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

Winton Symposium tackles energy storage and distribution

Winton Symposium tackles the challenge of energy storage and distribution

The sixth annual Winton Symposium will be held on 9 November at the University of Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory on the theme of Energy Storage and Distribution.

12 October 2017Read in full

Image copyright:  many wonderful artists, flickr

Cambridge Festival of Ideas on the frontline of the technological revolution

Can machines think? Is an artificial friend a substitute for a real one? Are digital technologies making politics impossible? Can politics keep up with technology?

10 October 2017Read in full

Pirates, reindeer, magic & games: Cambridge Festival of Ideas events for children/families

Pirates, reindeer, magic & games: Cambridge Festival of Ideas events for children/families

Children, young people and families are invited to be a part of this year’s 10th annual Cambridge Festival of Ideas (16-29 October) with a packed series of talks, story-telling, games, exhibitions and interactive fun.

4 October 2017Read in full

Milner Therapeutics Institute announces Global Therapeutic Alliance of 65 organisations

Milner Therapeutics Institute announces Global Therapeutic Alliance of 65 organisations

From 6 organisations in 2015 to 65 organisations in 2017, the alliance enables partnerships between pharma, biotech, service providers and academia

2 October 2017Read in full

New Vice-Chancellor for Cambridge

New Vice-Chancellor for Cambridge

Professor Stephen Toope became the 346th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, succeeding Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz

2 October 2017Read in full

Sir David Attenborough

$10m endowment will secure the future of world leading environment conservation initiative

Thanks to a $10 million endowment from Arcadia, the charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, a world-leading initiative in Cambridge is now developing unique new approaches to some of the biggest challenges facing the planet today.

27 September 2017Read in full

'Magic dust' could solve complex problems

New type of supercomputer could be based on ‘magic dust’ combination of light and matter

A team of researchers from the UK and Russia have successfully demonstrated that a type of ‘magic dust’ which combines light and matter can be used to solve complex problems and could eventually surpass the capabilities of even the most powerful supercomputers.

26 September 2017Read in full

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

World's botanic gardens contain a third of all known plant species

The most in-depth species survey to date finds an “astonishing array” of plant diversity in the global botanic garden network, including 41% of all endangered species. However, researchers find a significant imbalance between tropical and temperate plants, and say even more capacity should be given to conservation, as there is “no technical reason for plant species to become extinct”.

26 September 2017Read in full

Hot desks at the new post doc centre

Cambridge’s postdoctoral community benefits from new centre

The University of Cambridge has opened a new centre for its postdoctoral community.

25 September 2017Read in full

Day 2 embryo  Credit: Dr Kathy Niakan/Nature

Genome editing reveals role of gene important for human embryo development

Researchers have used genome editing technology to reveal the role of a key gene in human embryos in the first few days of development. This is the first time that genome editing has been used to study gene function in human embryos, which could help scientists to better understand the biology of our early development.

22 September 2017Read in full

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Festival of Ideas 2017: Design Fiction Jam - Wondrous Wearables

21 Oct 2017 Makespace

The Wearable Tech Fairy grants you a wish! Anything you can dream of, with any amazing powers you can imagine - as long as it's wearable. And in return? You have to tell her a story.

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.