During the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the world has been transformed by new discoveries in science, technology and medicine. The power of science to improve our lives is exemplified today by the news that scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new test for bowel cancer. This could be used for a national screening programme to tackle what is the second most common cancer in the UK.
Speakers and delegates from across the world will come to Cambridge next month for an international conference on globalisation, technology and development. The conference will be hosted by the Cambridge Review of International Affairs (CRIA) in conjunction with the Centre for International Studies.
A major fundraising event will be held at King's College Chapel, Cambridge on Thursday 27 September 2001. The Cambridge Concert for Cancer will feature the world-famous singer Cecilia Bartoli and the Academy of Ancient Music, conducted by its founder Christopher Hogwood.
On Monday 30 April Barbra Chilangwa, Zambia's Deputy Permanent Secretary for Education, will give a talk at the University. Her lecture, The Challenges of Educational Exclusion: the Zambian Experience, will describe how the Zambian Government is working with Cambridge charity CamFed on an innovative programme of girls' education.