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

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

CREATE tower, Singapore

Cambridge joins partners in Singapore as research programme celebrates 10th anniversary

An international symposium at Singapore’s CREATE campus highlights the global challenges of sustainable energy and suggests innovative ways of reducing industry’s carbon footprint

24 January 2018Read in full

Micro greens and salad leaves / Growing Underground

Growing Underground – how smart monitoring is helping an urban farm to flourish

An innovative and award-winning urban farming facility is creating energy-efficient growing conditions in tunnels 120ft below the busy streets of Clapham in London. Micro greens and salad leaves are thriving with the help of a smart monitoring programme that records temperature, humidity and CO2 levels.

22 January 2018Read in full

Toothpaste / Credit: Photo-Mix (Pixabay)

AI 'scientist' finds that toothpaste ingredient may help fight drug-resistant malaria

An ingredient commonly found in toothpaste could be employed as an anti-malarial drug against strains of malaria parasite that have grown resistant to one of the currently-used drugs. This discovery, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge, was aided by Eve, an artificially-intelligent ‘robot scientist’.

19 January 2018Read in full

Three mitochondria surrounded by cytoplasm

How incurable mitochondrial diseases strike previously unaffected families

Researchers have shown for the first time how children can inherit a severe – potentially fatal – mitochondrial disease from a healthy mother. The study, led by researchers from the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit at the University of Cambridge, reveals that healthy people harbour mutations in their mitochondrial DNA and explains how cases of severe mitochondrial disease can appear unexpectedly in previously unaffected families.

16 January 2018Read in full

 Image  Credit: Dr Marina Antoniou

Cambridge engineer awarded prestigious fellowship

Cambridge University's Dr Marina Antoniou has been appointed as a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow for the next five years.

15 January 2018Read in full

Artist's impression of spinning galaxy

Astronomers detect ‘whirlpool’ movement in earliest galaxies

Astronomers have looked back to a time soon after the Big Bang, and have discovered swirling gas in some of the earliest galaxies to have formed in the Universe. These ‘newborns’ – observed as they appeared nearly 13 billion years ago – spun like a whirlpool, similar to our own Milky Way. This is the first time that it has been possible to detect movement in galaxies at such an early point in the Universe’s history.

12 January 2018Read in full

Artist's impression  Credit: Kadi Liis Saar

Harnessing the power of algae: new, greener fuel cells move step closer to reality

A new design of algae-powered fuel cells that is five times more efficient than existing plant and algal models, as well as being potentially more cost-effective to produce and practical to use, has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

11 January 2018Read in full

Professor Dame Ann Dowling

Professor elected to Chinese Academy of Engineering

Professor Dame Ann Dowling, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cambridge and President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, has been elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).

9 January 2018Read in full

Lego project in Dept of Engineering

Department of Engineering increases student learning with open source Azure service

As the pace of global innovation continues to accelerate, the University of Cambridge is evolving its engineering curriculum to teach core concepts faster using higher level, open source tools in the public cloud.

8 January 2018Read in full

Alzheimer's patients & carers  Credit: Global Panorama

Advances in brain imaging settle debate over spread of key protein in Alzheimer’s

Recent advances in brain imaging have enabled scientists to show for the first time that a key protein which causes nerve cell death spreads throughout the brain in Alzheimer’s disease – and hence that blocking its spread may prevent the disease from taking hold.

8 January 2018Read in full

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15th Annual Disability Lecture - Disabled academics in the 21st century

22 Mar 2018Palmerston Room, Fisher Building, St John’s College

Professor Nigel Lockett, Dr Hamied Haroon and Professor Farah Mendlesohn will speak about their experiences as disabled academics. They will describe their career highlights and strategies for success in their chosen field.

Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

Family fun exploring the 40 acres of Cambridge University Botanic Garden this Easter and discover where the Lindt Gold Bunny is hiding.

Festival of Plants

Festival of Plants

19 May 2018Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

A fun-filled, fact-finding, family day out showcasing the
fascinating world of plants and the science they support.

Sounds Green

Sounds Green

4 Jul 2018Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

Cambridge University Botanic Garden is delighted to open its gates late on Wednesday evenings throughout July to host another season of exciting, open-air music from Cambridge Summer Music.

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.


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