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.

HE+ visit days

This week the Admissions Team hosted 170 visitors from our Nottingham HE+ consortium to learn more about the subjects offered at Cambridge and to get a taste of studying here. The HE+ programme is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge, the Colleges and groups of state schools in particular parts of the country. Students attend several events throughout the year, exploring their subjects outside of the school curriculum with teachers and Cambridge academics.

Year 10 Aspiration Days

The Admissions team welcomed 240 high-achieving year 10 students from 12 schools in Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire, Hillingdon and Oxfordshire. The Aspiration Days aim to get students thinking about their future ambitions and to give them an opportunity to reflect on the steps they can towards achieving them. Attendees received information, advice and guidance from Martin, Caitlin and Ellie and attended taster lectures from Peterhouse Fellows in Theology, Archaeology and Biology.

Primary Schools Public Speaking Competition

Peterhouse’s Admissions Team hosted a number of local Cambridgeshire primary schools this week for the final of their public speaking competition. Students from seven schools in years 3-6 spoke for a minute and a half on the topic ‘In the future I hope…’ The competition was fierce, with topics ranging from climate change to mermaids, and our Schools Liaison Officers Ellie Bishop and Caitlin Saunders found it very difficult to pick a winner.  

Dr Nicholas Zair appointed Pro Futura Scientia Fellow...

Congratulations to Peterhouse Fellow, Dr Nicholas Zair, on his appointment as Pro Futura Scientia Fellow for 2018-2021. Dr Zair will split his time between Cambridge's Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities (CRASSH) and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala, conducting research for his project "Learning to Spell in the Roman Empire" which examines the evidence that epigraphic and inscriptional sources provide for the education of those not in the highest echelons of society between the 1st and 5th centuries AD.