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Wednesday 1 August 2018

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Professor Udrea awarded the 2018 Mullard Award

We're delighted that Emma Fellow Florin Udrea (1998), who is Professor of Semiconductor Engineering at the University, has been announced the joint winner of the Royal Society Mullard Award 2018.

Professor Udrea and Professor Julian Gardner, from the University of Warwick, have been awarded the medal for their company Cambridge CMOS Sensors, which develops sensors for air quality and structures for infrared applications. The award is given to academics who have contributed excellence to natural sciences, engineering or technology.

Tuesday 31 July 2018

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World U23 Rowing Championships in Poland

On 29 July 2018, Freddie Davidson stroked the GB Men’s U23 VIII to a world silver medal. Freddie stroked this year's winning Cambridge boat in the Boat Race, and rowed in the College 1st VIII in this years May Bumping races.

We all wish to pass on our congratulations to Freddie on this wonderful achievement!

Monday 23 July 2018

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University Challenge

Our excellent #TeamEmma played a valiant first-round match on 23 July, but were pipped to the post by a very strong team from the University of Glasgow. The final score was 175-200, which gives us a chance to get the play-offs later in the season. 

Congratulations to our wonderful team - we’re so proud! 

Wednesday 18 July 2018

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Emma on University Challenge for the third consecutive year!

We're delighted that our new University Challenge team are playing again: for the third year in a row! Our first match is on BBC Two at 8.30pm on Monday 23 July, against Glasgow University.

The team, Connor MacDonald, Vedanth Nair, Dani Cugini and Ben Harris, are coached by the Emma University Challenge legend and 2016-2017 captain, Bobby Seagull; we'll be updating throughout this season via all our social media platforms.

Friday 13 July 2018

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More Cuppers wins for Emmanuel!

We're delighted that Emma student Helen White won Windsurfing Cuppers for Emmanuel and a team of Robbie King, Josh Flack, Bella Padt, and Cat Wallace won Team Racing Cuppers for Emmanuel. More details and photos.

Robbie King sailed on the victorious Varsity Team and gained his Full Blue. Cat Wallace captained the Cambridge Team during the year, but missed the Varsity Match because of a clash of dates with a field trip. Josh Flack also sailed on the Cumberland Cup winning Royal Thames team!

Monday 2 July 2018

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2018 Graduation

Our final year undergraduates graduated from the University on Friday 29 June. The graduands congregated on the Front Court lawn before processing through the city, headed by the Head Porter and Praelector, alongside the Senior Tutor.

The Master admitted the students at Senate House, before the graduates and their families enjoyed a garden party on Front Court.

Monday 25 June 2018

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Emma students Abba and Jess elected to CUWBC presidency and lightweights' captaincy

We're delighted that current Emma postgrad Abba Parker (2017) has been elected president of the Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club. Abba studies for a PhD in Zoology and has previously rowed for Harvard University.

Congratulations also to Jess Godden (2017), a NatSci undergrad at College, who will be captain of the women's lightweights for the academic year 2018-2019.

Friday 22 June 2018

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Dr Agarwal solves the conundrum of the sound of a dripping tap

Research recently published by Emma Fellow in Engineering, Dr Anurag Agarwal, has discovered the origin of the sound of the dripping tap. Dr Agarwal collaborated with Dr Peter Jordan and undergraduate Sam Phillips; their experiments involved hydrophones and high-speed cameras, recording the falling drops of water to investigate the source of the sound.

Read more on the University's website, and watch their experiments on YouTube below.

Friday 15 June 2018

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Emma Fellows' Promotions

We're delighted that a Professorship has been established for Nick White, our current DoS in MML and Fellow since 2002, in the department of French.
Readerships have been established for Mathieu Candea (1998)Phil Howell (1984)Finian Leeper (1982) and Anurag Agarwal (2010), and Thomas Sauerwald (2017) has been appointed to a Senior Lectureship.  Click on the links above to read more about their research.

Tuesday 12 June 2018

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May Bumps 2018

The penultimate week of term is May Bumps week and the College community will all be watching our boats with bated breath as they compete in their divisions!

Our women's 1st boat is preparing to challenge for headship during the week and their training hype video is up on their YouTube channel. There will be coverage from the College via Instagram (@emmanuelcambridge) and Facebook, and the Master will be tweeting from the riverside @fionacreynolds

Wednesday 30 May 2018

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Appointment of architects for new College development

Emmanuel College are delighted to announce the appointment of Stanton Williams Architects to advise the College on the planned development at the college’s southern boundary.

Tuesday 27 March 2018

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2018 Boat Race successes

26 March was a very good Monday morning for Cambridge University Rowing! We were thrilled with the Boat Race results on Saturday, March 24; the crews delivered commanding performances to win.  We are very proud of the crews, and especially Emma students Freddie Davidson and Abba Parker, and of course the dedicated coaching and support team who have worked incredibly hard together.

It is indeed a very special year as Cambridge won all the races against Oxford, for the first time since 1993! There were wins for our Women's Blue Boat, Women's Reserve Race "Blondie", Men's Blue Boat, Men's Reserve Race "Goldie", Women's Lightweight Eight, Men's Lightweight Eight, making 6 wins out of 6 races.

Tuesday 13 March 2018

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Professor Pickstock elected to Norris-Hulse Professorship

We are delighted that Emma Fellow Catherine Pickstock, Professor of Metaphysics and Poetics at the University, has been elected to the Norris-Hulse Professorship of Divinity, effective October 2018.

Catherine is the co-founder of a critical international field-changing theological movement, Radical Orthodoxy (with John Milbank and Graham Ward, London: Routledge, 1999), recently dubbed ‘the Cambridge School’.

Friday 9 March 2018

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Emma Head Chef wins Best in Class at Hotelympia

We are very proud of our Head Chef, Matthew Carter, who has won Best in Class at the 2018 Hotelympia: the UK's market leading hospitality and foodservice event. His menu received a bronze award in the R4 Innovative 4 Course Vegetarian Tasting Menu category, sponsored by Le Cordon Bleu London. 

His four-course vegetarian menu consisted of: Heritage Carrot Terrine with Coriander Sorbet, Goats Cheese mousse with Roast Onion consommé glaze and pickled mustard seed, Poached sweet Potato gnocchi with roast artichoke, king mushroom and mushroom cream and Apple Parfait, Spiced Apple Cake, Rhubarb Crisp, Rhubarb Ice Cream, Rhubarb and Pistachio Meringue.

Monday 26 February 2018

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Emma undergrad Freddie to row in the 2018 Boat Race!

We're delighted that Freddie Davidson will be rowing in the Blue Boat, for the second consecutive year, in the 2018 Boat Race. The BB will row in the final CUBC fixture on February 4 against Oxford Brookes, before the Race on March 24.

Freddie will be rowing at stroke for the Boat Race; we're so proud of him!

Wednesday 28 February 2018

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Storm Emma comes to Emma(nuel)!

The College is looking beautiful in the deep snow which has hit the whole country in the last week of February. Students have been building snowmen on Front Court and having snowball fights in the Paddock, while the ducks are struggling on the frozen pond!

Saturday 17 February 2018

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FNTM Arts Fest

Two Emmanuel undergraduates, Ellie Cole and Sammie Ruston, have organised a new arts festival to celebrate the work of female, non-binary and trans male individuals, as groups which may experience disadvantages in the arts as a result of their gender. The FNTM Arts Fest runs throughout the week of 17-25 February, and tickets for events can be found online. 

Thursday 15 February 2018

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Pilkington Prize awarded to two Emma Fellows

Dr Alex Jeffrey (Geography) and Dr Paul Wilkinson (Psychiatry) have each been awarded the 2018 Pilkington Prize for excellent teaching.

The prizes are awarded to individuals who make a substantial contribution to the teaching programme of a Department, Faculty or the University as a whole.

