Annual Reviews

Each year we now produce an 'Annual Review' for Friends and Members, which incorporates a summary of our formal Year-end Report, plus what we hope are some interesting highlights of the year in question.

The previous few Annual Reviews can be downloaded here:

2017 Annual Review

2016 Annual Review

2015 Annual Review

2014 Annual Review

2013 Annual Review

Members and Friends are sent these annual reviews as soon as they are produced each summer, and have an opportunity to attend our AGM each October and raise any issues.

If you would like to become a Friend, you can read more on our Join Us page, and then complete the application form.

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The Magog Trust says farewell to two eminent scientists

johnsulston_180We were so very sorry to hear of Sir John Sulston’s death. Not only a long-standing Member and supporter of The Magog Trust, he had become quite a regular at our monthly working parties on Magog Down (pictured here in February 2017, enthusiastically helping to clear grass cuttings from the Villedomer Wood margin). His good humour and practical nature will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him.

Photo by Bill French.


It was sad stephenhawking_chrissouth_180news too just a week later to learn of the death of Prof Stephen Hawking.  He had been a Patron of The Magog Trust for a number of years.  In June 1998, he opened the easy access path from the disabled parking bays on Magog Down, to the top of Little Trees Hill.  The firm pathway through the North Down meadow takes a gentle slope around the perimeter, making access to the top of the hill possible for wheelchair users. It gave Prof Hawking enormous pleasure to see Cambridge spread before him, as it continues to do for many visitors today.

Above right: Stephen Hawking at the opening ceremony, with our President Christopher South. Below: enjoying the easy access path on Magog Down.stephenhawking_onpath_453


March 2018

Old Newsletters

Up until 2011 we produced a twice-yearly Newsletter, and you can still download copies of some of these here:

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pdf_logo_smallAutumn/Winter 2010

Spring 2010

Autumn/Winter 2009

Spring 2009

In 2011 the re-designed website was launched, and so the decision was taken to stop producing these Newsletters, and instead to use this website as the main means of communication for news and articles of interest.

This move away from a regular Newsletter meant that more of the Members' and Friends' subscriptions could be spent directly on the costs of upkeep and husbandry on the Down.

We would love every regular visitor to Magog Down to help support its upkeep by becoming a Friend. Read more on our Join Us page, and then complete the application form.