Scientists working on functional genomics will now be able to benefit from ground-breaking work by Dr Julie Ahringer and her group at the University’s Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Institute of Cancer and Developmental Biology. The University has signed an agreement with MRC geneservice to release a new, revolutionary tool based on the team’s work that will assist in drug discovery and basic research.
Fifty years ago, on the night of 31 January to 1 February 1953, a storm surge in the southern North Sea resulted in catastrophic flooding on the coasts of England and the Netherlands, claiming over 2,000 lives. Today (23 May 2003) a Cambridge-organised international conference will review the flood risks which we now face and how we can best deal with them.
The University's first annual lecture on disability issues was delivered this week by Professor Usha Goswami, one of the country's leading cognitive developmental psychologists, who spoke on a cross-language approach to developmental dyslexia.
Last night (15 May 2003) Professor Andrew von Hirsch delivered the first annual Nigel Walker Lecture with a discussion of the criminalisation of ‘anti-social’ behaviour. The Lecture is funded by a bequest from the late Sir Leon Radzinowicz. The bequest will significantly enhance the work of the Institute of Criminology, funding a student prize and visiting fellowship as well as the lecture series.
The University of Cambridge and Wates, one of the UK's largest, privately-owned construction companies, welcomed Paul Boateng, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, to a 'boxing out' ceremony today (12 May). The ceremony, to complete the frames of the buildings, marked the completion of phase one of the developments that will accommodate the Faculty of English and Institute of Criminology on the Sidgwick site, the University’s main Arts and Humanities campus.
Would you like to learn more about the history of Cambridge, or perhaps unleash a hidden talent for art or creative writing? Throughout national Adult Learner's Week (10 - 16 May), the University is keen to raise awareness of the wide range of opportunities available - from full-time undergraduate courses to over 600 part-time courses at the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE).