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Mitrokhin’s KGB archive opens to public

From 1972 to 1984, Major Vasiliy Mitrokhin was a senior archivist in the KGB’s foreign intelligence archive – with unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of files from a global network of spies and...

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Thought-provoking debates on contested identities lead Cambridge Festival of...

The Festival - which runs from 20 October to 2 November - will focus on ‘Identities’, and features leading thinkers, academics, writers and performers including Ha-Joon Chang, Professor Sir Richard...

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You are the Admissions Tutor

Although the session used real application forms, all information which could have identified the school or the candidate had been removed to protect privacy. The session was part of a Teachers’...

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Sir David Baulcombe named as new Biochemical Society President

Plant scientist and geneticist Sir David Baulcombe, FRS, has been elected President of the Biochemical Society, the largest learned society in the biosciences. Sir David will become President of the...

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Fundraiser honoured for University and college work

Pembroke College staff member Edward Button has been given the 2014 Iain More award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Europe. The award recognises outstanding achievements...

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Honour for leading Indian chemist

At a ceremony held in the University’s Senate House, in which Honorary Degrees were conferred on such remarkable individuals as actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen, classical pianist Mitsuko Uchida,...

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University supports The Queen's Young Leaders Programme

The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme has been established by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and is run in partnership with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society It aims to...

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Nicklinson - The Right to Die?

Law in Focus is a collection of short videos featuring academics from the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Law, addressing legal issues in current affairs and the news. “…An individual’s right to...

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Topping out for West Cambridge building

The main contractor Morgan Sindall hosted the event at the University’s West Cambridge site, where the state-of-the-art laboratory is being built. The event marked the completion of the concrete frame...

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I’ve been working like a dog: revisiting a 1960s study of the working class

In the early 1960s two young Cambridge academics – John Goldthorpe and David Lockwood – embarked on a study of the newly affluent working class. The town they chose to carry out their research was...

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Inherited ‘memory’ of nutrition during pregnancy may be limited to children...

The study also raises questions over how epigenetic effects are passed down from one generation to the next – and for how long they will continue to have an impact. The mechanism by which we inherit...

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Study reveals economic impact of El Niño

The Paper, Fair weather or foul: the macroeconomic effects of El Niño, by Dr Kamiar Mohaddes of Cambridge's Faculty of Economics and Paul Cashin and Mehdi Raissi of the International Monetary Fund...

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Brain activity in sex addiction mirrors that of drug addiction

Although precise estimates are unknown, previous studies have suggested that as many as one in 25 adults is affected by compulsive sexual behaviour, an obsession with sexual thoughts, feelings or...

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Animal, vegetable, mineral: the making of Buddhist texts

A yak will provide most of the things humans need to survive: meat and milk, fibre and fuel, traction and transport – and, last but not least, warmth and companionship. A traditional Tibetan recipe...

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One in three cases of Alzheimer’s worldwide potentially preventable, new...

The estimate is lower than the previous estimate of one in two cases as it takes into account the fact some of the risk factors used in previous studies are related. For example, three of the risk...

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Prehistoric ‘bookkeeping’ continued long after invention of writing

An archaeological dig in southeast Turkey has uncovered a large number of clay tokens that were used as records of trade until the advent of writing, or so it had been believed. But the new find of...

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Lifetime achievement award for Dr Richard Hickman

Dr Richard Hickman, Reader in Art and Design Education and Dean of Homerton College, has been recognised for his contribution to education through art. He received the Sir Herbert Read lifetime...

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Careers Service and graduates excel in employability report

The latest statistics from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show a significant percentage of Cambridge students secure graduate level jobs within six months of leaving. HESA has just released...

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Cambridge academics honoured in South Wales ceremony

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, has received an Honorary award from the University of South Wales. The University of South Wales' Chancellor, Rowan Williams, presided over the...

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"Brain Workout" for Physics Teachers at the Cavendish Laboratory

Funded by the Rutherford Physics Partnership, the residential has been held for four years alongside the Senior Physics Challenge. The residential provides teachers with copies of the resources and...

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