Networking with industry

06 Mar 2003

A major collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading computer company Intel will be launched at the University's high-tech West Cambridge campus today.

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Professor Roger Needham, 1935-2003

04 Mar 2003

Cambridge lost one of its most outstanding scientists this week with the death of Professor Roger Needham CBE FREng FRS. He died peacefully at his home on the evening of Friday 28 February, after a valiant struggle with illness.

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Cambridge on tour

28 Feb 2003

Cambridge is reaching out to more potential students than ever before, with the Widening Participation team planning five Oxbridge conferences, over 50 school visits over the next few weeks, as well as the Young Black and Asian Achievers (YBAA) challenge.

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Nussbaum gives Tanner Lectures

28 Feb 2003

This year's Tanner Lectures will be delivered by Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. Her lecture series, entitled, Beyond the Social Contract: Toward Global Justice will explore the limitations of the social contract tradition in addressing some of the world's most pressing problems and the possibilities present in the 'capabilities approach' which she has long championed.

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Advance in understanding effects of radiation

27 Feb 2003

Cambridge scientists have identified a new molecule that seems to play a crucial role in protecting cells against radiation. The discovery, reported in the journal Nature today, should help scientists understand how exposure to radiation can cause cancer.

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Light years ahead

25 Feb 2003

A new centre for the study of photonics opens today (Wednesday 26 February) at the Cambridge Science Park. The venture brings together three groups from the University’s Engineering Department, in collaboration with several other University departments and industrial partners to investigate the different aspects of photonics, applications and materials.

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Miscarriage and coronary heart disease linked

21 Feb 2003

For the first time, a specific link has been found between spontaneous abortion and risk of coronary heart disease in later life, according to researchers in this week's issue of the British Medical Journal.

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Albie Sachs visits Cambridge

21 Feb 2003

One of the leading figures in the struggle to end Apartheid in South Africa returns to Cambridge this week to give two talks. Justice Albie Sachs, a Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, was the first Nuffield Fellow of Socio-Legal Studies, at Bedford College, London, and Wolfson College, Cambridge. He will give lectures at the Centre for Public Law and to the University's South African Students group.

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Gerhard revival

19 Feb 2003

The Composers' Ensemble, recently hailed as Europe's most innovative chamber group, will perform tomorrow at the University's West Road Concert Hall. The programme includes music by the Spanish composer Roberto Gerhard, who held a Fellowship at King's College as a political exile from Franco's Spain.

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Giving Time

17 Feb 2003

This week is Student Volunteer Week. Hundreds of student volunteers from the University of Cambridge are involved in projects throughout the local community, some of which are outlined below.

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