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Prestigious prize for Churchill alumnus Justin Champion

Churchill alumnus Justin Champion has been awarded the 2018 Medlicott Medal for outstanding services to History. 

The Cambridge women campaigning for gender equality in science

“I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy”. It’s unlikely, as she wrote these words, that Dr Marie Sklodowska-Curie ever imagined the ongoing pathways of progress she had catalysed. 

Professor Diane Coyle awarded a CBE

Congratulations to incoming Churchill Fellow Professor Diane Coyle, who has been awarded a CBE for services to economics and the public understanding of economics in the 2018 New Year Honours list.

Churchill Fellow Bjarne Stroustrup to Receive the 2018 Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering

The U.S. National Academy of Engineering has announced that Churchill Fellow, Bjarne Stroustrup, is to receive the 2018 Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering “for conceptualising and developing the C++ programming language.” The $500,000 annual award is given to engineers whose accomplishments have significantly benefited society.

Churchill students contribute to a Cambridge victory in the Women’s Varsity Match

Sam Chan (U13) and Jeni Shuttleworth (U15) were both brought off the subs bench and on to the rugby pitch in an exciting match forming the first part of the annual clash against Oxford at Twickenham on Thursday 7 December.

Wing Yip Dinner

A dinner was held in the Cockcroft room last month in honour of Mr Woon Wing Yip, who supports a three studentships per year at Churchill for students from Tsinghua and Peking Universities.

Pre-Inka elites and the social life of fragments — Dr Elizabeth DeMarrais on hunting for signs of pre-Inka elites

Objects unearthed in the Andes tell new stories of societies lacking hierarchical leadership in the time before the Inka Empire.