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 Videos

Submitted by sjj32 on 25 April 2018

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)


Mr Vic Challis

Members of the college and staff will be saddened to hear of the death of Mr Victor Challis.   After retiring as a signalman on the railway Vic  was a Gate Porter at Peterhouse from 1984 to 2004, chiefly in the afternoons.  He was a popular figure in college and well-known to many of the Fellows and students.

Vic was born on 19 October 1919 and died 7 March 2018.

Information on the funeral will follow when known.

A link to further information about Vic that friends may like to listen to:

The Very Revd Professor Henry Chadwick, KBE

The dedication of a memorial to The Very Reverend Professor Henry Chadwick, KBE, (Master of Peterhouse 1987-1993) and to his brother The Reverend Owen Chadwick, OM, KBE took place on Saturday 27 September at Westminster Abbey by kind permission of the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, & Chapter of Westminster. Amongst those present were Professor Eamon Duffy, Professor Henry Mayr-Harting, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History Emeritus, who spoke of Henry as a scholar and Dr Stephen Darlington who spoke of Henry as a musician.

Peterhouse Graduate Symposium - another success!

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.