Churchill College is the national memorial to Sir Winston Churchill. It is dedicated especially to the pursuit of science and technology, and is unique in Cambridge in having a statutory requirement that 70% of its students must be studying natural or medical sciences, engineering or mathematics. Twenty-four of its members have won Nobel Prizes.
The exhibition will celebrate the achievements of Churchill's scientists and engineers from the founding Fellows to the latest generation. It will feature a wealth of historical and contemporary scientific objects, models, notebooks, illustrations and drawings.
The work of Bob Edwards, who developed IVF, and who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine on 4 October 2010, will also be featured.
Other contributions to the exhibition include the Nobel prizewinner Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA; Antony Hewish, another Nobel Laureate, who was awarded the prize for his work on the development of radio aperture synthesis and its role in the discovery of pulsars; Peter Wadhams, recently named by The Independent as one of the top five environmentalists working in Britain today; and Henning Sirringhaus who, as co-founder of Plastic Logic, is developing a unique process to produce flexible display modules for 'take anywhere, read anywhere' electronic reader products.
To accompany the exhibition a series of free public lectures will take place in the Wolfson Hall at Churchill College. See the exhibition flyer for details.