During these testing times it’s reassuring to hear about all of the hard work being done by the Churchill Community to both manage and inform about the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as other work and achievements that have taken place. Here’s what has been happening in the last few days.


Fellow and Statistician Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter compared the risk of dying from COVID-19 and the risk of dying from other causes, and appeared on the Andrew Marr Show to comment on the government’s daily briefings.

Social psychologist Dr Sander van der Linden has spoken to ITV News Anglia about how the UK might “return to normal” after lockdown, and led a new study which suggests that Britons are the most concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fellow and Management Scientist Professor Danny Ralph commented on changes to how companies approach risk-management as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Senior Research Fellow and Computer Scientist Professor Ross Anderson discussed security concerns over the Covid-19 contact tracing app being developed.

Tanya Mulaka, one of our College Bedders, is busy sewing 400 protective masks from fabric we had at the College.

College Hospitality Porter, Tom Willers, has gone above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic.


An article titled ‘A Victory Declared’ on Winston Churchill and his VE Day speech, featuring Director of the Archives Centre Allen Packwood, was published in the Daily Mirror.

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 comms.manager@chu.cam.ac.uk.