Thursday 16 February, 2017: Peterhouse at the Reform Club

Following the success of the House of Lords' dinners in 2015 and 2016, The Peterhouse Society decided on another London-based dinner for 2017. The current Chairman, Lord Thomas of Gresford (m. 1955) generously offered to host the dinner in the beautful surroundings of the Reform Club. Around 70 guests enjoyed a three course meal, followed by a fascinating talk by the Rt Hon. Michael Portillo (m. 1972), British journalist, broadcaster, and former Member of Parliament.

International Freshers Week

Hi everyone,

For all international students (everyone who identifies as being from outside of England), you have the option of taking part in something the week before everyone else arrives during official Freshers’ Week: International Freshers’ WeekMonday 24 - Friday 28 September 2018.

The 2018 Holman Prize

Petrean Redmond Szell (m. 1988) has been awarded one of LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s three Holman Prizes for 2018. Redmond will use his prize for an incredibly impressive physical feat. He plans to attempt an  “Extreme Triathlon” comprised of a 200-foot abseil followed by a swim through open ocean, a 10-mile ride through a notably hazardous bog-land, and a climb up a 213-foot ocean spire called Am Buachaille off the north coast of Scotland.

Violent States and Creative States (2 Volume Set) Edited by John Adlam (m. 1983), Tilman Kluttig and Bandy X. Lee. Prologue by Estela Welldon. Epilogue by James Gilligan

Violent States and Creative States (2 Volume Set), From the Global to the Individual Edited by John Adlam (m. 1983), Tilman Kluttig and Bandy X. Lee. Prologue by Estela Welldon. Epilogue by James Gilligan. In considering the different states in which individual acts of human violence take place, this thorough analysis reveals the opposing state of violence to be creativity. With contributions across a range of disciplines, this is the first integrated approach to move beyond merely mitigating violence to fostering creativity as a means of prevention.

 

Creating Orthographies for Endangered Languages by Mari C. Jones (Peterhouse Fellow) and Damien Mooney

Creating Orthographies for Endangered Languages by Mari C. Jones (Peterhouse Fellow) and Damien Mooney. Creating an orthography is often seen as a key component of language revitalisation. Encoding an endangered variety can enhance its status and prestige. In speech communities that are fragmented dialectally or geographically, a common writing system may help create a sense of unified identity, or help keep a language alive by facilitating teaching and learning.

The Cryptic Pub Quiz by Frank Paul

The Cryptic Pub Quiz by Frank Paul (m. 2004). What do Lady Godiva, an ape, Betty Boop, Jessica Rabbit and the Hindu goddess Kali have in common? Which 1959 film is known in Russia as In Jazz There Are Only Girls? What is the smallest four-digit prime number, as well as the largest number to make a valid English word when written in Roman numerals? Which Wiltshire-based team is the only one in the English Football League not to contain any of the letters of the word “mackerel”? The name of which priestess in Greek mythology is also the title of songs by Mariah Carey and Enrique Iglesias?

The Problem of Time by Edward Anderson

The Problem of Time by Edward Anderson (m. 2004)

Building on work done at Peterhouse as a Research Fellow (2004-08), Dr Edward Anderson (Research Fellow 2004-08) has produced a first academic book "The Problem of Time. Quantum Mechanics versus General Relativity", casting much new light on a major topic in both Fundamental Physics and (especially Background Independent) Quantum Gravity. Available at Springer Books.

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