The Kelvin Club
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Welcome to the website of The Kelvin Club, the scientific society of Peterhouse, Cambridge

Peterhouse has a proud history of producing emminent scientists, with alumni including: Babbage, Cavendish, Maxwell, Sir Whittle and of course Lord Kelvin. The Kelvin Club exists to promote science within the college and further afield.

Each term, we will present a series of talks delivered by leading academics across a wide spectrum of fields. In the past, topics have included: the mechanics of gyroscopes, anatomical illustration, high energy research at the Large Hadron Collider, and much more. Have a look at our past talks for more information!

Meetings are held in the Peterhouse Lubbock Room, unless stated otherwise, and start at 8:30 for 8:45 pm. Refreshments are provided.

The Kelvin Club is funded by a generous endowment from Dr. Joseph E. Pesce (matric. 1988) in memory of his late father, Michael J. Pesce.

Patrons of the Kelvin Club:

Prof. S.E. Jackson
Prof. A.M.L. Lever
Dr. C. Lester
Dr. A. J. White


Cameron Jones
Emily Naden
Magaret Johncock
Peter Yang
Sebastian Ljung
Skye Purchase
Toby Nuttall