A garden at the Chelsea Flower Show inspired by HIV research.


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.

New climate 'feedback loop' discovered in freshwater lakes - Dr Andrew Tanentzap

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 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)