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Care of the elderly, hate crime, diversity and inclusion in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, and a year of Google news headlines, these are just a few of the many topics covered during week 2 of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, which draws to a close on Sunday 27th October.

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Aisha Raheem, founder of Farmz2U

In partnership with One Young World, Cambridge Consultants is supporting young people applying technology to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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distrorted view of buildings

A study of actual interwar commodity trades by John Maynard Keynes finds that pricing was as efficient as modern derivative trading using the Nobel Prize-winning BSM model developed a half-century later.

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Birketts' employment conference with artwork by illustrator Rebecca Osborne

There were impressive numbers in attendance for the Birketts Employment Law Conference at the Rowley Conference Centre in Newmarket this week. Over 200 delegates attended the day, with a good mix of Eastern region employers and regional leaders keen to find out about the latest developments in employment law and get tips on how to boost...

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William Wood QC (L) and Dominic Hopkins

William Wood QC, chairman of the Civil Justice Council’s working group on alternative dispute resolution (ADR), voted Mediator of the Year in 2018, has addressed guests of the Cambridge-based Hewitsons College of Dispute Resolution & Litigation lawyers.

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Craig Bennett

The CEO of charity Friends of the Earth, Craig Bennett, will examine the concept of progress, from an environmental perspective, at a celebration event at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) later this month.

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Biocair, along with two other companies, has been awarded a contract for the express freight service to deliver medicines and medical products within 24 to 48 hours if there's a no-deal Brexit.

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Daniel Zeichner MP and pupils at Arbury Primary School will see red today (Friday) as they ditch their school uniform and don crimson colours to raise money for an anti-racism education charity.

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Trio + Heating, a new combined solution from smart energy experts geo.

Householders will, for the first time, be able to benefit from visibility of their home energy usage whilst at the same time take full control of their heating and hot water following the launch of Trio + Heating, a new combined solution from smart energy experts geo.

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Carmen Palacios-Berraquero, CEO, Nu Quantum

Nu Quantum, the quantum photonics company, today announces the completion of a £650,000 pre-seed investment round. The over-subscribed round was led by Amadeus Capital Partners, with participation from IQ Capital, Ahren Capital, Cambridge Enterprise and Martlet Capital, the investment arm of Marshall of Cambridge Group.

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Cambridge Film Festival poster

The Cambridge Film Festival is back for its 39th edition from today (17th) to 24th October, showing over 150 exciting films across five venues to celebrate film – past, present and future. Don’t miss the chance to relive and enjoy past glories, while being exposed to exciting previews of the year’s big upcoming...

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Jennifer Allerton

Jennifer Allerton, non-executive director at AVEVA, has today been announced as one of the top 100 Most Influential Women in the Engineering Sector.

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BioMed Realty's Babraham Research Campus buildings are now more than 50% let or under offer

Set to open in April 2020, BioMed Realty's Babraham Research Campus buildings are now more than 50% let or under offer, highlighting the thriving life science industry in Cambridge.

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bio-bean coffee logs comne from coffee waste

London Stansted is set to become the first airport in the world to convert all its coffee grounds to solid biofuels after a successful trial with Cambridgeshire-based bio-bean, the world’s largest recycler of coffee grounds.

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capsules

From Greece to Scotland Yard to providing drugs for clinical trials: Cambridge MBA alumna Vanessa Dekou (MBA 2002) built a global pharma business from scratch.

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Akira Wiberg collecting his prize from Executive Chair Professor Fiona Watt

MRC-funded PhD student Akira Wiberg, of the University of Oxford, scooped the main prize of this year's Max Perutz Science Writing Award. At the awards ceremony this week, Akira received the first prize of £1,500 for his article: "Getting on your nerves."

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Johnson Matthey to open new battery application centre at Milton Park

Johnson Matthey (JM), the global leader in sustainable technologies, is to open a new battery application centre at the business and science community of Milton Park in Oxfordshire.

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Cambridge City Council will welcome Eddie Barcan of Splendid Events as the guest artistic director for the 2020 Cambridge Folk Festival.

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Representatives from the Best Employers Eastern Region 2018 Platinum and Gold accredited organisations

Employers passionate about developing their organisation’s culture, engagement levels and workplace environment can now register to take part in Best Employers Eastern Region 2020 and book a place at the launch event.

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Cancer cells in electron microscope scan (Photo: Pixabay)

EPSRC-funded researchers use light to activate a cancer-killing compound which attacks the NADH co-enzyme – a vital energy-producing machinery in the cancer cells.

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