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Revealing the personal side of the atomic scientist who changed the world

Sir John Cockcroft was one of the most important and influential scientists of the modern era. He was the joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1951) for his pioneering work at the Cavendish Laboratory on the artificial disintegration of atoms. On Friday 22 September, several generations of the Cockcroft family, including Sir John’s surviving children, will gather at Churchill College to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Sir John’s birth and the 50th of his death. 

Churchill Fellow Tim Minshall appointed first Professor of Innovation

Dr Tim Minshall has been appointed as the inaugural Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation at the University of Cambridge, a new post that will build on the University’s strengths in science, engineering and entrepreneurship.

Early scholar success for historian Dr Conor O'Brien

Newton Gulbenkian Junior Research Fellow Dr Conor O’Brien has been awarded The Ecclesiastical History Society's President's Prize, for the best paper delivered to the Society by an early career scholar.

Churchill celebrates its highest ever undergraduate intake of women

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 over a decade.

Double your donation!

Plans are now well underway to launch our dedicated Graduate Telephone Campaign in October.

Raising the bar on student outreach

This academic year through our Schools Liaison Programme, our team have seen 7,222 students, 1,320 accompanying adults, and 616 teachers.

Women in Science: How Close Are We to Achieving True Gender Equality?

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.