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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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:
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.