A Nobel laureate among us!

Hello everyone!

It was another productive day here at Peterhouse, with lessons continuing in earnest. Our Medical Science majors were treated to a fascinating presentation from their teacher, Dr Vesely, on the cutting edge biomedical research that he has been conducting.

 

The Molecular Biology majors had an exciting morning, taking an excursion to see the Cavendish Laboratory and The Eagle, the pub renowned for being the location where Watson and Crick announced their monumental discovery of the structure of DNA.

 

 

In the afternoon, we were incredibly privileged to have British developmental biologist Professor Sir John Gurdon, awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his pioneering research in nuclear transfer and cloning, come to speak to us today. His fascinating talk, entitled How to Avoid a Bad Start to a Career, described not only his research interests, but also his family background and unorthodox start to his path in the field of biology.

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Later in the evening, we were also lucky enough to have Sir Christopher Hum, Former UK Ambassador to China and Master of Gonville and Caius College, give a talk on Leading the British Embassy in China. Both talks were very well received and saw the students ask a number of insightful questions.

 

Along with a viewing of the second Euro semi-final, we had some Hama Bead making in the evening, with lots of fun, creative designs on display.

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Best wishes,

~ The CamPrep Team, 2016