The Howard Foundation-sponsored Chair
in Human Nutrition at Waterford Institute of Technology, occupied by
Professor John Nolan, is confirmed as endowed for a ten year term until
During 2016 the Foundation became a
Founder Patron of “Downing Arts”, an organisation to
promote the Gallery at Downing College, and co-ordinate cultural
activities (see Cultural Life at www.dow.cam.ac.uk)
The Foundation is organising
the “BON” Conference at Downing College 11-13
July 2018 to
present new scientific findings in the application of macular
carotenoids to the brain and eye, see www.bonconference.org.
Events at Howard Theatre, Downing
College, sponsored by the Foundation in 2017, in addition to
performances by Downing Drama Society:
21st March, European Day of
Early Music, evening concert, seewww.cambridgeearly music.org.
1st July, “Sphere of
Light”, a Tudor-themed play by Ann Henning, performed as a play
reading at 16.00 and 19.30, see www.annhenningjocelyn.com.
16th and 23rd July, Cambridge Summer
Festival evening concerts, seewww.cambridgesummermusic..co.uk.
28th-30th September (provisional,
evening performances), reprise form the West End of Rory
Fellowes’ “A Victorian Eye”, a one-man play on the
final years of the painter William Blake Richmond, whose son, Sir
Herbert, was Master of Downing College 1934-46, see further the
biography by Simon Reynolds on WB Richmond, to coincide with the
College’s painting “The Bowlers” loan to the Tate for
exhibition 5 April to 1st October,
The Irish Georgian Society are
visiting Downing and Corpus Christi Colleges to view architecture by
William Wilkins including taking in the “Sphere of Light”
on 1st July,
see events at London Chapter, www.igs.ie.
The Foundation has entered into a
scheme with Downing College to present all undergraduates and graduates
with a copy of “A Classical Adventure”, the illustrated
history of Downing, sponsored by the Foundation, author Tim Rawle;
copies available at www.oxbridgeportfolio.com and
usual websites and bookshops.