Thursday 8 February 2018

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Sarah d'Ambrumenil discusses #BreakingTheSilence on Women's Hour

Emmanuel Bye-Fellow Sarah d'Ambrumenil was a featured guest on Wednesday, February 7's edition of Women's Hour, speaking in her role as Head of the Office Of Student Conduct at the University.

Sarah spoke on the anonymity of those reporting sexual misconduct and harassment (from 1m20s) and what the University has learned.

Thursday 1 February 2018

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LGBT+ History Month

To mark LGBT+ History Month, the College will be projecting the gay pride flag onto the Chapel, in Front Court, for the duration of February. We will also be flying the flag over College to celebrate, and the students have organised a charity formal to raise awareness.

Thursday 11 January 2018

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Happy 'Birthday', College!

Thursday 11 January marks the anniversary of the signing of the College charter by Elizabeth I in 1584.

It's therefore College's 'birthday', marking 434 years of our foundation. 

Thursday 7 December 2017

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Interview with Emma's winning Varsity ladies

We interviewed Emma students Laura Nunez-Mulder and Emily Pratt, who were part of the Ladies' Varsity rugby team, who won the 2017 Varsity Match at Twickenham on 7 December.

Laura is a fourth-year clinical medic and Emily studies exercise physiology in the Natural Sciences tripos.

How long have you been playing rugby and what got you started?

Laura: I started rowing and playing rugby when I came to College. I found rugby unpredictable and it occupied all my thoughts. It demanded different kinds of fitness: strength and speed and coordination; I soon dropped rowing!

Emily:  I started playing rugby at school aged 15 and in my final year at school, I captained the Cumbria U18 team and had tryouts for the North of England regional team.

Can you outline what normal training for the match would be?

Laura: CURUFC training sessions are varied, but always highly focused. We warm up together, and then split for unit-specific practice. Before a game, we run through gameplay scenarios. Everyone works hard. We build each other up by pointing out improvements, and the whole squad benefits.

Emily: Training typically consists of a team warm up; as a forward this consists of lineouts and scrums. Our drills incorporate our skills into realistic gameplay. These include live tackling games which really help with mental preparation for matches.

When training is tough/challenging, how do you stay motivated?

Laura: When I arrive at training, it occupies my whole mind. All thoughts of my degree and other stressors are paused. My teammates are my friends; they encourage me and support me, and I them. So when life is tough and challenging, I may find it hard to leave my room, but when I get to Grange Road, I feel better. 

Emily: Training can be tough, especially when it gets colder in winter and I'm inundated with work. I stay motivated by thinking about our goal, to win Varsity and how all the hard work will pay off. I know our training not only helps me improve but enables me to work as part of the team; the girls are amazing, so supportive and helpful. I can't imagine what University life would be like for me without rugby, as it has become such an integral part of my life here!

Thursday 23 November 2017

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Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination in the Emmanuel gardens

The College played host to Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination's you are where? workshops during the University's Festival of Ideas in October and November.

Artist Deb Wilenski led their Wild Exchanges around the College, telling the garden's stories of fact and fiction. While the children sketched under the Oriental Plane, she also told Chinese and Irish stories of carp and salmon. 

Monday 20 November 2017

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Dr Hugh Hunt (1984) comments on US Geoengineering

Dr Hugh Hunt (Emma 1984; Department of Engineering) commented on a congressional geoengineering subcommittee meeting in the US, looking at technologies such as binding carbon dioxide to small rock particles to produce aggregate needed for concrete production.

Friday 17 November 2017

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Ahoy! Pirate Porters raise a total of £750 for Children In Need

On Friday 17 November the Emmanuel Porters, dressed as terrifying pirates, held a charity cake sale for Children In Need. Decked-out in their costumes, they sold cakes to students, Fellows, members of staff and the public. At the end of the day, they had raised a total, purely in cake-selling, of £577.53!

On top of the Porters' Charity Fund, a total of £750 was donated to Children In Need.

Tuesday 14 November 2017

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Another #TeamEmma University Challenge win!

