National prize for Darwin letters

19 Nov 2002

The University has won a Queen's Anniversary Prize for the Darwin Correspondence Project, which is transcribing, editing and publishing more than 14,500 letters written and received by Charles Darwin throughout his life.

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Positive Action Fair

15 Nov 2002

The exhibitor list is now complete for the Positive Action Fair, to be held tomorrow (19 November 2002) at the University Centre, from 9am to 6pm. The Fair will showcase the many organisations working towards equality for all under-represented groups within the University, including women, ethnic minorities and disabled people.

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New statement on top-up fees

14 Nov 2002

The Cambridge University Council discussed possible national changes to university fee arrangements at its meeting on Monday 11 November 2002. The Council considered a paper by Paul Lewis, President of Cambridge University Students Union (CUSU), who is an elected student member of the Council.

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Genetics Knowledge Park launched

08 Nov 2002

The use of genetics in modern health services is set to change with the launch of the Cambridge Genetics Knowledge Park (CGKP), a partnership between the University of Cambridge and Addenbrookes Hospital.

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Rise and shine

06 Nov 2002

Medication introduced to help people stay awake, has wider implications than was first thought. Modafinil appears to improve certain mental abilities, or cognitive functioning, without the side effects commonly experienced with mental stimulants, like amphetamine.

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Understanding drug addiction

04 Nov 2002

A University of Cambridge Professor of Neuroscience is addressing the world’s largest and most influential gathering of neuroscientists today (Monday 4 November). Professor Barry Everitt of the University’s Department of Experimental Psychology is presenting a lecture at the Society for Neuroscience’s 32nd annual meeting in Florida.

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Caesarean delivery of twins may prevent deaths

31 Oct 2002

Second twins born at term are at higher risk of death due to complications during labour and delivery than first twins, but planned caesarean section may prevent such deaths, concludes a study by Cambridge academics in this week's British Medical Journal.

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New wing for Archives Centre

30 Oct 2002

Yesterday (Wednesday 30 October 2002) former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher opened the new wing of the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, Cambridge.

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Statement on top-up fees

25 Oct 2002

The University of Cambridge has issued the following statement in response to speculation that it is planning to introduce top-up fees.

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