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.


Statistician Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter spoke about the decline in non-Covid related hospital deaths.

Economist Professor Diane Coyle commented on the on the rise of automation as a result of COVID-19 (subscription needed).

Churchill student Una McGeough wrote about why household harmony is more vital than ever in Cambridge during COVID-19.

Past Fellow, Dr Stephen O’Rahilly (1992 – 2006) discussed ways to help a quicker recovery from COVID-19 and commented on COVID-19 therapies which have helped patients suffering from COVID-19 recover quickly.


Poet and By-Fellow Bhanu Kapil has been shortlisted for the prestigious TS Eliot Prize for her poetry collection, How to Wash a Heart.  The prize is firmly established as the most valuable and prestigious prize in the UK for a new collection of poetry. It is distinctive among poetry prizes in being judged by a panel of established poets.

Social Psychologist, Dr Sander van der Linden, spoke about the reasons why conspiracy theories become popular.

Professorial Fellow and Neuroscientist, Dr Wolfram Schultz, has been discussing his research which shows that a human bias towards happy endings can skew our memory of an experience.

Fellow and head of the Fluids in Advanced Manufacturing group, Dr Ronan Daly, spoke about the University’s Fluids in Advanced Manufacturing team’s work to establish a way of printing conductive materials onto wide areas of curved glass surfaces.

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.