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

adults’ and babies’ brainwaves ‘get in sync’

Eye contact with your baby helps synchronise your brainwaves

Making eye contact with an infant makes adults’ and babies’ brainwaves ‘get in sync’ with each other – which is likely to support communication and learning – according to researchers at the University of Cambridge.

30 November 2017Read in full

University crest

Government announces new centre at Cambridge

The Government has today announced £5.4 million in funding to enable the launch of a centre of excellence in Cambridge to champion the digital revolution in the built environment. The Centre is part of a landmark government-led investment in growing the UK’s construction sector.

29 November 2017Read in full

Cambridge and Sciences Po enhance collaboration

Cambridge and Sciences Po enhance collaboration

At a ceremony held in Paris last week, representatives from the University of Cambridge and from Sciences Po signed a Memorandum of Agreement to formalise and strengthen the partnership between both institutions.

28 November 2017Read in full

 Biology  / Credit: CNX OpenStax

Cambridge collaborates on device to accelerate drug discovery for kidney diseases

Researchers from the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering are collaborating with industry and academia to develop a device to improve the testing of kidney disease drugs.

27 November 2017Read in full

A Treatise on Diamonds and Precious Stones, 1813,John Mawe

Going underground: Cambridge digs into the history of geology with landmark exhibition

A box full of diamonds, volcanic rock from Mount Vesuvius, and the geology guide that Darwin packed for his epic voyage on the Beagle will go on display in Cambridge this week as part of the first major exhibition to celebrate geological map-making.

27 November 2017Read in full

Reaching for the Sky / Credit: Susanne Nilsson

Report highlights issues associated with synthetic biology and bioengineering

Human genome editing, 3D-printed replacement organs and artificial photosynthesis – the field of bioengineering offers great promise for tackling the major challenges that face our society. But as a new article highlights, these developments provide both opportunities and risks in the short and long term.

23 November 2017Read in full

Sample circuit printed on fabric / Credit: Felice Torrisi

Fully integrated circuits printed directly onto fabric

Cambridge researchers have successfully incorporated washable, stretchable and breathable electronic circuits into fabric, opening up new possibilities for smart textiles and wearable electronics.

21 November 2017Read in full

The Tiger Jigsaw Credit: D T G Galhena

Photo competition captures the beauty of engineering

Crystal tigers, metal peacock feathers and a 'nano man' are just some of the striking images featured in the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering's annual photo competition, the winners of which have been announced this week.

21 November 2017Read in full

Professor Greg Hannon

New Director of Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute announced

Professor Greg Hannon is announced as the new director of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute.

17 November 2017Read in full

organoids/Wellcome/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

‘Mini liver tumours’ created in a dish for the first time

Scientists have created mini biological models of human primary liver cancers, known as organoids, in the lab for the first time. In a paper published in Nature Medicine, the tiny laboratory models of tumours were used to identify a new drug that could potentially treat certain types of liver cancer.

17 November 2017Read 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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