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Comm’portez vous? What phrase books tell us about our past encounters

As thousands of people head overseas for their holidays, many will be packing guidebooks listing the best bars, beaches and beauty spots.  Far fewer will be squeezing foreign language phrase books...

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Electron ‘spin’ key to solar cell breakthrough

Organic solar cells, a new class of solar cell that mimics the natural process of plant photosynthesis, could revolutionise renewable energy - but currently lack the efficiency to compete with the...

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Electron ‘spin’ key to solar cell breakthrough

Organic solar cells, a new class of solar cell that mimics the natural process of plant photosynthesis, could revolutionise renewable energy - but currently lack the efficiency to compete with the...

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Loving beggars: how to avoid the trap of stereotyping

John and Molly met on the street in Cambridge. To be more precise, they met on Mill Road, close to Saint Barnabas Church, a couple of months ago. At first, Molly thought that John was not particularly...

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Autism affects different parts of the brain in women and men

Autism affects different parts of the brain in females with autism than males with autism, a new study reveals. The research is published today in the journal Brain as an open-access article....

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The skinny on cocaine

Chronic cocaine use may reduce the body’s ability to store fat, new research from the University of Cambridge suggests. The scientists found that cocaine use may cause profound metabolic changes which...

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Kettle’s Yard artwork selected for vast UK-wide exhibition

The nation's ten favourite pieces of British art were selected from a longlist and will now go on display on thousands of poster and billboard sites across the UK from August 12-25. A projected...

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Reporting from Zimbabwe: a family in Bulawayo talks about politics

In a quiet Bulawayo suburb I sit with Sarah, a middle-aged mother of four adult children, whose eyes keep darting around the room following her two-year-old granddaughter. She is a middle class...

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Turn over a new leaf at the Institute of Continuing Education

Now in its 140th year, the Institute offers part-time and flexible study leading to University of Cambridge undergraduate-level awards: Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. Though some are...

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Dear digital diary…

A “life-logging” tool which tracks users’ behaviour through their smartphones and computers, then combines this to form an intricate, digital depiction of their day-to-day lives, has been devised by...

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Genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s disease

Researchers have discovered how genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s disease might play a key role in the death of brain cells, potentially paving the way for the development of more effective drug...

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STEP Prep Summer School builds state school maths skills

The Summer School joins the STEP Easter School for offer-holders as part of the extensive programme of support the University provides for aspiring mathematicians preparing to take the STEP exams. In...

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All about Cambridge

Now in its sixth year, the Open Cambridge programme has more to offer than ever with talks and tours of some of the city’s most famous sites as well as some of its best kept secrets.  Organiser Sue...

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SOCCs appeal: online learning versus the classroom

I’ve recently finished teaching a five week course on the creative and critical afterlife of Wuthering Heights. We looked at various responses to Emily Brontë’s novel, from the commercial (MTV’s film...

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Shooting in the field: capturing life as it’s lived

A woman holds her two children standing in front of their house, reduced to rubble after an earthquake. They wear no coats, one child has no shoes and there is snow on the ground. Residents in the...

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Notice for Continuers – MPhil at Cambridge to PhD at Cambridge

Any students who have completed an MPhil at Cambridge this year and intend to continue to a PhD, also at Cambridge, commencing in October 2013, must consider whether they are required to return to...

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We ask the experts: is overseas aid working?

Aid is an emotive issue. The disparity between nations, and groups within them, are the outcome of a myriad of factors – political and cultural as well as environmental. The act of giving (and...

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Conspiracy theories and border conflicts at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

These and many more historical questions will be debated at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas, which is bursting with over 200 events for people of all ages. Those taking part include Rowan...

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Educational policy and practice at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

The panel of experts includes Anna Vignoles, Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge; Professor Emeritus John MacBeath, Projects Director for the Centre for Commonwealth Education; the...

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Reporting from Zimbabwe: a visit to Harare’s biggest township

My first day in Harare is a blur of opulence and finery at the city’s only five star hotel, Meikles, which sits proudly on its own private road defended by armed guards. This is the kind of lifestyle...

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