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Darwin College Lecture Series

In 2014 the annual multidisciplinary series hosted by Darwin College examined the topic Plagues in the broad context of a disease or calamity of proportions that cause high morbidity or mortality with lasting impact on populations. The speakers delved into plagues of the past, present and considered future threats to all populations that inhabit the earth.


If you were unable to attend the lectures, you can still experience these extremely popular lectures by viewing their recordings on-line on the Streaming Media Service


John Dix, Bursar elect

Darwin College is pleased to announce the appointment of John Dix as Bursar to take over from Peter Brindle on his retirement in December. John has for the last ten years been Managing Partner of law firm Hewitsons, a role carrying a wide range of strategic, financial and operational responsibilities. He has been active in the University as a member of its Audit Committee, and is a vice-chair of the Stephen Perse Foundation, having had involvement with the Foundation's buildings projects, development activities, and endowment management. His degrees are in history and law from the University of Sydney, and he practised as a corporate lawyer in both Australia and the UK. He has lived in Cambridge since 1990, is married to a Darwin alumna and together they have three daughters.

Darwin College warmly congratulates Emeritus Fellow Professor Ron Laskey who has been awarded this year's Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research Prize.

Professor Carol Brayne has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences More...

Dr Emily Shuckburgh has been presented with the Rosentiel Award by the BAS More...

The Royal Society has announced the election of new Fellows for 2014. Congratulations to Professor Karalyn Patterson and Professor Vladimir Markovic.

Ludmil Alexandrov, PhD student at the Sanger Institute, has been recognised this month by Forbes Magazine as one of the "30 brightest stars under the age of 30" in the Science category. More...

Professors Chris Bishop and Jane Francis have been recognised by the Science Council as two of the "100 leading UK practising scientists" in the Investigator Scientist and Explorer Scientist categories respectively.

Upcoming Events

Sat 27 Sep 12:30 Alumni/ae Family Buffet Lunch
Mon 29 Sep 18:00 Welcoming Drinks Reception
Wed 1 Oct All day Term begins
18:00 Welcoming Drinks Reception
Thu 2 Oct 18:00 College Council (if required)
Fri 3 Oct 18:00 Welcoming Drinks Reception
Mon 6 Oct 12:30 Education & Research Committee
Tue 7 Oct All day Full Term begins
18:00 Fellowships Committee

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Research Seminars

All students at Darwin are encouraged to present their research at informal seminars held on Tuesdays and Thursdays during term. Everyone is welcome, whatever your degree or discipline.

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