A new Research Fellowship has been established to examine the threat that flooding poses to the City of Venice. Whilst areas of Britain are now facing regular floods, and climate change is leading to higher rates of coastal erosion, Venice faces a far starker threat to its future with flooding now a regular and destructive feature of life in Venice.
The Hon Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will visit the Centre for Public Law at the University of Cambridge on Tuesday 15 May, 2001 to present the inaugural lecture in the Sir David Williams Lecture Series.
As the foot-and-mouth epidemic comes under control, attention is turning to the question of what caused the outbreak and how future recurrences might be prevented. In a recent article in the journal Nature Dr Eileen Rubery, a lecturer at the Judge Institute of Management Studies, argued that it was time for a systematic review of the whole food production chain, including farming practices.