We are delighted that the current Emmanuel College University Challenge team, of Edmund Derby, Kitty Chevallier, James Fraser and Alex Mistlin, won their second-round match with a score of 170-105 on Monday 13 November.

The team have secured a place in the prestigious quarter-final group stages of the competition, guaranteeing us at least two more matches!

Monday 13 November 2017

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Team Emma in University Challenge second round

After a thrilling 1st round 170-155 victory by Team Emma over St Hugh's Oxford, the 2017-2018 team return to UK screens at 8pm on BBC Two on Monday 13 November. The team take on Strathclyde University with their highly rated captain Logan.

Monday 23 October 2017

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Dr Jeffrey speaks at the Council of Europe, Strasbourg

On Thursday 19 October Dr Alex Jeffrey, Emmanuel Fellow and one of the Directors of Studies in Geography, gave a speech at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg at the 33rd Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in a debate about the future of elections in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Dr Jeffrey focused on the potential for international agencies to break the political deadlock in Mostar, a town that has not held local elections since 2008. Reflecting on the various ways in international agencies can exert influence, the speech focused on the reform needed to Bosnian election law coupled with increased support for local civil society activists. The talk ended by reflecting on the changing geopolitical position of Bosnia and the wider Western Balkans as the significance of European agencies is confronted by rising Russian influence.

Monday 23 October 2017

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Dr Archibald's field campaign to the Azores

In October, Dr Alexander Archibald was part of an ACSIS (North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study) aircraft field campaign, making measurements of the composition of the atmosphere from the UK to the Azores and around the North Atlantic. 

After a fog-laden start, on 20 October, they flew to the Azores, meeting  up with colleagues from NASA who are undertaking a similar set of aircraft flights.

Dr Archibald tweeted his trip @atarchie, and took photographs from the window of the team's airborne laboratory, the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements, which is a collaboration between the Natural Environment Research Council and the Met Office.

Monday 23 October 2017

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Dr Penny Watson, President of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Dr Penny Watson (2002) has been elected President of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine at the annual congress in Malta. 

The ECVIM is the European Specialist college for the veterinary equivalent of consultant physicians, working under the regulations of the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation. All the members are diplomates in companion animal internal medicine, oncology or cardiology. The College's primary objectives are to advance companion animal medicine in Europe, and the competence of those who practice it, by establishing and maintaining training programmes and examinations and encouraging original research in the field.

Monday 16 October 2017

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Dr Trivedi elected as Deputy Editor of infocus magazine

Dr Vikas Trivedi, John Henry Coates Research Fellow at Emmanuel, has been elected as the Deputy Editor of the Royal Microscopical Society's magazine infocus. The magazine provides a common forum for scientists and technologists who use any form of microscope and includes all branches of microscopy and cytometry. 

Dr Trivedi's current research work focuses on understanding the interplay of mechanical forces and chemical signaling that drive the beautiful self-assembly of cells to shape a developing embryo.

Friday 13 October 2017

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Relocating World Christianity: a publication by Professor Maxwell

Professor David Maxwell's (2010) new book Relocating World Christianity: Interdisciplinary Studies, a combination of regionally focussed case studies and thematic essays, seeking to explain the emergence of World Christianity as a new academic sub-discipline over the last two decades, was published recently Brill, and can be viewed online as an e-book.

Friday 13 October 2017

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Towards an Ethics of Gesture: publication by Dr Ruprecht

Dr Lucia Ruprecht (2004) has published her contributions to her 2016 Symposium at Emma, Towards an Ethics of Gesture in Performance Philosophy  in Volume 3, No. 1 (2017).

Tuesday 3 October 2017

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Dr Crawford comments on the 2017 Nobel Physics Prize

Emma Fellow Carolin Crawford was a featured commentator regarding the Nobel Physics Prize, awarded for the gravitational waves to US astrophysicists Barry Barish, Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss.

