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

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

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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

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

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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

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