Almost four centuries ago, ancestors of the Kalmyk people trekked across central Asia to form a Buddhist nation on the edge of Europe. Today Kalmyk communities are scattered across Eurasia, with the largest group in the Republic of Kalmykia. A new project will document Kalmyk heritage to produce an online resource to help Kalmyk communities revive their culture.
A symposium taking place next week at Cambridge University Botanic Garden will unite artists, writers, scientists and literary scholars to look at the poet John Clare’s close engagement with the natural environment as a botanist as well as poet.
Faster, smaller, greener computers, capable of processing information up to 1,000 times faster than currently available models, could be made possible by replacing silicon with materials that can switch back and forth between different electrical states.
Ahead of the UN summit on climate change, two leading scholars in the field make a watershed appeal to religious leaders for help in mobilising public opinion on the planet's future.
Vaccines against Salmonella that use a live, but weakened, form of the bacteria are more effective than those that use only dead fragments because of the particular way in which they stimulate the immune system, according to research from the University of Cambridge published today.
Research shows that homicide rates in many countries are falling; leading experts from around the world believe that global rates of homicide and other interpersonal violence - such as child abuse and domestic violence - could be reduced by as much as 50% in just 30 years if governments implement the right policies.
This autumn Kettle’s Yard hosts four varied and inspiring exhibitions - Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie take over the main gallery with the first major survey of their work, Issam Kourbaj installs his moving piece Unearthed (In Memoriam) in St Peter's Church next to Kettle's Yard, Gwen Raverat's wood engravings are on display in a room in the house, and for one week only an exhibition of photographs by Katherine Green and the North Cambridge Girls Group takes place in the Learning Studio.