Year 12 girls get culturally literate at Newnham College

17 Jun 2004

National stereotypes such as bowler-hatted English gents and pasta-cooking Italian mammas are nothing new; the Ancient Greeks had just as many preconceptions about their neighbours, as Year 12 girls have been discovering during a Cultural Literacy Day at Newnham College, Cambridge.

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The mind politic of Europe

20 Feb 2004

Europe’s unity throughout history has been a unity of ideas and the arts. But the marginalisation of intellectuals and artists in the creation of the European states has stirred up controversy, including a petition by 20,000 intellectuals in France accusing the centre-right government of "waging war on intelligence" and instituting "a new state anti-intellectualism". This shift in power will be the subject of the final seminar in the ‘Future of Europe’ series, taking place at the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Law.

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New Vice-Chancellor

30 Sep 2003

A new academic year, a new leader. Professor Alison Richard will be installed as the University's 344th Vice-Chancellor today (Wednesday 1 October 2003) in an early morning ceremony in the Senate-House.

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Professor Alison Richard nominated as Vice-Chancellor

03 Dec 2002

Today (Wednesday 4 December 2002) Professor Alison Richard was nominated by the University's Council as Vice-Chancellor for the next period of office. Subject to the approval of Regent House, the University's governing body, Professor Richard will take over from Professor Sir Alec Broers on 1 October 2003.

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Honorary degrees awarded

24 Jun 2002

Today (Monday 24 June 2002) the Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, conferred honorary degrees at a traditional ceremony in the University's Senate House.

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Dr Anna Bidder remembered

23 Nov 2001

There will be a Ceremony of Thanksgiving for the life of Anna Bidder, Co-founder, First President and Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, on Saturday 24 November.

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