The College is grieved to report the death of Professor John Beer on the evening of Sunday 10th December. Professor Beer became a College Lecturer in English and a Fellow in 1964, and an Emeritus Fellow in 1993. The College extends sympathy to his family and friends.
Congratulations to Dr Anders Hansen on receiving one of this year's Philip Leverhulme Prizes. Dr Hansen said 'The prize money will be used to support a post-doc to join my Applied Functional and Harmonic Analysis group in Cambridge to work on foundations of computational mathematics in learning. The particular focus will be on deep learning and artificial intelligence.
Professor Andrew Lever, Fellow of Peterhouse and Professor of Infectious Diseases at Addenbrookes has written a blog for World Aids Day on how far we've come in HIV treatment. Read what he has to say at:
You can also listen to his podcast at : https://www.thenakedscientists.com/podcasts/short/future-hiv-research
This term, the Peterhouse Schools Liaison Team has been visiting state schools in our link areas of Oxfordshire, Nottinghamshire and the London Borough of Hillingdon. Our Schools Liaison Officers, Caitlin Saunders and Ellie Bishop, saw a total of 1500 students over the past two months as part of school visits, the Connect to Cambridge scheme, and the University of Cambridge-led HE+ Project.
Congratulations to Georgia Kandunias, who graduated with a starred first in Modern & Mediavel Languages this year. Her second year essay "The aestheticisation of social and political concerns in Surrealism' was commended in the Literature category of the world's leading undergraduate awards competition. Georgia's essay was singled out from 6,432 submissions from 299 institutions across 47 countries.
Peterhouse hosted The Brilliant Club’s Scholars Programme this week for one of its Graduation Ceremonies. The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that aims to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly selective universities. Peterhouse works with Cambridge Admissions Office to facilitate the charity’s trips to the city.
The Governing Body of Peterhouse, applying the benefactions of the late William Stone, former Scholar of the College, and others, intends to elect a number of Research Fellows, who will enter upon their tenure on 1 October 2018.
Fellows and members of the College will be delighted to hear of recent academic promotions announced in this week's University Reporter:
Dr Jones, Professorship in the Department of French, Dr Jackson, Professorship in the Department of Chemistry and Dr Hansen, Readership in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.