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

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

Bicycles at Trinity College

Environmental report highlights Cambridge’s progress towards sustainability goals

The University of Cambridge has published its Environmental Sustainability Report 2017, setting out its progress over the past 12 months, including key achievements and where there is room for improvement.

19 April 2018Read in full

 Cambridge Biomed Campus

New innovation hub aims to take a 'moon shot' at cystic fibrosis

Almost 30 years on from the discovery of the genetic defect that causes cystic fibrosis, treatment options are still limited and growing antibiotic resistance presents a grave threat. Now, a team of researchers from across Cambridge, in a major new centre supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, hopes to turn fortunes around.

19 April 2018Read in full

Conceptual image of spin current flow in a superconductor

Some superconductors can also carry currents of ‘spin’

Researchers have shown that certain superconductors – materials that carry electrical current with zero resistance at very low temperatures – can also carry currents of ‘spin’. The successful combination of superconductivity and spin could lead to a revolution in high-performance computing, by dramatically reducing energy consumption.

18 April 2018Read in full

  Brexit March  / Credit: Megan Trace

‘Cognitive flexibility’ associated with voting attitudes in EU Referendum, study finds

Latest research combining social and political surveys with objective cognitive testing suggests that “cognitive flexibility” contributes to formation of ideology. The study finds correlations between cognitive thinking styles and support for Brexit.

18 April 2018Read in full

 Demonstration / Credit: Alice Donovan Rouse

New Cambridge institute to tackle policy challenges in our age of disruption

A major gift from Cambridge alumnus and philanthropist Peter Bennett has enabled the launch of a groundbreaking new institute at the University of Cambridge dedicated to researching solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing society in the 21st century.

17 April 2018Read in full

Dr Chrysoula Litina (far right) with other researchers

Biomimetic infrastructure materials showcased at the Royal Society

Biomimetic infrastructure materials, developed as part of collaborative research involving Cambridge engineers, have been showcased at an EPSRC event hosted by the Royal Society.

13 April 2018Read in full

L-R: Jean de La Verpillière,Alex Groombridge,Christian Hoecker.

Cambridge young entrepreneurs recognised by Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list

University of Cambridge Engineering staff, students and alumni have made Forbes’ prestigious 30 Under 30 Europe list for 2018.

13 April 2018Read in full

'Little robots'/  Image credit: The District

'Little robots': behind the scenes at an academy school

New research lifts the lid on an influential academy school and finds an authoritarian system that reproduces race and class inequalities.

12 April 2018Read in full

The Hauser Forum, home of Cambridge Enterprise

Cambridge and four other universities form agritech partnership

Five leading universities, including the University of Cambridge, have formed a partnership to develop and commercialise agritech research, in order to improve sustainability, increase productivity and contribute to global food security.

11 April 2018Read in full

Hands typing on keyboard/ Cytonn Photography on Unsplash

What makes a faster typist?

The largest-ever dataset on typing speeds and styles, based on 136 million keystrokes from 168,000 volunteers, finds that the fastest typists not only make fewer errors, but they often type the next key before the previous one has been released.

6 April 2018Read in full

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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.