The Churchill College community is always doing amazing things. Here is a round-up of the latest achievements and projects by our Members from the last few weeks.

Our Rosa ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ has jointly won the public vote in Plant Heritage’s Threatened Plant of the Year competition. You can read about how Head Gardener John Moore managed to bring this very rare rose back to the UK in the book Portrait of a Landscape, written by Paula Laycock and John Moore.

The College was delighted to learn that Fellow in Physics Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright had been awarded an OBE in the 2022 Birthday Honours for services to education.

Professor Diane Coyle talked at this year’s Hay Festival about her book Cogs and Monsters, looking at economics today and how it needs to change to resolve the problems the world faces. She and her husband, Rory Cellan Jones, were both recently awarded Honorary Degrees by the University of York.

Professor Bhanu Kapil has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Dr Leor Zmigrod will be leaving the College at the end of her JRF this autumn, to take up a Fellowship at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study. Recently she has been awarded a Distinguished Junior Scholar Award in Political Psychology by the American Political Science Association and spoken at the Hay Festival.

Professor David Newbery has been awarded the honorary title of Doctor by Dauphine – PSL for the excellence of his research and the collaborations with the university.

Ayanda Mhlongo (G20), a PhD student in the College researching intergenerational historical trauma, was named one of the 2022 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans Award and is a Future Africa Leader.

The College was delighted to note the success of a number of its Fellows in this year’s promotion round. Dr Tawfique Hasan and Dr Sumeet Singh were both promoted to Professor Grade 12, and Dr Minna Sunikka-Blank, Dr Liz Soilleux, Dr Neil Davies, Dr Peter Sloman, Dr Helen Curry and Dr Ronan Daly were all promoted to Professor Grade 11. Dr Carmel McEniery was appointed a Principal Research Associate.

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