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 Stephen Toope, 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

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In living colour: Brightly-coloured bacteria could be used to 'grow' paints and coatings

Researchers have unlocked the genetic code behind some of the brightest and most vibrant colours in nature.

21 February 2018Read in full

Fake News Game on a smart phone.

Fake news ‘vaccine’: online game may ‘inoculate’ by simulating propaganda tactics

A new experiment, just launched online, aims to help ‘inoculate’ against disinformation by providing a small dose of perspective from a “fake news tycoon”. A pilot study has shown some early success in building resistance to fake news among teenagers.

21 February 2018Read in full

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Calcium may play a role in the development of Parkinson’s disease

Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson’s disease.

20 February 2018Read in full

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Cambridge Science Festival: making sense of the brain

Is normal perception simply a controlled hallucination? How does the heart control our thoughts and feelings? How close are we to being able to repair brain damage? Could a game help to defeat dementia?

20 February 2018Read in full

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The uncertain unicycle that taught itself; how it’s helping AI make good decisions

Cambridge researchers are pioneering a form of machine learning that starts with only a little prior knowledge and continually learns from the world around it.

16 February 2018Read in full

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Cambridge and AI: what makes this city a good place to start a business?

What makes a city as small as Cambridge a hotbed for AI and machine learning start-ups? A critical mass of clever people obviously helps. But there’s more to Cambridge’s success than that.

15 February 2018Read in full

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New technologies: Cambridge Science Festival explores the opportunities and the challenges

How do new technologies reveal the past? What can mobile devices show about us and society as a whole? Can we trust AI systems? Why do we need to teach computers to speak? Is digital reading reducing our attention span?

15 February 2018Read in full

Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre

Cambridge first UK centre to be given ‘Comprehensive Cancer Center of Excellence’

The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre has become the first UK institute to be designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center of Excellence by the European Academy of Cancer Sciences (EACS).

14 February 2018Read in full

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Newly-developed image guidelines will improve mobile shopping experience worldwide

A new type of online product image, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with global consumer goods company Unilever, could improve the mobile shopping experience for the world’s 2.5 billion smartphone users.

8 February 2018Read in full

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Cambridge Science Festival: what does the future of healthcare look like?

Is genomics the future of healthcare? How ready are we for the infectious diseases of the future? What exactly should we be eating and how should we be exercising to stay healthy?

8 February 2018Read in full

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Summer at the Museums

Summer at the Museums

25 Jul 2018Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

Summer at the Museums brings you everything from hands-on activities and storytelling, to drop-in events and museum trails.

Apple Day

Apple Day

21 Oct 2018Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

A family favourite and chance to celebrate all things apple; including
apple tastings, apple identification, cultivation advice plus craft activities,
local craft and produce stalls, free Garden seasonal autumn highlight
tours, live music and pop-up food trucks.