John Tothill loves performing. It all began with the piano. A love affair with Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony set him on track to study music at Cambridge. He is currently starring in the Footlights, the student show that produced many comedy legends.
Emma Wilson remembers waiting in an icy corridor for her admissions interview at Newnham College, a place “exactly right for me”. Today she specialises in French literature and cinema - and is drawn to topics "sometimes joyful, often dark".
An artificial intelligence system designed by researchers at the University of Cambridge is able to detect pain levels in sheep, which could aid in early diagnosis and treatment of common, but painful, conditions in animals.
Two exhibitions and a new book have launched the Fitzwilliam Museum's celebration of the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence. The displays celebrate Cambridge’s past and present links with Indian culture with examples from the Museum’s world-class holdings of coins and its rarely-seen collection of Indian miniature painting.
For two years, Syrian-born artist Issam Kourbaj wrestled with the question of how to express the plight of people displaced from their homelands. His poignant installations, made from waste material, convey the scale of the current refugee crisis.