Research interests focus on the novel, the history of journalism, nineteenth-century politics and popular culture, and his work draws on a range of authors including Balzac, the brothers Goncourt and Maupassant
We welcome Lucy Turnell who has now taken over as college Nurse and Welfare Officer.
This represents a further expansion in the nursing and welfare provision within the college. Until relatively recently, the nurse was a part-time role and during term only; and it has become full time and year-round. This is possible because of the generous benefaction of Peter and Christina Dawson.
The college has elected James Helm as a fellow. James is the new directorof external affairs and communications for the University of Cambridge, and he is taking on responsibility for all of Cambridge’s external and internal communications, public affairs and public engagement.
The college has admitted Peter and Christina Dawson as Fellow Benefactors. This is in recognition of their generosity to the college in establishing the Dawson Fund for mental health and more recently in funding the expansion of our nursing support within Selwyn.
After the inevitable disruption caused by the pandemic, our school outreach programme is now back in top gear. For the first time at Selwyn, we have two school liaison officers: Amelia Grigg based in Cambridge, and Joe Stanley based in Yorkshire. This reflects our commitment to finding students from all across the United Kingdom, and paying attention to areas where there might have been under-representation.