Golden celebrations for DNA

13 Jan 2003

Celebration of what many regard as the greatest scientific achievement of the 20th century begins in Cambridge this week with the opening of a new exhibition at the Whipple Museum and the launch of the annual Darwin Lectures.

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Encouraging mature students

10 Jan 2003

The University has organised a forum to discuss how to encourage more mature learners in the region to consider higher education.

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Biotica raises $5 million in venture financing

07 Jan 2003

Biotica Technology, a University spin-out company, yesterday (Tuesday 7 January 2003) announced the completion of a $5 million round of financing. The proceeds from this round of financing will be used to advance Biotica's proprietary discovery pipeline and will also allow the company to strengthen its research effort and expand its management team.

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University addresses skills shortage

06 Jan 2003

The University of Cambridge's Estate Management and Building Service(EMBS)is leading the way in encouraging training within the construction industry and by raising the profile of skilled tradesmen in an attempt to address the current skills shortage.

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New Year Honours

03 Jan 2003

Several members of the University were recognised in the New Year Honours list for 2002.

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Endless acclaim

20 Dec 2002

Cambridge cosmologist and Director of the Millennium Maths Project Professor John Barrow has won a prize for a play which explores the mathematical concept of infinity. Infinities was directed by Luca Ronconi and attracted rave reviews in Italy where it premiered at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano last Spring. It has now been awarded the 2002 Premi Ubu for best play in the annual Italian Theatre Awards, the most prestigious prize in Italy's counterparts to the UK's Olivier Awards.

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Review of the year

20 Dec 2002

It has been a momentous year for the University, here we remember just some of the major developments which have kept Cambridge in the headlines.

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Questioning 'old' problems

19 Dec 2002

In the same week that the UK government revealed its plans to reform retirement and pension arrangements, academics and policy-makers have been gathering in Cambridge for a conference on public policy, ageing and retirement.

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