Cambridge celebrates blueprint of life

25 Apr 2003

Scientists from across the world have gathered in Cambridge today for a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA, the breakthrough which many believe to have been the greatest scientific achievement of the twentieth century.

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Putting Cambridge on the map

25 Apr 2003

The latest exhibition at the University Library opens this Wednesday (30 April), tracing the key events in the mapping of Cambridgeshire from 1573 to 2003. Unfolding Landscapes: Maps of Cambridgeshire from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II is drawn from the Library's remarkable collection of over one million maps.

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Stop Press

23 Apr 2003

Freedom of the press is generally held to be one of the cornerstones of an open and democratic society, but what does this freedom permit and protect? This week Baroness Onora O’Neill, Principal of Newnham College, reviews the classical arguments for press freedom when she gives Selwyn College's annual Ramsay Murray Lecture at the Faculty of Law on Friday (25 April).

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Old Testament: new ideas

15 Apr 2003

The miracles celebrated at Passover and Easter could be proved through science, changing history books, travel guides and biblical commentaries along the way.

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CMI call for proposals

11 Apr 2003

The Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI) is sending out a new call for proposals for research, education and knowledge exchange projects to be carried out at the University of Cambridge, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The deadline for initial responses is 24 April (8pm GMT/3pm EST).

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Nanotechnology on the horizon

08 Apr 2003

A seminar is being held today at the University to discuss the scientific and business applications of nanotechnology. The seminar will give companies a glimpse into the future by showcasing some of the nanotechnology applications in development at the University.

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Admissions statement

08 Apr 2003

At a press briefing yesterday (8 April) the Education Secretary Charles Clarke said that Oxford and Cambridge Universities need to get rid of their ‘Brideshead Revisited’ image. In response to his remarks, the University has issued the following statement from the Chairman of the Access Steering Committee, Richard Partington:

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Estate of Happiness

08 Apr 2003

The University of Cambridge’s Estate Management & Building Service was named ‘Client of the Year’ last night (Tuesday 8 April), at an awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

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Rethinking the Foundations

07 Apr 2003

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Professor Quentin Skinner's seminal work on the history of early-modern political thought, Foundations of Modern Political Thought.

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Grant to lead UCL

04 Apr 2003

Malcolm Grant, one of Cambridge's two Pro-Vice-Chancellors, has been appointed Provost of University College London (UCL), one of Britain's leading universities. Professor Grant will be leading UCL from October, returning to an institution which he served from 1986 to 1991 as Professor of Law and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Laws.

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