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Thatcher Archive reveals deep divisions on the road to Falklands War

Government tensions and widespread reluctance to wage war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands, even as the conflict unfolded, are laid bare among the thousands of pages of Thatcher’s papers being...

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A job for life? Exploring engineering skills with Metalcraft and HE Partnership

Team-working and design skills were challenged in a competition to build the best crane. Ben Crawley, Ben Free, Connor Hart and Keegan Philips were clear winners, designing and building a crane that...

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Lessons from history: how Europe did (and didn’t) grow rich

In the modern world, we take for granted the fact that our economies become richer and more sophisticated decade-on-decade – and that our grandchildren will live a better life than our own, just as we...

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Public Health Network launched

The University today launched the PublicHealth@Cambridge Research Network in order to draw together expertise in all aspects of population health across the arts, humanities, social and physical...

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New research suggests animal-to-human transmission of MRSA

Cambridge scientists have linked two human cases of infection with the antibiotic- resistant superbug MRSA to farms in Denmark. The results of the study, published today in the journal EMBO Molecular...

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The Criminal Defence of Marital Coercion

Findlay Stark is the Yates Glazebrook Fellow in Law at Jesus College, Cambridge. His interests lie in the Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, and Legal Theory. For more information about Dr...

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Cambridge launches first Creative Writing degree

The two-year, part-time course, run by the Institute of Continuing Education and developed in conjunction with the Faculty of English, begins in October 2013 with applications for entry closing at the...

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Study reveals the genetic variations that raise the risk of breast, prostate...

The research, led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and The Institute of Cancer Research, London, funded by Cancer Research UK and the Wellcome Trust, could lead to new treatments, targeted...

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David MacKay appointed Regius Professor of Engineering

Professor David MacKay has been appointed Regius Professor of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. An eminent researcher in machine learning and information theory, and a Fellow of the Royal...

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Exeter College, Oxford and Cambridge Universities celebrate 10 years of...

Downing College, Cambridge and Exeter College, Oxford have been working with the further education college in Exeter to organise this event every year since 2003.  The Information Day offers...

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Low-cost LEDs for saving energy and improving health

A new facility for growing Gallium Nitride – the key material needed to make energy-saving light-emitting diodes (LEDs) – has opened in Cambridge, enabling researchers to expand and accelerate their...

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Last letter of Captain Scott finally revealed in full - 101 years on

Written by Scott from his final Antarctic camp at the very end of his life in March 1912, the letter to Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman speaks poignantly of Scott’s anxiety for his family and his hope...

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Facing up to cancer

I’ve just walked back to the lab where I work in the Division of Molecular Histopathology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital after giving my first practical class demonstrations at the Department of Pathology...

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Cambridge Conservation Campus launched

CCI is a new and pioneering partnership formed between leading conservation organisations and the University of Cambridge. It seeks to transform the global understanding and conservation of...

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New system to improve DNA sequencing

Dr Ulrich Keyser of the University’s Cavendish Laboratory, along with PhD student Nick Bell and other colleagues, has developed a system which combines a solid-state nanopore with a technique known as...

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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology shortlisted for Art Fund Prize

MAA holds a world-class collection of art, artefacts and archaeological discoveries from around the world. For too long a hidden gem, it now makes its outstanding collections accessible to the...

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“Cambridge in Numbers” wins IVCA award

The International Visual Communications Association is the professional body for the corporate visual communications industry. Its annual awards, judged by a panel of industry experts, aim to...

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Christ’s College hosts inaugural HE + Masterclass

Hereford’s HE+ Consortium was launched in February this year. It is one of the newest consortia in the HE+ scheme, a pilot project being developed by the University of Cambridge to encourage and...

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Investigating child abuse: how interview training really matters

A study of the outcomes of child sex abuse cases in the US state of Utah suggests that the introduction of improved techniques for interviewing young victims leads to fewer cases being dropped early...

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A museum for the future

1 million insects, 30,000 bird skins, 10,000 sets of eggs and over 3,500 fossil vertebrates: the Museum of Zoology is a treasure-trove of information about the natural world from 400 million years ago...

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