University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is acknowledged as one of the world's leading higher education and research institutions. The University was instrumental in the formation of the Cambridge Network and its Vice- Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz is also the President of the Cambridge Network.

Telephone: 01223 337 733
Address: The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge
Postcode: CB2 1TN
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Founder Member

The University of Cambridge consists of over 100 departments, faculties and schools plus a central administration, most of which have their own web sites. If you are looking for information from or about a specific department, you can find details and their web pages by going to their website at

Tasting tables at Apple Day

Celebrate all things apple on Apple Day

This Sunday (October 22nd) is Apple Day at Cambridge University Botanic Garden - a family favourite and a chance to celebrate all things apple!

20 October 2017Read in full

Cambridge Festival of Ideas programme cover

Cambridge Festival of Ideas prepares for a bumper first weekend

A packed programme of events focusing on the theme of ‘truth’ form part of the annual two-week celebration of arts, humanities and social sciences at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas this weekend.

19 October 2017Read in full

All the things / Credit: Harlow Heslop

Living in a material world: why 'things' matter

Things structure our lives. They enrich us, embellish us and express our hopes and fears. Here, four academics from different disciplines explain why understanding how we interact with our material world can reveal unparalleled insights into what it is to be human.

19 October 2017Read in full

International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) images

International Garden Photographer of the Year returns to Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Cambridge University Botanic Garden is delighted to host the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) exhibition. A collection of winning images from its 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition will be on display in the Autumn Garden.

19 October 2017Read in full

Artist’s impression of merging neutron stars

First detection of gravitational waves and light produced by colliding neutron stars

In a galaxy far away, two dead stars begin a final spiral into a massive collision. The resulting explosion unleashes a huge burst of energy, sending ripples across the very fabric of space. In the nuclear cauldron of the collision, atoms are ripped apart to form entirely new elements and scattered outward across the Universe.

18 October 2017Read in full

Petals produce a ‘blue halo’ that helps bees to find flowers

New research reveals petals produce a ‘blue halo’ that helps bees to find flowers

Latest research using plants from Cambridge University Botanic Garden’s plant collection has found that several common flower species have nanoscale ridges on the surface of their petals that meddle with light when viewed from certain angles.

18 October 2017Read in full

Fake News_Dr Annabel Brett_Early English Books Online

Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2017 begins

The Cambridge Festival of Ideas launches this week with 234 events taking place over the next fortnight, most of them free.

17 October 2017Read in full

Deckard /Credit: Henrique Costa

Could we build a Blade Runner-style ‘replicant’?

Could replicants ever be a reality? In an article from The Conversation, Dr Fumiya Iida, Cambridge University Lecturer in Mechatronics, discusses what it would take to make a truly life-like robot.

16 October 2017Read in full

Separating truth from fiction: Cambridge Festival of Ideas explores the rise of fake news

Fake news has emerged as one of the buzzwords of our age. What is behind its rise? How has social media helped to spread it and have we been here before?

16 October 2017Read in full

the future of medicine

Synthetic organs, nanobots and DNA ‘scissors’: the future of medicine

Nanobots that patrol our bodies, killer immune cells hunting and destroying cancer cells, biological scissors that cut out defective genes: these are just some of technologies that Cambridge researchers are developing which are set to revolutionise medicine in the future.

13 October 2017Read in full

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Festival of Ideas: Why shopping on the internet is not always a pleasant experience

28 Oct 2017Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, CB1 1PT

Consumer psychologist Dr Cathrine Jansson-Boyd talks about the factors that can play an important role in whether consumers have a satisfactory online shopping experience.