Friday 13 October 2017

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Gothic architectural publications by Dr James Hillson

In the summer, Dr Hillson (2016) published two articles regarding his research into Gothic architecture: his essay Imagining Invention was published in British Art Studies, and Decorated Revisited was published online by Brepols.

He also advised on the production of the online digital model of St Stephen's Chapel, Westminster; accompanying research from the University of York, telling the story of a building at the heart of government in Britain for more than seven centuries.

Friday 13 October 2017

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Publication of Professor Broadhurst's interaction studies in Chemistry

Professor Bill Broadhurst's (2005) paper 'Dissecting how modular polyketide synthase ketoreductases interact with acyl carrier protein-attached substrates' was published in the journal Chemical Communications on 13 October. The printed version of the journal will be published later in the month.

Saturday 30 September 2017

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Launch of 'Amateur Musical Societies and Sports Clubs in Provincial France, 1848-1914', a new book by Dr Alan Baker (1970)

On Saturday 30th September 2017, fifty people enjoyed a reception in the Harrods Room of the Queen’s Building to mark the publication of Dr Alan Baker’s new book on the historical geography of amateur musical societies and sports clubs in provincial France 1848-1914, which is published by Palgrave-Macmillan.

A panorama of Dr Baker's talk in the Harrods Room shows Professor Mike Heffernan (left), of the University of Nottingham, who provided a scholarly critique of the book during the launch.

Tuesday 3 October 2017

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Matriculation 2017

The College welcomed our new freshers for their matriculation on Tuesday 3 October; the 2017 photograph was taken on Front Court, with the Master, Dean and Senior Tutor.

We'd like to wish all students a really great Michaelmas term!

Tuesday 3 October 2017

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University Challenge first-round success!

The College's 2017-2018 University Challenge team were victorious over St Hugh's College, Oxford, winning 170-155 in their first-round match on Monday 2 October on BBC Two.

The team, Edmund Derby, Kitty Chevallier, James Fraser and Alex Mistlin, played extremely well, and we are very proud of our continuing success on the programme; long may it continue! 

Click below to watch the match again on BBC iPlayer (sign-in required).

Monday 2 October 2017

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Undergraduate Emily Robb shares her College freshers' week experiences

As we welcome our new freshers to College this week, third-year undergraduate, Emily Robb (2015), shares her experiences with the Cambridge News.

She details how she went from being nervous before arriving at Emmanuel, and how she was welcomed by the College, through the 'parents' system, freshers' week events, and the warmth and friendliness of Emma itself.

Wishing all our new under- and postgraduates a brilliant term; we're so excited to welcome you all to College!

Thursday 5 October 2017

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The Lost Words, a new publication by Dr Robert Macfarlane

Emmanuel Fellow in English, and author of Landmarks, Robert Macfarlane (2002), has published The Lost Words, a new book of acrostic 'spell-poems', a collaboration with author Jackie Morris. The book "stands against the disappearance of wild childhood... [and] ... is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke".

It "captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages", and is accompanied by hand-painted illustration by Jackie Morris; a review of the book by Katharine Norbury in the Guardian can be found below, and Dr Macfarlane was interviewed in The Daily Telegraph on Friday 29 September 2017.

Friday 29 September 2017

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Emmanuel on University Challenge

Monday 2 October, at 8pm on BBC Two, sees the return of a new Team Emma on University Challenge for the 2017-18 series, playing against St Hugh's College, Oxford in the first round.

Our team comprises of third-year undergraduates Edmund Derby, Kitty Chevallier and James Fraser, captained by Alex Mistlin and the team reserve is Dani Cugini. 

Friday 29 September 2017

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#TeamEmma on Eggheads

Despite Team Emma's best efforts on Eggheads on Friday 15 September, it was up to Jenny Harris (2008) and Alex Guttenplan (2008) to take on the Eggheads in the final round. Perhaps one of the longest and most tense 'sudden death' rounds on this show, the Eggheads (led by six time World Champion Kevin Ashman) finally defeated Team Emma deep into proverbial "stoppage time".

The episode can be viewed on YouTube (below).

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