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How the Westminster parliamentary system was exported around the world

Empires, even the greatest of them, wax and wane. As recently as the early 1920s, the British Empire covered an area that is almost inconceivable today. The inhabitants of its dominions, colonies and...

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'Is EU criminal law a threat to British justice?'

Professor Spencer is Professor of Law, Co-Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies, and Honorary President of the European Criminal Law Association. He has written extensively on criminal...

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Crop-infecting virus forces aphids to spread disease

University of Cambridge researchers have shown that viruses use aphids as pawns, discouraging the insects from permanently settling on already-infected crops and using this forced migration to spread...

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Clare College elects next Master

Clare College has elected Lord Grabiner QC to succeed Professor Tony Badger as its next Master.  Lord Grabiner will take up his role as Master in October 2014 with the start of next academic year....

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1,000 years of history to be digitised following unique appeal

The ‘Lewis-Gibson Genizah Collection’ of Hebrew and Arabic manuscripts from the Cairo Genizah dates from the 9th–19th century and is an invaluable 1,000-year record of the religious, social, economic...

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Researchers discover new test for chronic blood cancers

A simple blood test will soon be able to catch the vast majority of a group of chronic blood cancers, a new study reveals. Although around 60 per cent of cases can be identified with the current blood...

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New Director for Cambridge In America

CAm is the alumni, development and communications centre for the American constituents of the University of Cambridge and its thirty-one member Colleges Yun Won joins CAm from Rutgers University,...

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Girton 2013/14 Humanities Writing Competition open for entries.

Now in its third year, the competition challenges students in Year 12 (or equivalent) to write a creative piece inspired by one of six objects from the Lawrence Room, Girton College’s small...

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Clare College and Santander renew Partnership

The College welcomed Mr Simon Bray (pictured), Deputy Director, Santander Universities UK to sign the renewal of a partnership which funds a senior postdoctoral scholarship in Portuguese and will...

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How large is the alphabet of DNA?

The mechanisms which cause certain genes to be switched on or off, and are thought to play a role in cancer development and stem cell differentiation, can now be accurately detected and studied thanks...

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What is it really like to work in scientific research today?

Sitting in his room high up in one of the University of Cambridge’s zoology buildings, Dr Ed Turner holds a small bottle up to the light. Inside, preserved in alcohol, are insects collected in the...

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Quantum waves at the heart of organic solar cells

By using an ultrafast camera, scientists say they have observed the very first instants following the absorption of light into artificial yet organic nanostructures and found that charges not only...

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Super-fast and super-green: Cambridge unveils pioneering high-performance...

One of the world’s greenest supercomputers has been unveiled by the High Performance Computing Service at the University of Cambridge. Named “Wilkes”, after the Cambridge pioneer Maurice Wilkes, who...

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Cambridge University Library bids to purchase early Gospel manuscript

Cambridge University Library, renowned throughout the world for its faith collections, announced yesterday that it is raising funds to acquire a remarkable manuscript known as Codex Zacynthius. Codex...

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The Subject Matters: North

After five  successful years in Cambridge, this year the Director of Admissions for the Cambridge Colleges, Admissions Tutors and current undergraduates from the University of Cambridge travelled to...

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Voicing the Garden

Voicing the Garden, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund through its All Our Stories grant stream, and by the Cambridge University Botanic Garden Association (CUBGA), seeks to collect, celebrate and...

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Successful autumn for Realise project

Young people from Hackney, Enfield, Norfolk, Northampton, Suffolk, Ealing, Haringey, Essex, Ilford, Hillingdon, Lambeth, Sutton, Merton, Wandsworth, Croydon, Cambridgeshire, North Yorkshire, Brent and...

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Study confirms a gene linked to Asperger Syndrome and empathy

A study published this month in the journal Molecular Autism confirms previous research that people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are more likely to carry specific variations in a particular gene. More...

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4 degree temperature rise will end vegetation ‘carbon sink’

Latest climate and biosphere modelling suggests that the length of time carbon remains in vegetation during the global carbon cycle - known as ‘residence time’ - is the key “uncertainty” in predicting...

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Landmark moment for Rowing at Cambridge

The new addition comprises women’s changing facilities as well as additional office space and training space for both CUWBC and CUBC.  The current CUWBC and CUBC squads were joined at the opening by...

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