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Cambridge awarded major ESPRC funding for doctoral centres to train...

Details of how a £350 million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be funding over 70 new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) across 24 UK universities,...

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Five paintings by Stanley Spencer accepted in lieu of tax and allocated to...

Stanley Spencer is recognised as one of the most important British painters of the 20th century.  Born in Cookham, Berkshire in 1891, at the age of 17 he went to study at the Slade School of Art in...

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The importance of university museums

This publication, launched at the recent Museums Association Conference in Liverpool, celebrates the growing success of university museums as part of the UK higher education sector, showing the unique...

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Primitive art, modernism, philosophy, literature – an insight into the life...

Kettle’s Yard is proud to present a new exhibition based on the extensive collection of Victor Skipp, a historian and writer who died in 2010, leaving his estate to Kettle's Yard. Though Skipp...

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Olympian row-past memorial to late Boat Race rower

Toby Wallace rowed in the Goldie crew in the 1996 Boat Race and then the victorious Blue Boat in 1998 and 1999. Tragically Toby died after a collision with a lorry in Cornwall as he was beginning a...

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‘Writing is but another form of conversation’: Laurence Sterne at 300

In his introduction to the 1967 Penguin edition of Laurence Sterne’s The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, the critic Christopher Ricks describes the novel as the greatest...

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Diamond ‘flaws’ pave way for nanoscale MRI

By exploiting flaws in miniscule diamond fragments, researchers say they have achieved enough coherence of the magnetic moment inherent in these defects to harness their potential for precise quantum...

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Museum embarks on cultural exchange

Museum staff introduced the students to the important Torres Strait collections held in Cambridge, many of which originate from the landmark 1898 Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to the Torres...

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New study reveals that the ban on alcohol multi-buy promotions in Scotland...

Banning multi-buy promotions for alcohol, implemented in Scotland in October 2011 as part of the Alcohol Act 2010, failed to reduce the amount of alcohol purchased, according to a new study. The...

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We ask the experts: why do we put things into museums?

There’s something innately human about our desire to gather, sort and display things. Not just to trade in objects or put them to use in a practical sense - but also to use them to create stories...

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Modafinil, a drug typically used to treat sleep disorders, reduces...

A new study has concluded that taking the drug modafinil, typically used to treat sleep disorders, in combination with antidepressants reduces the severity of depression more effectively than taking...

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Big Data, Cardiovascular Disease, Public Policy and Synthetic Biology: new...

Big Data, Cardiovascular Disease, Public Policy and Synthetic Biology join a portfolio of Strategic Research Initiatives that are building on existing research expertise to address multi-disciplinary...

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2013 National Scholarship Programme Awards made

The students, from families with an income of less than £25,000, have each been awarded the £6,000 as a fee waiver. This is in addition to their Cambridge Bursary of £3,500.  The NSP is run jointly by...

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Protein released from cells triggers chain reactions that could cause...

A powerful laser imaging technique has been used by researchers to show how minute quantities of a protein associated with Alzheimer’s Disease trigger a process which may be crucial to its onset and...

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Four steps towards ending global poverty outlined in Cambridge International...

A four-part manifesto for fighting global poverty, which aims to build on the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals when they expire in 2015, has been published by the Humanitarian Centre...

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Lakes discovered beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

The study, published inGeophysical Research Letters, discovered two subglacial lakes 800 metres below the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet. The two lakes are each roughly 8-10 km2, and at one point...

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Cambridge one of two UK institutions at highest level of ESA’s next Large...

At its meeting in Paris today, the European Space Agency (ESA) selected the "The Hot and Energetic Universe" as the science theme for L2– the second Large-class mission in ESA’s Cosmic Vision science...

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A world of private mystery

John Craxton is appreciated by connoisseurs as one of the great British artists of the 20th century; however, his work is not widely known to the public. This is the first exhibition to explore his...

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Violence rates unaffected by 24-hour licensing laws

A new study on violent crime and flexible alcohol licensing in Manchester - focusing on the two years before and two years after the introduction of the Licensing Act in late 2005 - has found no...

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Successful Autumn for HE+

HE+ is a UK-wide initiative, designed to encourage and prepare bright and enthusiastic students to compete for places at top universities, including the University of Cambridge. A new HE+ consortium...

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