Simon Blackburn was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge until his retirement in 2011. His most recent publication is On Truth (2018). He reflects on solitude.
Amartya Sen is a Nobel Laureate, Thomas W Lamont University Professor at Harvard, and Fellow and former Master of Trinity College. He considers what kind of world we can expect in the wake of the pandemic.
Mickey Adolphson is Keidanren Professor of Japanese Studies at Cambridge. He recalls his first visit to Japan, during the cherry blossom season, and reflects on ideas of impermanence in the age of coronarvirus.
Marian Holness, Professor of Earth Sciences, Hugh Osborn, Professor of Mathematics, and Didier Queloz, Nobel Laureate and Professor of Physics, join the Royal Society’s prestigious Fellowship. They are among 10 Cambridge academics and 62 scholars from around the world selected for their outstanding contribution to scientific understanding in the Royal Society’s 2020 cohort.
Sir Gregory Winter succeeded in developing technologies for making human and human-like antibodies, which have since been used to treat a range of autoimmune conditions and cancer. The resulting new class of drug has revolutionised the pharmaceutical industry and transformed the lives of millions of patients. Here the former Master of Trinity College and Nobel Laureate explains how antibody-based drugs could help in the fight against coronavirus.