Warm congratulations to Peterhouse Professor of Medicine, Andrew Lever, and his collaborators from the CHERUB network of researchers for the garden at this year’s 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, designed by Naomi Ferrett-Cohen and inspired by their research into the HIV virus. The garden traces the journey of a child born with HIV, starting in a pod which represents the safe cocoon of a clinic, moving past barriers and stigma, to a more open, welcoming garden and the better quality of life which current research is making possible.
Congratulations to Ed Smith, the former cricketer, broadcaster, journalist and Petrean who was appointed as England’s new national selector in April this year, heading up a new 3 man team to pick players for the men's national teams. Smith promised to bring 'fresh ideas' to the selection process and has not disappointed. Information on the new selection can be found in the Guardian.
A study authored by Dr Andrew Tanentzap (Department of Plant Sciences) has discovered a new mechanism that has the potential to cause increasingly more greenhouse gases to be produced by freshwater lakes. The research tries to understand how changes in the vegetation around lakes will impact their productivity and carbon cycling.
New study suggests that brain cholesterol may be associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease
An international team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, including Peterhouse Research Fellow Dr Thomas Michaels, have shown how cholesterol – a molecule normally linked with cardiovascular diseases – may also play an important role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The study was published this week in the journal Nature Chemistry.
Peterhouse Music Society presents its annual May Week Concert in the Friends of Peterhouse Theatre, at 7.30pm on Friday 15 June.
An opportunity to hear performances from the many talented student members of the College - details to be announced shortly!
Peterhouse is proud and delighted to announce that Petrean and Honorary Fellow Sam Mendes has won Best Director at this year’s Olivier Awards for The Ferryman.
We are delighted to present a number of recordings made at the Peterhouse Music Society Lent Term Concert on Friday 2 March 2018, featuring Peterhouse Music Award Winners Aranka Hrušková and Alex Chamolly, and Guest Artist, the piano virtuoso Vassilis Varvaresos.
Saint-Saëns, Sonata in E-flat, for clarinet and piano, op.167
Beethoven, Sonata in E-flat, op.81a, 'Les Adieux'
Liszt, Mephisto Waltz, no.1, S.514
Schubert-Liszt, Soiree de Vienne, S. 427, no.7
Ravel, La Valse (1920)
On Sunday 18 March the College held a dinner hosted by the Master, Bridget Kendall, at the St James’s Club in Manchester for Petreans living in and around Greater Manchester. They were joined by Petreans from as far afield as Leeds and Derbyshire and the Master’s partner Amanda Farnsworth and the Development Director, Dr Saskia Murk Jansen also travelled up from Cambridge for the occasion.