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Give me Inspiration! A series of conversations with eminent academics hosted by Athene Donald

A new series of conversations will explore the individual paths of some eminent academics who have made it to the top in their own particular ways. The first in the series features Professor Dame Carol Robinson.

Athene Donald speaks out on the affects of gender stereotyping during childhood

The Master, Professor Dame Athene Donald appeared on this morning's BBC Radio 4's Today programme calling for major changes to the UK education system and for more to be done to counter gender stereotyping which may put women off going into science.

The anxiety puzzle: deprivation leads to increased anxiety in women, but not in men.

A study of the factors in society which can lead to the development of anxiety, led by Churchill postgrad student Olivia Remes in the University’s Institute of Public Health, has attracted widespread publicity. Using data collected from over 20,000 men and women, Olivia showed that women living in more deprived areas in the UK were almost twice as likely to develop clinical anxiety as those living in areas that were not deprived, but this link between poverty and anxiety does not exist in men.

Churchill PhD student helps design sustainable community centre in one of Kenya’s biggest and oldest slums

Architecture PhD student — Elizabeth Wagemann, is part of a team of Cambridge researchers who have designed a community centre in one of Kenya’s biggest and oldest slums in a landmark project with UN-Habitat. It's future users are now raising funds to build it.

Dr Elizabeth DeMarrais awarded a Pilkington Prize for excellence in teaching

Churchill Fellow Dr Elizabeth DeMarrais was one of thirteen inspirational academics honoured for the outstanding quality and approach to their teaching in the 22nd annual Pilkington Prizes, which honour excellence in teaching across the collegiate University.

Margaret Thatcher's personal papers to be held at the Churchill Archives Centre

Arts Council England announces the acceptance of papers from the estate of former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, which will be housed at the Churchill Archives Centre alongside the Thatcher Papers collection.

Dr Alecia Carter's six year study shows baboons associate by phenotype

Latest research shows that, within large troops, baboons spend more time grooming those with similar dominance rank and boldness to themselves. Preferring such grooming partners may prevent new skills and knowledge being transmitted around the wider troop, say researchers

Professor Dame Carol Robinson honoured in the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards

Professor Dame Carol Robinson has been named the 2015 European Laureate in this year's L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards for creating a revolutionary method for studying how proteins function and establishing a whole new scientific field: gas phase structural biology.