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Since 1972 women have formed a core and essential part of our community, being heavily represented in the College students' unions, in sport, music, drama, art and many other areas of extra-curricular activity, all while achieving outstanding academic results. There is a strong female presence on the College's Fellowship, and many of its academics most focused upon working closely with students (Directors of Studies, for instance) are women.
The current Master, Professor Dame Athene Donald, is the first woman to hold this role in the College, and is determined that during her tenure the proportion of women students in the College should grow towards parity with men. Watch our videos and read about some of our talented female members to get a sense of what it is like to be a woman at Churchill.
"Women here fit seamlessly, as they should, into our wider culture. Churchill is friendly, open and welcoming, embracing inclusivity. With our particular focus upon STEM subjects within the terms of our foundation, it is important that minorities of every sort – including women, who are seriously underrepresented in some STEM subjects across the UK – feel that they belong.
To achieve this we intend to build on our historically pioneering stand in admitting women to create an even stronger community for women, and especially to enable them to thrive in those disciplines where stereotypically they might not. Both in our admissions work and once women arrive in the College, we strive to ensure their voice is heard, their concerns addressed and that their achievements are recognised. Vital to this is working directly with the student body to support their own actions."
Florence Horsbrugh's scrapbook: from our guest contributor Churchill MPhil historian Cherish Watton.Read article
Objects unearthed in the Andes tell new stories of societies lacking hierarchical leadership in the time before the Inka Empire.Read article
Churchill College is pleased to celebrate the diversity as well as the excellence of our new undergraduate intake. This year 36% of undergraduates will be women — our highes proportion for ...Read article
First published in The Free Think Tank, Professor Athene Donald discusses the issue of gender equality in Science and how far off we are from achieving it.Read article
The College has secured permission to build 35 new units of graduate accommodation next to the Wolfson Flats. The buildings have been designed by two Churchill alumni, read all about ...Read article
Churchill alumna, Ms Fu Xiaotian (G06), was awarded the Order of the Star of Italy at the Italian Embassy in Beijing on 12 June 2017. This prestigious award was given ...Read article
Churchill postgraduate student Nikita Hari (G13) becomes the first University of Cambridge student and Indian citizen to be featured on Telegraph’s ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering’ list.Read article
Churchill Fellow, Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright, is among thirteen Cambridge academics have been recognised for their outstanding teaching in the University’s 24th Pilkington Prizes.Read article