition (7th reprint 2010).
Professor Fowler is an Old Darwinian; she was a student here from 1972 to 1976 studying for a PhD in Geophysics. Mary’s husband and one of her children are also Old Darwinians. Professor Euan Nisbet studied for a Geology PhD from 1970 and is currently Professor of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway. Dr Ruth Nisbet was here from 2000-2005 and gained a PhD in Biochemistry.