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.
Congratulations to Dr Lester who received a Highly Commended award in the Lecturer Category in this year's CUSU Student-Led Teaching Awards. The nominees were judged by a student panel and the winners honoured at a a ceremony in the University Combination Room on May 9th.
Fellows and Members of the College will be delighted to hear that Dr Mari Jones has been elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.
We send her our warmest congratulations on this well deserved honour.
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