Our Coronavirus Guidance

So that we can ensure that all Members of the Churchill College community stay healthy and safe, things will look a little different when you next come to College. But you can find everything you need to know on our new Coronavirus Guidance page  From the latest research from the University to what you should do if you have symptoms, and from the provision of College services to minimising the risk of transmission, you'll find all the answers to your questions here.

Professor Seb Savory

Subject Engineering
Fellow type Lecturers, Professors and College Officers
Year started 2015
Matriculation year 1992
Current location Cambridge


Seb studied Engineering at Churchill both as an undergraduate and postgraduate. He is currently the Professor of Optical Fibre Communication and Director of Undergraduate Education in the Engineering Department and a Professorial Fellow at Churchill. His research is focused on optical fibre communication, with his interest in this field beginning in 1991 when he joined STL (subsequently Nortel), Harlow. Having been sponsored by Nortel through his undergraduate and postgraduate studies, he rejoined the Harlow Laboratories in 2000, subsequently moving to UCL in 2005. At UCL he progressed from Research Fellow through to Professor, returning to Cambridge during the academic year 2015/16.

He currently serves as Chair of the Steering Committee for the Optical Fiber Communication conference and is a member of the Board of Governors for the IEEE Photonics Society. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IEEE, IET, OSA and HEA.