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“The world needs science and science needs women”: Women in STEM at Churchill Archives Centre

The Churchill Archives Centre sits at the heart of Churchill College and our outstanding collections draw researchers from all over the world to the college. Our archives are primarily twentieth-century and contemporary but cover a huge range of subjects and one of the emerging strengths of our collection is the papers of women in STEM subjects. 

"Darling Monster"

The letters of Lady Diana Cooper and John Julius Norwich.

Florence Horsbrugh’s First World War National Kitchen’s Scrapbook

Florence Horsbrugh's scrapbook: from our guest contributor Churchill MPhil historian Cherish Watton.

Margaret Thatcher's 1987 papers released

Lady Thatcher’s personal and political papers for 1987 were opened on Tuesday 10 October 2017 at Churchill Archives Centre. Around 50,000 pages have been released. 

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. 

First recipient of new arts and humanities studentship reflects on his year at Churchill

Last year Churchill College' set up a new fully-funded MPhil studentship in the arts and humanities linked to the Churchill Archives Centre. The first holder of this studentship, Robert Littleton reflects on his research and his time here at Churchill.