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|18 Apr 2013 1972: Conversation rescheduled for September
1972: Conversation has been postponed until Saturday 28th September 2013. Further details will appear here shortly. For those who have already booked, you will be receiving a full refund shortly. Please accept our apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience caused.
We look forward to seeing you in September and completing our celebration of the 40th anniversary of the admission of women together.
Further details can be found at http://www.1972cambridge.co.uk.
The 1972 Cambridge Team.
|10 Apr 2013 Professor Sir Robert Edwards 1925 - 2013
Professor Sir Robert Edwards MA, Hon ScD, CBE, FRS - Physiologist (1925-2013)
|15 Mar 2013 Commonwealth Celebration
On 12th March 2013, the College celebrated the significance of the Commonwealth and its role in the founding of the College. Churchill received its Royal Charter in 1960, and is the national and Commonwealth memorial to Sir Winston Churchill.
|29 Jan 2013 The College is saddened to report the death of Professor Frank Hahn
The College is very sorry to report the death last night, 28th January, in Addenbrookes Hospital of Professor Frank Hahn at the age of 87.
|6 Dec 2012 Blues at Lord's 2013 - Saturday 15th June
Churchill's Paddy Sadler (U10) will lead the Light Blues through the Lord's long room and in to battle with the old enemy on Saturday 15th June.
|27 Nov 2012 Churchill Spring Ball
Take a tumble down the rabbit hole and experience fantastical fiction painted into reality at Churchill's magnificent Spring Ball. Step into wonderland for a whimsical whirlwind of chaos. Join the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, unwind in the haze of the Caterpillar's den, enjoy a round of flamingo croquet or take a dazed spin on the teacups. But beware the Queen of Hearts, her cocktails are deadly, you'll be 'off with your head'!
Wonderland comes to Cambridge on the 15th February.
Don't be late for this very important date and buy your tickets now £75.
With our upcoming 5 person offer, we would like to invite you and 4 other friends to enjoy the ball at a reduced price of 69 pounds. This is the chance to revisit old memories and create new ones to remember!
|25 Oct 2012 Churchill College launches a book on Sir Hermann Bondi by Paula Halson
On Wednesday 24 October, the College launched 'Flying Roast Ducks: Recollections of Sir Hermann Bondi 1983-2005' by the Registrar and HR Bursar, Paula Halson at the Mill Road Lecture Rooms in conjunction with the Festival of Ideas.
Paula Halson writes:
"Sir Hermann's great scientific and other achievements are a matter for public record, from the Steady State Theory, his work as Chief Scientific Adviser in the Departments of Defence and Energy, to his active interest in humanism and in tertiary education. But it was the discovery of some fascinating documents in his College room following his death in 2005 that were to form the catalyst for my writing. I simply didn't want these documents to be transferred to the safety of the Churchill Archives Centre without some form of recognition, and what I particularly wanted to convey was the human side of this remarkable man, that, in my capacity as his personal secretary from 1988-1990, I had been fortunate enough to experience."
The book is now available to purchase from the College at http://www.churchillians.net/contact/page?sp=126
|23 Oct 2012 Plaque unveiled to honour Canon Noel Duckworth
On Saturday 20th October the College unveiled a plaque to rename a staircase in honour of Canon Noel Duckworth, first chaplain of the College and founder of the Churchill College Boat Club.
|22 Oct 2012 The College is saddened to report the death of Dr Sean Barrett (U95, G99)
The College is saddened to report the death of Dr Sean Barrett (U95, G99) who read Natural Sciences at Churchill College.
Dr Barrett was a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Physics at Imperial College London.
Statement from family
"Sean was a brilliant mind, and a brilliant man. Anyone who had the pleasure to meet him in physics and beyond would tell you that. He was a charismatic man who had the rare gift to light up any room. He is a loss to science, and to life. He was cut short in his prime. Rightly, his family, friends and his colleagues whom he leaves behind are devastated. We would appreciate the time and space to grieve Sean's passing."
Statement from Imperial College London
"It is with great sadness the we have learnt of the death of Dr Sean Barrett. Sean was an outstanding physicist, whose research was furthering our understanding of Quantum Physics and Quantum Computing. His loss will be greatly felt by the scientific community.
An article appears on the BBC website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20017822.
|18 Oct 2012 Canon Noel Duckworth Naming Ceremony
On Saturday 20th October 2012 at 11.30am the College will be renaming a staircase in College in honour of Canon Noel Duckworth.
|11 Oct 2012 Sir Winston Churchill Digital Archives Go Live
Bloomsbury Publishing have officially launched the Churchill Archive website http://www.churchillarchive.com/index.
|8 Oct 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to Churchill Fellow
The 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded jointly to Professor Sir John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka "for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent". Sir John was a Past Fellow at Churchill from 1973 and is a current Honorary Fellow.
