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Mrs Cherry A Hopkins

College position(s)

Life Fellow



Degrees, Awards and Prizes


Research themes

My main research was on the Law of Treaties, and with Professor Clive Parry I compiled the 3-volume Index of British Treaties (HMSO, 1970). For 25 years I was Assistant Editor of the British Year Book of International Law. I have also published many case notes on International Law, Contract and Tort in the Cambridge Law Journal, for which I was the Convening Note Editor from 1996 to 2006.


After two years as a Research Fellow, I was a College Lecturer and Official Fellow from 1966 until 1971 and again from 1989 until I retired in 2007, and acted as Director of Studies for various Parts of the Law Tripos during some of those periods. I supervised for many Colleges for over 40 years, teaching International Law, Contract, Tort and Commercial Law (after a few early forays with English Legal System and Administrative Law).


Since retiring, I have been working in the Girton Archive on an index of the College Executive Committee Minutes from 1871 to 1924 and the College Council Minutes from 1924 onwards. My years as Secretary to the College Council from 1992 to 2007 have given me a particular interest in compiling this index and increasing my knowledge of the College’s history.