The second Peterhouse Graduate Symposium of the 2017/18 academic year took place on Saturday 17 February 2018. The day kicked off with a hearty brunch of bacon sandwiches and Danish pastries before the Symposium proper began. The first two panels of the event saw eight MCR members present their research on a wide-ranging field of topics, offering a ten-minute talk on their work before taking questions from the floor.
This week the Admissions Team hosted 170 visitors from our Nottingham HE+ consortium to learn more about the subjects offered at Cambridge and to get a taste of studying here. The HE+ programme is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge, the Colleges and groups of state schools in particular parts of the country. Students attend several events throughout the year, exploring their subjects outside of the school curriculum with teachers and Cambridge academics.
The Admissions team welcomed 240 high-achieving year 10 students from 12 schools in Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire, Hillingdon and Oxfordshire. The Aspiration Days aim to get students thinking about their future ambitions and to give them an opportunity to reflect on the steps they can towards achieving them. Attendees received information, advice and guidance from Martin, Caitlin and Ellie and attended taster lectures from Peterhouse Fellows in Theology, Archaeology and Biology.
The competition has now closed and will re-open in August 2018 for Research Associateships starting in January 2019. Last year's details are below for information only:
Peterhouse’s Admissions Team hosted a number of local Cambridgeshire primary schools this week for the final of their public speaking competition. Students from seven schools in years 3-6 spoke for a minute and a half on the topic ‘In the future I hope…’ The competition was fierce, with topics ranging from climate change to mermaids, and our Schools Liaison Officers Ellie Bishop and Caitlin Saunders found it very difficult to pick a winner.
There are a number of recordings of the Choir available to listen to online - please visit our Youtube Channel, or enjoy the selection of recordings available below.
Congratulations to Peterhouse Fellow, Dr Nicholas Zair, on his appointment as Pro Futura Scientia Fellow for 2018-2021. Dr Zair will split his time between Cambridge's Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities (CRASSH) and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala, conducting research for his project "Learning to Spell in the Roman Empire" which examines the evidence that epigraphic and inscriptional sources provide for the education of those not in the highest echelons of society between the 1st and 5th centuries AD.
The College is grieved to report the death of Professor John Beer on the evening of Sunday 10th December. Professor Beer became a College Lecturer in English and a Fellow in 1964, and an Emeritus Fellow in 1993. The College extends sympathy to his family and friends.
Congratulations to Dr Anders Hansen on receiving one of this year's Philip Leverhulme Prizes. Dr Hansen said 'The prize money will be used to support a post-doc to join my Applied Functional and Harmonic Analysis group in Cambridge to work on foundations of computational mathematics in learning. The particular focus will be on deep learning and artificial intelligence.