Diana Thomas-McEwen believes in learning by doing. She trained as a marine biologist but always thought she might have been an engineer. After six years working in the oil and gas sector on survey ships, she took a change of direction.
The College Bop is the quintessential College entertainment. From classic school disco at Homerton to dubstep at Clare Cellars, the bop has it all: music, dancing, friends and, if you’re lucky, a somewhat sticky carpet.
Duncan Maskell thrives under pressure. His dual talents for science and organisation led to his appointment as head of Cambridge’s planning and resources. In October this year he will become Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne.
A new study of TV-watching great tits reveals how they learn through observation. Social interactions within a predator species can have “evolutionary consequences” for potential prey – such as the conspicuous warning colours of insects like ladybirds.
Cat Somerville and Niamh Buckingham, third-year students, share a determination to make a difference to the community around them. They volunteer with a Cambridge charity that provides emergency accommodation and more for homeless people.
Researchers have published details of the largest collection of artefacts from an early English coffeehouse ever discovered. Described as an 18th century equivalent of Starbucks, the finds nonetheless suggest that it may have been less like a café, and more like an inn.