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From the Collection: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill by John Leigh Pemberton (1965), after Sir William Orpen (1916)

The portrait of Sir Winston Churchill that hangs in the Dining Hall at Churchill College is a copy after a painting by William Orpen. It is not the image of Churchill we are most familiar with, in this painting he looks anxious, uncertain, subdued. Yet, it is a portrait that the wartime leader regarded as the finest of himself, one that “captured his soul”.

Professor Oliver Hart wins economics Nobel Prize

We are delighted to report that Oliver Hart,  Fellow in Economics at Churchill College from 1975–1981, has been jointly awarded the 2016 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences, along with Bengt Holmström of MIT for their work in the field of contracts. This is the 32nd Nobel prize awarded to a member of the College.

Churchill student treks to investigate the physiological mechanisms of human adaptation to high-altitude

Churchill postgraduate student, Joseph Donelly is currently undertaing a research trip to the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalaya as part of the University of British Columbia expedition investigating the physiological mechanisms of human adaptation to high-altitude.

Cambridge prepares South Wales teenagers for success

Churchill's Widening Participation Officer — Dr Jonathan Padley, originally from Swansea, has just completed a week-long tour of South Wales to inspire 875 teenagers to enter top universities.

David Thouless wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Congratulations to former Fellow, David Thouless who is one of three British scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 for "theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.” 

The ‘Greg and Rosie Lock Cambridge Bursaries’ to enable more Welsh state school pupils to study STEM subjects at Churchill

Greg Lock, an alumnus and lifelong rugby enthusiast from South Wales, has made a substantial donation to the College. He and his wife have endowed the ‘Greg and Rosie Lock Cambridge Bursaries’ to enable more Welsh state school pupils, boys and girls in equal number, to study STEM subjects at Churchill.

'Designing Churchill: 1959–2016’ architectural panel discussion

The architectural journey of college architecture was celebrated at a special panel discussion held in the Jock Colville Hall; ‘Designing Churchill: 1959-2016’ on Friday 23 September.