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.
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.
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.