Congratulations to Dr Baker, Dr Oliver and Dr Widdis

The College is pleased to announce the following:

Dr Clare Baker, former Fellow and Tutor for Peterhouse and currently a Senior Research Associate with the College, will become a Professor in the Department of Physiology, Development, and Neuroscience.

Dr Rachel Oliver, former Research Fellow and Bye Fellow at Peterhouse, now a Fellow of Robinson, will become a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy.

Bridget Kendall - Wimpole History Festival

Bridget Kendall, Master of Peterhouse, former BBC correspondent in Moscow and author of The Cold War: An Oral History, talks with Peter Pomerantsev, whose Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible blew the lid off Putin’s Russia.
Chaired by David Reynolds, festival patron and Professor of International History, University of Cambridge.

Further information can be found on the Wimpole History Festival website.

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.