As we navigate our way through our third lockdown In the UK, it would be easy to feel despondent as we all remain physically separated. However the Churchill community is stronger than ever, and we will continue to bring you weekly updates of the exciting work being done by our Members, both in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and in many other fields. Here’s what has been happening in the last few days.

We have welcomed two new Title E Fellows to the Fellowship. Both Bhanu Kapil and Professor Derek Matravers are taking up their roles with immediate effect.

Fellow and Economist Professor Diane Coyle discussed why it is vital to restore nature to economic analysis and policy before the damage to the natural world becomes irreparable.

Staff member Janos Czoevek has had his children’s book, Detective Tot’s Little Suspects, published by Olympia Publishers.

Past Fellow, Dr Stephen O’Rahilly (1992 – 2006), commented on a study which has identified a drug that can help tackle obesity.

Alumnus Sir Andrew Parker, Baron Parker of Minsmere (U80), has been appointed by the Queen as Lord Chamberlain to succeed Lord Peel, who will retire on 31st March.

Fellow and Statistician Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter discussed how Covid-19 was recorded as having been involved in 46% of all deaths in last week of January.

Fellow and social psychologist Dr Sander van der Linden co-authored an article discussing why the ‘Greta Thunberg effect’ may inspire younger people to act against climate change.

We will continue to keep you informed of all of the work being done by the Churchill College Community. If you have any news you would like to share, please get in touch by emailing