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Click to save the nation’s digital memory

Regulations coming into force on April 6 will enable six major libraries to collect, preserve and provide long term access to the increasing proportion of the nation’s cultural and intellectual output...

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Life on the divide: the Buriad people and the world’s longest border

Every two years thousands of people travel from towns and villages throughout northern Asia to attend a festival called Altargana that is held in one of three countries – Mongolia, Russia and China....

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Finding genes for childhood obesity

Researchers have identified four genes newly associated with severe childhood obesity. They also found an increased burden of rare structural variations in severely obese children. The team found that...

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Cambridge makes Hay

2013 is the fifth year that the University has run the Cambridge Series at the Hay Festival, one of the most prestigious literary events in the world. It runs from 23 May to 2 June.  This year for the...

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Gates Cambridge welcomes 51 new Scholars

They include the first two Scholars from Egypt. Competition for the Scholarships is fierce. The 51 successful candidates were selected from a total pool of 3,500 applicants on the basis of their...

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Jesus College Choir return from Mumbai

As part of the project, the Choir visited a number of schools and centres run by charities, running singing workshops with over 200 children. The Choir’s visit coincided with the Hindu festival of...

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Magdalene College hosts Science Residential

Divided into two streams, one for physical sciences and one for biological sciences, lectures and seminars delivered by Cambridge academics took the students beyond their A-Level courses and into the...

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Professor Sir Robert Edwards MA, Hon ScD, CBE, FRS

“It is with deep sadness that the family announces that Professor Sir Robert Edwards, Nobel prizewinner, scientist and co-pioneer of IVF, passed away peacefully in his sleep on 10th April 2013 after a...

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Vice-Chancellor challenges universities to engage with global poverty

Delivering Monash University's annual Richard Larkins Oration to a distinguished audience at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, he argued that "universities' contribution to the...

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Resurgence of endangered deer in Patagonian ‘Eden’ highlights conservation...

The Huemul, a species of deer found only in the Latin American region of Patagonia, is bouncing back from the brink of possible extinction as a result of collaboration between conservationists and the...

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Space, balance and form

To coincide with the unveiling of a major new public sculpture on the University’s Sidgwick Site, and a large outdoor work at Churchill College, a free exhibition of large indoor sculptures and...

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Mere's Commemoration Sermon on Holy Dying in the Twenty-First Century

Cally Hammond read Literae Humaniores at Oxford and was later a Research Fellow in Classics at Downing College, before undertaking ordination training at Westcott House and graduating again in...

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New system to combat online banking fraud

Developed in collaboration with one of Germany’s largest banks, the technology devised by Cambridge-based company Cronto is helping protect customers against the threat posed by “Man-in-the-Browser”...

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Autism prevalence in China

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) met today to launch a new collaborative study into the...

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Churchill College welcomes Welsh HE+ students

HE+ aims to encourage and prepare talented students to apply for places at top universities. The Swansea HE+ consortium, which is made up of Gower College Swansea and the City and County’s seven...

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Economic growth and infrastructure resilience are key for Government’s new...

The Government’s new Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport, set out his priorities today at the Centre for Science and Policy’s annual conference - his first major public speech since taking...

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Global scientific engagement with India

Professor C.N.R. Rao, Head of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister of India, and a team of distinguished delegates visited the University to attend an EPSRC-funded workshop on...

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New study shows how Salmonella colonises the gut

Salmonella is a major cause of human diarrhoeal infections and is frequently acquired from chickens, pigs and cattle, or their products. Around 94 million such infections occur in people worldwide...

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Francis Crick Memorial events

Francis Crick’s former research partner James Watson and another eminent Nobel Prize winner, Sydney Brenner, will unveil the relief in the archway of the Great Gate at Gonville and Caius. DNA Day is...

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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology opens its doors for Bank Holiday Gala...

To celebrate this, and exactly 100 years at its Downing Street home, the Museum is holding: Retail Retold: A retailers event on Friday 3 May, inviting local retailers and businesses to the museum to...

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