Research at Emmanuel

Emmanuel College supports world-class research by its Fellows and students across the whole spectrum of disciplines in the sciences and the humanities, from archaeology to zoology.

Sustaining Innovators

Emmanuel supports cutting-edge research by its Fellows, leaders in advancing knowledge in their fields, whose research in turn inspires their teaching of Emmanuel’s undergraduate students.


Enabling Tomorrow’s Research

Emmanuel is committed to promoting the future of research by its appointments to some 14 Research Fellowships at any one time. Three Open Research Fellowships in any subject area are advertised in an annual competition which regularly attracts over 700 applicants. Other Research Fellowships are endowed in specified subjects, including Biomedical sciences and medicine, Economics, and Mathematics.

Emmanuel’s research community vitally includes our postdoctoral College Research Associates, and our 260 postgraduate students.


Research Events

Emmanuel hosts an annual programme of research events, including named and endowed lectures, Fellows’ talks about their research, graduate students’ research talks, Special Collections Lectures, and seminar series hosted by Fellows, as well as conferences in Fellows’ subject areas which are supported by the College. [For details and highlights of these lectures, talks, seminars and conferences, see …]

Emmanuel also elects annually three Derek Brewer Visiting Fellows, who will usually be collaborating on research projects with Fellows of the College.


Archives and Special Collections

Emmanuel’s Archives and Special Collections of rare books and manuscripts are the focus of research initiatives, with important catalogues under way which will open up further research on these unique collections.


Ahead of their Time

Emmanuel’s research community today is taking forward a long tradition. Study and teaching have found a home on the College site throughout the nearly eight centuries since the establishment in 1238 of the Dominican friary which preceded the College on the site.