History’s bitter pill

27 May 2010

The British Empire presided over innumerable atrocities and acts of appalling cruelty, but what use is acknowledging those injustices when they are so distant from our own time? Priyamvada Gopal’s research illustrates both the strength of our ties to the past and the implications they have for our present.

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statue of William Shakespeare at the centre of Leicester Square Gardens, London

Shakespeare's medieval world

01 May 2010

Medieval culture pervaded Shakespeare's life and work. Professor Helen Cooper examines its influence on the work of the world's greatest playwright.

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Dictionary

Defining words

01 Sep 2007

Two very different projects in the University have at their heart the ancient craft of lexicography: the art of compiling and editing dictionaries. But one project is reviving glossaries created over a thousand years ago and the other is creating a new lexicon of an ancient language.

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Peak District

Going feral

01 Sep 2007

Are there any wild places left in Britain and Ireland? Robert Macfarlane has travelled in search of them, reflecting on the meaning of ‘wildness’ and the nature writing tradition.

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Duke of Buckingham’s Letter to the University of Cambridge, 1626

Opening the treasure chest

01 Oct 2006

Cambridge is leading the way in Resource Enhancement projects in the UK, opening up its unique and valuable collections to scholars worldwide, as well as the wider public. There is a huge amount of activity in this area across a number of projects and disciplines, from digitising records of everyday life in medieval Britain to transcribing audio cassettes of oral history from south Asia.

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