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

Driving down freight emissions

Researchers help drive down freight emissions

Cambridge researchers, working with leading supermarket chain, Waitrose, have developed a more aerodynamic trailer design for articulated vehicles – cutting fuel consumption and pollution by around 7%.

25 June 2018Read in full

DNA scramblase  Credit: Aleksei Aksimentiev

DNA enzyme shuffles cell membranes a thousand times faster than its natural counterpart

A new synthetic enzyme, crafted from DNA rather than protein, ‘flips’ lipid molecules within the cell membrane, triggering a signal pathway that could be harnessed to induce cell death in cancer cells.

22 June 2018Read in full

  Honorary degree recipients  Credit: Anne Penduff

University of Cambridge honorary degrees 2018

Among yesterday's (Wednesday's) eight new honorary doctors was 99-year-old classicist and epigrapher Joyce Reynolds, believed to be the oldest recipient of the University of Cambridge’s highest honour.

21 June 2018Read in full

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Cambridge and Nokia Bell Labs establish new research centre

The long-sought dream of wearable and mobile devices that will interpret, replicate and influence people’s emotions and perceptions will soon be a reality thanks to a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and Nokia Bell Labs.

21 June 2018Read in full

Hip, knee and ankle joints analysed by the JSM algorithm

New 3D imaging analysis technique could lead to improved arthritis treatment

An algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis, which could change the way that the severity of the condition is assessed, has been developed by a team of engineers, physicians and radiologists led by the University of Cambridge.

20 June 2018Read in full

Emoticons/ Image credit: The District

How emotions shape our work life

Jochen Menges, an expert in organisational behaviour, thinks that emotions matter profoundly for employee performance and behaviour. His studies bring nuance to our understanding of how employees wish to feel at work.

19 June 2018Read in full

‘'Photographing Tutankhamun’ exhibition

‘Photographing Tutankhamun’ exhibition reveals historical context behind pioneering images

Iconic photography taken during the decade-long excavation of King Tutankhamun’s tomb has gone on display at Cambridge University’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA).

15 June 2018Read in full

Palace of Westminster  Credit: Michael D Beckwith

Study identifies key challenges when communicating potential policies

A team of Cambridge researchers sets out to define a new science for policy communications, with ambitions of finding the “Goldilocks zone” between too much and not enough information when informing both legislators and the public on complex issues.

15 June 2018Read in full

Fiber Optic  Credit: Christopher Burns

Cambridge launches UK’s first quantum network

The UK’s first quantum network was launched yesterday (Weds) in Cambridge, enabling ‘unhackable’ communications, made secure by the laws of physics, between three sites around the city.

14 June 2018Read in full

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Mother’s attitude towards baby during pregnancy may have implications for child’s development

Mothers who ‘connect’ with their baby during pregnancy are more likely to interact in a more positive way with their infant after it is born, according to a study carried out at the University of Cambridge. Interaction is important for helping infants learn and develop.

13 June 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.