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

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

Mini Stack

New brain mapping technique highlights relationship between connectivity and IQ

A new and relatively simple technique for mapping the wiring of the brain has shown a correlation between how well connected an individual’s brain regions are and their intelligence, say researchers at the University of Cambridge.

3 January 2018Read in full

 2015-12-22 chemistry / Credit: Robert Couse-Baker

Researchers chart the ‘secret’ movement of quantum particles

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have taken a peek into the secretive domain of quantum mechanics.

2 January 2018Read in full

Pulse trace on screen

Re-engineering the healthcare system

A new roadmap has been unveiled for engineering and physical science researchers to optimise opportunities for using digital health in remote monitoring and self-management of disease.

27 December 2017Read in full

Artistic impression of a habitable planet near a pulsar (right)

Habitable planets could exist around pulsars

It is theoretically possible that habitable planets exist around pulsars - spinning neutron stars that emit short, quick pulses of radiation. According to new research, such planets must have an enormous atmosphere that converts the deadly x-rays and high energy particles of the pulsar into heat.

20 December 2017Read in full

The IoT/ Drawing by Professor Duncan McFarlane

Making the most of the internet of things

Head of the Institute for Manufacturing's Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory (DIAL) at the University of Cambridge, Professor Duncan McFarlane is a pioneer of the internet of things (IoT) and was part of the research team that coined the term "internet of things" 20 years ago.

18 December 2017Read in full

Christmas Comes But Once A Year

Mistletoe and (a large) wine: seven-fold increase in wine glass size over 300 years

Our Georgian and Victorian ancestors probably celebrated Christmas with more modest wine consumption than we do today – if the size of their wine glasses are anything to go by. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that the capacity of wine glasses has increased seven-fold over the past 300 years, and most steeply in the past two decades as wine consumption rose.

15 December 2017Read in full

 Unsplash / Credit: Riccardo Annandale

Clean energy: experts outline how governments can successfully invest before it’s too late

Researchers distil 20years of lessons from clean energy funding into six ‘guiding principles’. They argue that governments must eschew constant reinventions and grant scientists greater influence before our “window of opportunity” to avert climate change closes.

8 December 2017Read in full

Darwin Lecture Series  /  Credit: Cambridge University

Genetics study adds further evidence that education reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease

The theory that education protects against Alzheimer’s disease has been given further weight by new research from the University of Cambridge, funded by the European Union. The study is published in The BMJ.

8 December 2017Read in full

Graduation  Credit: Sir Cam

Cambridge fundraising campaign passes £1 billion milestone

The campaign for the University of Cambridge and Colleges has reached the £1 billion mark, enabling it to respond to the new and complex challenges facing the world.

7 December 2017Read in full

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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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