It has been a difficult year for us all, but news of great work undertaken by members of our community is uplifting. This includes those who are continuing to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, and those working in many other fields. Here’s what has been happening in the last few days.

Senior Research Fellow and Computer Scientist Professor Ross Anderson has discussed concerns around Apple’s new scanning software.

Fellow and computational chemist Dr Stephen Cox, and Postdoctoral By-Fellow and physical chemist Dr Alice Thorneywork, have both received Royal Society University Research Fellowships.

PhD Student Ramit Debnath translated research into actionable insights for resilient, net zero and sustainable future cities with the International Energy Agency.

Fellow and veterinary scientist Professor Mark Holmes spoke to the Naked Scientists about a case of antibiotic-resistant bacteria passing between dogs and their owners.

Alumna Professor Alison Light (U73) has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Fellow and statistician Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter co-authored an op-ed for the Guardian which discussed life expectancy and links with ethnicity.

Fellow and social psychologist Dr Sander van der Linden has been announced as a speaker at the Royal Television Society’s Cambridge Convention 2021.

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