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.
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.
There are a number of recordings of the Choir available to listen to online - please visit our Youtube Channel, or enjoy the selection of recordings available below.
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.
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.