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Cambridge researchers learn lessons from recent storm surge

The wet and windy weather that has battered Britain’s coasts this winter has brought misery to many, but for researchers at the University at Cambridge the storm damage is providing vital data that...

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VetCam 2014 course opens for applications

The two-day residential course is designed to give Year 12 students an insight into studying veterinary medicine in general, and also to show the unique benefits of the Cambridge course through a...

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The Revd Dr Jeremy Morris elected new Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Dr Morris is currently Dean, Fellow, and Director of Studies in Theology at King’s College, Cambridge.  He has already been a Fellow of Trinity Hall, as he held the position of Dean at the College...

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Reel students

The video diaries have been published today on the University’s YouTube channel. “The idea of the whole project was to show that you don't have to be a toff or Einstein to get into Cambridge,”...

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From ASBOs to IPNAs: how begging might become an official nuisance

I got to know David in Shoreditch, East London, two years ago. He was 42 and had by that time been on and off the street for almost a decade. Not only does he have an intimate knowledge of what life...

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Stairways to heaven and other places

  */ Students of architecture visiting Dr James Campbell’s rooms in Queens’ College, Cambridge, tramp up a steep winding flight of wooden stairs constructed in the 18th century and arrive on a narrow...

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Gaia-ESO data show Milky Way may have formed ‘inside-out’, and provide new...

A breakthrough using data from the Gaia-ESO project has provided evidence backing up theoretically-predicted divisions in the chemical composition of the stars that make up the Milky Way’s disc – the...

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Cambridge in Davos

Professor Lord Martin Rees (Institute of Astronomy), Professor Julian Dowdeswell (Scott Polar Research Institute) and Professor Jon Hutton (UNEP-WCMC  and Hughes Hall) will deliver an IdeasLab...

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Cambridge Enterprise announces 2013 results

The University seed funds, which support new companies based on Cambridge research, saw their biggest-ever return this year, according to annual results from Cambridge Enterprise, the University’s...

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The war that changed everything and nothing: a series of public talks

It was all supposed to be over in a matter of weeks. That’s what the men who marched off to war in the summer of 1914 said to themselves. That’s what the relatives who waved them off believed. The...

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This is My Cambridge

“My Cambridge” is the latest in the University’s series of films tackling myths about Cambridge and promoting the unique features of undergraduate life at the collegiate University. The film features...

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Holographic diagnostics

Responsive holograms that change colour in the presence of certain compounds are being developed into portable medical tests and devices, which could be used to monitor conditions such as diabetes,...

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Conquering a continent: How the French language circulated in Britain and...

An important manuscript of the Lancelot-Grail, it lay forgotten and unopened for five centuries until its rediscovery in North Yorkshire and its sale in 1944. Detailing the search for the Holy Grail,...

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Professor Ebdon visits Lucy Cavendish to exchange ideas with staff and students

Professor Ebdon’s visit involved meeting some of the students and academic staff to discuss access to higher education, and finding out more about the pioneering work the College is doing to help...

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Kettle's Yard New Music Series 2014

The eclectic and wide ranging music series has been programmed by Richard Causton in his first year as Kettle’s Yard New Music Associate. Lecturer in Composition in the Faculty of Music, Causton has...

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Near error-free wireless detection made possible

The accuracy and range of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems, which are used in everything from passports to luggage tracking, could be vastly improved thanks to a new system developed by...

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11,000-year-old living dog cancer reveals its secrets

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the world’s oldest continuously surviving cancer, a transmissible genital cancer that affects dogs. This cancer, which causes grotesque genital tumours in dogs...

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Official opening for new University research unit on Cambridge Biomedical...

The Unit is based at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute for Metabolic Science (IMS) on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It is part of a £24 million investment by the two medical research funders into...

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St Edmund’s College elects The Hon. Matthew Bullock as its new Master

Mr Bullock has a long connection with Cambridge and the University, where he read History at Peterhouse. He was a member of the University’s Audit Committee from 1999–2012. He was a founding member of...

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Generation blame: how age affects our views of anti-social behaviour

A study of interpretations of anti-social behaviour (ASB) found a significant gap between the views of different age groups - with older people more likely than younger people to interpret public...

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