The Robin Walker Fellowship in Computer Science


In honour of Dr Robin Walker, a total of £600,000 has been endowed for a Computer Sciences Fellowship at Queens'

Robin Walker with others at his retirement dinner in 2014

Robin Walker with others at his retirement dinner in 2014

Robin Walker with others at his retirement dinner in 2014

Fellow at Queens'

  • Studied his BA and MA in Natural Sciences, and PhD in Physics, at Queens' College (1996)
  • Became an Official Fellow in 1975 and has been a Bye-Fellow since 2014
  • Formerly Estate Bursar, Junior Bursar and Director of Studies in Computer Science
  • Currently is the compiler of the web pages on the College's history
Robin Walker at Graduation in 1974

Graduation 1974 - Top row, left-to-right: Derek Stow; M. Roger Forshaw; John Weatherley; Robin Walker; Julian Phillips; Chris Hurst; unknown. Bottom row, left-to-right: J. Steve Tedbury; Mike Abrams; Ed Dowler

Graduation 1974 - Top row, left-to-right: Derek Stow; M. Roger Forshaw; John Weatherley; Robin Walker; Julian Phillips; Chris Hurst; unknown. Bottom row, left-to-right: J. Steve Tedbury; Mike Abrams; Ed Dowler


Dr Robin Walker, Official Fellow of Queens' since 1975

Dr Robin Walker, Official Fellow of Queens' since 1975

Dr Robin Walker, Official Fellow of Queens' since 1975


The Robin Walker Fellowship

The Robin Walker Fellowship in Computer Science has been endowed at £600,000 to produce an annual amount that covers the cost of a senior University Teaching Officer in the Department of Computer Science & Technology to teach at Queens’.

This Fellowship was endowed in 2020 by the generous donations of 20 alumni and friends of Queens.

'I’m greatly honoured and touched by this initiative to found a Fellowship in my name. But, I cannot claim all the credit for the strong position that Queens’ holds in Computer Science at Cambridge today. Other Fellows have played their part too: Jinny Crum-Jones, Tom Clarke, Nick Benton.'


The Inaugural Fellow

Professor Alastair Beresford

  • MA, PhD (Cantab), University of Cambridge
  • Director of Studies in Computer Science
  • Deputy Head of the Department of Computer Science and Technology

Alastair is Professor of Computer Security in the Department of Computer Science and Technology. His research work examines the security and privacy of large-scale distributed computer systems. Within this broad area, he is focussing on the security and privacy of networked mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. 

Robin Walker and Bex Williams in 2014

Robin Walker and Bex Williams at Retirement Dinner in 2014

Robin Walker and Bex Williams at Retirement Dinner in 2014

The Robin Walker Fund celebration Zoom call, 2020

The Robin Walker Fund celebration Zoom call, 2020

The Robin Walker Fund celebration Zoom call, 2020

Professor Alastair Beresford

Professor Alastair Beresford

Professor Alastair Beresford