Closing the gender gap

11 Feb 2003

A new report on the academic performance of students at Cambridge is published today. The report confirms that women achieve less Firsts than men and seeks to explain the gender gap.

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Telling tales

07 Feb 2003

The Iliad, Homer’s epic account of the Trojan War, is being introduced back into state primary schools by the Cambridge Schools Classics Project (CSCP).

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Flowers at the Fitz

07 Feb 2003

The Fitzwilliam Museum has gained a major new acquisition - Roelandt Savery's oil painting of a Still life with flowers in a glass berkemeyer with a lizard, frog and dragonfly on a ledge. The painting, which is on copper, is dated 1637 and is the last known painting by Savery. At this time in his career he had moved from Prague, where he had been Court Painter to Rudolf II, and was living in Utrecht.

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Margaret Hodge visits Cambridge

04 Feb 2003

Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister of State for Lifelong Learning and Higher Education, visited the University today (Tuesday 4 February) to officially open the University's Disability Resource Centre. During her visit to the Centre's new premises at Keynes House in Trumpington Street she met the Centre's staff and some of its student users.

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Governance Results

31 Jan 2003

Cambridge is in the process of reviewing its governance, and has spent the last year conducting an extensive internal consultation with the academic community, leading to a series of ballots on changes proposed by the University Council.

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Powering up

24 Jan 2003

Only weeks after the Cambridge University spin-out company Biotica announced the completion of a $5M round of financing, another Cambridge spin-out has now been tipped to become a global leader in the field of power electronics, following a highly successful round of fundraising worth £3.9m.

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Any questions?

24 Jan 2003

On Friday 31 January the Cambridge Union will host BBC Radio 4's 'Any Questions?', with Jonathon Dimbleby in the Chair.

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Gene holds clue to cancer treatment

21 Jan 2003

An intriguing clue as to why some tumours respond less well than others to an important class of anti-cancer drugs has been uncovered by scientists at the University's MRC Cancer Cell Unit.

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Genome projects turn functional

17 Jan 2003

The progress of functional genomics took a major step forward this week with the publication of the the first ever analysis of the function of the majority of genes in an animal.

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