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

Engineer Helen Cavill needs your votes

Engineer Helen Cavill needs your votes

University of Cambridge engineering alumna Helen Cavill (Wolfson College, 2009) has been shortlisted for WeAreTechWomen’s TechWomen50 Awards.

13 November 2017Read in full

The sundial pictured after excavation

Cambridge archaeologists uncover rare 2,000-year-old sundial during Roman theatre excavation

A 2,000-year-old intact and inscribed sundial – one of only a handful known to have survived – has been recovered during the excavation of a roofed theatre in the Roman town of Interamna Lirenas, near Monte Cassino, in Italy.

9 November 2017Read in full

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Scientists identify mechanism that helps us inhibit unwanted thoughts

Scientists have identified a key chemical within the ‘memory’ region of the brain that allows us to suppress unwanted thoughts, helping explain why people who suffer from disorders such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and schizophrenia often experience persistent intrusive thoughts when these circuits go awry.

6 November 2017Read in full

Team takes top prize in international robotics competition

Cambridge team takes top prize in international robotics competition

A Cambridge student team has won first prize in an international robotics competition, with a robotic arm the students developed and programmed themselves.

3 November 2017Read in full

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Stephen Hawking endorses new £50 million centre

Gifts totalling more than £32 million, together with government funds of over £17 million, have enabled the launch of a highly innovative Centre in Cambridge that is pioneering new approaches to understand and treat neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, motor neurone disease and frontotemporal dementia.

2 November 2017Read in full

Cambridge Festival of Ideas closes with record attendance

Cambridge Festival of Ideas closes with record attendance

The tenth Cambridge Festival of Ideas has wrapped up after record attendances for the over 200 events dedicated to thought-provoking ideas and discussion.

2 November 2017Read in full

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The social enterprise greenhouse that helps businesses bloom

When it comes to starting social enterprises, Paul Tracey and Neil Stott would love "to see a thousand flowers bloom". But doing good for society isn’t as straightforward as it sounds and even the best ideas can fail. Their research aims to understand the elements that are needed to help social ventures thrive.

1 November 2017Read in full

Dr Volker Deringer

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships announced

Two prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships have been awarded to a researcher and an alumnus of Cambridge University's Department of Engineering.

30 October 2017Read in full

Cambridge Festival of Ideas prepares for a second packed weekend

Cambridge Festival of Ideas - the annual two-week celebration of arts, humanities and social sciences - draws to a close this weekend, following a packed programme of many sell-out events investigating the theme of truth.

26 October 2017Read in full

Scientists write ‘traps’ for light with tiny ink droplets

Scientists write ‘traps’ for light with tiny ink droplets

A microscopic ‘pen’ that is able to write structures small enough to trap and harness light using a commercially available printing technique could be used for sensing, biotechnology, lasers, and studying the interaction between light and matter.

25 October 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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