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

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Cambridge Science Festival: Is time running out to tackle climate change?

What action do we urgently need to take to tackle climate change? Are some suggested solutions too dangerous to undertake? What impact could these solutions have on our Earth?

7 March 2018Read in full

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£2.5million gift to Cambridge Sport funds two new hockey pitches

A £2.5m gift - for two new hockey pitches for use by the University and wider Cambridge community - marks a defining moment in the mission of the University to improve sports facilities and recognise the many wide-ranging benefits sport gives to all who take part.

6 March 2018Read in full

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Method to predict drug stability could lead to more effective medicines

Researchers from the UK and Denmark have developed a new method to predict the physical stability of drug candidates, which could help with the development of new and more effective medicines for patients. The technology has been licensed to Cambridge spin-out company TeraView, who are developing it for use in the pharmaceutical industry in order to make medicines that are more easily released in the body.

6 March 2018Read in full

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Microsoft Prize for tool that aims to improve internet browsing for the visually impaired

A Cambridge student working on a prize-winning computer plugin for the visually impaired is asking for feedback from potential users to help further its development.

2 March 2018Read in full

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Helping police make custody decisions using artificial intelligence

Police at the “front line” of difficult risk-based judgements are trialling an AI system trained by University of Cambridge criminologists to give guidance using the outcomes of five years of criminal histories.

27 February 2018Read in full

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Young children use physics, not previous rewards, to learn about tools

Children as young as seven apply basic laws of physics to problem-solving, rather than learning from what has previously been rewarded, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.

27 February 2018Read in full

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In tech we trust?

Fairness, trust and transparency are qualities we usually associate with organisations or individuals. Today, these attributes might also apply to algorithms. As machine learning systems become more complex and pervasive, Cambridge researchers believe it’s time for new thinking about new technology.

27 February 2018Read in full

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Cambridge Science Festival: Top surgeons reveal the future of organ transplantation

Organ transplantation is a miracle of modern medicine and has saved thousands of lives. However, the nationwide shortage of suitable organs for transplanting is a major challenge. It is this challenge that has driven researchers in Cambridge and beyond to investigate new techniques and therapies for the future.

26 February 2018Read in full

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Study in mice suggests personalised stem cell treatment may offer relief for progressive MS

Scientists have shown in mice that skin cells re-programmed into brain stem cells, transplanted into the central nervous system, help reduce inflammation and may be able to help repair damage caused by multiple sclerosis (MS).

23 February 2018Read in full

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Cambridge University and Institute of Cancer Research launch Children’s Brain Tumour Centre

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has announced funding for a new Children’s Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence, based at the University of Cambridge and The Institute of Cancer Research, London.

23 February 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.