Said on Humanism and Knowledge

18 Oct 2002

The University’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) will be hosting a six-week visit during Michaelmas Term by Professor Edward Said (Columbia University). Professor Said will deliver a series of public lectures during his visit linked to CRASSH’s current theme, The Organization of Knowledge.

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Reading the past

16 Oct 2002

Speaking volumes - 600 years of Cambridge University Library is a new exhibition which celebrates the long history of one of the world's greatest libraries. Images and artefacts tell the story of the Library's growth, from its medieval origins as three rooms in the Old Schools to its current home on the western edge of Cambridge.

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Natural radioactivity affects human DNA

11 Oct 2002

It is well-known that radiation causes cancer and damages human cells, but its effects on human DNA have been less clear. New research by Cambridge scientists suggests that even relatively low doses can cause mutations in human DNA.

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Child's play

11 Oct 2002

Staff and students gathered at New Hall yesterday (Sunday 13 October 2002) to discuss childcare provision and other forms of support available to students with children.

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British scientists share Nobel Prize

09 Oct 2002

Two British scientists are to share the 2002 Nobel prize for medicine. It is the second year in a row that the prize has been awarded for research which began at Cambridge.

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Pioneering new Master's programmes get underway

04 Oct 2002

Two new groups of students have arrived in Cambridge to study here for a year under initiatives run by the Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI), the joint venture that links Cambridge with MIT.

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University is ‘Client of the Year’

03 Oct 2002

The University of Cambridge’s Estate Management & Building Service was named ‘Client of the Year’ last night (Thursday 3 October), at an awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

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‘Top Client’ status for University

03 Oct 2002

The University of Cambridge’s Estate Management & Building Service was one of three organisations short-listed for the title ‘Client of the Year’, at an awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night (Thursday 3 October).

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1 October speech

01 Oct 2002

In the traditional October speech in the Senate-House on Tuesday, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Alec Broers, expressed the belief that the University must continuously be re-thinking the way it operates and that it must ensure its excellence.

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