The College now has 28 Nobel Prize Winners among its members.
|1 Oct 2012 Bookings now open for 1972 Cambridge: A Celebration of the Admission of Female Undergraduates
Churchill, Clare, King’s and Lucy Cavendish present:
‘1972 Cambridge: A Celebration of the Admission of Female Undergraduates’
Two very special collaborative events to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Admission of Female Undergraduates.
1972 was a significant year in the history of the University of Cambridge. Churchill, Clare, King’s and Lucy Cavendish Colleges pioneered the admission of female undergraduates in 1972.
Churchill, Clare and King’s Colleges were the first all-male Colleges to accept female students and Lucy Cavendish, a Graduate College at that time, accepted their first intake of female undergraduates over the age of 21.
You are cordially invited to join in with our celebrations! All Alumni and Past Fellows who matriculated in 1972 until the present (from the four Colleges) are welcome to attend.
For further details about this exciting collaboration and information on how to book for our first event, please visit http://www.1972cambridge.co.uk.
|27 Sep 2012 College publishes 4 new books
The College has published 4 new books to add to its collection.
|24 Sep 2012 Association Weekend 2012
This year's Association Weekend was a great success. You can now view photographs from the event at:
|17 Sep 2012 The College wins the Chariots of Fire Inter-Collegiate cup for the third time!
Thousands of runners pounded the streets of Cambridge yesterday as the Chariots of Fire charity race celebrated its 21st birthday in style.
More than 300 relay teams took part in the 1.7-mile route through the historic city and some of its most beautiful colleges, raising about £50,000 for two good causes – Cam Sight, which supports local people with sight loss, and conservation group Cambridge Past, Present & Future.
Our very own Winston Winners, won the Inter-Collegiate cup for the third time running.
|12 Jul 2012 Reunion Dinner 2012
On 7th July 2012 we welcomed back to College those that matriculated between 1971 and 1975 for their Reunion Dinner. A total of 224 attended the dinner including alumni, guests and Fellows. Despite the rain an enjoyable afternoon and evening was had by all.
A selection of photos from the event can be found here.
Next years Reunion Dinner is for those who joined the College between 1999-2002 and we hope to see just as many return then.
|14 Jun 2012 Record Numbers visit Exhibition
Record Numbers visit Churchill: The Power of Words Exhibition at the Morgan Library.
|16 Apr 2012 The College is saddened to report the death of Mr Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller KBE
Danish oil and shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) said today, partner and shipowner Mr Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller KBE died on April 16 at the age of 98. Mr Moller was an Honorary Fellow and Benefactor to the College.
|3 Apr 2012 Churchill: The Power of Words
Image: Winston Churchill, 1941, © Estate of Yousuf Karsh
A new Exhibition - Churchill: The Power of Words, will open at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York on 8th June - 23 September 2012.
|27 Mar 2012 Spring has Sprung
This week in Cambridge the sun has been shining and here in College we have got some beautiful photos of the College grounds and the stunning daffodils behind the Chapel.
Thank you to Mr Gavin Bateman for the selection of photos.
|20 Mar 2012 Churchill College Lectures now available online
Summaries, transcripts, and recordings of a selection of the high-profile lectures held at Churchill College are now available to view online.
Lectures include the Roskill Lectures and the Broadening Horizon Lecture Series plus many others.
|28 Feb 2012 Churchill Alumna co-presents a new BBC Series
Dr Helen Czerski (U97) and Kate Humble present a new BBC Series entitled Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey.
"Right now you're hurtling around the Sun at 100,000 kms an hour. Join Kate Humble and Dr Helen Czerski as they explore the relationship between the Earth's orbit and the weather."
The series will be shown on BBC2 from Sunday 4th March 2012.
|7 Feb 2012 Churchill College Stokes Bursary Award
The Judge David Stokes QC Memorial Bursary Fund was set up in 2005 as a memorial to David Stokes (U63) to commemorate his life and contribution to law.
|11 Jan 2012 Churchill Alumna and Churchill Fellow appear on Winter Wipeout
Laura Keough (U06, Philosophy) and Professor David Spiegelhalter OBE, the Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk recently appeared on 'Winter Wipeout' a BBC series hosted by 'Top Gear's' Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram. The series which takes the form of Japanese Game Shows such as 'Takeshi's Castle', pits its contestants against a series of physical challenges in particuarly cold weather conditions. Further details about the programme can be found here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018vbl7.