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

planting new ideas at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Reaching new heights; planting new ideas at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Construction begins this week on a striking, new ‘Rising Path’ that will give visitors to Cambridge University Botanic Garden a lofty new perspective on its unique Victorian-era Systematic Beds.

23 March 2018Read in full

Confocal microscope image of gastruloid/ David Turner

The body in miniature

The past few years has seen an explosion in the number of studies using organoids – so-called ‘mini organs’. While they can help scientists understand human biology and disease, some in the field have questioned their usefulness. But as the field matures, we could see their increasing use in personalised and regenerative medicine.

21 March 2018Read in full

Cambridge Science Festival

Cambridge Science Festival prepares for its second bumper weekend

Cambridge Science Festival, the annual two-week celebration of science, culminates this weekend, following a packed programme of many sell-out events that aim to make sense of the world.

20 March 2018Read in full

 Cyphochilus beetle with cellulose-based coating

Ultra-white coating modelled on beetle scales

Researchers have developed a super-thin, non-toxic, lightweight, edible ultra-white coating that could be used to make brighter paints and coatings, for use in the cosmetic, food or pharmaceutical industries.

15 March 2018Read in full

Melting of Greenland ice sheet forms lakes

Chain reaction of fast-draining lakes poses new risk for Greenland ice sheet

A growing network of lakes on the Greenland ice sheet has been found to drain in a chain reaction that speeds up the flow of the ice sheet, threatening its stability.

15 March 2018Read in full

Max Planck Cambridge Centre launched

Max Planck Cambridge Centre launched

Researchers from Germany’s Max Planck Society (MPS) met with University of Cambridge counterparts last week for the formal launch of the Max Planck Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy and Social Change.

14 March 2018Read in full

Professor Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking 1942-2018

Friends and colleagues from the University of Cambridge have paid tribute to Professor Stephen Hawking, who died today (14 March 2018) at the age of 76.

14 March 2018Read in full

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Science on Sundays 2018 begins this weekend at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

As we head into spring do you ever wonder at nature’s ability to bounce back after a winter of snow and storms? Plants are capable of doing this and a whole lot more...

13 March 2018Read in full

 Hands / Credit: Matheus Ferrero

Study finds that genes play a role in empathy

A new study just published suggests that how empathic we are is not just a result of our upbringing and experience but also partly a result of our genes.

13 March 2018Read in full

Cambridge Science Festival logo

What are the harms and benefits of breast cancer screening?

As increasingly fewer women are going for breast cancer screening, one event at the Cambridge Science Festival - which starts on Monday and runs for two weeks - asks how can we make sense of the increasingly polarised debate about the harms and benefits of breast cancer screening?

8 March 2018Read in full

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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.