Athene Donald to be Master of Churchill College

27 September 2013

Prof. Dame Athene Donald is to be the new Master of Churchill College, Cambridge.

Athene Donald

Prof. Donald, who is an honorary fellow of the IOP, will take up her appointment in October 2014 when the current Master, Sir David Wallace, retires.

Prof. Donald is a professor of experimental physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, where her research focuses on soft matter and biological physics. 

She said she was honoured and excited by the appointment. “It will be my challenge and privilege to help to ensure the college’s continuing success on all fronts and to develop its many strengths in the face of the rapidly changing climate of the UK’s higher education sector,” she said.



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