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
Website: http://www.cam.ac.uk
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 www.cam.ac.uk

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

Entrance to Ray Dolby Centre at the Cavendish Laboratory

£85 million gift from the Dolby family to transform Cambridge science

The University of Cambridge has received an £85 million gift from the estate of Ray Dolby, founder of Dolby Laboratories and its world-renowned Dolby Noise Reduction, Dolby Surround, and successor audio signal processing technologies, which have revolutionised the audio quality of music, motion pictures, and television worldwide.

6 December 2017Read in full

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'Populism' revealed as 2017 Word of the Year by Cambridge University Press

The word 'populism' has been announced as the Cambridge Dictionary 2017 Word of the Year.

5 December 2017Read in full

From Newton’s own annotated copy of Principia Mathematica

Sir Isaac Newton’s Cambridge papers added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register

The Cambridge papers of Sir Isaac Newton, including early drafts and Newton’s annotated copies of Principia Mathematica – a work that changed the history of science – have been added to UNESCO’s International Memory of the World Register.

5 December 2017Read in full

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

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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

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